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Teachers

Teachers & Recruitment

 

We operate with the mission of offering first class music education to our students. In order to achieve this, our highly talented and committed teachers will offer their best to you. We are also on the lookout for proficient teachers in violin, piano, flute, cello, viola and oboe to join our skilled family in Singapore. Here are some of our existing teachers’ qualifications and teaching experience.

 

 

 

Teachers & Recruitment

Our Teachers  

John Chen Dong (Senior Piano Teacher)

John is an accomplished pianist who received his systematic conservatory training from Xi’an and Beijing, China. At age of 15, John gave his first memorable public recital. He came from a musical family, with an oboist father and an opera singer mother. His auntie (mother’s sister) gave him first piano lesson, Zhang Xinan was his mentor for 10 years. John has also taken lessons from renown pianists-pedagogues including Paul Badura-Skoda from Austria, Pan Yi Ming, Zhou Guang Ren and Liu Shi Kun from China. Between 1996 and 1999, the former SSO Maestro Choo Hoey invited John to perform on various occasions with Singapore Symphony Orchestra. John was granted citizenship for his musical talents and has been teaching piano since 1993. John is known to be a strict and dedicated teacher and he will continues to nurture local talents.

 

Jack Lin (Violin Teacher)

A dynamic and multi-faceted musician, Jack Lin, has performed across the globe, lectured, taught, and written about music. Originally from Australia, he studied violin under the eminent Australian violinist Paul Wright, a former protégé of the late Yehudi Menuhin. Mr. Lin completed his studies at the University of Western Australia, and further training at Indiana University and Towson University in the United States at the Master’s level.

Jack has performanced in solo recitals, chamber and orchestral performances in the Unites States, Australia, Asia, and Europe. He has worked with noted groups as Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra (USA), Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, Orfeo Festival Orchestra (Italy), Fremantle Chamber Orchestra (Australia), National Music Festival (USA), Singapore Festival Orchestra, Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, West Australian Philharmonic, West Australian Youth Orchestra, Re-mix with Mr. Foo Say Ming, and the Peabody Opera Studio. Mr. Lin is also an avid conductor, and has worked with several groups in America, Australia and Asia, including his former group, Baltimore Camerata, as Music Director.

As a writer and academic, Mr. Lin has written published several articles for Musical journals in the United States, including Strings Magazine and the Conductor’s Guild of America. Recently, he collaborated with award-winning composer Chen Zhangyi on two chamber operas as librettist in Laksa Cantata (2013) and Window Shopping (2014). As a teacher, Jack has also lectured at Towson University in music history, guest lectured (and conductor) at the Anglo-Chinese School Independent (Singapore), Corpus Christi Catholic College (Australia), and formerly as the Violin Chair at the Excelsis Music Academy (Australia). Other engagements include working with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and with the late Maestro Lorin Maazel at the Castleton Festival in June-July 2012. Currently, he is working for a management firm, and deals with artists and projects for touring across the Asia-Pacific region.

Jack is well liked by both students and parents for his infectious enthusiasm when conducting his violin lessons, and dedication in imparting his music skills to his students.

 

Katy Fan (Piano Teacher)

Katy obtained Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and studied music performance under renowned Hong Kong pianist and music educator, Dr. Fang Chair Siu Wan. She has been a part time piano teacher in Hong Kong for ten years. She taught privately and also in music schools.

Currently based in Singapore, Katy is passionately working on piano teaching and event organization for the school. She is patient and friendly, her students can have a fun and pleasant experience with her in the class.

 

Niena Puang (Piano Teacher)

Mrs Niena has taught for the last 19 years, educating children from as young as 4 years old. Mrs. Niena was among the first batch of graduates from Boston University (Singapore Campus), where she studied under Professor John Sharpley.

 

Recruitment

 

We make an effort to grow locally as well as regionally and recruit throughout the year, looking out for the perfect candidate with the right mix of attitude and aptitude.

Partnership and franchise opportunities abound for the right candidate. Candidates should possess a minimum Diploma in Music from an established institution and 2 years of teaching experience. If you meet the above criteria and are passionate about music education, we would like to hear from you! Please send your resume to us by email at michael@praisemusicschool.com

Praise Music School

Testimonials

“I am happy to have enrolled my girls in Praise Music School. The girls are progressing well in their instruments and they look forward to their weekly piano and flute lessons which is the most important. Praise also gives their students yearly opportunity to perform which further boost their confidence in the instruments they are playing. Thank you!”

Parent Evelyn, students Kendra and Kaydence

“Throughout my work week, I look forward to my oboe class! I work as if I am a full time music student!
My teacher gives me room and paces me according to my ability: he has a sharp knowledge of my weaknesses, improves them and polishes my strengths. I appreciate that he guides me to hit a higher standard and allows me to perform at a level that I am comfortable with.
This school has a very friendly “chamber music” environment, creating opportunities for students to perform and hone their skills in a musical chamber. All the teachers I’ve seen are friendly, passionate and I see the students smiling brightly after their lessons, which speak so much that they enjoy their lessons here!”

Phoebe

“We want to thank the teacher for helping our daughter, Sarah Mae to improve her piano skills from Grade 4 to 6. We are very impressed with her dedication and patience throughout, especially nearing the exams. She’s very encouraging towards Sarah. In fact, Sarah has become more motivated to play and try out new pieces on her own after attending Praise Music school. Thank you very much!”

 

Mrs Sandra Li

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