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 Dramas and other Mandarin Songs) and I.  This was great as she covered the students who aspired to go contemporary and I addressed the students who were interested in sticking with Classical.  Though both of our Careers do overlap somewhat as we still need to practice a lot and be good with our pitch; and we both love to teach!

It was nice to be back in my old school after leaving for so long and meeting most of the teachers who still almost looked the same (to me). Talking to the students and meeting others from the art industry made me realize that it is really not out of necessity that we do what we do every day but for the passion and love for our art that we wake up an try our best with our careers even though what we do sometimes seem more obscure than a more conventional job.

It is truly a blessing to have a talent to share with others, so those of you reading this who is good with any form of musical or artistic talent, do try your best to nurture it. Your creativity is unique and original and even if it seems insignificant, there will be an eager someone who will be truly inspired by your art! Thank you SCGS for giving me the opportunity to share and realize this ❤️

Yamaha Music’s Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative (with Lindsey Stirling Performance)

In my final year of law school in England, I had my dissertation paper on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and it’s relevance in the modern world.  So this article from Strings Magazine really caught my eye in doing it in relation to music education being an educator of Music myself. Though this was all the way archive from September 2016, it still left me with a warm feeling that people were being helped by big corporations like Yamaha with their new Music Essentials programme.

This would help music educators to get funding in projects they are embarking on for their students. Music production events are always hefty costs (which I do every twice a year for my students) sometimes costing thousands just for venue rental and other ancillary costs. Wish I could get into this Music Essentials programme too since we do concerts twice a year!

However, at this point my contribution though small, I have priced our Violins and bows (Belcanto Violins) at a reasonable cost, made affordable for more to enjoy a good sounding instrument without a having to compromise on quality. I also donate some Violins to schools around Singapore to promote music education. Interested Schools with violin programs or other art forms do contact us on this. At Belcanto Violins, we support every art form and would be glad to help to be sponsor/partner/donor to your programme.