Please welcome our newest piano teacher – Amy Jisun Ahn

Amy Jisun Ahn is a classical and jazz pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger, and educator. A prolific performer, she is well-known for her versatility in a wide range of genres and her superb ability to play by ear, as well as her strong improvisational skills. While classically trained, she is also an acclaimed interpreter of the Great American Songbook repertoire, jazz, R&B and classic pop as a self-accompanying pianist/vocalist. She has widely performed in prestigious venues throughout NYC while working professionally as an opera and theater pianist.

As a classical pianist, Amy is an awardee of the American Protégé Competition which garnered her a gala performance at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage in Carnegie Hall. Other performance credits include numerous Carnegie Hall concerts at Zankel and Weill Hall, Chez Josephine (Piatigorsky Foundation), Opera America, DiMenna Center, and Pelham Art Center, Caringkind.org. As a composer, her chamber and orchestral compositions have been performed by Cygnus, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and the Second Instrumental Group.

Amy holds three Master’s degrees: one in music composition from Queens College and a M.Phil from the Graduate Center CUNY, as well as a Master’s Diploma from the Korean National University of Arts where she served as a sound editor. She also holds two Bachelor’s degrees from Seoul National University. She has taught musicianship, harmony, music appreciation, and piano courses at City College of New York, as well as in universities and art school in Korea.

As an instructor, Amy focuses on her students’ favorite music and helps them build their own repertoires so they can freely express themselves with passion and joy, while providing solid foundations in technique and theory. We are immensely proud that Amy has joined The Ridgewood Conservatory faculty, teaching piano to students of all ages and levels.

Call us today at 201-612-6686 to schedule piano lessons with Amy Jisun Ahn.