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GaWon Kim

GaWon Kim


Piano Lessons | Aural Lessons, Ensemble Coaching, Theory Lessons, NCEA Music Tutoring

  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Music(EWHA, South Korea), Master of Music(UWA, Australia),AIRMT(AUCKLAND, New Zealand)
  • Pricing: P.O.A
  • Styles: Traditional/Classical methods, Incorporating Suzuki methods for young beginners, Popular music, Church music
  • Suitability: Grade 5 to Diploma level (ABRSM,TRINITY,NZMEB), NCEA, and Postgraduate studies


GaWon has completed two degrees in piano performance; Bachelor Music from Ewha Woman’s University in South Korea and Master of Music from Australia. Upon completion of her studies, she has worked as a performance instructor and an ensemble coach in colleges and universities over 15 years both in South Korea and Australia, including holding a position as a head of keyboard studies at Presbyterian Ladies’ College in Australia before moving to New Zealand.

She had also actively performed as a soloist with Korean and Japanese strings orchestra  in South Korea, and at the Korea-Australia’s 50th year of Friendship concert in Perth, Australia.

She is a devoted educator for the piano music and her passion is helping students to reach their full potential, particularly for young children and teens. One of her specialties is to provide tailored lessons to suit individual’s needs and meet their specific goals.

Most of her students excelled at their performances and exams. Some have been accepted for their further studies in Royal Academy of Music in London and Sydney conservatorium in Australia. Recently her students excelled at international competitions winning the first prizes at Melbourne Piano& Strings festival (2019 & 2020) and NewYork (2019).

As she loves interacting with people, she enjoys community work and working with school students. She looks forward for an opportunity to meet untapped talented musicians and share her musical knowledge and experiences to many potential budding learners.

Teaching Info

-Rhythmic awareness through physical activities and musical games
-Aural and sight-reading awareness
-Note-reading exercise for young beginners
-Build up balanced repertoire for advanced levels
-Popular song/s playing by ear
-Piano graded exam preparations:ABRSM,TRINITY,NZMEB
-Competitions and Eisteddfod program/s coaching
-Church music accompaniment
-NECA music coaching/training

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