To parents seeking a violin teacher,

A lot of parents already know that music education can contribute to your child's development in many ways, as it uses both sides of the brain and the whole body. ​It has now been proven by educational psychologists that students who seriously pursue instrumental music further develop their brains and excel at academics as well as music. I focus on providing QUALITY EDUCATION EXPERIENCE for your child and nurturing your child as an ENTIRE PERSON. Below are list of some qualities that your child will be learning during my private lesson, chamber, and group classes.

  • Love of Learning, of Beauty, and of Music
  • ​Desire to Communicate and Interact with Others
  • Leadership and Team Work
  • Discipline and Responsibility
  • ​Learning from Mistakes
  • Serving Others

<Learning as "fun" experience>

When I began to learn violin at age six,

neither my parents nor I ever thought that I would become 

a professional violinist. However, learning the violin at my private lessons and at group classes with

friends was really fun, and I kept on learning. Therefore I realized that "fun" elements in learning are important, 

especially for beginners. For this reason, I have been researching and innovating ways to make learning

experience fun.

<Learn right every step and enjoy Music>

I first felt the true joy of playing the violin when I could really focus on expressing

my inner feelings without bothered by any technical issue. With many years of experience, I believe 

in stimulating the development of expressive talent from the early stages, and technique can be made

easy when taught well and correctly from the beginning. I have been teaching my students having the philosophy,

so that they can have their heart invested in musical expression rather than on technique - this can be

done in either traditional format or Suzuki format with students who want to seriously study or enjoy music for their lives. 

I also believe that "True Joy" is given to the people who take "it"- in this case violin - seriously. Unless your child finds joy in playing the violin, your child will eventually quit violin sooner or later. 


ALL LEVELS including

ADVANCED LEVEL (for schools such as the New England Conservatory, the Juilliard School, and Harvard)

and BEGINNER VIOLIN LESSONS are available. 

(update) Since 2019, my studio is full, however, openings come up time to time, so please contact me to be on a waiting list.


If your child is between 3-7 and a beginner, I encourage you to start violin with "Modified" Suzuki Method. If your child is beyond 8 and a beginner, a child with previous musical training such as piano will be accepted to my program. For transfer students, depending on the child's age and education experience, I will customize your child's program. For advanced students, I can help your child prepare for all kinds of competitions and auditions nationally and internationally - we will plan together for college application as well. All transfer students need to audition in order to be accepted to my program. For more information, please contact me.


Kabalevsky Concerto, 1st mvt

<Student Performances>

Dr. Kim's Suzuki Recording

Must watch this demo first!

IPhone Recording

<Dr. Kim's Teaching Demo Samples>

IPhone Recording

Meet Life-Changing Lessons

Jiyu Lee won JCM Concerto Competition and will perform with OCOC on 9/29@6:30PM

Aaron Kim and Jiyu Lee won 1st prizes (open and prodigy categories) at both SYMF and Satory Competitions 

Ryan, Lauren, Alex, Gianna, Stella, Cole, and KariAnne received winning prizes at SYMF and Satori Competitions!


For more info on students achievements, please follow me at Facebook or Instagram!

Dr. Kim's YouTube channel: Kate Kim violin@


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A Youtube clip about musicians' brain development and usage from Ted Ed

Violin Lessons in Irvine and Los Angeles

Welcome to Dr. Kim's Violin Studio

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