My primary goal is to nurture the love of music in all my students!
The Music Tree Piano Studio offers private lessons in classical and contemporary piano, piano theory, and aural comprehension to children and adults of all levels. Professional training is available for the people who are preparing for the ABRSM, RCM, National Piano Guild Exam, NYSSMA, and competitions at all levels in New City, NY.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Born in South Korea, pianist Suji Lee began to play the piano at the age of 5. She earned her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in piano performance from Keimyung University in South Korea, and she came to New York to study under Mr. Phillip Kawin, graduating from the
Manhattan School of Music with Professional Studies. To pursue her passion for teaching, she also continued to study in Teachers College in Columbia University.
Ms. Lee has won the first prize both from Keimyung University Music Competition and the Concerto Competition by Daegu Symphony Orchestra. She also received the Best Teachers Award from Korea Radio Broadcasting in New York. Ms. Lee actively appears on numerous stages as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist, and she is also a part of multiple ongoing concert projects: the Piano Chamber Music Series, the Sunday Afternoon Concert Series in the Tenafly Library and the Fort Lee Library, and the Saturday Concert Series in the Closter Library, Ridgewood Library, and many other places.
Ms. Lee is a director and founder of the Music Tree studio in Harrington Park and New City NY as well as a faculty member of the Cresskill Summer Music Program in Cresskill High School. Ms. Suji founded a non profit organization, “Pro Sono” in 2018 https://sujimusictree.wixsite.com/mysite-1 which grants monthly concerts to various nursing homes and hospitals and shares Ms. Suji's students’ talent and love with the community.
"Suji has been teaching my daughter piano for 5 years. Not only is she an amazing teacher but she is fair and works well with parents and our crazy schedules. She pushes my daughter to work hard while finding fun and creative ways to keep her interested in playing." -Lauren Killoran
"She is wonderful!!!! All my three kids played piano so I've experienced many teachers; but Ms. Suji is the best! She really teaches to the child and tries to give and get most from the child." -Robyn Pak
"Ms. Suji is a wonderful, caring teacher, who really looks out for the overall musical experience your child encounters. My daughter's love of piano and music as a whole has enhanced because of Ms. Suji. I highly recommend Ms. Suji and Music Tree Piano Studio for anyone looking to start a lesson in piano. Your child will love playing the piano!" -Soo Choi
"My daughter has been taking piano lessons with Ms. Suji for three years. In that time, she has learned to read music, has started to develop an understanding of the theory behind the music she is learning, and has become more comfortable performing in front of an audience. Ms Suji is knowledgeable, flexible, and professional. I highly recommend Ms. Suji and Music Tree Piano Studio." -Jennifer F.
"My 8 year old daughter has been learning piano one year from Ms. Suji. Alice progressed steadily and gained confidence from the encouragements from Ms. Suji. Alice enjoys practicing and playing piano. Ms Suji is an awesome piano teacher!!!" -Yoonjung K.
"My daughter has been learning piano with Mrs. Suji for 4 years. She is a fantastic teacher who not only taught her how to play the piano but to have confidence performing and to love music. Wonderful teacher!!!" -Daniel Bettinardi
New City, NY
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