​OUR FACULTY

REBEKAH LAU
CO-FOUNDER & MUSIC DIRECTOR

Rebekah Lau received her Bachelor and Master’s degree in Piano Performance on scholarship at Brigham Young University, under the direction of Dr. Scott Holden, Dr. Richard Anderson, Dr. Irene Peery Fox and Dr. Paul Pollei.

 

In addition to pedagogical studies at BYU, Rebekah completed her Suzuki Piano training through Book 7 with registered Piano Trainers Cleo Brimhall, Fay Adams, and Caroline Fraser.


Performance highlights include winning first prize at the Hong Kong School’s Music Festival Piano Competition. In the summer of 2010, she attended the International Music Academy in Pilsen (IMAP), Czech Republic, where she studied with international renowned artists Arthur Greene and Ivan Klansky.

 

Rebekah has also attended many Suzuki conferences around the world and has performed in United States, Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia and Hong Kong. She has worked with over 100 students under the Suzuki and traditional method.

DEGREES AND QUALIFICATIONS

Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University

National Certified Music Teacher, 

Piano Performance, M.M,

Piano Performance, B.M,

NCTM, U.S. A

Suzuki Piano Teacher,

Suzuki Associations of the Americas

Diploma in Collaborative Piano,

 Chinese University of Hong Kong 

Suzuki Piano Certified Teacher (SAA)
 

 
JASON KAI
CO-FOUNDER &PIANO DEPARTMENT CHAIR

DEGREES AND QUALIFICATIONS

Piano Performance,

Dalcroze Certificate Candidate

B.M, Weber State University

Suzuki Piano Certified Teacher (SAA)

Jason was awarded for a 4-year scholarship and received his bachelor’s degree in music in Weber State University in the United States, majoring in piano performance.


Jason has performed widely in Utah and Hong Kong, including for the Weber State Orchestra. Awarded in Utah State Fair Competition in 2007, and UMTA Concerto Competition in 2008, he was selected to perform in the Weber State Concerto Night with the Weber State Orchestra in 2008.

 

Jason has worked with famous artists such as Rieko Aizawa, Catherine Rollin, Nelita True and Dr. Regina Yeh in master class settings. He also studied piano under the direction of Dr. Ralph van der Beek and Dr. Scott McCarrey.


He is a registered Piano Suzuki Teacher under the Suzuki America Association and received training from Dr. Rita Hauck, Fay Adams and Jane Reed. Jason served as a piano faculty of the KinderU Suzuki Music Academy for 4 years and has more than 3,000 hours teaching and as a cooperative pianist.

 
CHING CHING TAO
PIANO TEACHER

Ms. Ching Ching graduated from the Department of Music at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. 

She obtained the diploma of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (DipABRSM) and the licentiate diploma of Trinity College London (LTCL) under the

tutelage of Ms Wong Mei-ling. 

She then furthered her master degree in piano performance at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (Bloomington), where she studied with Karen Shaw and Jean Louis Haguenauer. 

 

Besides piano, she also studied harpsicord with Elizabeth Wright.

 

During her years in United States, Ching Ching lectured the Young Pianist Program in her alma mater and served as a répétiteur in ballet school. 

She dedicated herself in piano education after the return to Hong Kong. She is also active in collaborating and performing with various singing societies and choirs. 
 

DEGREES AND QUALIFICATIONS

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Piano Performance, M.M,

Piano Performance, B.M,

PLicentiate diploma ofTrinity College London (LTCL)

Suzuki Piano Certified Teacher (SAA)

Trainer: Jane Reed

 
BEN THOMASON
VIOLIN DEPARTMENT CHAIR

Mr. Ben began studying violin in the Suzuki program in Boulder, Colorado, studying with Dr. William Starr and Amy Gesmer-Packman.

 

He earned B.A. and Master of Music degrees in Violin Performance from Whitman College and California State University, and has completed Suzuki Violin teacher training Units 1-10 with master teachers Liz Arbus and Cathy Lee.

 

He has over 10 years of experience teaching Suzuki Violin, starting in Los Angeles, where he maintained a private Suzuki Violin studio and was Assistant Director of the Suzuki program at the Cornerstone Music Conservatory.

 

Mr. Ben was the Director of the Texas Lutheran University Community Music Academy.

He has performed in the Mid-Texas Symphony, the Santa Monica Symphony, and the Walla Walla Symphony.

DEGREES AND QUALIFICATIONS

Violin Performance, B.M, Whitman College

Violin Performance, M.M, California State University

Director of Texas Lutheran University Community Music Academy

Suzuki Violin Certified Teacher (SAA)

 
JO CHAN LIN
CELLO DEPARTMENT CHAIR

Ms. Jo Chan is the Principal Cellist of Tbilisi State Chamber Orchestra. She started her musical journey with piano, violin and cello.

 

Completing her diploma in cello performance, she moved to Italy and graduated from the Santa Cecilia Conservatory with highest honours.

 

She later obtained the Royal Degree of Chamber Music from the National Academy of Santa Cecilia.

 

Ms Jo Chan participated in a number of masterclass performances as a soloist and chamber musician, and won numerous awards in international competitions.

 

She was also the principal cello teacher of Rome International School in Italy.

DEGREES AND QUALIFICATIONS

Soloist and chamber musician

Royal Degree of Chamber Music,

National Academy of Santa Cecilia

 Principal cello teacher of Rome International School

Suzuki Cello Certified Teacher (SAA)

Trainer: Barbara Wampner

 
ASHLEY CHUNG
EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Ms. Ashley Chung graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in music with first class at Hong Kong Baptist University, where she studied the piano with Dr. Cheung Pang Jane and Dr. Sophia Yang respectively.

She enjoys working particularly with young kids, from toddlers to elementary levels. Having taught various music programs at Hong Kong Professional Piano Education Academy and Hong Kong Music Office over the years.

Ms. adopts the Kodaly, Orff, Dalcroze and Montessori approaches into her classes, as she strongly believes that speech, singing (i.e. solfege), movements are
integral in early childhood development.

Apart from classical music, Ms. Ashley is also into folk music and musics from all over the world, including Irish folk music, Chinese sizhu (traditional “silk and bamboo” ensemble music), Central Asian music and so on.

 

She plays the yangqin leisurely, and was previously a member and manager of the HKBU Chinese Ensemble. She is also involved in the Project Puraq, promoting Chinese, Central Asian and Arabic music.

DEGREES AND QUALIFICATIONS

BA in Music (First Class), HKBU

BA in English Language and Literature (Hons), HKBU

LTCL (Distinction) in Piano Recital

ATCL (Distinction) in Piano Recital

DipABRSM in Piano Performance

 
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