Min Yeong Kim is a piano soloist, accompanist, and instructor. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, she began her musical training at age four focusing on classical and church music. She has performed in concerts, festivals, and masterclasses around the world. She has given solo recitals at Green Field Hall (NYC), Benson Hall (Wesleyan College), and Mozart Hall (South Korea). She has also performed as a soloist with the Kangnam Symphony Orchestra where she played Liszt Concerto No.1.
She earned a Bachelor in Music and Master of Music in Piano Performance from Kyung-Hee University in Korea. At Kyung-Hee University, she was awarded numerous scholarships including a full graduate teaching assistantship. After completing her degrees there she went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Music Performance at the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Daniel Epstein. Now she is in the doctoral program at University of Georgia in Athens where she studies with Dr. Rivkin. Since 2006, she has served at the Korean Martyrs Catholic Church in Atlanta as pianist and organist.
As an educator, she has been teaching piano and music theory classes at levels ranging from early childhood development to advanced levels for 10 years. Based on her experiences from two different countries, she mixes and matches methods that work the best depending on the student. Ms. Min Yeong's teaching focuses on helping students enjoy music by emphasizing musicality and maintaining a balance between musical technique and music theory. She also encourages students to interpret stories or specific scenes through music. Currently, she is a member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Georgia Music Teachers Association (GMTA), Decatur Music Teachers Association (DMTA), and Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA).