Christine Eunmi Shin

Director & Founder

Christine's teaching career began when she established her private studio in 1989. Over the years, she has prepared her students for Certificate of Merit exams, Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music exams, and National Guild Piano Auditions where they received high marks from the jury. Her students have also entered in various competitions and received scholarships. Christine's musical lineage can be traced back to Busoni, Brahms, Beethoven and Hayden. Her inspiration comes from many of her great teachers and consequently she is committed to passing on the great tradition of music making.

New Mozart is the culmination of her dream of making excellent teachers available to students of all ages and levels. She has carefully selected a group of dedicated and talented musicians from around the world who bring with them the enthusiasm, and love of music to our students in the Peninsula.

Christine received a bachelor's degree in piano performance and a minor in vocal performance from San Jose State University. She has additionally studied Orff at the Mozarteum in Salzburg Austria, Dalcroze at the Juilliard School of Music in New York, and piano pedagogy at the Eastman School of Music. She has been a music educator for 27 years. Many eminent pianists in Europe and USA have shaped her as a pianist and pedagogue. Her primary teachers include: Alfred Kanwischer, Jonathan Bass, and Marina Grin. She studied voice with Raymond Nielsson and Joseph Frank. In Europe, Christine studied with Martyn Van den Hoek, Marjes Benoist, Volker Banfield, and Grigory Gruzman. She has been featured as a soloist with the University Choir at SJSU and has performed in the San Francisco Bay Area, South Korea, and in Austria.

Christine and New Mozart School of Music have received the honor of being featured in the Metro Newspaper as well as the Washington Square Magazine (SJSU's alumni magazine).

Christine has served as the chair of the Palo Alto branch of the National Guild of Piano Teachers and adjudicated for the National Guild of Piano Auditions.