Teaching Artist Statement
While I am teaching a one-on-one cello lesson, I do not think in terms of teaching a cello player; rather I believe I am teaching the person as a whole. Each person has a different physicality, personality and a different mindset so I always try to respect and recognize all these differences, and try to help the person grow in terms of technique, musicianship, and even spirit. I believe music is not just sound - music reflects the performing player's emotions, knowledge, philosophy and spirit. And I hope my students can express all these aspects through the cello. To achieve this goal, I’ll encourage the student to learn with passion and enjoyment. I take great pride in developing skills in future generations of musicians and my teaching philosophy is based on always putting the needs of the student first and customizing the teaching method to best-fit the skill level and learning needs of the particular student(s) in question.
Kyung-Nam Oh has been teaching cello since 2002, and his passion for teaching cello to students has led to many successful students’ concerts as well as multiple competition winners. He earned a Master’s degree from Ball State University and a Performance Diploma from Indiana University with a Dean's Scholarship. He also has a wide range of teaching experience that includes teaching children to college students in one-on-one lessons, chamber group coaching and orchestra conducting. He was an adjunct cello faculty at Anderson University and Taylor University for 10 years. He also served as Music Director of Master’s Youth Orchestra and Anderson University Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Oh has served as an adjudicator of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Young Musicians Competition, Muncie Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition, and ISSMA Solo District Competitions. He is Artistic Director & Cello Instructor at Youth and Family Enrichment Services, Hyde Park. He joined as a SSC faculty member to teach cello and coaching chamber groups in 2017.
Kyung-Nam Oh earned a Master’s degree from Ball State University and a Performance Diploma from Indiana University with a Dean's Scholarship. His teachers have included Mihai Tetel, Sharon Robinson, and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi. He has appeared as a soloist with multiple orchestras in the US and South Korea and was invited to perform in the Candles & Carols concert series which was broadcast nationally on WIPB public television and internationally through the EWTN network. His solo and chamber music recitals have featured engagements in the US Mid-West, South Korea, Ireland and Hungary, and he has played in Masterclasses of Richard Aaron, Arto Noras, Timothy Eddy, Hans Jørgen Jensen and Janos Starker. He was winner of BSU Graduate Solo Competition and a member of Anderson Symphony Orchestra, Muncie Symphony Orchestra, Appssionati Ensemble, and Trio Cantabile. He joined SSC in 2017.