Teacher Bio: Adam Feldman
Mondays and Thursdays
Adam Feldman is a professional pianist, arranger and composer in the Boston area. Since graduating Cum Laude with an Arranging and Composition degree from Berklee College of Music in 1979, his imaginative arrangements have been showcased on various recordings, jingles and CD’s. Mr. Feldman has performed throughout the New England area, the U.S and abroad. His versatile and dynamic piano style can be heard in the band, “Stardust”, for which he’s been a founding member since 1993.
He remains in high demand in his active freelancing career in the Boston music scene. Adam has appeared at the Four Seasons Hotel, the Ritz Carlton, the Charles Hotel, the Mandarin Oriental, the Boston Harbor Hotel, the Copley Plaza and countless other highly respected establishments. His music creates an elegant ambiance combining a wide range of styles to delight every listener. In his concurrent role as a music educator, he is Adjunct Faculty at Boston College and Northeastern University and holds a private teaching practice in jazz piano.
Adam's Teaching Philosophy:
I’ve taught piano for over two decades to students ranging in age from five to seventy. Tuning in to my students interests, I teach piano technique, reading music and improvisation, as well as skills they might need for writing their own music, if that’s where their interests lie. This can include knowledge of music theory as well as ear training skills. I’ve developed several multi-step exercises to streamline the learning process. Students are motivated to learn when they master music that interests them. That’s why I’m always happy to oblige students that have a certain piece in mind that they want to learn. I’ll research versions of the song for the student that are at the appropriate difficulty level and if it doesn’t exist, I’ll even write it for them. There’s nothing as exciting as seeing the delight in a student’s face when they’re learning to play a piece that really speaks to them. In my teaching practice I strive to give students enough of what really motivates them as well as all the tools they’ll need to be able to enjoy playing well into the future.
Teacher Bio: Hyoseul Grace Kim
Wednesdays and Saturdays
Hyoseul Grace Kim is a classical pianist and a piano instructor. She earned her Bachelor’s degree with honors in Piano Performance and Psychology and Carnegie Mellon University. Then, she completed her Master’s degree in Music Therapy at Molloy College in New York. She studied classical piano with Jeffrey Cohen at Manhattan School of Music and Hannah Li at Carnegie Mellon University.
Since she was first recognized as a classical pianist at age 8 by winning at a regional competition in her native country, South Korea, she has performed at numerous recitals and accompanied at schools, colleges, and church. In 2011, Grace won the first place at Crescendo International Competition in both solo and chamber division, which led to her debut performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In 2012, she was featured as a soloist playing with the Ureuk Orchestra at Merkin Concert Hall.
She currently works as a pianist at Boston Ballet and teaches piano privately to diverse populations, including children with special needs (click here to learn more about adaptive piano lessons). Her passion for creating the best learning experience catered for each student has encouraged her students to grow their musicality and to enjoy music.