Kim Le, Proprietor
Kim Le is an award-winning pianist who has worked as a musician since the age of 16, when she began giving neighborhood piano lessons and accompanying at local high schools and colleges. By age 17, she earned her first paycheck playing in "A Chorus Line" at Santa Ana College and by 18, she was hired as an accompanist there. She performs throughout OC as a keyboardist, pianist, singer and percussionist. Kim received her first piano lesson from her father, composer Le Van Khoa at the age of four and has become a dedicated artist who is totally committed to her students’ success. She studied Piano Performance with Alison Edwards at Santa Ana College, and this path eventually led her to Pacific Conservatory in 2002, where she was attracted to its unique curriculum and classroom format. After 15 years of teaching and managing, Kim took over the role of owner, allowing founder Brenda Eeds to retire. She is an avid learner and enjoys taking classes in music, art and business.
Kim was unanimously voted “Ambassador of the Year 2018” by the Orange Chamber of Commerce and was awarded “Woman of the Year 2020” at both state and federal levels by Assemblyman Steven Choi and Congressman Lou Correa. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Community Foundation of Orange and is Vice Chair of the Community Development Block Grants program in Orange. At the county level, Kim serves on the Arts Orange County Board of Directors and is the District 3 Arts Commissioner at John Wayne Airport. In 2019, she narrated a documentary on her father’s career in the arts, which debuted at VAALA’s Viet Film Fest where she spoke on a panel about music and film. In 2021, Kim founded "Make Music Day Orange," part of the worldwide celebration "Fète de la Musique." In 2022, she was chosen by Sara Pelly to be "Principal for a Day" at Fletcher Elementary, where she saw many of the students she'd previously given scholarships to. Of the manifold people she works with, she is somewhat partial to her two sons, who are both students in the Orange Unified School District. Kim enjoys drawing, painting, woodworking, calligraphy and model trains. She hopes to visit Vienna someday and dreams constantly of designing the perfect chair.