Instructor Biographies

Mihee K. Heil, NCTM
Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano
Founder and Piano Instructor

     Korean born naturalized American, Mihee K. Heil, is a professionally trained piano teacher who graduated summa cum laude from Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas where she studied under the Edna Ocker Piano Accompaniment Scholarship in addition to her Bachelor degree in Music Education from Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea, and Master program study in Piano Pedagogy from Valley City State University.  Received the Outstanding Student Award of Music from DMC and was a winner of Hall of Fame DMC Honors' Audition.  Worked with voice, winds, and strings and performed at TAMUCC Performing Arts Center, DMC Wolfe Recital Hall, and Foxdale Auditorium in State College, Pennsylvania as a soloist and a chamber musician.  She also received intensive private classical training over 10 years in the United States from a nationally renowned piano teacher, John Weems, Dr. Setsuko Sugihar Devena, and Dr. David Sutanto.  Mihee K. Heil is certified by National Music Teachers Association as an NCTM, nationally certified teacher of music in piano. 

     Taught piano independently in Seoul Korea; San Antonio, Texas; Springfield, Virginia; Honolulu, Hawaii; and, Rockport Texas over 30 years.  Served Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Rockport as a pianist for three years.  She has actively involved and supported music programs for the Rockport community and the Coastal Bend area.  Works as an adjudicator at local and state level festivals and auditions.  Actively participates Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Texas Music Teachers Association (TMTA), and Corpus Christi Music Teachers Association (CCMTA). 

     Mihee K. Heil held positions Coastal Plains Music Teachers Association President from 2010-2012,  Texas Music Teachers Association World of Music Division III Test Writer from 2007 to 2011, Corpus Christi Music Teachers Association President from 2016 to 2018, and as TMTA All-Star Festival Chair from 2016-2019.   Currently, she is CCMTA Parrie James Festival Chair, and has directing CCMTA ensemble teams since 2011. 

Michael K. Heil
Assistant Piano Instructor and Certified Piano Technician

    A recent addition to the MKH Piano Studio in September 2019, Michael K. Heil was born on September 14, 1992 in San Antonio, Texas.  
     Michael started the piano at the age of four with his mother and studied with a nationally recognized pre-collegiate teacher, John Weems from Sugar Land Texas, for nine years.  
     Michael is an accomplished pianist who had performed and competed extensively since he was eight.  A first prize winner of the International Piano Competition in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2000, he made his debut recital at Carnegie Hall, New York City.  He has placed first in the most of the competitions he participated in.  His most notable achievements include of recognizing the top 7 finalists at Music Teachers National Association Baldwin Junior National Piano Competition in 2006, winning the first place at Texas Music Teachers Association State Performance Contest in 2006, performing with North Houston Symphony Orchestra at the age of fourteen, and receiving Outstanding Performer Gold Medals from UIL throughout his high school years.  He also performed and gave solo recitals for local events, classical radio stations in Corpus Christi and Houston, and at Universities and Colleges throughout Texas State, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Louisiana, in Arkansas. 

     Michael has received masterclasses from critically acclaimed pianists and recording artists known internationally for over a decade.  This includes Steven Hough, Richard Goode, Pascal Roge, Abbey Simon, Angela Hewitt, and Nancy Weems.  Michael was also a recipient of Presidential Scholarship from UTA in majoring Piano Performance in 2011.  
     Michael has three years of teaching experience in a private and group settings.  He is also a certified piano technician.  

     To view Michael's performances, select Resources menu on the top and click his links.