Piano Lessons at the Teacher’s Place
If you do not have a piano and have no intention of getting one anytime soon, you might want to consider learning at our Awesome Piano teachers’ place instead. In fact, we do have students who have pianos at home, but they still do head over to our teachers’ place for the lessons. One of the reasons is due to convenience, perhaps it being nearer to where their office or school is located. More importantly, our teachers tend to have better quality pianos and also more conducive learning environments. This can help the student’s learning to be more efficient and productive. Take a look below at some of the profiles of our teachers.
*Kindly note that this is not the complete list, we still have other teachers.
Ms Jasmine Mok
Highest Qualification: BA (Hons) 2nd Class Hons in Music, Lasalle College of the Arts
Jasmine is a passionate teacher who believes that every person, young or old can benefit though learning music. She is friendly and approachable. She is also a firm believer in adopting a structured teaching approach, and presenting material in an organised manner.
Ms Josephine Lie
Josephine has been teaching for more than 5 years. She is currently a full-time piano teacher with approximately 35 students to handle every week. Her students have all been graded well, ranging from merit to high distinction across all grades.
Ms Charlotte Ong
Highest Qualification: Bachelor of Music, Queensland University of Technology
Charlotte started teaching piano since 1999. Her passion towards classical music led her to Australia to further studies in music, majoring in classical piano performance, and second study in accompaniment. Upon graduation, she had a privilege to teach in a few state schools. In Brisbane, she taught piano and singing to young children.
Personally, she believes education is a creative process where the educator must provide an environment to cultivate interest for the child. When a child acquires sufficient interest, their learning capacity will increase exponentially. This has always been a successful education model for her students.
Mrs Neo Soh Yian
Address: Tai Keng Garden
Highest Qualification: FLCM
Mrs Neo Soh Yian is a piano teacher with twenty years of teaching experience. Although graduated with a Computer Science Degree from the National University of Singapore in 1990, she answered her musical calling by becoming a full time music teacher from 1994. She has since trained more than 50 students including several at Diploma level. Soh Yian also serves in church as pianist and keyboardist.
Soh Yian believes that music is a gift bestowed to all. Everyone can make music, with practice and training, we can enjoy music to its highest level. As a teacher, Soh Yian aims to perpetuate knowledge and inspire learning. More specifically, she teach a wide repertoire of musical works of various genres and styles. Soh Yian also creates performing opportunities for her students. Through home concerts and recitals, students will gain confidence and derive pleasure in music making.
Soh Yian recognizes that examinations provide useful standard and can act as a motivating push, giving the student a definite aim to work towards. However music-teaching is not simply preparing students for one exam after another- and nothing else. A good balance between solid music education of wide repertoire and pursuit of excellence through examinations must be attained.
Ms Caryn Cheong
Caryn has more than 10 years of music teaching experience. She obtained her Grade 8 (Practical and Theory) from Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, UK (ABRSM) and continued to pursue her studies in the University Putra of Malaysia in Bachelor of Music (Education) (Hons). Aside from that, she also holds a Associate Diploma in Music Pedagogy.
Upon graduation, Caryn had the privilege to teach in an international school as a music teacher in conducting keyboard ensembles and choir. After that, she worked in a music school as an instrumental teacher and teacher-trainer, teaching individual and group lessons for children as young as 2 years old to adults of various levels.
Caryn makes appropriate selection of teaching methods to encourage and stimulate interest in budding learners. As for the more advanced students, she uses more technical and challenging pieces. She believes that the exposure of various pieces and genres of music would enhance one’s knowledge of music. She hopes to develop the musical growth and talent of every student in an encouraging and friendly way.
Ms Julia Li
Having graduated with a degree in music from Lasalle College of the Arts, Julia has experience in teaching keyboard and piano privately and in Global Indian International School. She understands the needs of different students and caters each lesson to the pace of each student. Her motto towards teaching is for every student to learn and enjoy music as a whole.
She also completed her grade 8 in flute under ABRSM and has been performing together with the Singapore Jazz Orchestra for the past 10 years. She also volunteers and plays piano regularly in her church’s music team.
Ms Hui Jie
Hui Jie has been a full time piano teacher since 2010. She was awarded Distinction in both LTCL Diploma in Piano Performance and Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Music). She has taught in music school and international preschool aside from private lessons.
She is offering piano lessons from beginner up to diploma level. Her passion is to provide effective piano lessons through confident, skills and resources. Most of her students are young and yet they’re preparing for intermediate or higher grade. She organises annual concert for students to showcase their talent and reward them throughout the year. Besides, she has her own set of proven and systematic steps as well as simple and clear handouts to achieve Grade 5 and Grade 8 theory exam through intensive program.
Minghui is a full-time piano teacher and has been teaching piano since 2003. She is qualified with LTCL in Piano and a diploma in teaching. She can teach both for exam (following ABRSM or Trinity syllabus) or just for leisure, both practical as well as theory. She has experience in teaching children as young as 3.5 years old and up to 50 years old.
Minghui focuses on teaching the right techniques, rhythm and to inculcate musical awareness to her students so that they will not only know how to play, but also to be able to express the music well. Her students are also taught to appreciate a wide range of repertoire from classical to modern jazz and pop, and are encouraged to perform in the yearly student concert that she organises.
The past 15 years of teaching 30 odd students have given Minghui the skills to teach each individual student with methods that suits his/her particular temperament and learning style. Her students have obtained 100% passes in ABRSM exams, with most of them obtaining merits and distinctions and even high distinctions. She also has experience coaching students enrolled in ‘O’ and ‘A’ level MEP programmes.
Ms Dorothy Ew
Highest Qualification: BA in Music
Dorothy is passionate about music and enjoys sharing her skills with others. She is confident in what she does and parents as well as students find her patient,kind and committed.
Highest Qualification: BA in Classical Music
Henny has 16 years of dedicated teaching experience with a 100% passing result.
She has been teaching students for both the ABRSM graded exam and Diploma certificate. Her lessons are conducted using a Kawai grand piano.
Mr Leonard Lim
Highest Qualification: Degree in Classical Piano Performance
Leonard is a patient and chill teacher. He enjoys working with teenagers and adults. He has been teaching since 2015.
Ms Lin Tonglin
Highest Qualification: Masters in Music
A native of Singapore, Tonglin entered Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts at the age of 6. Continuing her training with distinguished pianist Lim Yan at School of the Arts, Singapore (SOTA), she won an audition to embark on a tour to Switzerland and Italy in 2011 where she performed both solo and chamber works. Throughout her studies in SOTA, where she received a creative, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary education, Tonglin developed a unique sense of artistic interest, not restrictive to solo-performing, but varied aspects such as collaborations with other arts forms and academic disciplines.
As a passionate chamber and orchestral musician, Tonglin enjoys performing in a range of creative and artistic projects which promotes collaboration with musicians, composers, choreographers, dancers, visual artists and theatre designers. Recent concerts include a multimedia production which incorporated music, dance and electronics, produced by Japanese composer Kina Miyamoto, premiered in Atmospheresfestival 2018, as well as concerts in London Bargehouse as part of Balance Exhibition which featured works from RWCMD theatre designers and composers. Having a special affinity towards two-piano works, some of her recent projects include Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, Philip Glass’s Four movements for two pianos,George Crumb’s masterpiece Makrokosmos III: Music for a Summer Evening, as well as Messiaen’s Visions de L’amenwith Benjamin Frith, pianist of internationally acclaimed piano trio, The Gould Trio.
Ms Shou Jin
Shou Jin has been playing the piano since 3, and has continued to do so all through the Music Elective Programme (MEP) in secondary school to taking music as a subject in A Levels. She has had the opportunity to perform in various school performances and in public spaces, before she proceeded to study music in Royal Holloway, University of London for her degree.
Upon Shou Jin’s graduation, she became a secondary school music teacher and has been since 2015. She has also been teaching in keyboard workshops for adults for a year. The joy she experienced in playing music became a joy in spreading the love of piano performance to others.
As a teacher, Shou Jin is patient yet firm, and encouraging to her students. She believes that anyone can learn and perform it as long as they are motivated and guided strongly along the way. She is able to assess the needs of the students to determine the practice they need to perfect their art. At the same time, she is also able to scaffold the learning process in order for the students to achieve little successes along the way to build their intrinsic motivation for learning.
Mr Norvin Lew
Highest Qualification: LRSM in Piano Performance
Having graduated from School of The Arts (SOTA) in 2013 as a Music Major (Piano), Norvin joined a music school after completing National Service in 2016 and has been teaching the ABRSM syllabus to his students, both practical and theory. He is also teaching private students and is able to give more time to teaching more students as well. Teaching music is definitely enjoyable for Norvin since his beginnings and he would like to take this further as a career.
Ms Sandra Lee
Graduated with B.A. in Music from University of British Columbia (Canada) and DIpABRSM Principles of Instrumental Teaching Piano (UK), Sandra has more than 15 years of piano teaching experience in Canada, Malaysia and Singapore. Currently, she is pursuing her masters in music teaching with the University of Chichester (UK).
Sandra has enjoyed teaching students of all ages in learning the piano; both for leisure and exam. Her emphasis is to build and strengthen the foundation of sight-reading and technique, so that her students can enjoy music playing. She believes that consistency in practicing will lead a student to a more enriching learning journey.
Highest Qualification: DipABRSM in Instrumental Teaching (Piano)
Michelle is currently based in Singapore as a full-time piano teacher and has been teaching since early 2006. She has experience with both children as young as five years old and adult students alike (contrary to popular belief, it is never ‘too late’ to learn!).
Michelle understands that each individual is different and relishes the challenge of finding the best way to nurture each student’s musicality in an enjoyable yet disciplined environment. She holds a Diploma in Instrumental Teaching for Piano (ABRSM) and is currently working towards the Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (LRSM).
Besides the piano, Michelle also has great passion for other percussion instruments. She is active in the local music scene as part of the Singapore Wind Symphony (SWS) and its Percussion Ensemble (SWSPE), taking part regularly in performances year-round, such as the annual Singapore Musical Celebration series at the Esplanade. In her free time, she likes to read, and enjoys attending musicals and plays, especially lending her support to local artistes and productions.
Mr Jacob Tan (Currently Abroad)
Piano Type: Steinway and Sons Concert Grand
A passionate, patient and understanding piano teacher teaching kids from 6 years old to 30+ year old adults. Students will receive quality, professional and insightful musical training including sight-reading techniques and ear training.
Ms Chan Shu Hui
Highest Qualification: London College of Music Teaching Diploma (ALCM)
From the age of 13, Shu Hui had various piano performing experience in her secondary school (Swiss Cottage), Singapore Youth Festival, Drama club, in cafes (Colours Bistro in SMU), nursing homes (Bethany Nursing Home), accompanist at ballet classes and theatre production in Lasalle College of the Arts, restaurants (Stewords Riverboat), Esplanade Library Musical Theatre Showcase. She has taught piano group classes at the Canadian International School too.
She is able to teach both classical and pop piano as she has performed in public places and arts venues before. She believes that music is a special gift that should be learnt by everyone who is passionate in it, as it will bring joy and satisfaction to life.
Ms Sheng En
Highest Qualification: ATCL Diploma in Piano Recital
Sheng En is a part-time private piano tutor who enjoys and is passionate in teaching piano. She is patient, committed, flexible and loves children. Students feel comfortable and enjoy learning from her.
Sheng En has experience in teaching students ranging from 3.5 to 30 years old for both classical exams and leisure. She is approachable and confident to handle both adult and young students. She teaches useful techniques for graded exams and is also able to teach student accompaniment skills for leisure if the student is interested.
For students interested in composing, Sheng En 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). In addition, she also gives aural training skills if the student is interested to learn how to play by ear.
She has more than 12 years of experiences playing as a pianist in church with a band.
Ms Adeline Yeo
Adeline is teaching piano full-time. She is patient and good with children. She teaches both children and adults. Adeline has also taught at music schools aside from private lessons. She has also worked closely with students from the Middle East, North America, Europe and Asia. Her students’ age groups ranges from 3 and half to 65 years of age.
Adeline teaches mainly the ABRSM syllabus as well as pop piano for students who wish to do lessons for leisure. She believes strongly in parents’ participation and involvement in education.
Ms Melissa Tan
Melissa has been teaching for 12 years and has vast experience. She has taught in groups in pre-schools and primary schools as well as individual lessons in home and private piano studios.
Melissa believes all lessons should be tailor made for students. Her biggest goal is to build student’s love for music. She also believes learning music/piano is possible for everyone (children, adults and even students with special needs).
Ms Hau Chin Chin
Highest Qualification: LTCL Diploma in Piano Recital
Chin Chin has more than 15 years of piano teaching experience. She enjoys teaching music to all age groups, from 5-year old children to 60-year old adults. Her students include locals, Germans, Swedish and Canadians. Being a flexible teacher, she adapts her lessons to cater to students of different ability and time commitment.
To improve performing confidence, encourage sharing of musical joy and development of stagecraft, she organizes student concerts. For outstanding presentation, video recordings are uploaded to YouTube. She also regularly connects with parents via WhatsApp with updates and videos of students’ progress.
Ms Yi Ying
Yi Ying started learning piano at a very young age of 4 years old, and has since found a passion in playing the piano.
She decided to pursue it further, many years after completing her Grade 8 practical exam, and upgraded herself to attain a diploma certification in performance.
She has been teaching since 2016 in a music school. She is patient with her students and always believe in positive teaching.
Ms Zelda Mak
Highest Qualification: ARSM Diploma in Piano Performance
Zelda has experience working with students as young as 5 years old. She has a patient, friendly and bubbly personality.
She is always introducing new and interesting methods to keep the students engaged and to fuel their interest in piano playing and piano theory concepts. Her lesson structure and plan is catered to the individual student’s learning ability and to help him/her do well and have a good balance in both practical and theory of piano.
Jinci has been playing for her church’s youth ministry for more than 15 years and currently serves as a worship service pianist for her church where she enjoys chords improvisation and harmony. With experiences in piano accompaniment for bands and pop song playing, adults who would like to learn for leisure are welcomed too.
As a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, Jinci is passionate about helping each student discover his/her strengths and develop his/her potential in life. She customises her teaching style according to each student, to motivate them according to the individual’s learning style and interests. She also helps her students learn in a fun and engaging manner by connecting music concepts to relatable stories to aid in understanding and application.
Ms Meow Chin
Meow Chin is a passionate and approachable full time piano teacher who gets along well with children. She believes in happy learning through encouragement and hopes to instill a love for music in her students’ journey.
Ms Christina Neo
Christina has been a full-time classical piano and theory teacher since 2014 after she graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a degree in Computer Science. She is able to teach both classical and pop music as she was a church keyboardist previously. Aside from that, Christina had taken classes in Percussion Ensemble and Pop music during her years in university. She is passionate to inspire people through music teaching, with an optimistic goal of realizing the full potential in every student.
Ms Tay Li Wen
Highest Qualification: ATCL Diploma in Piano Performance
Ms Tay has been teaching since 2009 to students of all ages and levels from as Young as 3½ to teenagers and to working adults. Many students under her went through ABRSM exams and had 100% passes.
Her love for music started at aged 5 when she first began her piano lessons. Since then music has been her passion for life. During her secondary school days, she was a piano accompanist for her school’s choir CCA. She believes that students must have a strong foundation of understanding (finger techniques, rhythm, etc.) yet have fun and passion in their learning journey. She also holds annual recitals to encourage her students to display their skills set learned along the way.
Ms Grace Wong
Highest Qualification: DipABRSM in Music Performance
Grace is a music teacher in a public school in Singapore, under the Ministry of Education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Education), a Post-graduate Diploma in Teaching as well as a Diploma in Music Performance from the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (DipABRSM). She has been teaching since 2009 and is keen to spread the love of music and piano to more of the younger generation.
Ms Keira Lim
Highest Qualification: DipABRSM in Music Performance
Keira has been learning music since the age of 5. She has also explored other musical instruments such as guzheng and ukulele during her school days. She believes in continual learning and upgrading for the benefit of her students, and is currently preparing for her degree in music, LTCL/LRSM (Licentiate in Piano Performance).
Keira acquired working experience with children and therefore has the ability to interact well with young students. She believes in building a sturdy foundation and practice habit so that students can progress steadily in their learning. As every student is unique, lessons are tailored to the learning needs and style of each individual. The greatest motivation in teaching comes from helping students achieve success in their musical journey.
Grade 8 Teachers
Ms Kelly Tang
Kelly has been a piano teacher for over 15 years. She has taught in music schools and students’ home before but is currently only teaching at her place. She has a Performer’s Certificate (Trinity College) and ABRSM grade 8 (Piano and Theory). Her students range from beginners to Grade 7.
Ms Wendy Tan
Piano Type: Yamaha Clavinova Digital
Besides the Grade 8 (ABRSM) qualifications, Wendy is also AMIS certified (2012,MOE): Art and Music Instructor scheme, Piano Adventures Expert Course (2011), Harmony Road Music Course (2009) and Performer Certificate in Classical Singing (Trinity Guildhall).
She has taught piano since 2000 in 4 different music schools and before converting to teaching private lessons at her home studio. Wendy enjoys teaching as well as developing children’s’ interest and technique to better their playing.
Ms Cheryl Teo
With a strong interest in music and a huge passion in teaching children, Cheryl believes she would be able to bring great value in helping students develop their talents while nurturing their passion for music. Throughout her teaching career, she has been driven to help students achieve their very best. With a down-to-earth and amiable personality, one of Cheryl’s greatest strengths is her communication skills. She understands that everyone works and learns differently, and this is something she always bear in mind whenever she has to communicate tasks that need to be accomplished with positive reinforcement.
Ms Wong Xianling
During her time in the National University of Singapore, Xianling found her true passion and love in music and immersed herself in various cultural activities which involved arranging scores for and performing with choral groups as well as performing in the band as a keyboardist and vocalist for events.
Xianling is familiar with both the ABRSM and Trinity Syllabus and teaches a range of pop to classical piano and violin. She has conducted early childhood music and movement group classes since 2010 and individual lessons to children from age 3 years to adult.
During her spare time, she does piano accompaniment, plays the ukulele and performs a cappella at weddings and events around Singapore with her a cappella group. Xianling believes in a holistic musical approach, improving coordination, rhythm sense, aural, piano technique and creativity through song, dance and games using the methods and experience garnered from attending workshops of the Dalcroze, Kodaly and Suzuki method.
Mr David Kho
Address: Telok Kurau Road
Piano Type: Seiler Upright
David has a passion for music and teaching/sharing ever since young. He attains great satisfaction from seeing students improve under his guidance. David’s best ability is his keen sense of hearing and of perfect pitch, allowing him to pick out mistakes readily.
David had experience teaching in APSN (association for persons with special needs), hence he considers himself to be more patient than most. He tries to conduct lessons in the most fun and enjoyable way possible, as he believe one has to truly enjoy doing something to be good at it.
Ms Grace Duong
Grace is a patient and friendly poly graduate. Music is her passion and she aims to influence both children and adults with a creative approach towards teaching.
Ms Joy Chui
Highest Qualification: ABRSM Grade 8
Joy started her career as a music teacher from the age of 18 with private piano lessons. Since the age of 20, she started to teach music in primary schools, pre-schools and daycare centers and other ad hoc duties.
Joy has successfully trained students as young as the age of 6 and to the highest music grade of 8. It is her passion to educate and instill aspirations to the future generation. She believes in making lessons fun and enjoyable for children to expand their mind and maximize their potential.
Mr Casey Poh
Casey 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) amongst others.
He adopts a holistic approach to piano learning namely: self motivation, rhythm sense, ear training, music appreciation, effective piano practice, learning mindset and so forth. He believes that this will help to sustain long term learning interest, facilitate effective piano practice and invoke creativity in learning.
Casey is an accommodating, patient and observant person by nature and have taught small children to working adults from age 7 to 50. He is aware 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, Casey can empathize their learning needs or struggles and hence, foster a positive learning spirit. From there, he will customise his suitable teaching methods, fine tune his teaching focus & plan a coherent learning time table to achieve their learning goals.
Ms Diana Ng
Diana enjoys teaching music to students of all ages and has experience in teaching young children.
She has completed her ABRSM grade 8 piano practical and theory and is currently studying music modules in NUS music conservatory under professors. She believes learning music should be fun and of course, rewarding!
Ms Evelyn Ooi
Evelyn is a piano teacher with experience in teaching graded ABRSM piano courses and pop songs to both children and adults.
She has taught children as young as 4 years old and adults in their 30s. Evelyn started learning the piano at the age of 4 and thereafter, completed both practical and theory from ABRSM. She is patient yet strict in teaching her students, and is committed to help individuals develop their love for music.
Ms Gloria Lam
Highest Qualification: ABRSM Grade 8
Gloria is an experienced piano teacher who has been teaching since 2015. She has taught students from 6 years old all the way to adults.
Mr Fang Yuan
Fang Yuan started piano when he was 4 years old and hasn’t lost any bit of passion for the instrument. In fact, he is even happier to pass on his knowledge and music to existing students and also help new students find love and passion for piano.
He is currently pursuing a diploma (performance) in piano.
Mr Oscar Su
Oscar loves music as it is relaxing and enjoyable. After trying teaching, he realised that he likes the idea of sharing the joy of playing the piano with his students.
Ms Germaine Lim
Highest Qualification: ABRSM Grade 8
Germaine has been teaching since 2016. Her students range from as young as 4, up to adults. Most of her students are 6-7 years old. She is proud that they are able to pick up simple note reading/songs after one to two lessons.
Germaine has chosen a simple and direct approach when it comes to beginners, especially to those who have no music background. In order to maintain the students’ interest, she tries making lessons easy and stress free. Germaine believes in instilling a sense of music appreciation in her students rather than rushing them for examinations.
She enjoys teaching as she gets to meet different types of students. This gives her the opportunity to challenge herself so that she can bring out the best in every student as there is no fixed approach for everyone.
Ms Tessa Chua
Tessa has been teaching piano to students aged 6-40 years old since 2016. She has a passion for the performing arts such as in Dance and Music.
Ms Ooh Ming
Ooh Ming has been teaching piano since June 2017 in Lowrey Music School. She is also working part-time at Pong Music School now as well.