Here are some of testimonials given by my students. They range from beginner to diploma level.
Teacher Min is a very patient teacher. She encourages Renee and makes the lesson fun. I appreciate her efforts.
by Renee's Mother
Miss Tay is always so encouraging, patient, and approachable. Being able to communicate with the person who is teaching you is one of the most important elements of any good learning experience.
She is a great teacher who will strive to bring out the best in her students. She recognises that everyone learns in different ways and at different paces and then structure lesson accordingly. I enjoy every lesson of mine and of course her passion in piano, each of her beautiful piano pieces, motivated me to practice a lot, allowing me to improve tremendously. Thanks Min-Min!
by Chiam Chin Yee
非常感谢Min Min 老师， 让我在十年没有碰过钢琴的情况下， 从来没有任何乐理背景和学习的情况下， 在从师Min Min 一年后拿到了英皇的五级乐理90分的好成绩。 非常惊讶。 我本来以为及格就好了。
她的教学和中国国内的很不一样， 不会那么的死板。 更加注重踏板， 乐感，全方面。 她的踏板技巧教学使我第一次理解如何正确的使用踏板，她也注重基础课程的教育， 有很多很多和别的老师不一样的手指训练。 Min Min 老师也是著名钢琴家Ong Lip Tat的得意门生， 很多Ong Lip Tat的学生都听说过精湛琴艺她， 我自己就是这样找到她的。 这么认真负责用心又严谨的钢琴老师很难找到， 我非常乐意推荐她， 其实她哪里需要我推荐， 她的价值早已被肯定
Min Min Tay (Master in Music)
"I hope at the end of it all, through teaching piano, I can teach my students discipline and perserverance. To mold them into well-rounded individuals who are sensitive, kind and resilient people who can lead a happy and satisfied life."
“I am a working adult who went to study under Min Min, 1 year after I passed grade 6 music theory exam. I actually found Min Min while doing an online search for an eligible private music theory teacher. I was really glad that I found her. Those 2 years of music theory lessons were enriching.
Min Min is very structured in her approach in teaching music theory and I found it easy to follow the lessons.
Her teaching is also very constructive, positive, practical and comprehensive. She is non intimidating and I always felt at ease to clarify any doubt I had. She is musically talented and has vast music knowledge; but equally important, is her capacity for coaching. She is able to impart to me the joy of learning, and the drive to progress. Min Min’s perserverance, patience and professionalism are also some of the admirable attributes I have been blessed with as her student. She has my highest recommendation! ”
by Irene Ng
She is a patient and dedicated teacher who strives to bring out the best in her students. Her vast knowledge in music has provided me with a greater insight into classical music.
Her friendly demeanor makes lessons enjoyable. Most important of all, she is a teacher who listens. It is these qualities in her that motivates me to practise harder and to go all out to realise my dreams.
by happy student Kate
We are very glad that we found Ms Tay to teach and guide our daughter, Yixuan for her Grade 5 Music Theory Exam.
Even though we had only 11 weeks to the exam, her systematic approach has made it easy for an 11 years old child to understand and score really well (89 marks) for the exam. We appreciate her patience and dedication. Thank you, Ms Tay!
by Robin Lim (Yixuan’s Father)
Ms Tay is an excellent and dedicated piano teacher. With her help and guidance, I found myself learning so much more than the pieces I had to perform for my Diploma. Being an older student, I believe I was not an easy student to teach as I held many preconceived ideas of how to practice, leading me to develop rather faulty technique.
Week after week, she painstakingly taught me how to overcome them to bring out a better sound quality. To top it off, we only had a year to prepare for the ATCL from scratch. I would not have been able to make such progress and pass the exam, without her help and our lessons.
Having experienced her professionalism and genuine concern she has for my musical development, I would highly recommend her to all serious music students.
Miss Tay is a patient, helpful, understandable and friendly teacher whom i know. With her guidence, i managed to pass my both Grade 8 Practical and theory.
I really enjoy during the lesson. Thank you so much for your great help.
At first I feel quite stressful facing my theory grade 8, because as you know, my theory knowledge is very poor. But after one month taking the theory lesson with you, I feel that music theory is quite interesting, even though I have to read and do A LOT of exercises.
Doing A Lot of exercise I still ok for me, but when it comes to READING. Anyway, Ill try my best, hope I can pass my theory exam next year and thank you for being a very PATIENT teacher.
by Eva Widjaja
Its been some time since my last grade before continuing to pursue diploma in music with Min Min. She has been helping me shape my music and my musicality with technique work and working on pieces. She tailors lessons to fit the student needs to improve, esp on aspects i'm weak in and i'm thankful for her patience. Min Min is talented , knowledgeable musician and pianist with effective teaching methods. Will definately recommend!
by Yvonne Wee
I had started piano sight-reading classes with Min-Min two months ago (end of September 2010), to better my sight-reading abilities. Along the way, I have picked up valuable tips and tricks on how to read quicker to achieve almost seamless playing. I admit that these tips were not taught to me before, but it was only here that
I realized that these tips/tricks could be used to aid me in reading/picking up notes faster than normal. My sight-reading have improved, and I hope to utilize what Ive been taught here, for my own practice at home. Hopefully one day, Ill be able to play as seamlessly as Min-Min! Thank you..
Ms Tay, has helped me tremendously with my aural skills that were barely there when i started out. During the lessons she was patient and willing to revise and teach me the theory concepts that I have forgotten a long time ago.
Besides teaching and helping me with my aural skills. she also acted as an accompanist during my grade 8 flute examination. she demonstrated skill and precision through out the whole process.
by (Flute Student) Matthew Tay Zhi En
Isaac and Immanuel enjoy their piano lessons with teacher Min-Min. In the last 6 months, they have learnt a variety of pieces such as hymns, Christmas songs and many other interesting, lively pieces manageable at their level. This has challenged them and increased their enthusiasm in learning.
Teacher Min-Min is also firm and encouraging in her teaching. She has taught my boys to take their lessons seriously. Were glad to have her as our teacher.
by Happy mother Elena (Isaac & Immanuel's Mother)