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ABOUT THE TEACHER

PROFESSIONAL BIO

Celine You is an Orange County-based Classical and Jazz Pianist. She began her University studies at Yonsei University, where she completed her Bachelor of Music. Although starting with a Classical background, Celine decided to pursue American jazz, later graduating from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Piano Performance. She subsequently completed a Master's degree in Jazz Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, being the first South Korean to do so.

After being immersed in the New York City jazz scene, she returned to South Korea and for 13 years, was a Professor of Piano at JEI University. She has performed at many festivals including Jarasum International Jazz Festival, Jeonju Sound Festival, and Ulsan Jazz Festival. She has also appeared on EBS Space and with the KBS Symphony Orchestra.

 

In 2016, as her kids entered school, Ms. You relocated to Southern California, where she now shares her passion through music education.

EDUCATION

Manhattan School of Music, NY

Master of Music in Piano Performance, 2000

Berklee College of Music, MA

Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, 1997

Yonsei University

Bachelor of Music in Composition, 1992

SPECIALTY

  • Jazz Piano - All Levels

  • Classical Piano - All Levels

  • Royal Conservatory Exam preparation

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Served as Professor of Piano for 10+ Years at JEI University

  • First South Korean to Graduate with Masters of Music Degree in Jazz Performance from Manhattan School of Music.

LANGUAGES

  • English

  • Korean

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CELINE YOU

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