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    Ji YounOffering private lessons in
    Bellevue, Washington
    About MeContact Me
    Ji Youn was born in Korea in 1963 and her family immigrated to the United States when she was nine just years old.

    My Teaching Background
    At the young age of thirteen, she began playing the cello and after just five years of playing, she was accepted at the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York and studied under Steve Doane for four years. She continued her studies and received her Masters in Music in 1989 at the University of Illinois in Champagne Urbana while studying under Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and Nathaniel Rosen. During her studies in Illinois, she received a full scholarship as a teaching assistant and soon thereafter was offered a full scholarship as a teaching assistant at Indiana University. Ji Youn received her Artist Diploma in 1992 while studying under Janos Starker.

    Following her extensive studies, she pursued her career in South Korea and became the assistant principal cellist at the Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra. Soon thereafter in 1994, she assumed the principal role for the orchestra for over 5 years. While in Korea, her reputation as an accomplished soloist and a teacher allowed her to perform in over 5 cities in Korea every year.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    I stress the most natural way of playing the cello. If you are tense in any part of your body, then you are unable to express music.

    Rates And Availability
    I teach at home or under special circumstances I am willing to go to students' homes.