Vision: I believe that everyone who is interested in music should give it a go and learn at their own pace, with the aim for enjoyment and progress. I value good communication with students and their parents. I believe music has the power to enrich our lives and inspire us to improve ourselves, while providing a good outlet for releasing stress from our daily lives.
I teach classical piano and theory at all levels. I can also teach piano for those who want to do crossover style. During lessons, I work on developing good, effective technique that prevents strain or injury. I also work on musicianship skills such as basic singing, aural, harmony, sight-reading, and even improvisation at the piano. I believe theory knowledge is crucial to piano playing at a higher level (past grade 3). For students who struggle with aural skills, I have methods to train them, such as listening to contours, drawing outlines, and understanding intervals. For students who struggle with rhythm, I have clapping and tapping exercises to help them coordinate rhythms in two hands, as well as relating rhythms to fractions in math, using visual diagrams.
I am patient, serious, responsible. I can be strict if necessary and also encouraging especially for younger learners. I am professional, punctual and plan well.
I keep a notebook for every student, I write detailed notes regarding issues spotted during the lesson and practice methods that they can follow at home. My students have found these to be very effective in keeping track of their personal progress and taking pride in their learning. It is also a useful self-reminder since the teacher is not present during the week when the student practises at home.
I communicate very well with students as well as their parents. I believe in good communication and mutual trust in order for the student to progress and enjoy their learning with minimal stress. I am happy for parents of young students to sit in on their lessons (with the student's consent), including on a regular basis, as I believe this can be helpful for the student and assuring for the parent.
For those who prefer to learn more casually without taking exams, I also tailor teaching material and lesson structure for children or adults. Sometimes, I come up with my own printed material, exercises or coloured cards to aid learning. Books I recommend would include John Thompson`s, A Dozen a Day exercises, Hanon exercises, Czerny etudes, Burgmuller pieces etc.
I charge rates ranging from 40-55GBP an hour depending on the student's level and requirements. Most students following the graded ABRSM syllabus will end up paying 40 or 45 GBP per hour for their fees, except for the most advanced students. Please message me for details. I also offer 45 minute lessons for beginners, and 1h30 mins lessons for advanced learners. Additional charges may apply for students that I travel to, depending on travel time and distance. I can also offer discounts for families who have more than one child studying with me.
My schedule is flexible and I try to meet students' needs.
I have taught in London over 5 years, students aged 6-40 of various levels. All my students have achieved distinctions or merits in their ABRSM Grades 1-8 exams in piano. All achieved distinctions in theory exams. A few were also selected to perform for events in their schools, which they enjoyed. I have also mentored students at college level on piano practice methods, pedal technique, fingerwork, and how to improve on their sound quality and performance confidence. I have mentored for degree level programme notes writing and essay writing in musicology (which include music history, music and literature, analysis of harmony, teaching and performance psychology).
I am a concert pianist who regularly gives recitals in the UK. I have performed internationally in Italy, France, Brussels, Colorado USA and Southeast Asia. I have also won multiple awards, which you can find listed in my CV. I am also a researcher, composer and chamber musician. You can find videos of my concert and studio recordings in the YouTube link in this profile, or my website (concealed information)
My rates range from £40-55 depending on level of the student. Most of my current students pay £40/45 an hour. Only the most advanced who are doing G8, Diplomas or degree level lessons pay more. My costs of travel can range from £5-15 depending on travel time and distance.
I teach mainly from my flat near Greenwich where I have a nice upright piano. I also travel to the Knightsbridge-South Kensington-Gloucester Road area to teach.
Master of Music in Performance (MMus) from the Royal College of Music in London, DISTINCTION (2018)
Bachelor of Music (Hons) from the Royal College of Music in London, FIRST CLASS (2016)
Scholar at the Royal College of Music from 2012-2018.
2017 Singapore International Festival of Music Competition (Soloists) - Second Prize (no first prize awarded)
2016 Martin Musical Scholarship Fund – Mark James Piano Award
2016 RCM Chappell Medal Competition – Finalist
2015 Cesar Franck International Piano Competition (Brussels) – 2nd Prize
Aspen Summer Music Festival and School – Polonsky Foundation Fellowship
RCM Schumann Piano Competition – High Commendation
RCM Chappell Medal Competition – Esther Fisher Prize for best undergraduate performance and Finalist
RCM Concerto Competition – Finalist
2014 BBC Young Musician of the Year 2014 - Keyboard Finalist
12th International ‘Citta di Padova’ Competition – 1st Solo Prize and 2nd Concerto Prize
2014 Sevenoaks Young Musician of the Year
2013 EPTA–UK Piano Competition – 2nd prize
2012 Singapore Steinway Youth Piano Competition – Grand Prize Winner at the Finals, Singapore's representative at the Steinway Regional Finals
Steinway Hall, Regent Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Victoria & Albert Museum, Leighton House Museum, the Pallant House Gallery, the Wells Cathedral School and the Yehudi Menuhin School. International concerts - Padua and Venice in Italy, the Harris Hall at Aspen, Colorado, Esplanade Recital Studio in Singapore, Steinway Boutique Manila in Phillipines, and a performance of the Grieg Piano Concerto with the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto.
I sourced Ning for my employers who wanted to continue home tuition for their daughter. My employers viewed Ning's details, together with those of three others and, after prompt and friendly email conversations, Ning was invited to teach the first lesson. Ning is friendly, professional, reliable and provided feedback - together with progress ideas - after the first lesson. She sourced lesson material and, on my employers' agreement, purchased on their behalf, for reimbursement.
My employers and their daughter remain pleased with the lessons and look forward to continuing in the Autumn. For the reasons above, they would have no hesitation in recommending Ning for home piano tuition.
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