I have a rich and wide range of experiences as a music teacher and performer. I have taught cello for 12 years - privately and also at a number of institutions, such as Faith Lutheran College and Samford Valley Steiner School.
I have also become well-acquainted and effective in delivering lessons via online platforms, as Samford Valley Steiner was conducting them during the COVID-19 school closures. At this stage, while restrictions are being eased, I am happy and comfortable to deliver lessons in person or online, depending on what best suits the client.
My professional career as a cellist has involved performing with various professional orchestras, such as Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Sinfonia, and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. I have also made numerous appearances as a concert soloist. As a part of the Queensland Youth Orchestra’s international tour, I performed Saint-Sean’s Cello Concerto in several concert halls in Germany and France.
I completed my undergraduate studies under the tutelage of Li Wei Qin whilst studying on full scholarship at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore. Having gained two Australian Music Examinations Board diplomas (AMEB) - A.Mus.A (Distinction), and L.Mus.A with (Award) - I am qualified to assist students in undertaking these exams, and have prepared many students towards these exams with great results. I am equally passionate about teaching as well as performance, receiving much satisfaction and fulfilment from enlightening and nurturing each student's musical development.
My most recent musical endeavours have been in the field of orchestral conducting. I am currently completing a Master of Conducting at The University of Adelaide, which involves conducting the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra numerous times throughout the year. I am however, still based in Brisbane and available for weekly cello lessons in Brisbane.
I have also made other appearances as an orchestral conductor with ensembles such as the University of Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the Queensland Youth Orchestra. My involvement in orchestral conducting has given me greater insight into music theory and history, about which I am also very passionate.