Piano & Violin Lessons

with Young Professionals


Welcome to Musical Moments music studio

About us

Hello! We are a music studio that teaches piano and strings (Violin, Viola, Cello). we have a passion for teaching as well as making music. We work so that the next generation can receive the highest quality and best results out of music education. Check out Dr. Kim’s most recent performance broadcasted in Korea, December, 2022.

brief biography


Pianist Jaesung Kim is a doctoral graduate of the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music in piano performance. Dr. Kim has Bachelor and Master's degrees from Yonsei University, South Korea, and the Cleveland Institute of Music. He is experienced in teaching all age groups and levels of students since 2001.

Pianist Karen Kim has more than 10 years of teaching experience with young students. She received her Bachelor and Master's degrees in piano from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, where she taught classes such as applied piano, private lessons, and Pop Music with Lead Sheets. Ms. Kim is currently a doctoral candidate at Ohio State University in piano performance.


Violinist Cathy Chiu holds both Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in violin performance from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. She frequently performs with local ensembles, and since moving to Cincinnati in 2022, Ms. Chiu has been a member of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra of Indianapolis, the Queen City Opera Orchestra, and an acting member of the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Chiu has a strong background in and passion for violin teaching. As teaching assistant at John Hopkins she has taught a variety of student levels, and several of her students have since been accepted into local and competitive youth orchestras.

Pianist Mrs. Kristi Zhou is born in China. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree from Shanghai Conservatory of Music, one of the most prestigious conservatory in China and her Masters of Music from Boston University School of Music.

She has a wealth of experience teaching piano, music theory, music history and appreciation to students of all ages and ability levels. She started giving private piano lessons since college. She has also taught in classroom settings from kindergarten through high school and taught Western music history and AP Music Theory for college preparatory students. Additionally, she has worked with students on choral rehearsals and performances, musical theatre productions, school musical shows along with a variety of other activities.

She is passionate about instilling a love of music to students of all ages and setting a solid foundation in their music education. She believes in developing the whole musician including ear-training, sight-reading, improvisation, composition, theory and creativity as well as superb technical abilities. To see the musical knowledge and appreciation accompany her students for all their lives gives her the ultimate joy and satisfaction as a piano teacher.  


Results you can see

Piano lessons

A weekly private lesson program and an annual recital

Theory classes

A group theory class 10 classes packages

Group lessons

2 lessons for every private lesson students Preparation for recitals and exams for advanced level students Musical activities for beginning level students

ABRSM and RCM Exams

Preparation for level-based certificate programs, where students prepare repertoire, technical requirements, and musicianship skills

See our students perform!

Ethan Ma, a student of Dr. Kim, plays ABRSM grade 8 pieces (distinction 147/150)

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