BISHAN, BUKIT TIMAH, BUKIT MERAH, CENTRAL, GEYLANG, KALLANG, MARINE PARADE, NOVENA, QUEENSTOWN, TANGLIN, TOA PAYOH
Telok Blangah/ Central/ North/ West
Soo Wai Ye
BA (HONS) in Music
Diploma in Music, LTCL, ATCL, (Trinity; U.K.)
18 years of teaching, she has 15 private students now, ranging from grade 1 to Diploma.
Besides teaching, she participated in Choir, Teacher Annual concert, Creative Festival, Piano Ensemble and Electro Acoustic Ensemble.
Her major studies are Compositions with Music Technology and Piano Performance; hold BA (HONS) in Music, Dip in Music, LTCL, ATCL, and AMusTCL.
She performs the tasks of providing comprehensive piano music instruction to students of various ages from grade 1 to diploma, responsible for teaching theory, repertoire and technique of piano in individual setting.
She fostered a respectful learning environment and developed positive partnerships with parents and students to ensure students success in piano examinations, recitals and school concerts.
With years of teaching, she is able to recognize different children’s musical ability and uses different ways to stimulate and nurture them.
She gave instructions based on genuine concern about the child and what his or her capabilities are.
Ms. Claire Choo has more than 20 years of experience in teaching the Piano (Practical & Theory), Flute and Clarinet in various music schools and privately.
Well versed in both ABRSM and Trinity College and teaches from beginner to Diploma levels.
She performed with Penang State Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (PESSOC).
Coming from a family teachers, Claire believes that aside from discipline, there must be good communication and rapport between teacher, student and parents.
Claire also has experience in teaching students with special needs, dyslexia, ADHD, where music has had a positive impact on the child's development.
Bachelor or Music (Performance) from The University of Sydney (Sydney Conservatorium of Music)
With over 25 years of piano experience and more than 10 years of teaching experience, HyunKyung is a freelance accompanist and educator.
Having fostered a passion for music since a young age, she obtained full music scholarships to study in Presbyterian Ladies College (PLC) in Perth, and the Sydney Conservatorium with a Bachelor of Music (Performance), under the tutelage of esteemed pianist, Stephanie McCallum.
An expert in compositions by Liszt, Chopin and Weber, HyunKyung has accumulated numerous prizes and awards in both Korea and Australia alike, including the Dorothy Hutchinson Prize for Piano, 1st place in the Western Australian Pianists Competition, 1st prize in the Freemantle Eisteddfod competition in 2005 and 2006, 1st place in the Korean Chung Nam Competitions and many more.
As an educator, HyunKyung is known for her approachable and amiable demeanor, and is loved by both children and adult students alike. She can tailor her teaching methods to different learning styles, and never fails to make music an immensely enjoyable experience.
She teaches students of all levels, from beginner, to Diploma and University entrance preparation.
With over 10 years of experience preparing students for Music examinations, students under her tutelage consistently produce exceptional results.
HyunKyung also accompanies all musical instruments and has accompanied in music competitions and music examinations alike. A versatile performer, she caters to students of all skill levels.
Ms. Siak Lee has 4 years of teaching experience,and now she has numerous students from Beginner to Grade 8,
Every year she also go for competition or performances in school.
She is learning Diploma violin and diploma piano ,also Theory Grade 8.
She has a lot of performance experience on ensemble because join string orchestra in secondary.
She obtained Gold for the National Music Festival String Orchestra Competition as a violinist and soloist.In 2016, She selected to attend Clement Curtin Violin Masterclasses and was recognised for his skills.In 2018,
She awarded Sillver in Euroasia Competition.
Now she is still learning music and kept upgrade herself in many music performances.Able to teach violin,piano and theory.
Ms. Jenni an independent part time piano teacher for over 9 years. Prior to that, I was a part time teacher in Seimpi School of Music for 7 years where my focus were young children music group classes and individual piano classes for children (4 years old onwards) following the ABRSM syllabus. The highest grade I've taught is ABRSM Grade 4.
Her other interests include dancing (Latino and Belly Dance) and singing (1st Soprano chorister) , where I've performed numerous dance and classical choir performances.
Self-driven, result-oriented professional passionate in early childhood music education, good and patient with children; diversified experience in piano, singing and dancing.
• Cambridge GCE O-Level
• London College of Music Diploma in Pianoforte
• The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music(ABRSM) Theory Grade 7 Awards:
• Third Prize for 2017 Singapore International Classical Competition
• Recipient of the Tan Chay Bing Merit Award (Diploma)
• Certificate of Distinction in Singapore Youth Festival 2013
• Certificate of Accomplishment in Singapore Youth Festival 2015
• NAFA Chamber Chorus
• 4 years privately
• 2 years with music school Performance experience:
• Perform for music school events
• Perform with other people in their recitals; as accompanist and soloist.
Students going for graded exams will be taught differently. With accordance to their level.
She always strive to encourage students and make them do better musically. As she is very patient, She explain the musical concepts until the students understands fully so that they can unleash their full potential.
There is no fixed way in teaching because she strives to do the method most effective to the students' learning. And I am always constantly improving her teaching methods.
Piano Teacher, Viva School of Music and Ballet 2016-Current
• Taught beginner students aged 3.5 to 6 years old, introducing them fundamental music concepts and piano techniques
• Implemented simple but fun methods e.g. color schemes of teaching to relate to younger beginners
Private Music Tutor 2013-2014
• Designed lessons for adult beginners which catered to their interests and goals for learning the piano which covered various contemporary pieces e.g. Yiruma, theme songs, pop songs, and also basic foundational pieces up to grade 1
• Customized lessons catering to the individual’s learning needs, which aided in technical and theoretical concepts up to grade 2
• Viva Piano Competition (Bach- BWV 851, Albeniz- Asturias) (2018)
• Viva Annual Concert (Beethoven- Pathetique) (2018)
• Piano Lovers (Albeniz-Asturias) (2017)
• Viva Annual Concert (Chopin-Fantaisie Impromptu) (2016)
• Award Music Studio open performance @ Katong (2010)
Ms. Esther Wong believe in a strong technical and theoretical foundation from a young age. Piano lessons with me will be more than the three graded songs for examination. I hope to also impart music history, background etc for better understanding, interpretation and enjoyment, which is what music should be all about.
Ms. Lynn has been playing the piano since age 5. She took MEP throughout secondary school. Participated in SYF for String Ensemble and Symphonic Band (Percussion/Piano) from Secondary to JC.
Having been educated in music since age 5, music is very much a part of her life. She teaches piano because she enjoys the craft, and enjoy sharing this lifelong skill with those around her.
She has taught students with zero background in music, and explained various musical concepts in easy to understand ways. She can adjust pace of teaching to suit individual students, and ensure that learning the piano stays fun and stress-free.
Ms Betty Chong has experience in teaching. She is focusing:-
-the posture and hand position to keep concentration and create good sound,
-the theory and listening to help you better understanding of music language, -the expression to communicated with audience from your heart.
Wrong: Just keep practice
Maybe: You need more practice
Right: You need to practice effectively
Ms. Rachel Tan has approximately 6 years of music teaching experience - and her student count-to-date is 45. She is well-versed with the ABRSM exam syllabus and she is comfortable teaching students of all ages; from beginner level to Grade 8 (currently having 2 Grade 8 students under her wing)
She is a very motivated, passionate and patient mentor / teacher. The goal in mind is to allow her students to experience the joy of music and to express themselves freely.
Only then, they will be willing to work hard and practice to obtain good results for exam-based syllabus.
She used to work in the corporate world (banking and consultancy); hence, communication is a very important tool to get message across. She believes that she has the necessary skills to be able to hone and nurture her students as each individual is different and requires different teaching and communication methods.
Post Graduate Diploma in Music Education NIE ( Distinction)
ABRSM Piano (Grade 8 Distinction)
New York University ( Vocal & Performance)
My Singapore Music Concerts Creative Director & Talent Coach
2016 Choir Instructor for Teckghee Senior Citizens
Children Choir Instructor for various charities & school performances
Singer/ Songwriter & Producer
Experienced music teacher for piano and vocal for quite a number of years.
Music & Teaching are 2 of her greatest passion in life ,
She’d love to pass on what her teachers have taught her to others in a positive and creative way! There are also numerous studies to prove the great amount of benefits of music education on a child’s (and even adult) cognitive, psycho motor and social development.
2013 "Shine" Singapore: youtu.be/v-7HKFduAqA
2014 Moments of Love: youtu.be/McqrJbBvyLc
2015 Snowflower: youtu.be/X3TVHepn7SU
2016 My Family: youtu.be/FcyRstURhY0
2017 Once in a Lifetime: youtu.be/gCA-DJqXVIk
Bishan Street 12/ North/ North East/ East/ Central
Performance Diploma ATCL (Piano Recital) in 2011 (Trinity, U.K.)
Currently pursuing Performance Diploma LTCL (Piano Recital)
Grade 8 in Pianoforte and Grade 8 Theory
Ms. Bernadette has 16 years of teaching the piano (part time) with students ranging from preschoolers to adults and 3 years of music instruction at primary and secondary schools.
Over 80% of my students who had taken their graded examinations had scored merit or distinction. The feedback that was received from the school students were they all had enjoyed the programme that was presented. More than 85% of them wanted to pursue a higher level in the programme.
In Dec 1994, she was a Lead Keyboardist in the Musical "St Paul’s Journey” that was staged for two nights in the World Trade Centre. IAdditionally in July 1995, She was a Pianist in the Promotional Lunch Celebration of Head (Quarantine and Epidemiology Department) and also a Pianist in the Lunchtime Musical Performance at the Penthouse, Environment Building.
Her students view me as a patient, approachable, kind yet firm piano teacher. They enjoy their music lessons as the lessons are fun with interactive games and different music genres are also explored.
One of her students had consistently scored distinctions in pianoforte from Grade 1 to Grade 3 and merit from Grade 4 and 5. She was so enthusiastic for her lessons that she insisted on coming for piano lessons even if it was a public holiday. One of her beginner students was able to play with both hands just after three lessons. Another adult beginner student was able to stage a live performance with a choir after 2 months of lessons.
As a Freelance Music Trainer with Town4kids Pte Ltd,she had conducted keyboard, ukulele, pitched instruments and iPad Garageband music lessons to various secondary and primary schools.
In 2009, She had rendered services as a Lead Trainer for a Digital Visual Disc Jockey music programme with Edublitz Pte Ltd at Pei Hwa Presbyterian. The software used was Sony's Creative Software: Acid Music Studio to synthesize the music and Window's Media Player to create a storyboard from pictures or videos. The students who were in the upper primary section (primary 5 and 6 students) were very receptive to the programme and had cheered and applauded after my demonstration of "Making Coconut jam tarts" video
Ms Seanne has taken her DipABRSM Performance examinations, and currently pursuing LTCL.
She believes that in learning to play a musical instrument like piano is first and foremost about Passion. She would ensure that her students are engaged and develops a drive for learning the instrument, while handling the academic rigor.
Secondly, she strongly believe that every students' needs should be personally and uniquely catered accordingly, and therefore through different piano teaching pedagogies, She would then personally fit these models as i teach.
She also believes that learning music can be an extremely precious opportunity for students to develop high self-discipline needed through a learning curve that's perfect for students. As a teacher, she would encourage students and provide positive feedbacks to ensure that my students are well-protected as they mature in person.
As a piano accompanist and church pianist, she believe that it is also very important to develop skills such that they are ingrained in students that they become intuitive. As such, important skills such as inituitive hearing, hearing and analyzing music can be naturally applied with little or no effort when they enter the workforce. This would ensure that they would remain relevant in the change of time.
Her strength is sight-reading and hearing, i always do my best to ensure that her students develop the skills level in such areas so that they can be distinctively identified.
Diploma in Music Performance with distinction (NAFA)
Grade 8 Piano (ABRSM, U.K.)
Evelyn has been teaching piano and theory lesson at Musikinderskool and Florence Music School in Singapore since 2015. She was a part-time tutor and had been handling 15 students every week. She has taught different range group age from four year old students to adult students.
Evelyn loves music so much and share the joy of playing music passionately to her students. Recently, She performed her solo recital at Lee Foundation Theatre, Singapore. She has been participating piano competition such as S.Y Lemye Tjong, Indonesian Piano Competition and Lucien Wang competition.
Beside that, she also performed as a choir, collaboration with Singapore Symphony Orchestra in Esplanade Theatre. She has been playing keyboard in local church.
Specialist diploma in Early Childhood Leadership and Teaching
Pursuing Diploma in Piano
Ms Jennice likes music of different genres, love to play piano classical, romantic, pop, jazz music. She loves to teach and enjoy teaching, especially when students are able to learn well and receive good results. She loves her students and hope they can learn well with her. Parents and students say she is very patient, understanding and nice teacher.
She has started teaching part time piano since 2007, go in full time freelance teaching piano since 2013. She had taught in Sylvia Ng Piano studio, Cristofori, Her Inspiration Music School, Magic Fiddler, Montessori School and Seimpi Music School(ongoing). Her job scope is to teach individuals to play piao, for leisure or going for graded exams(ABRSM/LCM) as well as plan lesson activity for group lessons.
Besides, she had taught in Learning Vision, Montessori school, My Learning Ladders, Math enrichment and Mind champs (English Teacher). She had experience teaching young children as young as 3 yrs old to 65 yr old adult.
She will try to let students develop passion in music. She will not be afraid to take in weak students, so as long as they will love to learn, She will be most willing to guide and teach them.
He is an easy going and fun person who always love to share his knowledge with others. He has performed in public paid concerts and charity events at Aliwal Arts Centre, New Changi Hospital, Tampines Primary School (Black Box) etc… When he is not at the piano or jam space, he can be found reading and hanging out with his dogs. He is currently pursuing ABRSM Grade 8 Music Theory Exam & a Diploma education in Music Performance.
He adopts a holistic approach to piano learning namely: self motivation, rhythm sense, ear training, music appreciation, effective piano practice, learning mindset, etc… It will help to sustain long term learning interest, facilitate effective piano practice and invoke their creativity in learning.
He is accommodating, patient and observant person by nature and have taught small children to working adults from age 7 to 50. He notices that different students have different objectives to piano learning.
He can be flexible and understanding. From the start, he seeks to understand the learning objectives and situation of each individual be it aiming to get a piano certificate or just preparing for a simple performance in a few months’ time. With the right communication, he can emphasize their learning needs or struggles and hence foster a positive learning spirit.
From there, he will customize his suitable teaching methods, fine tune his teaching focus & plan a coherent learning time table to achieve their learning goals.
Mdm Wang has personally coach for over 15 years. Some were admitted into the Music Elective Program via Direct School Admission, NAFA Young Talent Piano Programme, and Gifted Education Programme in Singapore schools, and Eaton College's Music scholarship programme in the United Kingdom. She is generous with her time and spends a great deal of effort counselling students and parents.
Lessons are held at King Albert Park, Bukit Timah, Singapore. They are carefully planned each week to provide these opportunities and aimed to build your children’s self-esteem and personal success. Lessons are held in a home environment, conducive for learning as the warm and nurturing atmosphere encourages learning.
Distinction in Associate Diploma in Piano Performance (Trinity College London, UK)
Merit in Grade 8 Theory (Trinity College London, UK)
Minor in Music, A and O level Music
More than 10 years of teaching experience teaching students from 3.5 to 60 years old for classical exams and leisure
Play piano by ear and able to create scores for students to play their favourite songs outside exam pieces
Ms. Sheng En is passionate, dedicated, patient and committed teacher. She has experience in playing in a music band and being a wedding pianist and exam accompanist. She also records her performance on youtube at www.youtube.com/user/cse1217. She teaches useful techniques for graded exams and accompaniment skills on songs for leisure. She believes that learning piano has no age limit and her mission is to inspire student's interest in music and nurture them to play piano in an enjoyable manner. For students interested in composing, she is also able to provide insights to their composition as she has been through composition class in schools (in A level as well in University).
Associate Diploma in Piano Performance (Trinity College London, UK)
Grade 8 Piano and Theory (ABRSM, UK)
Currently pursuing DipABRSM in Piano Pedagogy
Ms Fenny has been teaching for over 10 years and taught in a music school for 2 years.
Located in Balestier vicinity, Ms Fenny has been teaching piano for more than 10 years. She believes that every student can enjoy music and excel in it given the right learning attitude and good environment. It is her teaching goal to develop lifelong enjoyment of music that goes beyond the exam syllabus.
Each student’s lesson is individually tailored according to student’s ability and learning style. She specializes in preparing students for graded piano exams and music theory but also teaches leisure piano lessons primarily for adult students.
Ms. Ermina has been teaching for almost 13 years. She is currently teaching in a music school in the east. She is teaching toddler classes to adult individual lesson. Besides, she has taught a number of students who had passed Grade 8 piano and theory with pass, merit and distinction.
Teaching has been her passion and dream. To her, teaching is a life time job.
She is committed and reliable. She is more than happy to share her knowledge with others and she hope she could inspire the younger one to lead a purposeful and meaningful life.
Her goal is that all her students could be independent and play music anyway they like with all the knowledge they have learnt and the amount of work they have done.