Mrs. Yu strongly believes that every child has musical potential. She helps students embrace and enjoy music in their life. Mrs. Yu believes that music teachers have a huge influence on children’s development, both socially and academically. She helps students apply skills they learn in lessons into both their life and their practice. Her teaching philosophy is based on a primary focus that all students love and enjoy music, regardless of what capacity they achieve.
Mrs. Yu has been teaching all ages and skill levels since 2010 in private studios in South Korea, Philadelphia, Charlottesville and Cincinnati. She teaches children as young as age 4 through adults, using traditional approaches, but also helping hobbyists fulfill their dreams in any piano genre. Mrs. Yu can best be described as a gentle, patient, and intuitive teacher; always working to find each student’s best learning style.
Students in Mrs. Yu’s studio will have the opportunity to showcase their progress in two recitals annually. When appropriate, students will be invited to participate in extracurricular events, including Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) assessments, community performances and local evaluation opportunities.
Born and raised in Korea, pianist Bin Yu began studying music at age four and grew up in a musical family: her father and sister are pianists in Korea. Mrs. Yu graduated from Seoul Art High School and Seoul National University in South Korea. She acquired her master’s degree at West Chester University of Pennsylvania on a full scholarship and stipend. While she was attending West Chester University, she received the Jacobs Music Steinway award. She has worked extensively with Dr. Carl Cranmer, Mr. Aviram Reichert and Dr. Sun-Kyung Lee. Mrs. Yu is finishing up her doctorate degree at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati on full scholarship under the tutelage of Mr. James Tocco.
Mrs. Yu won first prize in the MTNA Pennsylvania State Competition, Honorable Mention at the MTNA Eastern Division Competition and was winner of the concerto competition at West Chester University. She has performed in South Korea, Israel, Brazil and the United States. As a collaborative pianist, Mrs. Yu has worked with numerous singers and instrumentalists and served as an accompanying graduate assistant at West Chester University. She is currently serving as an opera graduate assistant at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. She will be in the Artist Diploma program in Opera Coaching, starting in the fall of 2018.