• The professors are at the heart of the project of Mi-Young Lee. The quality of our courts cannot be guaranteed without a complete membership of the teachers to the pedagogy wanted by PIANO ACADEMIE. 

    We so have a program of recruitment, training and evaluation set up which allows to propose to the pupils of our academy a quality level of homogeneous education.

  • The training of the professors

    After their selection, the professors do a training course with Mi-Young Lee.

    The first part of training is dedicated to the method of learning proposed by Mi-Young Lee. This method is applied with all the pupils, the children or the adults.

    The second part is dedicated to specific pedagogy for the children:

    • Text books are then all peeled by insisting on the result waited after every lesson.
    • The videos of the courts are viewed.
    • The new teachers attend then courses given to the school.
  • Their first courses will then be given in double, with a professor referent who will help them adjust their method.

    In environment and at the end of the year school, a day of training in a group is made by the set of the teachers and Mi-Young Lee. Each so shares the experiences and proposes axes of improvement. The changes are so adopted by the teaching staff.

  • Teachers evaluation

    The evaluation of the professors is made for various levels: 

    • The return of the pupils or the parents. 

    We invite every pupil or every pupil's parent to go back up us as soon as possible the various remarks which they could have. So much on the quality of the education, the made progress either the behavior of the professor. 

    These returns are immediately taken into account and so necessary we let us get in touch with the pupils or the parents to understand well the origin of the problem.

    • The evaluation by the Academy

     PIANO ACADEMIE controls the progress of the pupils as follow:

    • After every courses: the professors send to the academy a video of what was learnt by the pupil.
    • Every month: the professors send a report formalized of the lesson.
    • Twice a year: we control during the courses. Our educational person in charge assists then the course and estimates the professor following a railing organized by Mrs Lee.
    • Concerts:

    Two concerts are realized for the children on the school year. These concerts are very naturally prepared by the children with their professor.

    Mi-Young Lee attends both hearings notice then the progress made by the pupils and estimates at this moment the efficiency of the professors.

  • A questionnaire is put back to the end of every year to the parents to allow them to formalize their remarks.

  • Our Teachers

  • Ariane Demange

    Piano Teacher

    Ariane Demange began her musical training at the age of 5 at the Bordeaux Regional Conservatory. After studying business and entering the world of work, she decided to return to her first vocation, the piano.
    She then began to learn jazz, then gave classes at the Conservatoire and the Courbevoie Cultural Centre. She is also perfecting her skills at the Rachmaninoff Conservatory in Irene Mathis' class. Noticed by the German master, Theodor Breu, she is currently completing her concert training with him. In parallel, Ariane Demange composes. One of his compositions (Place Saint Germain) can be heard on the DVD "Ça se passe à Saint Germain des Près" by Ahmet Gulbay.

  • Bo-Kyung KIM

    Pianist Concertist

    En 2015 Bo-Kuyng entre en cycle Post-Graduate au Mozarteum

    2012-2015 Études au Mozarteum en formation Piano-Soliste, dans la classe de Jacques ROUVIER - Obtient au Master mention très bien à l’unanimité

    2011-2013 Études à la Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, dans la classe d’Abdel Rahman El BACHA - Obtient le Diplôme Artistique

    2011-2012 Études au CRR de Rueil-Malmaison, dans la classe de Chantal RIOU - Obtient le prix de Virtuosité mention très bien à l’unanimité

    2010-2011 Études au CRR de Rueil-Malmaison, dans la classe de Chantal RIOU - Obtient le prix d’Excellence mention très bien à l’unanimité

    2008-2010 Études au CRR de Paris, dans la classe d’Olivier GARDON - Obtient le Diplôme d’ Études Musicales Supérieures (DEMS) mention très bien à l’unanimité

    2008-2010 Études au CRR de Marseille en Classe de préparation aux concours internationaux, dans la classe de Bruno RIGUTTO

  • Hui Ryeong Park

    Piano & transverse flute Teacher

    Hui Ryeong PARK was born in South Korea in a family of musicians and takes a very early piano. Showing real skills, she is quickly spotted by her professors who encourage her to make her passion her a profession. Hui Ryeong also plays the flute. In Korea, she obtained certificate of teaching piano. A graduate of  Piano at Conservatory at the Versailles, Hui Ryeong teaches today to young and old with the greatest pleasure.

  • Gayane Nersisyan

    Pianist Concertist and violin teacher

    Gayane Nersisyan was born in 1993 in Armenia, in Yerevan. She started playing the piano at the age of 7. Since her childhood she has participated in many solo concerts, chamber music, as well as with the orchestra.
    In 2014 she obtained her Bachelor's degree with distinction at the Yerevan State Conservatory (Prof. Sergei Ketchek), and in 2016 her Master's degree in piano with distinction at the Maastricht Conservatory (Prof. Jeroen Riemsdijk). In 2017 Gayane completed her Brevet d'exécution de Piano solo with distinction Excellent (prof. Sergei Markarov) and in 2018 she obtained her higher diploma in chamber music (prof. Nina Patarčec) unanimously by a jury at the Ecole normale de musique de Paris Alfred Cortot.
    Thanks to her honours, Gayane is a three-time AGBU Scholar.

     

  • Beeatriz Coimbra

    Actress, Singer and Dancer

    Born in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil in 1990, Beatriz entered Campinas State University (UNICAMP) in 2011, having obtained her degree in Performing Arts.

    She began her studies in music, dance and theatre at the Conservatory of Campinas / São Paulo at the age of 5. In 2011 she joined the Cia troupe. Histriônica de Teatro, a group with which she has created and participated in numerous shows and productions as an actress, singer and producer for about 8 years. During this period, she developed her research on the relationship between music and theatre, focusing on singing in theatrical performances.
    Beatriz Coimbra also carries out educational work for children in the fields of music and theatre, having worked in recent years as a teacher of theatre, musical theatre and director of choirs, musicals and plays.
    In 2019, she moved to Paris to develop her research on singing in the theatre and prepare her Master's degree in Performing Arts at the University of Paris VIII - Vincennes - Saint-Denis.

  • Sandrine Orpel

    Violon & Piano teacher

    Sandrine Orpel Mestries began violin at the age of 4 at the Conservatoire de Laval, where she received a complete education combining musical training, orchestra, deciphering and piano.
    In 1989, she won a first prize in violin at the Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris.
    A true enthusiast, she has also participated in numerous masterclass sessions at various international festivals.
    Concerned about providing a teaching that is both caring and enjoyable, she received training in Montessori and Freinet methods before joining the Piano Académie teaching team in 2019.

     

  • Daniel Mancero

    Piano Teacher

    Daniel Mancero Baquerizo (Ecuador, 1983). Pianist, composer, teacher and producer in computer music. Doctor in Aesthetics, Sciences and Technologies of the Arts, he is a researcher at the Centre de recherche en Informatique et Création Musicale CICM and the Musidanse laboratory of the University of Paris VIII.
    An internationally renowned musician, he has been invited to participate in festivals as a composer and pianist, including: "Festival International Jazz à Vienne - France 2013"; "Festival Iberoamericano de Música - Uruguay 2013"; "Festival Internacional de Jazz - Ecuador 2011", and "Festival Internacional de Jazz de la Habana - Cuba 2008". Between 2004 and 2019, he published fifteen independent albums as a pianist, arranger and composer.
    With more than ten years of experience in music education, he was a full professor of piano at the Berklee College of Music International Network (2005 - 2008); director of piano repertoire at the Franz Liszt Conservatory in Quito (2009 - 2011), and curriculum designer and full professor at the University of the Americas UDLA (2011 - 2013), Ecuador.

  • Jina SEO

    Pianist Concertist

    Born in 1988 in South Korea, Jina Seo began her musical studies with the piano at the age of 4. She entered Yewon College in 2000, then Seoul High School of Arts in 2003. In 2006, she finished high school and entered Korea National Arts University in Dae-jin Kim's class. In 2003, she made a name for herself at the Chopin International Piano Competition in Asia, winning first prize.
    In 2010, she came to France to study with Olivier Gardon at the CRR in Paris and obtained the diploma of perfection and concert performer in 2012. She was then admitted to the CNSMDP in piano master's degree in Denis Pascal's class. She is a laureate of the Panama International Piano Competition and the Flame Competition. In 2014, she obtained the Master's degree in piano and was admitted to the CNSMDP in Master's degree in piano accompaniment in Jean-Frédéric Neuburger's class, which she had just obtained in 2018. She regularly performs in concert, not only as a soloist but also as a chamber music ensemble in France and Korea.

  • Estella OLIVEIRO

    Pianist concertist

    A Franco-Argentinian concert performer, Estelle has won numerous international prizes. Now living in Paris, she has been keen to share her passion for the piano for over 5 years.
    Last concerts:
    Concert as soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of the University of Cuenca, Ecuador.
    Piano recital, La Scala de San Telmo, Argentina.
    Piano recital, Cité internationale des arts, Paris.
    Piano recital TAC, wood doves, France.

  • Henrique CANTALOGO

    Pianist, Composer and Improviser

    Henrique was born in 1990 in Brazil. He began his musical studies at the age of seven with piano and singing. During his youth, he studied classical piano, singing and music theory, expressing a great interest in Brazilian popular music and composition.
    In 2009, he entered Campinas State University (UNICAMP, Brazil), where he obtained his Bachelor of Music Pedagogy (2013) and Master of Musicology (2016).
    In 2017, he moved to Paris for a period of study at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) where he studied improvisation, analysis and piano (jazz). Currently, he is studying the Master "Improvisation and Musical Creation" at the Pôle Supérieur d'Enseignement Artistique Paris Boulogne-Billancourt (PSPBB) in partnership with the University of Paris 8 - St. Denis.
    A versatile and inventive musician, Henrique Cantalogo directs most of his artistic activities towards creation, working mainly in the fields of musical improvisation, composition and arrangement. He is also interested in the intersection of music and other art forms, having worked as a composer and musical director of dance, theatre and performance performances.

  • Meyer COHEN

    Piano Teacher

    Meyer Cohen is a pianist of various styles such as Jazz, Classical and Latin Music.
    He took his first piano lesson at the age of 10 at the Conservatoire de Villecresnes in the Paris region. His teachers are Jean Bernard Hue and Alain Amand.
    After graduating at the age of 23, he studied jazz at the American School Of Modern Music in Paris.
    He gave his first piano lessons at the age of 25. Then, for 15 years, he joined Latin music groups (son montuno, pachanga, salsa) such as the candela siempre directed by Carlos Kutimba in Paris from 2006 to 2014, which he joined in October 2019.

  • SHIH YA PENG

    Pianist & Composer



    Born in 1991 in Taipei (Taiwan), PENG Shih Ya discovered the world of piano and music from an early age. She moved to Paris after studying composition at the National University of Arts in Taipei with Tsung-Hsien Yang. In France, she studied at the University of Paris-Sorbonne where she obtained a Master's degree in musicology in 2015 with her thesis entitled Le cheminement vers une théâtralité nouvelle dans la musique contemporaine, under the direction of Marc Battier. At the same time, she continued her studies in composition at the Conservatoire de Boulogne-Billancourt (CRR) in the classes of Jean-Luc Hervé (instrumental composition) and Yan Maresz (electroacoustic composition). In 2016, she obtained a DEM in composition unanimously before being admitted to the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSMDP) in the composition class of Frédéric Durieux and that of Luis Naón, Oriol Saladrigues, Yann Geslin and Yan Maresz.

  • Justine FLEURY

    Pianist and singer

    Justine started playing the piano at the age of 8 and attended classes until she was 24. Having grown up in a family of musicians, she often plays in a group and is introduced to singing at an early age. When she arrived in Paris, she discovered the musical comedy, a new passion she has been pursuing for the past 4 years.

  • Sora JUNG

    Professor of Piano and Saxophone

    Originally from South Korea, Sora Jung-Boutry started playing saxophone in high school after studying piano at the age of 5. In 2010 she completed her bachelor's degree, majoring in classical saxophone and minor piano at the prestigious National University of the Arts in
    Korea.
    First laureate at numerous Korean university competitions (Universities of the Symphony Orchestra, Kyung-Hee, Yeung-Nam and finally Daegu), she is invited to perform as a soloist with Ma-san's orchestra and to give numerous recitals and concerts in Korea.
    At the same time, Sora teaches saxophone and piano to young and old alike in Ilsan's music school and in home lessons.
    Then, in 2013, she decided to pursue her studies in France and entered Jean-Denis Michat's class at the Conservatoire de Lyon and, with her saxophone ensemble, gave numerous concerts both in France and abroad. After completing her diploma in music studies (DEM) with a major in saxophone and a minor in piano in Lyon in 2015, she continued her studies with Vincent David at the Conservatoire de Versailles. Finalist in numerous international competitions in Europe, she won first prize and the special prize at the Leopold Bellan international competition in Paris in 2016.
    Currently in Master 2 class in "music, interpretation and heritage" at the University of Paris-Saclay, she gives solo concerts or chamber music training and teaches saxophone and piano.

  • SoYoung SHIN

    Pianist Concertist


    Of South Korean origin, Soyoung SHIN discovered the piano at the age of 7. In 2007, she joined the piano class of the Music Department of Kyunghee University where she developed her musical base: piano, harmony, chamber music, pedagogy, accompaniment, analysis, music history. She holds a degree in musicology.
    In 2010, she moved to France to further her studies; she obtained the 1st prize at the end of the specialized cycle at the Conservatoire de Saint Maurice and perfected her skills in Christine Fonlupt's class at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Saint-Maur-des-Fossés (1st prize for piano in DEM). Passionate about ensemble music, she won 1st prize at the International Piano Competition of the Cognac region in the four-handed piano discipline. The pianist performs at numerous events in Paris and Seoul.

  • Eri Tanaka

    Singer

    Eri Tanaka was born in Japan, her first experience with music began at an early age when she started playing the piano with her mother who was a teacher. After a few years of studying piano, she was quickly attracted to singing and more particularly lyrical singing. After general studies, she quickly turned to music studies, and it was quite naturally that she joined Université́ Sôaï in Osaka with Junko TAKAHASHI and Masaaki NODA.
    In order to perfect her knowledge but also to improve her technique, she decided to join the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan.
    Since 2005, soloist at the Osaka Opera, where she has interprété́ Suzanne des Noces de Figaro, Fiordiligi de Così fan tutte, Carolina de Il matrimonio segreto, Adina de L'Elisir d'amore, and many others. She also performed at chanté́ in several international concerts, including the Nakano-shima International Music Festival in Osaka. She received the Jury's Excellence Award at the Asian International Music Competition.
    Since 2013, she has étudié́ at the École normale de musique de Paris, with Peggy Bouveret, who has since become her mentor, and she obtained the diploma of vocal performance, then she obtained the diploma of concert performer at the Marcel Dupre Conservatory in Meudon.
    Today she studies opera and French melody at the Conservatoire Blanc Mesnil with Elsa Levy while participating in numerous concerts under the direction of various international conductors.

  • Ines Fabre

    Piano Teacher

    Born into a family of musicians, Inès began playing the piano at the age of six, then entered the Nîmes Conservatory in piano and music theory until graduation in 2014. She is passionate about Spanish music and French music from the late 19th - early 20th century. She also loves the theatre very much, to which she is initiated by several internships. While continuing to train in music and philosophy, Inès is committed to passing on her passion to children and teaching them piano. 

  • Kimika Izumi

    Piano teacher

    Born in Tokyo, Japan. Kimika Izumi began her musical studies with the piano at the age of 5.
    She completed her musical studies at the Tokyo Institute of Fine Arts. She continued her studies in France in order to further her studies at the Department of Musicology at Paris IV Sorbonne in partnership with the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP).
    She then took lessons in the class of Marc Morel, a very knowledgeable expert in contemporary music. At the same time, she attended Yaïr Benaïm's chamber music class.
    Kimika received a unanimous Very Good rating with congratulations from the jury at the end of the graduate cycle in 2017-2019.

  • Jiyeon Chae

    Pianist

    Νée in South Korea, Jiyeon Chae is a pianist, winner of national and international competitions such as the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Competition and the Νational Mozart Competition in Korea. She started playing the piano at the age of 6.
    Later, she entered the Chungbuk School of Art and, in 2017, she obtained her Bachelor of Music degree in the Won-Young Kong class at Suwon University and her Diplôme d'Exécution at the École Normale de Musique de Paris. She is currently pursuing her studies in the Higher Diploma of Education in the class of Jacques Lagarde at the École Normale de Musique de Paris. She has participated in masterclasses in France, in
    Belgium and Austria and has performed as a soloist at international festivals with the Romanian Timisoara Orchestra and the Vienna Orchestra of the CMS festival.