B.M. in Piano Performance from Hunter College
M.A. in Music Education from Hunter College
Jeannie Lee is a New York-based pianist and music educator. She began
playing the piano at age 4, and it wasn’t long before she developed a love for the instrument. Now, she touches the hearts of many young musicians by helping them discover the joy of making music, the way she did as a child. She has taught general music and chorus in New York City public schools, and uses diverse teaching methodologies including Dalcroze, Orff, and Kodaly. Since 2012, she has been a member of the New York International Music Society. Many of her students have given performances in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Citi Field.
“My main goal in teaching music is to provide a welcoming space for students to express themselves in their own unique ways. Music is a great avenue for kids of all backgrounds to connect and collaborate. As a teacher, I’d like to provide that opportunity for them so they can make meaningful experiences and grow to be responsible, culturally aware individuals. Music uses multiple senses in our body, and it cannot be fully experienced just by listening, or
reading. My job as a music educator is to teach students an understanding of musical concepts and expressive meanings by allowing them to experience it holistically using the whole body as a medium.
I seek to incorporate interdisciplinary approaches in my teaching whenever possible. Students learn best when they are able to make connections across different disciplines and apply their knowledge towards comprehending new concepts. My philosophy is to allow students to make connections to various subjects such as literacy, history, math, art, and science to make music
learning more engaging and effective.”