KEELYN MITCHELL

Faculty Early Education

BME As a professional musician and performer, Keelyn Mitchell has been educating young performers – both in musical theatre and instrumental – for over ten years. Keelyn began her arts training in Central FL, where she performed in her high school’s marching band (tenor saxophone), jazz band (bari saxophone), and wind ensemble (oboe & English horn). […]

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Administration

Faculty Administration

Chonghae Durak Director chdurak@harmoniaschool.org t. 703.938.7301 f. 703.938.7303   Camille Trinh Office Manager harmonia@harmoniaschool.org t. 703.938.7301

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ABIGAIL R. BROWN

Faculty Early Education Piano Voice

BM, MM Abby R. Brown is a full lyric soprano and a recent graduate from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University with a Masters of Music in vocal performance. At Peabody, Abby studied voice with mezzo-soprano Marianna Busching and coach Robert Muckenfuss. As an undergraduate at James Madison University where Abby earned her […]

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LI-LY CHANG

Faculty Piano

BM, MM Li-Ly Chang, Pianist, composer, chamber musician. She had her Bachelor of Arts degree from National Taiwan University, her Master of Music in Piano & Composition from University Of Texas. She also did special graduate studies at Peabody Conservatory of Music in piano, composition and chamber music. Ms. Chang has studied with Sacha Gorodnitzki, […]

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SOPHIE CHANG

Faculty Cello

Headshot of cello teacher Sophie Chang

BA, MM Sophie Chang holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance from Ithaca College and a Master’s Degree in Performance from the University of Tennessee Knoxville, where she was a graduate teaching assistant. She is trained through Suzuki Book 3 and teaches Suzuki and traditional cello lessons. She has taught in various group and private settings […]

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NA YOON CHOI

Faculty Flute

Headshot of flute teacher Nayoon Choi

BM, MM Nayoon Choi is an active flutist, teacher, and freelancer in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC areas.  Ms. Choi has over fifteen years of experience to teach the flute and piccolo in London, South Korea, and the USA. She teaches various skill levels from beginner to advanced and students of all ages in […]

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MARIBETH FRANK

Faculty Violin and Viola

BM, MM Maribeth Frank began her violin studies at the age of three at the New School of Music in Philadelphia. She continued on to study at many pre-eminent schools including the Meadowmount School of Music, North Carolina School for the Arts and the University of Houston under the tutelage of many well-known teachers including […]

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Dr. LUIS GONZALEZ

Faculty Piano

head shot of piano teacher Luis Gonzalez

DMA Dr. Luis Gonzalez received his B.M and Licensure in Piano Performance from the University of Costa Rica and M.M. in Piano Performance from the University of New Orleans. He also earned a M.M in Collaborative Piano from Florida State University and D.M.A in Piano performance and Pedagogy and Literature from James Madison University. Dr. Gonzalez […]

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PIERRE GUERTIN

Faculty Clarinet Flute Piano Saxophone Trumpet

Headshot for woodwind teacher Pierre Guertin

BM New to Virginia from the New York area, Pierre Guertin is a performer, private teacher and freelance artist on Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, and Trumpet. Having 35 years of teaching experience, his approach inspires and motivates through a creative, practical and efficient methodology, expediting the learning process easily for students of all technical levels and […]

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Dr. ELIZABETH G. HILL

Faculty Piano

MM, DMA Pianist, Elizabeth G. Hill, DMA, is an accomplished soloist, chamber musician, orchestral pianist, and educator. Her concert appearances in the Washington, DC area include performances for the Embassy Concert Series, the Arts Club of Washington, and the Lyceum. She has most recently performed internationally in Freiberg, Wörlitz, and Zwickau, Germany. After receiving her […]

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TAE HO HWANG

Faculty Clarinet

BM As a passionate performer and educator, Tae Ho Hwang is dedicated to advancing the saxophone repertoire by exposing new works to audiences and inspiring future generations. An advocate of expanding the saxophone repertoire, Tae Ho Hwang often commissions and performs music of living composers. This coming year, he plans to premiere works by composers Nicholas […]

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JESÚS GÓMEZ

Faculty Faculty Music Violin and Viola

BM, MM Jesús Gómez has played concerts in many different countries, including France (Louvre Auditorium), England, Italy, Spain, Germany, the United States, China (Guangzhou Opera House, National Auditorium of Beijing), and the territory of Gibraltar (Governor ́s Palace), where he played for the governor on a 1711 Stradivarius. In the past season, he was principal […]

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JUSTIN PAGE

Faculty Cello Music

BM, MM Justin Page received his Bachelor of Music degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill along with a second major in Exercise and Sport Science in 2012.  During his time at North Carolina, he performed with the European Union Youth Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy. He then completed a Master of Music degree in […]

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SOO Y. KIM

Faculty Piano

BM Ms.Soo Y. Kim graduated Ewha Womens’ University in Seoul, S.Korea and she studied both Musical Composition and Economics. She grew up and lived in musical family. Her sister is very dedicated organist in S.Korea and she has a lot of relatives who majored in music. She has been teaching piano over 10 years at […]

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SYLVIA LIM

Faculty Violin and Viola

BM, MM   Sylvia Lim has had the honor of performing for a variety of audiences in various countries such as Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Thailand, Bolivia, The Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Italy. She began her violin studies at age six with Olga Khroulevitch. In 2007, she was the only violinist to be admitted into […]

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Dr. KELLY NAM

Faculty Piano

Headshot of piano teacher Kelly Nam

MM, DMA  Dr. Kelly Nam, who lives in Northern Virginia, holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Pedagogy with minors in Music Theory and Music History from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a Master’s degree in Piano Performance from the University of Indiana, Bloomington. As a winner of the 2005 Wisconsin […]

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Dr. You Jin Park

Faculty Faculty Music Piano

Dr. You Jin Park, pianist, accompanist, and music teacher, was born in Busan, South Korea. She completed her B.M. and M.M. in piano performance at Dong-A University (Busan, South Korea), where she was honored for the top GPA scores for both of her degrees. Dr. Park was awarded five years of full scholarships, while also […]

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FUMIKO REEDER

Faculty Piano

BM Member of National Guild of Piano Teachers National Honor Roll, Mrs. Reeder has over 44 years of experience of private piano teaching, and incorporates theory and ear training instruction into the lessons. She enjoys teaching students of all ages.  Her students have gone on to study with world renowned piano teachers, such as Emilio […]

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Dr. STEFFANY SHOCK

Faculty Violin and Viola

MM, DMA  Steffany Shock, a native of Toledo, Ohio, began her musical studies on the violin through a public school string program. At the age of 14 she joined the violin section of the Bowling Green (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra and went on to play in many other orchestras in the area, including the University of […]

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RUEI-HWA SHYU

Faculty Piano

BA, MM  Mrs. Shyu graduated from Tunghai University from her native country Taiwan. She also earned a certificate from Royal college of Music, London and two Master of Music degrees from Boston University, one in piano performance and one in organ performance. As a chamber player, pianist and organist she has performed in Boston, Chicago, […]

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SHELLEY SILLER

Faculty Theater

headshot of choreographer shelley siller

Shelley Siller has taught, choreographed, and danced in the DC metro area for 12 years. She holds her Advanced Professional Cecchetti Ballet student certification, along with Grade III teachers certification. Shelley’s choreography has received high praise at prestigious student competitions such as Dance Masters of America and Starpower, and her work with professional dance companies […]

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TAYLOR SIMPSON

Faculty Early Education Piano Voice

Headshot for piano and voice teacher Taylor Simpson

BM, MM Taylor Simpson is a lyric soprano based in the D.C. Metropolitan area. She began her music education with piano lessons in elementary school, and continued studying piano through high school and college. Taylor developed a passion for singing when she joined a local children’s choir in high school. As a teacher, she focuses on […]

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DR. PHOEBE TSAI

Faculty Guitar Music

MM, MAE, DA Dr. I-Hsuan (Phoebe) Tsai received her Doctor of Arts (D.A.) in Guitar Performance and Music Theory from Ball State University. She also earned a Master of Arts in Education (M.A.E.) from Ball State University and Master of Music (M.M.) in Guitar Performance from National Taiwan University of Arts. Dr. Tsai has played […]

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Dr. ANTOINETTE VELIKINA

Faculty Early Education Piano

headshot for piano teacher Antoinette Velikina

BM, MM, DMA  Dr. Velikina has performed on concert stages around the US and Europe, including the Kennedy Center, Mozart Zaal (Austria), Tessaloniki Concert Hall (Greece), National Palace of Culture (Bulgaria). She is a winner of the Catholic University of America concerto competition, and a recipient of numerous awards from Indiana University and the Catholic […]

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SONIA H. YON

Faculty Theater Voice

BM, MM Ms. Sonia H. Yon graduated with Bachelors of Music from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea and Masters of Music from Milano Giuseppe Verdi Conservatorio di Music, Milan, Italy. She started singing at age three and gave her first singing performance at the age of five, the same age she began studying piano.  She […]

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DR. YING ZHAO

Faculty Music Piano

MM, DMA Dr. Ying Zhao is a music educator, active solo and collaborative pianist. Dr. Zhao holds a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from Pennsylvania State University, where she also served as a teaching assistant and rehearsal pianist. Her primary teachers include […]

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Music Faculty

ABIGAIL R. BROWN

Faculty Early Education Piano Voice

BM, MM Abby R. Brown is a full lyric soprano and a recent graduate from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University with a Masters of Music in vocal performance. At Peabody, Abby studied voice with mezzo-soprano Marianna Busching and coach Robert Muckenfuss. As an undergraduate at James Madison University where Abby earned her […]

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LI-LY CHANG

Faculty Piano

BM, MM Li-Ly Chang, Pianist, composer, chamber musician. She had her Bachelor of Arts degree from National Taiwan University, her Master of Music in Piano & Composition from University Of Texas. She also did special graduate studies at Peabody Conservatory of Music in piano, composition and chamber music. Ms. Chang has studied with Sacha Gorodnitzki, […]

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SOPHIE CHANG

Faculty Cello

Headshot of cello teacher Sophie Chang

BA, MM Sophie Chang holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance from Ithaca College and a Master’s Degree in Performance from the University of Tennessee Knoxville, where she was a graduate teaching assistant. She is trained through Suzuki Book 3 and teaches Suzuki and traditional cello lessons. She has taught in various group and private settings […]

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NA YOON CHOI

Faculty Flute

Headshot of flute teacher Nayoon Choi

BM, MM Nayoon Choi is an active flutist, teacher, and freelancer in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC areas.  Ms. Choi has over fifteen years of experience to teach the flute and piccolo in London, South Korea, and the USA. She teaches various skill levels from beginner to advanced and students of all ages in […]

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MARIBETH FRANK

Faculty Violin and Viola

BM, MM Maribeth Frank began her violin studies at the age of three at the New School of Music in Philadelphia. She continued on to study at many pre-eminent schools including the Meadowmount School of Music, North Carolina School for the Arts and the University of Houston under the tutelage of many well-known teachers including […]

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Dr. LUIS GONZALEZ

Faculty Piano

head shot of piano teacher Luis Gonzalez

DMA Dr. Luis Gonzalez received his B.M and Licensure in Piano Performance from the University of Costa Rica and M.M. in Piano Performance from the University of New Orleans. He also earned a M.M in Collaborative Piano from Florida State University and D.M.A in Piano performance and Pedagogy and Literature from James Madison University. Dr. Gonzalez […]

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PIERRE GUERTIN

Faculty Clarinet Flute Piano Saxophone Trumpet

Headshot for woodwind teacher Pierre Guertin

BM New to Virginia from the New York area, Pierre Guertin is a performer, private teacher and freelance artist on Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, and Trumpet. Having 35 years of teaching experience, his approach inspires and motivates through a creative, practical and efficient methodology, expediting the learning process easily for students of all technical levels and […]

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Dr. ELIZABETH G. HILL

Faculty Piano

MM, DMA Pianist, Elizabeth G. Hill, DMA, is an accomplished soloist, chamber musician, orchestral pianist, and educator. Her concert appearances in the Washington, DC area include performances for the Embassy Concert Series, the Arts Club of Washington, and the Lyceum. She has most recently performed internationally in Freiberg, Wörlitz, and Zwickau, Germany. After receiving her […]

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TAE HO HWANG

Faculty Clarinet

BM As a passionate performer and educator, Tae Ho Hwang is dedicated to advancing the saxophone repertoire by exposing new works to audiences and inspiring future generations. An advocate of expanding the saxophone repertoire, Tae Ho Hwang often commissions and performs music of living composers. This coming year, he plans to premiere works by composers Nicholas […]

Read More »

JESÚS GÓMEZ

Faculty Faculty Music Violin and Viola

BM, MM Jesús Gómez has played concerts in many different countries, including France (Louvre Auditorium), England, Italy, Spain, Germany, the United States, China (Guangzhou Opera House, National Auditorium of Beijing), and the territory of Gibraltar (Governor ́s Palace), where he played for the governor on a 1711 Stradivarius. In the past season, he was principal […]

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JUSTIN PAGE

Faculty Cello Music

BM, MM Justin Page received his Bachelor of Music degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill along with a second major in Exercise and Sport Science in 2012.  During his time at North Carolina, he performed with the European Union Youth Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy. He then completed a Master of Music degree in […]

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SOO Y. KIM

Faculty Piano

BM Ms.Soo Y. Kim graduated Ewha Womens’ University in Seoul, S.Korea and she studied both Musical Composition and Economics. She grew up and lived in musical family. Her sister is very dedicated organist in S.Korea and she has a lot of relatives who majored in music. She has been teaching piano over 10 years at […]

Read More »

SYLVIA LIM

Faculty Violin and Viola

BM, MM   Sylvia Lim has had the honor of performing for a variety of audiences in various countries such as Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Thailand, Bolivia, The Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Italy. She began her violin studies at age six with Olga Khroulevitch. In 2007, she was the only violinist to be admitted into […]

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Dr. KELLY NAM

Faculty Piano

Headshot of piano teacher Kelly Nam

MM, DMA  Dr. Kelly Nam, who lives in Northern Virginia, holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Pedagogy with minors in Music Theory and Music History from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a Master’s degree in Piano Performance from the University of Indiana, Bloomington. As a winner of the 2005 Wisconsin […]

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Dr. You Jin Park

Faculty Faculty Music Piano

Dr. You Jin Park, pianist, accompanist, and music teacher, was born in Busan, South Korea. She completed her B.M. and M.M. in piano performance at Dong-A University (Busan, South Korea), where she was honored for the top GPA scores for both of her degrees. Dr. Park was awarded five years of full scholarships, while also […]

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FUMIKO REEDER

Faculty Piano

BM Member of National Guild of Piano Teachers National Honor Roll, Mrs. Reeder has over 44 years of experience of private piano teaching, and incorporates theory and ear training instruction into the lessons. She enjoys teaching students of all ages.  Her students have gone on to study with world renowned piano teachers, such as Emilio […]

Read More »

Dr. STEFFANY SHOCK

Faculty Violin and Viola

MM, DMA  Steffany Shock, a native of Toledo, Ohio, began her musical studies on the violin through a public school string program. At the age of 14 she joined the violin section of the Bowling Green (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra and went on to play in many other orchestras in the area, including the University of […]

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RUEI-HWA SHYU

Faculty Piano

BA, MM  Mrs. Shyu graduated from Tunghai University from her native country Taiwan. She also earned a certificate from Royal college of Music, London and two Master of Music degrees from Boston University, one in piano performance and one in organ performance. As a chamber player, pianist and organist she has performed in Boston, Chicago, […]

Read More »

TAYLOR SIMPSON

Faculty Early Education Piano Voice

Headshot for piano and voice teacher Taylor Simpson

BM, MM Taylor Simpson is a lyric soprano based in the D.C. Metropolitan area. She began her music education with piano lessons in elementary school, and continued studying piano through high school and college. Taylor developed a passion for singing when she joined a local children’s choir in high school. As a teacher, she focuses on […]

Read More »

DR. PHOEBE TSAI

Faculty Guitar Music

MM, MAE, DA Dr. I-Hsuan (Phoebe) Tsai received her Doctor of Arts (D.A.) in Guitar Performance and Music Theory from Ball State University. She also earned a Master of Arts in Education (M.A.E.) from Ball State University and Master of Music (M.M.) in Guitar Performance from National Taiwan University of Arts. Dr. Tsai has played […]

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Dr. ANTOINETTE VELIKINA

Faculty Early Education Piano

headshot for piano teacher Antoinette Velikina

BM, MM, DMA  Dr. Velikina has performed on concert stages around the US and Europe, including the Kennedy Center, Mozart Zaal (Austria), Tessaloniki Concert Hall (Greece), National Palace of Culture (Bulgaria). She is a winner of the Catholic University of America concerto competition, and a recipient of numerous awards from Indiana University and the Catholic […]

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SONIA H. YON

Faculty Theater Voice

BM, MM Ms. Sonia H. Yon graduated with Bachelors of Music from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea and Masters of Music from Milano Giuseppe Verdi Conservatorio di Music, Milan, Italy. She started singing at age three and gave her first singing performance at the age of five, the same age she began studying piano.  She […]

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DR. YING ZHAO

Faculty Music Piano

MM, DMA Dr. Ying Zhao is a music educator, active solo and collaborative pianist. Dr. Zhao holds a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from Pennsylvania State University, where she also served as a teaching assistant and rehearsal pianist. Her primary teachers include […]

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Theater Faculty

SHELLEY SILLER

Faculty Theater

headshot of choreographer shelley siller

Shelley Siller has taught, choreographed, and danced in the DC metro area for 12 years. She holds her Advanced Professional Cecchetti Ballet student certification, along with Grade III teachers certification. Shelley’s choreography has received high praise at prestigious student competitions such as Dance Masters of America and Starpower, and her work with professional dance companies […]

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SONIA H. YON

Faculty Theater Voice

BM, MM Ms. Sonia H. Yon graduated with Bachelors of Music from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea and Masters of Music from Milano Giuseppe Verdi Conservatorio di Music, Milan, Italy. She started singing at age three and gave her first singing performance at the age of five, the same age she began studying piano.  She […]

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Art Faculty

Early Education Faculty

KEELYN MITCHELL

Faculty Early Education

BME As a professional musician and performer, Keelyn Mitchell has been educating young performers – both in musical theatre and instrumental – for over ten years. Keelyn began her arts training in Central FL, where she performed in her high school’s marching band (tenor saxophone), jazz band (bari saxophone), and wind ensemble (oboe & English horn). […]

Read More »

ABIGAIL R. BROWN

Faculty Early Education Piano Voice

BM, MM Abby R. Brown is a full lyric soprano and a recent graduate from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University with a Masters of Music in vocal performance. At Peabody, Abby studied voice with mezzo-soprano Marianna Busching and coach Robert Muckenfuss. As an undergraduate at James Madison University where Abby earned her […]

Read More »

TAYLOR SIMPSON

Faculty Early Education Piano Voice

Headshot for piano and voice teacher Taylor Simpson

BM, MM Taylor Simpson is a lyric soprano based in the D.C. Metropolitan area. She began her music education with piano lessons in elementary school, and continued studying piano through high school and college. Taylor developed a passion for singing when she joined a local children’s choir in high school. As a teacher, she focuses on […]

Read More »

Dr. ANTOINETTE VELIKINA

Faculty Early Education Piano

headshot for piano teacher Antoinette Velikina

BM, MM, DMA  Dr. Velikina has performed on concert stages around the US and Europe, including the Kennedy Center, Mozart Zaal (Austria), Tessaloniki Concert Hall (Greece), National Palace of Culture (Bulgaria). She is a winner of the Catholic University of America concerto competition, and a recipient of numerous awards from Indiana University and the Catholic […]

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Administration Faculty

Administration

Faculty Administration

Chonghae Durak Director chdurak@harmoniaschool.org t. 703.938.7301 f. 703.938.7303   Camille Trinh Office Manager harmonia@harmoniaschool.org t. 703.938.7301

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Piano Faculty

ABIGAIL R. BROWN

Faculty Early Education Piano Voice

BM, MM Abby R. Brown is a full lyric soprano and a recent graduate from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University with a Masters of Music in vocal performance. At Peabody, Abby studied voice with mezzo-soprano Marianna Busching and coach Robert Muckenfuss. As an undergraduate at James Madison University where Abby earned her […]

Read More »

LI-LY CHANG

Faculty Piano

BM, MM Li-Ly Chang, Pianist, composer, chamber musician. She had her Bachelor of Arts degree from National Taiwan University, her Master of Music in Piano & Composition from University Of Texas. She also did special graduate studies at Peabody Conservatory of Music in piano, composition and chamber music. Ms. Chang has studied with Sacha Gorodnitzki, […]

Read More »

Dr. LUIS GONZALEZ

Faculty Piano

head shot of piano teacher Luis Gonzalez

DMA Dr. Luis Gonzalez received his B.M and Licensure in Piano Performance from the University of Costa Rica and M.M. in Piano Performance from the University of New Orleans. He also earned a M.M in Collaborative Piano from Florida State University and D.M.A in Piano performance and Pedagogy and Literature from James Madison University. Dr. Gonzalez […]

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PIERRE GUERTIN

Faculty Clarinet Flute Piano Saxophone Trumpet

Headshot for woodwind teacher Pierre Guertin

BM New to Virginia from the New York area, Pierre Guertin is a performer, private teacher and freelance artist on Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, and Trumpet. Having 35 years of teaching experience, his approach inspires and motivates through a creative, practical and efficient methodology, expediting the learning process easily for students of all technical levels and […]

Read More »

Dr. ELIZABETH G. HILL

Faculty Piano

MM, DMA Pianist, Elizabeth G. Hill, DMA, is an accomplished soloist, chamber musician, orchestral pianist, and educator. Her concert appearances in the Washington, DC area include performances for the Embassy Concert Series, the Arts Club of Washington, and the Lyceum. She has most recently performed internationally in Freiberg, Wörlitz, and Zwickau, Germany. After receiving her […]

Read More »

SOO Y. KIM

Faculty Piano

BM Ms.Soo Y. Kim graduated Ewha Womens’ University in Seoul, S.Korea and she studied both Musical Composition and Economics. She grew up and lived in musical family. Her sister is very dedicated organist in S.Korea and she has a lot of relatives who majored in music. She has been teaching piano over 10 years at […]

Read More »

Dr. KELLY NAM

Faculty Piano

Headshot of piano teacher Kelly Nam

MM, DMA  Dr. Kelly Nam, who lives in Northern Virginia, holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Pedagogy with minors in Music Theory and Music History from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a Master’s degree in Piano Performance from the University of Indiana, Bloomington. As a winner of the 2005 Wisconsin […]

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Dr. You Jin Park

Faculty Faculty Music Piano

Dr. You Jin Park, pianist, accompanist, and music teacher, was born in Busan, South Korea. She completed her B.M. and M.M. in piano performance at Dong-A University (Busan, South Korea), where she was honored for the top GPA scores for both of her degrees. Dr. Park was awarded five years of full scholarships, while also […]

Read More »

FUMIKO REEDER

Faculty Piano

BM Member of National Guild of Piano Teachers National Honor Roll, Mrs. Reeder has over 44 years of experience of private piano teaching, and incorporates theory and ear training instruction into the lessons. She enjoys teaching students of all ages.  Her students have gone on to study with world renowned piano teachers, such as Emilio […]

Read More »

RUEI-HWA SHYU

Faculty Piano

BA, MM  Mrs. Shyu graduated from Tunghai University from her native country Taiwan. She also earned a certificate from Royal college of Music, London and two Master of Music degrees from Boston University, one in piano performance and one in organ performance. As a chamber player, pianist and organist she has performed in Boston, Chicago, […]

Read More »

TAYLOR SIMPSON

Faculty Early Education Piano Voice

Headshot for piano and voice teacher Taylor Simpson

BM, MM Taylor Simpson is a lyric soprano based in the D.C. Metropolitan area. She began her music education with piano lessons in elementary school, and continued studying piano through high school and college. Taylor developed a passion for singing when she joined a local children’s choir in high school. As a teacher, she focuses on […]

Read More »

Dr. ANTOINETTE VELIKINA

Faculty Early Education Piano

headshot for piano teacher Antoinette Velikina

BM, MM, DMA  Dr. Velikina has performed on concert stages around the US and Europe, including the Kennedy Center, Mozart Zaal (Austria), Tessaloniki Concert Hall (Greece), National Palace of Culture (Bulgaria). She is a winner of the Catholic University of America concerto competition, and a recipient of numerous awards from Indiana University and the Catholic […]

Read More »

DR. YING ZHAO

Faculty Music Piano

MM, DMA Dr. Ying Zhao is a music educator, active solo and collaborative pianist. Dr. Zhao holds a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from Pennsylvania State University, where she also served as a teaching assistant and rehearsal pianist. Her primary teachers include […]

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Cello Faculty

SOPHIE CHANG

Faculty Cello

Headshot of cello teacher Sophie Chang

BA, MM Sophie Chang holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance from Ithaca College and a Master’s Degree in Performance from the University of Tennessee Knoxville, where she was a graduate teaching assistant. She is trained through Suzuki Book 3 and teaches Suzuki and traditional cello lessons. She has taught in various group and private settings […]

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JUSTIN PAGE

Faculty Cello Music

BM, MM Justin Page received his Bachelor of Music degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill along with a second major in Exercise and Sport Science in 2012.  During his time at North Carolina, he performed with the European Union Youth Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy. He then completed a Master of Music degree in […]

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Guitar Faculty

DR. PHOEBE TSAI

Faculty Guitar Music

MM, MAE, DA Dr. I-Hsuan (Phoebe) Tsai received her Doctor of Arts (D.A.) in Guitar Performance and Music Theory from Ball State University. She also earned a Master of Arts in Education (M.A.E.) from Ball State University and Master of Music (M.M.) in Guitar Performance from National Taiwan University of Arts. Dr. Tsai has played […]

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Flute Faculty

NA YOON CHOI

Faculty Flute

Headshot of flute teacher Nayoon Choi

BM, MM Nayoon Choi is an active flutist, teacher, and freelancer in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC areas.  Ms. Choi has over fifteen years of experience to teach the flute and piccolo in London, South Korea, and the USA. She teaches various skill levels from beginner to advanced and students of all ages in […]

Read More »

PIERRE GUERTIN

Faculty Clarinet Flute Piano Saxophone Trumpet

Headshot for woodwind teacher Pierre Guertin

BM New to Virginia from the New York area, Pierre Guertin is a performer, private teacher and freelance artist on Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, and Trumpet. Having 35 years of teaching experience, his approach inspires and motivates through a creative, practical and efficient methodology, expediting the learning process easily for students of all technical levels and […]

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Saxophone Faculty

PIERRE GUERTIN

Faculty Clarinet Flute Piano Saxophone Trumpet

Headshot for woodwind teacher Pierre Guertin

BM New to Virginia from the New York area, Pierre Guertin is a performer, private teacher and freelance artist on Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, and Trumpet. Having 35 years of teaching experience, his approach inspires and motivates through a creative, practical and efficient methodology, expediting the learning process easily for students of all technical levels and […]

Read More »

Voice Faculty

ABIGAIL R. BROWN

Faculty Early Education Piano Voice

BM, MM Abby R. Brown is a full lyric soprano and a recent graduate from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University with a Masters of Music in vocal performance. At Peabody, Abby studied voice with mezzo-soprano Marianna Busching and coach Robert Muckenfuss. As an undergraduate at James Madison University where Abby earned her […]

Read More »

TAYLOR SIMPSON

Faculty Early Education Piano Voice

Headshot for piano and voice teacher Taylor Simpson

BM, MM Taylor Simpson is a lyric soprano based in the D.C. Metropolitan area. She began her music education with piano lessons in elementary school, and continued studying piano through high school and college. Taylor developed a passion for singing when she joined a local children’s choir in high school. As a teacher, she focuses on […]

Read More »

SONIA H. YON

Faculty Theater Voice

BM, MM Ms. Sonia H. Yon graduated with Bachelors of Music from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea and Masters of Music from Milano Giuseppe Verdi Conservatorio di Music, Milan, Italy. She started singing at age three and gave her first singing performance at the age of five, the same age she began studying piano.  She […]

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Violin and Viola Faculty

MARIBETH FRANK

Faculty Violin and Viola

BM, MM Maribeth Frank began her violin studies at the age of three at the New School of Music in Philadelphia. She continued on to study at many pre-eminent schools including the Meadowmount School of Music, North Carolina School for the Arts and the University of Houston under the tutelage of many well-known teachers including […]

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JESÚS GÓMEZ

Faculty Faculty Music Violin and Viola

BM, MM Jesús Gómez has played concerts in many different countries, including France (Louvre Auditorium), England, Italy, Spain, Germany, the United States, China (Guangzhou Opera House, National Auditorium of Beijing), and the territory of Gibraltar (Governor ́s Palace), where he played for the governor on a 1711 Stradivarius. In the past season, he was principal […]

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SYLVIA LIM

Faculty Violin and Viola

BM, MM   Sylvia Lim has had the honor of performing for a variety of audiences in various countries such as Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Thailand, Bolivia, The Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Italy. She began her violin studies at age six with Olga Khroulevitch. In 2007, she was the only violinist to be admitted into […]

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Dr. STEFFANY SHOCK

Faculty Violin and Viola

MM, DMA  Steffany Shock, a native of Toledo, Ohio, began her musical studies on the violin through a public school string program. At the age of 14 she joined the violin section of the Bowling Green (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra and went on to play in many other orchestras in the area, including the University of […]

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Clarinet Faculty

PIERRE GUERTIN

Faculty Clarinet Flute Piano Saxophone Trumpet

Headshot for woodwind teacher Pierre Guertin

BM New to Virginia from the New York area, Pierre Guertin is a performer, private teacher and freelance artist on Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, and Trumpet. Having 35 years of teaching experience, his approach inspires and motivates through a creative, practical and efficient methodology, expediting the learning process easily for students of all technical levels and […]

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TAE HO HWANG

Faculty Clarinet

BM As a passionate performer and educator, Tae Ho Hwang is dedicated to advancing the saxophone repertoire by exposing new works to audiences and inspiring future generations. An advocate of expanding the saxophone repertoire, Tae Ho Hwang often commissions and performs music of living composers. This coming year, he plans to premiere works by composers Nicholas […]

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String Bass Faculty

Trumpet Faculty

PIERRE GUERTIN

Faculty Clarinet Flute Piano Saxophone Trumpet

Headshot for woodwind teacher Pierre Guertin

BM New to Virginia from the New York area, Pierre Guertin is a performer, private teacher and freelance artist on Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, and Trumpet. Having 35 years of teaching experience, his approach inspires and motivates through a creative, practical and efficient methodology, expediting the learning process easily for students of all technical levels and […]

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