Hi! I'm a composer who graduated as a music major (BA) with first-class honours and ten A+s from the University of Hong Kong, with a year abroad at the University of Manchester. I have also been offered a place to pursue MMus in Composition at the Royal College of Music from 2018 onwards.
I'll be happy to teach anyone, any subject of my expertise, from beginner's level to undergraduate level.
Academic Music (IB, i/GCSE, etc.) | Music Composition | Music Theory | Music Analysis (including Schenkerian) | Harmony & Counterpoint | Orchestration & Instrumentation | Music History | Essays |
Things I Know Enough:
Piano Performance | Film Music Composition | Conducting (Orchestral & Choral) | Music Production (Sibelius, Logic Pro, Protools) | Vocal & Choir Performance | Music Psychology | Opera | Aesthetics & Philosophy | Fine Art History |
More About Me:
As a professional composer, my music has been listed in CoMA library (Contemporary Music for All) and performed in England, Romania, and Hong Kong. Some of his works have entered the finals of composition competitions such as "International Orange Chorale of San Francisco - Choral Composition Competition" and "Hendrix College (USA) Candlelight Carol Competition."
In recognition of my academic performance, I have also received numerous scholarships and prizes, such as "Hong Kong Children’s Choir Scholarship" (2017-18), "Bernard Van Zuiden Prize" (2017-18), "Rayson Huang Scholarship in Music" (2016-18), "Jao Yu Tsong Memorial Prize in Music" (2016-17), "Run Run Shaw Scholarship" (2016-17), "Faculty of Arts Dean’s Honours List, "Professor Robert Lord Memorial Prize in Music" (2015-16), "Foundation Scholarship for Outstanding Students" (2014-18).
I have obtained an ATCL in Piano Performance in 2014 and ABRSM Grade 8 in Music Theory in 2012.
My Teaching Experience & Rationale
I have about 4 years of experience in working with young students or aspiring musicians mainly as an orchestral conductor who conducts weekly rehearsals. On top of that, I also have ample experience in private music tuition, whether it be piano, theory, composition, or musicology/history.
My belief is that to be a well-rounded musician, and indeed a proper man or woman in general (let's face it, not all who study music would become professional musicians), one should not limit one's vision within just a subject of knowledge. Rather, because the world is connected in various ways and on numerous levels, in the end, the process of studying music would also enable one to get to better understand our own culture, and even the world at large.
Indeed, apart from what I am professionally trained in, I'm also a keen thinker about philosophies, aesthetics, art history, etc., and how all these relate to our contemporary world. This is a way to become more knowledgeable about the world we currently live in, and is surely too a way to become a more informed and creative person.
I am certain that, with these thoughts in mind, my students would greatly benefit from my teaching - not just in relation to music, but also hopefully their life as a whole.
I am fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.
My Education Qualifications:
．IB (with Bilingual Diploma) | St. Paul's Co-educational College [Score: 43/45, with a level 7 in Music (HL) & full mark in Extended Essay (Music)]
．Bachelor of Arts (Music) | University of Hong Kong (2014-18) [First Class Honours]
．Full-year Exchange Programme | University of Manchester, UK (2016-17)
．Master of Music in Composition | Royal College of Music, UK (2018-20)
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