The Rutgers Preparatory School Music Department is dedicated to giving each student a complete musical experience. To achieve this goal, students are encouraged to take part in the Independent Music Instructor (IMI) Program, a private music instruction program that matches students with dedicated professionals from the Tri-State area.
Private individual music instruction is currently available on the following instruments: piano, violin, viola, cello, and beginning bass.
Tuition for private lessons is $40.00 for 30 minutes, $55.00 for 45 minutes and $70.00 for 60 minutes. If interested, please contact:
Lyssandra Stephenson, IMI Coordinator
- IMI Instructors-
Grace Lim (violin and viola) received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Performance from Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Isaac Malkin and Daniel Avshalomov. Ms. Lim has been on the faculty of Monmouth Conservatory of Music. She incorporates both the traditional and Suzuki methods to ensure that the students develop good rhythm, intonation, and beautiful tone by ear. Ms. Lim is also an active performing artist. She has given many concerts as a member of orchestra and chamber music ensembles and performed around the world with professional ensembles and orchestras. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts in performance at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts.
Yu Ouyang (violin and viola) Born and raised in Hunan, China, Yu Ouyang started her career as a violinist at age thirteen. She has performed in numerous venues worldwide such as Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, Taiwan National Concert Hall, Shanghai Concert Hall, and Hong Kong Concert Hall. Ms. Ouyang’s outstanding playing skill and leadership makes her as a concertmaster in several orchestras, including Shanghai Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra, Asian Young Orchestra, Montclair State University Symphony Orchestra and currently serving as the concertmaster of Rutgers Symphony Orchestra. Being a passionate and energetic teacher, Ms. Ouyang teaches a wide variety of students, ranging from young kids to adults, and as small as individual lessons to large group
classes in both Shanghai and New Jersey. Ms. Ouyang received her Bachelor and Master of Music in Performance from Shanghai Conservatory of Music with full scholarship under the tutelage of Xian He. She also received a Performance Diploma from Montclair State University, under Weigang Li. Currently, Ms. Ouyang is a candidate of Doctoral of Musical Arts at Mason Gross School of the Arts-Rutgers
University, studying with Carmit Zori.