Kevin Song received his Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory in May 2018.There he studied with Marian Hahn, while studying collaborative piano and chamber music with piano faculty including Alexander Shtarkman and Seth Knopp. As part of his pedagogy internship, he was able to receive valuable advising for his piano teaching from co-director of the Peabody Preparatory Piano Academy Hyun-Sook Park and chair of music education Laura Parker.
As an adolescent Kevin studied piano with Shou-Ping Chiu. He later pursued his B.A. in Music and Minor in Biology from Stony Brook University on full scholarship. It was halfway through his undergraduate studies when he decided to set aside the pre-medical track for a full-time pursuit of a career in music. This was in no small part due to inspiration from his teacher at Stony Brook, artist-in-residency Pablo Lavandera. He has since aspired to show the enormous yet subtle value of music through both his performing and teaching.
He has been the winner of several competitions including the National Young Musicians Showcase Competition and the upper division of Suffolk Piano Teachers Foundation Competition. As a winner of the Stony Brook Undergraduate Concerto Competition, he performed Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Stony Brook University Orchestra in November 2014. He has performed twice at Carnegie Hall: once solo in Weill Hall, and later with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York. Festivals he has attended include the Icicle Creek Winter Piano Festival and the Oyster Bay Summer Music Festival on a full scholarship, where he has played for masterclasses taught by Christina Dahl and Pippa Borisy. He also teaches at the Worcester Music Academy and the Pianoberries Studio in Brookline, MA. Kevin joined the Joy of Music Faculty in the summer of 2018.