Bio


Pianist and noted pedagogue Jung Spooner has established a reputation as one of the leading piano teachers in America and is the star of the show A Life of Music, already viewed in 18 countries that documents her teaching and a household full of pianists. A native of Seoul, South Korea, Jung has displayed remarkable musical versatility as a pianist, conductor, and teacher of broad interests. She is a passionate and devoted mentor who has turned out many fine young pianists who have won top prizes at national and regional piano competitions and have been accepted to the most important music schools such as Julliard, Peabody, Cleveland Institute, and major international music festivals such as the Amalfi Coast International Music Festival and the International Institute for Young Musicians. As a pianist, Jung was awarded the Kiefer-Young Memorial Scholarship as the outstanding piano student at MSU. She was selected to perform in masterclasses by such noted artists as Van Cliburn winner John Nakamatsu, Anne Koscielny, Stéphane Lemelin, and Krassimira Jordan. She studied piano with distinguished artist-teachers Dr. Logan Skelton and Dr. Shun-Lin Chou. Jung is currently a dedicated private piano instructor in Overland Park, Kansas and is an active adjudicator all over the United States and Canada. She is married to concert pianist Steven Spooner and they enjoy traveling, attending various musical events, and spending time with their kids. Jung is the proud mother of three children all named after famous pianists-daughters Alicia and Tatiana, and son Franz.