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Founded by opera singer and pianist, Jae M. Shin, Soyulla Artists has been bringing first-rate music education directly to students’ homes since 2001. Our approach is built on the fundamental principle that everyone deserves to have the joy of music in their lives and that high quality music education can be taught in a fun, accessible and nurturing way. We teach all instruments and musical genres to students of all ages and skill levels! Our instructors are comprised of world-class teaching artists who are meticulously selected for their exceptional training background, extensive teaching experience, and internationally-renowned performing accolades. The teaching artists in our roster have been trained at top conservatories that include Juilliard, Eastman, the Manhattan School of Music, and the New England Conservatory. They regularly perform at major concert halls, Broadway stages and frequently appear on late nite TV. They perform and tour with world’s leading orchestras and record globally with artists like Itzhak Perlman, Josh Groban, Blondie, Elton John and many more.


In addition to teaching private lessons, we also provide top level musicians for any special occasion through our Stars division and after school music curriculum through our school outreach program, Center Stage. At Soyulla, our motto is "We bring the music to you!" From private lessons, to specially-designed after school music programs and high caliber musicians who will create the perfect ambiance at your next special occasion, we are here to offer New York’s finest artists to fit all your musical needs!

Visit our Stars website to learn how we can bring top level performers for your next special occasion including weddings, private or corporate events, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, birthday parties and more. Visit our Center Stage website to learn how we can bring top level teaching artists to bring private lessons, group lessons, and special assembly packages directly into your classroom, after school program, summer camp or one-off special events such as kids’ birthday parties! 

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Our Location

At Soyulla, our motto is "We bring the music to you!" We offer services in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and other parts of the New York City metro area, including New Jersey and Connecticut. Our office hours are Monday to  Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; visits to the Manhattan administrative office are by appointment only. 

Our Staff

Director: Jae M. Shin

Ms. Shin holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree

in Vocal Performance from The Juilliard School

and has also studied Piano and Chemistry

at Northwestern University. In addition to being

an active and critically acclaimed vocalist

both home and abroad, Ms. Shin has over 20 years

of teaching experience.

Artistic Director:  Julia Hoffmann

Julia Hoffmann holds her BFA in Acting from

Shenandoah Conservatory and is a proud

National Theater Institute and

Moscow Art Theater alumna. In addition to acting,

Julia is a professional violinist/fiddler and was

previously seen on the national tours of

Once the Musical (U/S Girl, Réza, Ex-Girlfriend),

Rockin' Road to Dublin (Female Fiddler),

Cirque Musica (Flying Violinist) and

Christmas in Killarney (Fiddler). You can catch Julia playing and singing around NYC! Julia is also a Soyulla Violin/Fiddle teacher. Email to learn more! 

Administrative and Executive Associate: Sebastian Kim

Sebastian Kim holds a BA in Music (Classical)

from New York University, where he graduated with

top honors, and received additional training at the

San Francisco Conservatory. He is a professional

pianist with extensive performing experience in

California and New York; his recent engagements

include playing Steinway Hall and the DiMenna Center

for Classical Music. In addition to arts administration,

he is a passionate teacher on the Soyulla Artists roster.

Administrative Assistant: Elizabeth Walsh

Elizabeth is a composer and performer who specializes

in microtonalities and improvisation. She received her

Bachelor's Degree in Music from Vassar College,

and her MA in Music Theory and Composition

from Montclair State University. She studied piano

for many years and is now primarily a

bassist and guitarist. She mostly records and

performs around the New York City area.

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Our core philosophy is built on the idea that one teaching method does not fit all. We believe that every student needs a personal connection with their teacher in order to have fun, thrive personally and creatively and get the most out of the learning process! Our teachers have extensive teaching experience working with kids as young as three years old, beginning adults and aspiring professionals. Our artists have experience working with students with autism, attention deficit disorder, and other learning disabilities. Our goal is to work directly with you in order to personally match you with the best possible teacher from our diverse roster. Our instructors then create a tailor-made curriculum that will fit each student’s individual needs, learning style, personality, and artistic goals. With over 22 years of experience teaching students of all ages and skill levels, we have an over 99% matching success rate, inspiring students to learn and cultivate lifelong music appreciation.



"Having had a strict musical background from a young age through my conservatory training at Juilliard, I founded Soyulla Artists in 2001 with the intention of helping students have fun and learn to love the performing arts. While teaching voice and piano as a Gluck Scholar, I saw how important it is -- especially for young children -- to bring joy and a positive atmosphere into music lessons. The benefits of joyful learning can play a fundamental role in embracing music as an enriching, fulfilling and fun component in a child’s life. In addition, it has tremendous benefits that include increased creativity, sociability, and confidence. I began to select other like-minded emerging artists to join Soyulla: All of them vibrant and exceptionally talented performers whose active careers take them to prestigious venues around the globe and enable them to bring passion, engaged instructional style and a current knowledge of the professional music world to their teaching. In addition to private lessons, our school outreach program Center Stage, brings music education to classrooms where it is sorely needed during children's crucial formative years. Our performance branch, Stars, brings world-class artists directly to our clients for any special occasion or event, because a love for music very often starts by hearing world-class performers and being inspired by them. Today, all three of Soyulla's branches work cooperatively to bring top-notch music to students, schools, events, parties, weddings, and other audiences in New York City and beyond.” ~Jae M. Shin


Along with private lessons, Soyulla Artists also offers other musical services through its affiliate divisions. Click below to visit our Soyulla Stars and Soyulla Center Stage websites.

musicians for celebrations, social events, singers, instrumentalists, bands, parties, anniversaries

Soyulla Stars are world-class musicians ready to perform at your next party, wedding, celebration, or any other social event in the NYC area. We can provide music in a variety of genres and styles, and will tailor any performance to match your needs. For more information, visit

interactive, hands on, fun, creative, summer camp, children, learning

Soyulla Center Stage offers fun, interactive programs in music to children of all ages. Our hands-on, exploratory sessions are perfect for afterschool programs, school assemblies, summer camps, and even birthday parties! To learn more about Center Stage, visit our website at

Our teachers travel to New Jersey, Connecticut, and Long Island, NJ, CT, LI
Soyulla teaches and performs in New York City, NYC, Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Tribeca, SoHo, UWS, UES, Brooklyn, Queens
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