Dr. JinHee Kate Kim

Violin Teacher

JinHee Kate Kim

SAA Member


Tustin, CA

Dr. JinHee Kate Kim, teacher and violinist

Please visit Dr. Kim’s website (www.jinheeekim.info) and YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/KateKimviolin) for more information.

Please watch my teaching demos and student performance videos here:

Dr. JinHee Kate Kim, professional violinist and teacher, started violin with Suzuki method and has been teaching all levels of students since 1996. She currently holds a violin faculty position at California Baptist University in Riverside, CA, and she previously taught violin, viola, chamber music, string pedagogy, and music theory at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Boston University, and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA.

Dr. Kim has an extensive teaching experience in violin performance. Her students have been concertmasters and members of Junior district, Senior district, All-State, National, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, the New England Conservatory of Music prep division orchestras, Maryland Classical Youth Orchestras, American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras, Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra, Cincinnati Junior String Orchestra. Her students were laureates of many national and international competitions including Boston Pops Young Artist Competition, American Protégé International Concerto Competition, and AFAF International Competition, performing at Carnegie Hall in New York.

As an accomplished violinist and chamber musician, Dr. Kim has given numerous solo and chamber recitals, and concerto and orchestra concerts throughout the U. S., Canada, Korea, Germany, and Italy in venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York City, Symphony Hall in Boston, the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul, and the Old City Hall in Leipzig. Prizes awarded to Dr. Kim includes the First and the Silver medal prizes at the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition in New York, the Most Distinguished Musicians Award and Brahms Award at IBLA International Competition in Italy, prestigious Tourjée Alumni Award at the New England Conservatory in Boston where her name remains today on the Tourjée Alumni Award plaque, and other scholarships and prizes as well.

Dr. Kim received Bachelor, Master (with a Music Education Certificate), and Graduate Diploma degrees in violin performance from the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music, studying with renowned soloists Michèle Auclair and James Buswell, and a doctorate degree from Boston University, where she was a teaching assistant to revered performer and teacher, Prof. Roman Totenberg. Dr. Kim had multiple Suzuki courses with Ronda Cole, Linda Fiore, Doris Preucil, and Terry Durbin.

Visit Dr. Kim’s website for more information. www.jinheeekim.info