Dr. Keum Hwa Cha

Violin, Viola Teacher

Keum Hwa Cha

SAA Member


Thousand Oaks, CA
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Keum Hwa Cha is a violinist, violist, and Suzuki-trained educator who has given numerous concerts as a soloist, chamber musician, and concertmaster in the United States and in South Korea. Many students of Dr.Cha have received academic and music scholarships, and various accolades for their accomplishments. Her pre-collegiate students have served as principal players in youth orchestras and have been selected to play with All-State Honor Orchestras. 

Teaching Philosophy
I believe every student deserves a teacher who is highly trained and motivated. I really love working with children and teenagers. It is incredibly rewarding to see a young person grow in confidence and experience the joy of making music. I use both traditional and Suzuki methods and move in a direction that best fits individual students. My lesson is filled with fun activities, encouragement, and in-depth exercises. Creating a nurturing environment is the key to my pedagogy.

- D.M.A., Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
- M.M., Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
- B.M., Violin Performance, New England Conservatory of Music
- Artist Certificate, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University

Teaching Experience:
- Idaho State University, Assistant Professor
- Pepperdine University, Adjunct Professor
- University of Rochester, Violin Instructor
- Eastman School of Music, Teaching Assistant
- ISU Sumer Institute of Piano and Strings, Director of Strings Division
- Belvoir Terrace Summer Camp, Violin Instructor

Member of Suzuki Association of the Americas
Co-Founder of Project Musica