Teacher's Bio


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 Music Education Degree from Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea.  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. Finished Piano Pedagogy Master program with a 4.0 GPA from Valley City State University.  She also received intensive private classical training over 10 years in 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 a 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 28 years.  Served for 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 the position of CPMTA President from 2010-2012 and served TMTA as a test writer for World of Music Division III from 2007 to 2011.  Currently, she holds the position of CCMTA 1st Vice President.