February 28, 2013
Tribute to My Teacher Mr Ong Lip Tat

Today I dedicate this page to my teacher and mentor Mr Ong Lip Tat who left us this afternoon to a better place. The world is a much lonelier and quieter place without his music. I am still reeling in disbelief and denial that he is gone. But the truth is sinking in and no […]

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July 5, 2011
Singapore National Piano and Violin Competition 2011

The biennial National Piano & Violin Competition 2011 organised by the National Arts Council (NAC) is held this year. This competition provides a platform for music excellence and allows musicians to showcase their musical talent and ability. It aims to develop the performing skills of musicians in Singapore, improve musical standards and identify potential music talent by […]

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May 10, 2011
Importance of Music Theory

The ABRSM Music Theory Examination Results for the candidates who took the exam in March 2011 are finally out. I am very pleased with my students’ results for this round. Most have gotten Merits and Passes within a short period of time. The most worthy mentioned are my students from the Theory Accelerated classes. They […]

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April 11, 2011

Births, deaths, retirements, graduation, new careers, new homes, new thoughts, new perspectives - human life moves in cycles filled with transition and change. Some give up hope, while others bring us to the brink of despair. It has been a while since i last blogged and today's blog is not going to be about music […]

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March 23, 2011
My Contribution To the Red Cross Society

  The Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan was  a huge catastrophe and the damage done was devastating. Many lives were lost and hurt and pain from it all will leave an indelible mark in the lives of the people who lost their loved ones to this disaster. I have many friends in Japan, friends made […]

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December 5, 2010
International Chopin Piano Competition

I attended the Chopin Piano Competition yesterday at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. The competition started 1 Dec and will end today, 5 December. It was a great day of piano competition, with competitiors from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Poland, Brazil and Bosnia & Herzegovina. The competition was stiff. The […]

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July 27, 2010
Concert Attendance for my Students

Concert Attendance as part of our education and enrichment for students. As part of our mission to develop a holistic music education for all our students, Learn Piano Lesson Singapore is organizing a trip to the Esplanade Concert Hall to attend a concert by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. All parents are welcomed to join us. […]

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July 11, 2010
Passing of the founding Director of Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music

In Memoriam: Dr. Steven Baxter (1946-2010) Founding Director of NUS’ Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YSTCM) and former Dean of the Peabody Conservatory of Music, The Johns Hopkins University, Dr Steven Baxter passed away in the afternoon of 5 July 2010 (US time) at age 64 of mesothelioma. News of his passing was received […]

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May 21, 2010
Hit the Right Notes!

I attended an MOE briefing for those who are interested to teach Music as a career in schools, and met a few teachers there. In line with the government encouraging music to be given more prominence in schools, MOE is recruiting teachers who are keen to teach Music in schools, be it as a General […]

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