January 17, 2021

Haven United Methodist Church starting Free Violin School


Haven United Methodist Church, 200 Taunton Ave., E. Providence, announces the establishment of a Free Violin School in September 2020, for the youth of East Providence. Classes will start September 12th and will be held on Saturdays, with beginner classes 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. and intermediate classes from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. If permitted, classes will be in person, and held in the Haven Church Youth Room following RI and CDC guidelines with masks and appropriate social distancing for a maximum of 6 students. A limited number of rental violins are available for a refundable $20 deposit.

If interested, contact the office at 401-438-4911 or complete the online application at http://www.havenumchurch.com/worship-ministry. The application and a short essay explaining “Why I want to learn to play the violin,” should be submitted by August 22, 2020.

The purpose of Haven UMC is to participate in God’s mission of compassion and justice by creating a positive community of friendship and love that resists against the negative structural impacts on people. Haven’s free music project can provide a positive spiritual and social opportunity for youth who might have a love and talent for music but might not have the opportunity to access traditional programs. Music and music education can be a powerful tool for the development of positive self-esteem, self-discipline and confidence while sharing God’s love.

Should you have any questions or require additional information please feel free to contact me at (401) 438-4911 or leejuhee3@gmail.c

Pastor Juhee Lee

Violinist Juhee Lee’s Profile:
Juhee Lee started playing violin at five years old. In 2002, she earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance at the University of Seoul at the top of her class. During her undergraduate years, she served as concertmaster of the orchestra. After graduating, she directly went to Germany to study at the world-renowned Robert Schmann Musik Hochschule. In 2005, she earned her performance diploma. She returned to Korea and held a homecoming solo recital at the Seoul Art Center in 2006. From 2006 to 2008, She was the First Chair Violinist of the Christian Television System Orchestra in Korea. She moved to Atlanta at the end of 2008 with her husband. Shortly after arriving, Juhee was invited to play a Mendelssohn Concerto with Georgia College and State University Orchestra. In 2010, Georgia State University offered her a full scholarship to pursue her master’s degree. While finishing her studies, she won the Brumby Competition and played Sibelius concert with Georgia State University Orchestra. She earned her Master’s Degree in spring of 2012.

Recently, she responded to God’s calling and graduated from the Boston University School of Theology in 2020. She is currently serving as Pastor of Haven United Methodist Church in East Providence. She believes that music has the power to touch people’s hearts. As God touches people’s hearts and transforms their lives through Jesus Christ, she endeavors to share God’s love as she experiences it in her life. She always enjoys playing the violin in praise of God. She confesses that God has given her the opportunity to learn the violin despite difficult financial circumstances in her life, so she wants to share her musical talent with children who do not have the opportunity to learn music. Any young person wanting to learn to play the violin should apply to the Haven UMC Violin School.


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