Pastor and Coach Billy Park is the lead pastor at Grace Community Presbyterian Church. He also loves sports, especially basketball and volleyball, and enjoys encouraging students to grow in excellence in athletics as well as in character. He has been active in sports since his childhood in Jersey City, NJ. He became a volleyball fanatic in college where he played club volleyball at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Ever since then, he has been sharing his love for volleyball, starting volleyball/basketball nights and tournaments everywhere he has lived. Since living in Suwanee, Billy has started a Sunday Night volleyball group, been a coach for i9 sports and Atlanta Extreme Volleyball Club in Suwanee and was also a coach at Lanier Christian Academy where he led the middle school girls to an exciting conference championship. He and his wife, Gloria, live in Suwanee with their 4 children.
Gloria Park has taught piano for over 25 years to almost 200 students -- for the last 15 years in Suwanee and previously at the University of Virginia, the Music School in Providence, RI and as a private teacher in Maryland. Her students have received numerous awards at the local, regional and state level. She studied for many years under Suzanne Guy in Virginia and was privileged to study at Eastern Music Festival, NC and Gnessin School of Music in Moscow. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Music with high distinction and her Master of Teaching in Elementary Education from the University of Virginia. She has worked in public and private schools as well as churches, but she has spent most of her time as a private piano teacher, which has allowed her to get to know some of the best kids and families around. She loves seeing her students grow and mature to become expressive musicians. Gloria is an active member of the Gwinnett County Music Teachers Association, where she serves as Treasurer and is also a member of the state and national affiliates (GMTA and MTNA) and the National Federation of Music Clubs. Gloria and her husband, Billy (pastor of Grace Community Presbyterian Church), reside in Suwanee with their 4 children.
Piano and Voice
Yulia Soboleva As a passionate musician at heart, I have extensive education and experience in learning, teaching, and performing music. Over my 20 year career, I have taught students of all ages in St. Petersburg, Russia, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and Atlanta, Georgia. My goal has (and is) to cultivate and nourish the music interest and talent inside every budding musician by instilling confidence through a rigorous, disciplined regiment of lessons that culminate in performances that allow students to demonstrate and showcase their newly developed skills.
• Formed, developed, and brought to its success The New Times Children Touring Band. They caused quite a stir having swept throughout Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Latvia, and Lithuania. My students have been performed on various stages around the world and been recognized for their expressiveness and skill proficiency. • Participated at The Russian Government Cultural Mission in St. Petersburg • Leader/Art Director of the St. Petersburg New Times Touring Children Band • Domestic and International concert tours in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary • TV and Radio Performances and Recordings • Orchestra-accompanied Piano Appearances • Prize Winner of the 2008 International Music Ensemble Competition • Amongst students and graduates: Winners of All-Russian and International Competitions Education • Master’s Degree from St. Petersburg Conservatory • Professional Keyboard Specialized Training from Moscow Conservatory • 1995-2000 - Saint-Petersburg Conservatory of Rimsky-Korsakov Master’s Degree • 1991-1995 - Music college of Rimsky-Korsakov, Saint-Petersburg Russia Bachelor’s Degree
Linda Won graduated from Collins Hill High School and Emory University where she double-majored in Educational Studies and Music. She then received her Master in Teaching from Mercer University with a certification for grades Pre-K to 5th grade. She has been in the classroom for three years in Pre-K, 2nd and 5th grades, including a year at Parsons Elementary. Linda and her husband, Moon, moved back to the Atlanta area, having spent 3 years in Greenville, SC where Moon completed his residency. Although she began teaching private violin and piano lessons in high school, Linda has loved being a full time mom since her 2 children were born. After a few years away, she has enjoyed teaching again.
Andrew Choi began teaching himself guitar and music at the age of thirteen. He participated in many musical ensembles from string orchestras to acoustic combos to rock bands, and eventually developed a fascination for rhythm and complex harmonies and went on to study jazz at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He started teaching basic and intermediate guitar in 2012 and loves passing on his passion for music to his students.
Art (K-6) and Korean language (teens & adults)
Heejin Sutton grew up in Korea and has been drawing ever since she was a little girl. There was never a doubt in her mind that she wanted to be an artist. She studied oriental painting extensively as a college student. After graduating with her degree in oriental painting, she pursued a graduate degree in art therapy because she wanted to share the therapeutic effects of art that she had experienced. Throughout her studies, she also had many opportunities to do activities with children, adults, and patients who had a desire to express themselves through art. She finds great joy in seeing people focus, enjoy and relax through their art work. Heejin and her husband, David, spent several years in Gainesville, FL before moving to the Atlanta area 9 years ago. They have 3 adorable children. Heejin and her sister started an online art studio in 2020. You can check out their work at https://rabbitbrush-studio.com/
Tutoring (middle and high school)
High School Students are also available to tutor in the following subjects (some will be available as online tutoring): Latin 1 and 2 AP Biology AP Chemistry Math (Elementary - Pre-Calculus, AP Statistics) Language Arts (Elementary - 10th grade gifted)
Hahnee Oh was born in Philadelphia but raised in Atlanta since age 5. She has always been involved in caring for and teaching children -- from baby-sitting, to teaching Sunday School to private tutoring. She attended GA State University for Early Childhood Education before getting married, having 2 daughters, and being a stay at home mom. She has been actively involved in her daughters' schools by serving as room mom every year by helping teachers and organizing classroom activities. Her eldest daughter is now in high school while her younger daughter is in third grade. Hahnee has also served as the elementary Sunday School teacher at Grace Community Presbyterian Church for the past 3 years.