Julia Park is one of the most active piano teachers
in Queens and Long Island. She has been teaching
piano to students of all ages and all levels for
more than fifteen years.
Her piano teaching focuses not only on piano playing
but also on whole musicianship along with music
theory, aural training, sight reading, improvisation
and composition. She applies different methods,
repertoire and drills based on individual’s
abilities, strengths, and taste for music while she
still balances musicianship. As a piano teacher, it
is important to help the students enjoy music and
appreciate it through the act of playing music.
Hopefully, as they grow, music will remain a part of
their life and they will feel that their life has
been enriched by music.
Many beginner students start piano learning with Ms.
Park and most of them are still playing and growing.
Ms. Park teaches with a careful and thoughtful
approach, especially for the beginners, as she
assesses their cognitive level and abilities. Also,
she makes an effort to choose repertoire for
beginners so that they have fun and enjoy piano
learning. Musical ear-training, along with learning
music notation, is important in her teaching,
especially for beginners, and she employs solfège in
both ear-training and keyboard activities.
As students grow to an intermediate or advanced
level that requires more technical fluency, she
guides students to learn the correct technique along
with developing their musicality. Being a performer
gives her the ability to teach the correct physical
approach to the keyboard. In fact, she is teaching
with the Abby Whiteside technique by studying with
Sophia Rosoff, who was one of Abby Whiteside’ s
pupils and the president of the Abby Whiteside
Education & Performance Career
As a pianist, she made her New York Debut Recital at
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2003. She has
won numerous competitions such as the first prize in
The Joseph and Ida Contemporary Keyboard
Competition, 2003, first prize in the Arizona State
University Piano Concerto Competition and a Special
Presentation Award from Artists International
Presentations in New York.
She is also a piano faculty member at CPSM (Center
for Preparatory Studies in Music) at Queens College
and her students perform regularly at CPSM recitals.
Many of her private students have participated in
NYSSMA auditions. Each spring Ms. Park presents a
piano recital which all of her students are welcome
to participate in.
Currently, she is pursuing her doctoral degree in
piano performance. Besides teaching at CPSM at
Queens College, Hudson County Community College and
her private teaching, she continues to give recitals
in New York City, Long Island and Arizona.