Meet Our Instructors

Our instructors are professional, degreed teachers, IN THE INSTRUMENT(S) THEY TEACH. Most are active performers as well. We run criminal background checks on every instructor at our academy and most of the instructors have taught music lessons with us for many years!
Ji-Eun Lee/ Piano, Theater, Founder /
Ji-Eun is founder of the music academy. Originally from South Korea, she has a B.M. from Seoul National University and a Masters of Music (piano performance) from Indiana University. She still teaches piano at the academy, runs special programs, and manages the youth theater program.
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Naoko/ Piano /
Naoko is a versatile keyboardist and a highly dedicated piano teacher. She has a B.A. in piano performance from the Musashino Music Conservatory in Tokyo, Japan, and M.A. in piano performance from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, where she was offered a full scholarship.
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Collin/ Guitar - Composition /
Collin has a Master of Music from I.U.'s Jacobs School of Music, where he was Assistant Director of the New Music Ensemble (IU NME). He is active in the local music scene such as Indianapolis-Bloomington group BASILICA, and been an active member of the "Short" Indy scene.
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Izzy/ Guitar - Recording - Producer /
Izzy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Music and Audio Engineering. He is a classically-trained pianist, but has a passion for contemporary music, an active song writer and performer, and our recording engineer and producer.
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Eugenio/ Piano /
Eugenio has been an instructor with JLMA since January of 2006. Born in Concepcion, Chile, he began his piano studies and formal studies of theory and harmony with his father, Luis Urrutia. He has a Masters of Music in piano performance from Butler, University and is an active international performer.
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Maggie/ Violin - Viola /
Maggie holds a BA in violin from Butler. She has 15+ years teaching experience with violin, viola, AND voice! She is versatile and is an active performer with many orchestras and folk/alternative fiddle ensembles, including the award-winning Indianapolis Ceili Band!
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Elise/ Cello /
Elise is a professional cellist and licensed Suzuki Method cello teacher. She has a Bachelors of Music degree in Cello Performance at Lawrence University’s Music Conservatory in Appleton, WI. She has performed in numerous ensembles throughout her musical career.
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Terry/ Piano /
Details forthcoming...
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Christian/ Violin - Viola /
Christian is a graduate of Peabody Conservatory of John Hopkins and has gone on to perform in some of the most celebrated venues, including multiple occasions at Carnegie Hall, with some of the nation's top orchestras including the Baltimore, Indianapolis, and North Carolina Symphony Orchestras.
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Carrie/ Piano - Voice /
Carrie is from Seoul, South Korea. She has a Master of Music from Butler University in 2002 where she studied under Kathleen Hacker, Kari York, Caludia Waite, and Mary Ann Scott. Carrie has performed with Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Projekt:Opera, various choirs...
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Weiqun/ Cello - Violin /
Weiqun holds a Bachlor's Degree in orchestral performance from Shanghai Consevatory of Music and a Masters of Music degree from Beijing Central Conservatory of Music. He has 20+ years teaching experience and continues to be an active performer in numerous orchestras.
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Craig/ Drums - Percussion /
Craig Hetrick is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and began studying drums at age eight under the direction of his father. In high school he toured Europe with the American Youth Jazz Band. He earned a B.M. degree from the University of Delaware and an M.M. from Indiana University.
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Dr. Keith/ Trumpet - Music Theory for AP /
Keith holds a Doctor of Arts Degree in Orchestral Conducting from Ball State University. Dr. Kunda has played trumpet for over 40 years, and he has taught private students of all ages from elementary through adult and the is Executive Music Director of Fishers Music Works.
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Jon/ Guitar - Ukulele /
Jon graduated from Wabash College with a double major in Music and Philosophy. He has toured as the lead guitarist for the Decatur Park Singers musical group and spent time as an orchestra guitarist for Norwegian Cruise Line. He has 10+ years teaching experience.
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