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Lauren Johnson

I began studying with Dr. Cha my sophomore year of high school. Through her guidance, I learned not only how to be a better musician and improve my technique and skills, but I also learned to love music and it…

Kate Fornarotto

As the President of the Idaho State-Civic Symphony Board, in Pocatello, Idaho, my professional contact with Dr. Keum Hwa Cha began more than five years ago.  Dr. Cha joined the faculty at Idaho State University both as our Concert Master…

Brianna Brinton

I studied violin under Dr. Cha beginning my freshman year of college at Idaho State University.  I was nervous to begin lessons with such an incredible musician, but I found that Dr. Cha gave instruction with accuracy and kindness—teaching me…

Brian Zhu

My experience with Dr. Cha has taught me important techniques and values in violin performance.  Dr. Cha is easygoing yet challenged me to my full potential with rigorous lessons and practice assignments.

Rayna Valentine

Keum Hwa Cha is a gifted musician and teacher who cares deeply about bringing out the best in her students, striving always to help them become better performers and achieve their full potential.  She was a dedicated and talented concertmaster…

Delphinia Li

Dr. Keum Hwa Cha taught me for over four years and through those years she has made a significant impact in my music studies.  When she taught me, she was professional and just the right amount of strict that pushed…

Dr. Wenxiang Zhu

Dr. Cha is the best violin teacher that my son has ever had.  My son has learned everything about violin playing from Dr. Cha, and he has greatly improved his skills under her instructions.  She really focuses on the details…

Jedd Greenhalgh

Dr. Cha’s teaching style and personality are incredibly effective and inspiring for me in polishing my musicianship.  Her attention to each student’s personality and learning style as well as technique make her an incredible instructor.  She understands precisely what a student…

Rumeng Liao

My name is Rumeng Liao, an international student from China studying at Idaho State University.  Dr. Cha was my first violin instructor after moving to the United States.  She is a wonderful teacher.  Dr. Cha is patient and warm-hearted, trying her best…

Daniel Sterner

I have had the privilege of taking lessons from world fiddle champions and nationally renowned violin professors.  And, out of the many violin instructors I’ve had, Dr. Cha is my favorite.  She was the one who finally gave me the…

Shelby Rae Murdock

Dr. Cha has been one of my most influential professors.  From the moment I met her, she made an impact on my musicianship.  Studying with her has helped build my knowledge of classical violin.  Dr. Cha’s teaching method is filled…

Dr. Thom Hasenpflug

During her time in Idaho, Dr. Cha served our institution with consummate professionalism; as a performer, an educator, and a colleague.  Her degree training and string experiences made her invaluable to us.  I highly recommend Dr. Cha both as an…