Teaching Philosophy    

My teaching philosophy is to inspire my students both musically as well as intellectually and giving them a greater purpose in life beyond their profession, also giving them a chance at developing a life long hobby that could bring them meaningful place of solitude for years ahead.

Since I began my career after graduate school as a teacher who worked closely with teenagers, I’ve come across many different types of learners, processors, and thinkers in music, as well as in other areas. It is because of the countless hours I have spent with my students I began to learn that we must be well- rounded humans, both musically and intellectually to communicate effectively in all the ways in our daily lives.

I am a firm believer of the fact the skills and techniques we develop through music, art, and learning history and culture are built in the daily practice. And its through these daily practice we learn self-discipline. I strengthen and empower your children with knowledge, problem solving skills, and expand their creative minds in the art of music. And this is my passion.

 

   
    About Me    

Journey Choi began her music career as a three-year-old pianist who was later introduced to cello during first grade. It wasn't until at age 11 where she discovered her love for cello, and began studying under, now deceased mentor and teacher, Jungshin Lewis, in Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Choi made her first orchestral debut as a soloist at age 14 with the Plano Symphony Orchestra, along with Lake Lewisville Orchestra and Dallas Fine Arts Chamber Players, all in the same year. She was also an active musician in Greater Dallas Youth Orchestras where she was placed as the youngest Principal Cello position in Philharmonic Orchestra for her first year, before joining GDYO as a sophomore in High School.

Mrs. Choi's awards and recognitions include, grand prize of both Collin County Young Artist Competition, and Lake Lewisville Concerto Competition, an honorable Mention in Lenox International Young Artist competition, Governor of Maryland Martin O'Malley Invitational Performance Night, and other press reviews from Dallas Morning News and Collin County Guide. In 2011, Mrs. Choi moved back to Dallas after her graduate school and began teaching full time both, privately and as a music instructor for Plano Independent School District, while actively performing with Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra.

Mrs. Choi's awards and recognitions include, grand prize of both Collin County Young Artist Competition, and Lake Lewisville Concerto Competition, an honorable Mention in Lenox International Young Artist competition, Governor of Maryland Martin O'Malley Invitational Performance Night, and other press reviews from Dallas Morning News and Collin County Guide.

In 2011, Mrs. Choi moved back to Dallas after her graduate school and began teaching full time both, privately and as a music instructor for Plano Independent School District, while actively performing with Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra. Today, Mrs. Choi is a dedicated teacher, a member of Richardson Symphony Orchestra, a freelancer musician and a mother of 2 boys who resides in Plano, Texas with her husband David Choi, and children, Ethan and Everett. Mrs. Choi's biggest gift and passion she recognizes today is her ability to connect with her students while inspiring the next generation of youth both musically and intellectually. Mrs. Choi is a strong believer in empowering and strengthening our youth and considers herself as an activist in her community where she reinforces the values of safety, education, and purposeful life in young men and women.

When Mrs. Choi isn’t performing or teaching, she is a big time foodie and an avid weight lifter, mastering the perfect art of balance in these two lifestyles. She loves staying active, inspiring others in more ways than just music and is an advocate of sharing her passion with everyone she comes across.



 
   
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    Audio    
Bach Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor Prelude 
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Popper Hungarian Rhapsody Op. 68 
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Bach Cello Suite No.2 in D Minor Sarabande 
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Bach Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor Prelude  
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Weber Trio in G Minor Allegro moderato  
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Weber Trio in G Minor Scherzo. Allegro Vivace  
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Weber Trio in G Minor Schafers Klage Andante Espressivo  
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Weber Trio in G Minor Finale Allegro 
 


"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."
-Plato..
       



             
Journey Choi
972-765-8086
journey@journeycello.com

Journey Choi                

"...stirring performance of Hungarian Rhapsody Op. 68" Churnin, Nancy
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    About Me      
    Journey Choi began her music career as a three-year-old pianist who was later introduced to cello during first grade. It wasn't until at age 11 where she discovered her love for cello, and began studying under, now deceased mentor and teacher, Jungshin Lewis, in Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Choi made her first orchestral debut as a soloist at age 14 with the Plano Symphony Orchestra, along with Lake Lewisville Orchestra and Dallas Fine Arts Chamber Players, all in the same year. She was also an active musician in Greater Dallas Youth Orchestras where she was placed as the youngest Principal Cello position in Philharmonic Orchestra for her first year, before joining GDYO as a sophomore in High School.

Mrs. Choi received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University where she trained under Amit Peled, and David Hardy as a recipient of merit scholarship from Johns Hopkins University. She has been very active in Music Festivals, including Aspen Music Festival and School, Bowdoin International Music Festival and Chatauqua International Music Festival where she spent her summers studying under cellists, Richard Aaron and Yehuda Hanani. Upon graduation, Mrs. Choi was invited and offered a full scholarship to pursue her Master of Music degree from College-Conservatory Music at the University of Cincinnati with Yehuda Hanani.

Mrs. Choi's awards and recognitions include, grand prize of both Collin County Young Artist Competition, and Lake Lewisville Concerto Competition, an honorable Mention in Lenox International Young Artist competition, Governor of Maryland Martin O'Malley Invitational Performance Night, and other press reviews from Dallas Morning News and Collin County Guide

In 2011, Mrs. Choi moved back to Dallas after her graduate school and began teaching full time both, privately and as a music instructor for Plano Independent School District, while actively performing with Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra.

Today, Mrs. Choi is a dedicated teacher, a member of Richardson Symphony Orchestra, a freelancer musician and a mother of 2 boys who resides in Plano, Texas with her husband David Choi, and children, Ethan and Everett. Mrs. Choi's biggest gift and passion she recognizes today is her ability to connect with her students while inspiring the next generation of youth both musically and intellectually. Mrs. Choi is a strong believer in empowering and strengthening our youth and considers herself as an activist in her community where she reinforces the values of safety, education, and purposeful life in young men and women.

When Mrs. Choi isn’t performing or teaching, she is a big time foodie and an avid weight lifter, mastering the perfect art of balance in these two lifestyles. She loves staying active, inspiring others in more ways than just music and is an advocate of sharing her passion with everyone she comes across.

 
 

    "Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."
    -Plato  

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