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Hi, I'm Sun Ha Yoon, a passionate pianist and experienced piano teacher based in the Bay Area. With over 10 years of teaching experience, I'm dedicated to helping students of all levels unlock their musical potential and achieve their goals.

I hold a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Collaborative Piano from the University of Maryland. My educational journey also includes a Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Seoul National University.

Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with prestigious institutions and participating in notable performances. I have served as a music staff member at Hawai’i Opera Theatre, Opera Theatre Saint Louis, Opera San Jose, and Santa Clara Chamber Music. I have also held positions as an opera and vocal coach at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and San Francisco Opera.

In addition to my teaching and coaching experience, I have been recognized for my talent and dedication. I was honored to be the Pianist First Prize Winner of the Marilyn Horne Song Competition at the Music Academy of the West. I have also received prestigious scholarships and assistantships including the Robert McCoy Graduate Assistantship, Henrietta Quade Scholarship, and William Petschek Piano Scholarship.

I am passionate about sharing my love for music and helping students develop their technical skills, artistic expression, and musical interpretation. My teaching approach is tailored to each student's unique needs and goals, and I believe in creating a positive and supportive learning environment.

If you're interested in taking piano lessons or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. I'm excited to embark on this musical journey with you and help you discover the joy of playing the piano.


University of Maryland

University of Maryland

Collaborative Piano, Doctor of Musical Arts

Completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Maryland, specializing in Collaborative Piano. During my time at the university, I focused on developing expertise in accompanying and collaborating with other musicians. This included honing skills in ensemble performances and musical interpretation, allowing me to excel as a collaborative pianist.

The Juilliard School

The Juilliard School

Collaborative Piano, Master of Music

Earned a Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano from The Juilliard School. During my time at Juilliard, I received training and mentorship from world-class faculty and had the opportunity to collaborate with talented artists, further enhancing my skills as a collaborative pianist.

Seoul National University

Seoul National University

Piano Performance, Bachelor of Music

Obtained a Bachelor of Music degree with a concentration in Piano Performance from Seoul National University. Received comprehensive training in piano technique, repertoire, and performance skills, providing a strong foundation for my musical journey.

Teaching Philosophy

At Piano Professional, my mission is to provide exceptional piano education that empowers students to achieve their musical goals and develop a lifelong passion for music. With extensive experience as a professional piano teacher and a background in DMA in Collaborative Piano from the University of Maryland and an MM in Collaborative Piano from The Juilliard School, I am committed to excellence and the cultivation of artistic expression. My teaching philosophy is rooted in the following principles:

  • Individualized Instruction

    Every student is unique, with different aspirations, learning styles, and musical backgrounds. I tailor my lessons to meet the specific needs and goals of each student, ensuring a personalized learning experience. Drawing from my experience as a Music Staff and Performance Pianist at renowned opera companies such as Opera Theatre Saint Louis, Opera San Jose, and San Francisco Opera, I provide customized instruction.

  • Technical Mastery

    I believe in building a strong foundation of technical skills, which serves as the bedrock for artistic expression. With expertise as a Vocal Coach, Staff Pianist, and Chamber Music Coach, I provide focused attention on proper technique, finger dexterity, and coordination, guiding students towards achieving mastery and fluidity in their playing.

  • Artistic Interpretation

    Music is an art form that transcends technicality. Drawing from my experiences as an Adler Fellow and Vocal Coach at San Francisco Opera, as well as collaborations in recitals and festivals such as SF Performance Recitals and The Song Continues at Carnegie Hall, I encourage students to delve into the nuances of musical interpretation, fostering their musicality and sensitivity. By exploring various musical styles and genres, I nurture their ability to express their unique artistic voice.

  • Musical Understanding

    A comprehensive understanding of music theory is crucial for musicianship. Building upon my experience as a Music Staff, Vocal Coach, and Pit Pianist at Maryland Opera Studio and San Francisco Conservatory of Music, I guide students in developing a solid theoretical foundation, enabling them to comprehend the structure, harmony, and rhythm of music. This knowledge empowers them to interpret and perform with depth and understanding.

  • Inspiring Creativity

    I foster an environment that nurtures creativity and encourages students to explore their musical potential. As a Faculty member at Santa Clara Chamber Music and with experience at Aspen Music Festival and School, I inspire them to compose their own music, experiment with improvisation, and develop their unique artistic ideas. I believe that creative expression is vital for personal growth and fulfillment as a musician.

I am dedicated to providing a supportive and engaging learning experience, empowering students to excel in their musical journey. I strive to ignite a lifelong love for music and guide them towards becoming well-rounded, expressive, and accomplished pianists.

Contact Me

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your piano lessons, feel free to get in touch with me. I'm here to help!

Sun Ha Yoon


Phone: +1 (123) 456-7890

Location: New York, USA