Hyeyoung Song, Pianist

May 24, 2008

Teacher

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“Dr. Song has had a monumental impact in her respective communities and has worked hard to touch lives and earn the recognition” (2023 Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame Induction)

“Dr. Song is a very inspirational piano teacher. After taking this class, I’ve grown to love playing the piano!-not just for grade. She has incredible patience and knowledge. I enjoyed every piano lesson taken with her. I grew so much musically and personally through her teaching!”

“Dr. Song is an amazing teacher! She was so insightful and really cared about my progress in piano. She always gave me good advice on how to improve my playing, and I have substantially improved with these tips. She showed that she believed in me as a pianist and person by always encouraging me. This helps my confidence in piano and myself.”

“Dr. Song is An exceptional teacher. I love coming to class and felt let down when the class was canceled by the weather. I am no virtuoso and I love THIS CLASS! Her enthusiasm and vivacity brighten even my darkest day.”

 

As a dedicated and gifted teacher, Song always inspires her students to achieve their highest potential through her warm personality and insightful approach. She has taught music major and non-music major students at the University of Texas at Austin as a Teaching Assistant under the supervision of Sophia Gilmson. During this experience, her teaching was highly acknowledged by both faculty and students. In 2005, Song was selected as the Best Teaching Assistant of the UT Keyboard Department for the William S. Livingston Outstanding Graduate Student Employee Award.

Song previously served on the music faculty at North Central Texas College, Central Texas College, the University of Texas, and Orpheus Academy of Music. Over the past several years, she has been invited to present recitals and master classes at Southwestern University, Texas Women’s University, Ewha Woman’s University, Central Texas College, North Texas College, and the Stony Brook International Piano Festival in New York. Song served as a juror at music competitions such as the Plano Music Teachers Association Piano Competition, the Fort Worth Music Teachers Association Piano Competition, the Texas Music Teachers Association Piano Competition, and the TCU/PianoTexas Concerto Competition. She is an active member of the College Music Society, Music Teachers National Association, Texas Music Teachers Association, and Dallas Music Teachers Association.

Song joined Weatherford College in 2007, where she is Professor of Piano and Artist-in-Residence. She is Founder and Director of the Weatherford College Chamber Music Ensemble and Weatherford College International Piano Competition. In 2019, Song was honored with the title “Master Pianist” by Weatherford College in acknowledgment of her contributions and dedication as a performer, educator, and music administrator. In 2023, Song was inducted into the Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame – a prestigious designation recognizing the work of North America’s most committed and passionate piano educators. Her name is displayed on a commemorative display wall inside the Steinway Factory in New York City.

Visit the Facebook page “Weatherford College Dr. Song’s Piano Studio”

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