How to Care for My Violin, Viola, Cello or Double Bass Bow…& Rosin

Most Student Violins come as a set with a case, bow, rosin and violin in a ready to play set up mode. It is not surprising to know that most would neglect knowing proper care for the bow which can be very vulnerable as it is just a long wooden stick. Even if your bowContinue reading “How to Care for My Violin, Viola, Cello or Double Bass Bow…& Rosin”

How Covid-19 has Changed my Music Teaching for the Better. And Tips on Online Violin Learning and Teaching

Of late due to the Covid-19 Virus, a lot has changed around the world affecting the way that we work, study and interact. In order to move on with the times and not to put our lives on hold, we need to adjust and adapt to some of these changes even if it means beingContinue reading “How Covid-19 has Changed my Music Teaching for the Better. And Tips on Online Violin Learning and Teaching”

Remembering a great teacher and mentor, Luo Cheng

In our recent recital, Pianist Lynne Huang dedicates the song by John William’s debuted by the great Itzhak Perlman, “Theme from Schindler’s List”. I had the privilege of being able to play with her to express our gratitude of thankfulness for such a wonderful human being who not only taught us about music but howContinue reading “Remembering a great teacher and mentor, Luo Cheng”

Guest Blog Article: Music Therapy and How It Can Help Your Child with ADHD

Last year, we had Life Coach Julie Morris share about “Learning New Hobbies at any stage of your life”.  Click here for that article.   Today, she shares with us the benefits of music in relation to ADHD. By Life Coach Julie Morris website: http://juliemorris.org/ Music Therapy and How It Can Help Your Child withContinue reading “Guest Blog Article: Music Therapy and How It Can Help Your Child with ADHD”

Secret Tips for Playing the Violin with Piano Accompaniment: By Austin Consordini

At the moment, I am currently working on a project with a very talented pianist Miss Gillian Hu.   In our collaborative efforts of interpreting the Brahms Sonatas for Violin and Piano, we have been practicing regularly together.  It is unmistakably important to have chemistry with whom you choose to play with and I amContinue reading “Secret Tips for Playing the Violin with Piano Accompaniment: By Austin Consordini”

Bringing Performance out of the Recital Halls

Recently, I had the privilege of interviewing for my upcoming book, violist Dr Michael Hall who is an active soloist and currently teaches at Vandercook College of Music. His life story is both unique and captivating with a motto to “Make indispensable yourself as a musician to your community at large”. This led to myContinue reading “Bringing Performance out of the Recital Halls”

Guest Blogger Julie Morris on Learning New Hobbies at any stage of your life

Earlier this year, something terrible happened to me that I nearly lost my life.  I haven’t been writing because there have been adjustments that I’ve had to make due to the trauma and had to recover to get my health back.  I am still in this process of recovery and although I can now seeContinue reading “Guest Blogger Julie Morris on Learning New Hobbies at any stage of your life”

Overcoming Stage Fright

At our recent Concert Finale 2017, a student of mine came up to me and said that she would not perform again (this is her second performance on the violin) and may quit her violin if part of our music course were to entail her performance again in our next bi-annual concert in 2018. IContinue reading “Overcoming Stage Fright”

Invited to Careers Education Day at Singapore Chinese Girls’ School

This was my first ever time speaking about my Career officially at any event so I was not sure what to expect.  We had a couple of speakers for the different art groups, for music it was just my fellow Alumni Lin Si Tong (Instagram linsitong, is a Chinese lyricist and Music Producer for DramasContinue reading “Invited to Careers Education Day at Singapore Chinese Girls’ School”