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Yu Ra Kim

Yu Ra Kim

My name is Claire. I want to share my story about my musical journey. I have been playing and teaching piano for more than 20 years. I studied Piano Performance at Konkuk University in South Korea for 4 years. I have been playing the piano/keyboard as a church musician since I was 18. At that time, my dream was to play the piano more professionally with well-balanced techniques. With God's grace, finally, I was able to enter Konkuk University at the top score, so that I could get a full scholarship during the entire 4 years. I met my first student when I was at the university. It was an amazing experience that I can share my music and technique with someone else! After graduating, I started my own business to teach piano to more students. I ran my studio for 12 years, and I had around 90 students when I decided to move to Canada. My family and I moved to Canada in 2018 for a better life, and I love where I live. I restarted my teaching journey here in Moncton and have already met many adorable students. I am so grateful for that. I never stop challenging myself to be informative and learn. I have been organizing and participating in many workshops for playing and teaching the piano, and I am still learning. I got the elementary, and intermediate teaching certificates from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada. I am expanding my teaching to violin, now I am a member of the Orchestra Virtuosi as a violinist. I am looking forward to seeing the new students more and more.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Piano
  • Violin

Spoken languages

  • English
  • Korean

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • Music school
  • Online
  • Teacher's home
  • Teacher's studio


  • 2004 - Bachelor's Degree - Konkuk University

Professional development

  • Elementary Piano Teacher - RCM - 2019
  • Intermediate Piano Teacher - RCM - 2021