Music Theory, Piano, Music
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
Korean born naturalized American, Mihee K. Heil, is a professionally trained piano teacher who graduated summa cum laude from Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas where she studied under the Edna Ocker Piano Accompaniment Scholarship in addition to her Music Education Degree from Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea. Received the Outstanding Student Award of Music from DMC and was a winner of Hall of Fame DMC Honors' Audition. Worked with voice, winds, and strings and performed at TAMUCC Performing Arts Center, DMC Wolf Recital Hall, and Foxdale Auditorium in State College, Pennsylvania as a soloist and a chamber musician. Studied Piano Pedagogy Master Degree program with a 4.0 GPA from Valley City State University. She also received intensive private classical training over 10 years from a nationally renowned piano teachers, John Weems, Dr. Setsuko Sugihar Devena, and Dr. David Sutanto. Mihee K. Heil is a nationally certified teacher of music in piano by National Music Teachers Association. Taught piano independently in Seoul Korea; San Antonio,Texas; Springfield, Virginia; Honolulu, Hawaii; and, Rockport Texas for 28 years. She has actively invloved and supported music programs for the Rockport community and the Coastal Bend area. Served for three years as a pianist at Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Rockport. Works as an adjudicator at local and state level festivals and auditions. Had been a TMTA music history, World of Music, test writer of Division III for the last five years. Served as a president of Coastal Plains Music Teachers Assocition in 2010-2012. Also she was a 1st vice president of Corpus Christi Music Teachers' Association from 2011 to 2013. Now, serves as a CCMTA Junior Ensemble director and is the CCMTA Webmaster since 2011. Actively participates meetings and workshops of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Texas Music Teachers Association(TMTA), Corpus Christi Music Teachers Association(CCMTA).
My Musical Education Background
Music Education Hanyang University
Applied Music in piano Del Mar College
Piano Pedagogy Valley City State University
Genres and Subjects Taught
Major Performance Area: Classic & Semi-Classic
Minor Performance Areas: Popular and Sacred Music
Registration fee is $30. Monthly tuition is $110 for 30 minutes weekly lessons for beginners. For more information, please call me directly at 361-463-6557 or visit my studio website.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
All ages from four to adult
All levels from beginning to advance
My Certifications and Awards
Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) from Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
Outstanding Award of Music from DMC
Winner of Honor's Audition "Hall of Fame" from DMC
Producing competition winners consistently every year
95% of my students receive Superior ratings in festivals and auditions.
95% of my students score 90 and higher on TMTA Theory tests and TMTA World of Music tests.
My Musical Influences
I studied advance piano teaching with John Weems, from Houston, TX. He is one of the most noted piano teacher in Texas and recognized as one of top 30 teachers nationally. He not only influenced my piano performance but also my teaching career. I had several piano teachers throughout my life, however, John Weems lead me to feel the genuine joy and love of playing piano and classical music. He taught me the most effective piano techniques and to produce the most beautiful tone quality. He opened up my inner ear to play piano from my heart. He also showed me how to pay attention to all the details of the music; to convey the intention of the composers; and how to interpret the music to reflect my own style. I was so lucky to have an opportunity to study piano with him. He totally changed my life in how I play and especially how I teach. I will always have wonderful memories of the gift of teaching he gave to me.
Dana, has been taking piano lessons now for (2) years from Mihee Heil. We cannot say enough positive things about Mihee. She shows so much dedication, passionate, & years of experience, & knowledge of piano. She passes all of this on to her students. Congratulations, and cheers to you Mihee. We are so blessed to have you as a piano teacher for Dana. You have had so much influence on her. Many thanks for that.
Dear, Ms. Mihee I can't tell you how much I enjoy that you are my piano teacher. I feel so lucky that I met you as my piano teacher, because if I never met you, I would've never improved in my piano. I do love piano playing and I'm a fast learner and I have learned a lot from you. My family loves my improvements, and are very happy that you are my teacher. Thank you so much for being patient with me, and just teaching me. I hope God blesses you and your family. Love, Duvelza Barrea
Mrs. Heil is a wonderful, talanted,teacher who challenges her students to strive for the best. Charity has benifitted from taking piano lessons. She is more confident and focused which has helped academically as well. I couldn't of asked for a better teacher.
Corpus Christi, TX
Mihee Heil is a wonderful and patient piano teacher. My children have enjoyed and benefited from the classical piano and musical history education. I drive from Corpus Christi every week for my children to have lessons with her.
Dear Mihee, we are very grateful for the opportunity you are giving our son to providing wonderful lessons. We are so fortunate to have a very talented instructor, you teach what you love, and that is why you teach with so much passion. Your beautiful studio and magnificent grand pianos make us feel welcome to the world of music. Thanks again for all you do.
My experience with Mihee as my piano teacher has been reqarding in that all facets of music is covered, and I believe it has been at the highest level. Highly recommended.
Mihee Heil is passionate when it comes to thorough and extensive instruction. Her methods leave no stone unturned, and every student from beginner to advanced is chalenged and inspired by music and the process of making music.
Corpus Christi, TX
Mihee Heil is a wonderful and patient piano teacher. My children have enjoyed and benefited from the classical piano and musical histroy education. I would highly recommend her as a piano teacher. I drive from Corpus Christi every week for my children to have lessons with her.
My daughter has been taking piano lessons from Mihee for a over 4 years. Mihee does not only teach the technique and instruction on how to play the piano, but also the history of music, its origins, its composers, etc... She involves her students in recitals and competitions in local, city and state events. She is very passionate about teaching piano and is determined to push her students to their maximum potential. Her determined will and jovial personality is a combination that is evident in the success she has with her students. I live here in Rockport, however, I would travel from Corpus Christi or any other surrounding area to have my daughter learn from Mihee.
My experience with Mihee Heil of the Piano Studio has been extremely challenging and yet at the same time fun and fulfilling. As an older adult who has had a life-long desire to learn to play the piano, Mihee has extracted a level of accomplishment, which I never expected. She is very patient and yet exhibits a very high level of teaching ability and professionalism. She encourages me to be the best that I can be and even when I get frustrated with my old hands, she lets me know that I can do this. She is a great teacher.