Susan J. Kim


Thank you for visiting my website! I enjoy working with all ages and levels – whether learning the violin for fun or pursuing music professionally.

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Ms. Kim studied at The Juilliard School with Sally Thomas and Joel Smirnoff, where she earned her Bachelors and Masters in Music Performance. She was the recipient of the Charles Petschek Award and the Michael Cohen Scholarship, which are given to exceptional students based on their music performance. During her studies at The Juilliard School, she won the concerto competition and performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Juilliard Symphony. As a performer, she has performed as a soloist, an orchestra member, and a chamber musician across the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea.

In pursuit of becoming a music educator, she received a Doctorate of Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2008. Since earning her doctorate, she has published articles about self-regulated learning in practicing a musical instrument in the American String Teachers Journal, the String Research Journal, and has presented her research at the American String Teachers Association National conference.

While living in New York and New Jersey, she served as a faculty member of the Preparatory Division at the Mannes College of Music in New York City and had a thriving private studio in northern New Jersey. Her students have been accepted to elite conservatories throughout the world and have won top prizes at international competitions. After receiving her Doctorate in Music Education, she served as Assistant Professor of Music at Gordon College in Wenham, MA  from 2009-2018. Currently, she is on the faculty of the Blue Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Lancaster, PA.

• Over 25 years of experience teaching all ages and levels
• Bachelor of Music: The Juilliard School
• Masters in Music: The Juilliard School
• Doctorate in Music Ed.: Teachers College, Columbia University
• Violin/Viola Professor at Gordon College (2009-2018)
• Member of the American String Teachers Assn. (2008-present)