Minghui (Phoebe) is a full-time piano teacher based in Singapore and has been teaching piano for 18 years since 2003. Her musical journey started from a very young age, picking up violin at the age of 6, and keyboard at the age of 10, but only decided that piano is what she really wanted at age 11, after being mesmerised by a recording of lounge pianist Jimmy Chan’s playing.
As she has been playing by ear before starting formal lessons, she has much difficulty learning sight-reading and adjusting from playing by ear and memory to classical piano, as the latter is more technically difficult. However, her love of music and persistence allowed her to overcome obstacles in learning and under the tutelage of Mr Law Wai Lun (composer in residence of SCO), she managed to achieve merits and distinctions in most of her ABRSM piano and theory exams.
After her graded exams, Phoebe went on to pursue an Associate Diploma in Recital in Solo Piano (ATCL) from Trinity College London under the tutelage of Mr Arkadiuz Bialak (former Lasalle teacher) while still pursuing her bachelor degree in business and an Associate Diploma in Music Pedagogy (Class II) from Seimpi School of Music after graduation from university. To broaden her musical experience, she also joined the SMU string ensemble (Obligato) as a 2nd violinist during her undergraduate years.
Phoebe has since attained a Licentiate Diploma in Recital in Solo Piano (LTCL) from Trinity College London. Besides teaching and preparing for lessons, Phoebe also attends workshops, seminars, masterclasses and concerts to ensure continued music learning and growth.
A dedicated and committed music teacher, Phoebe hopes to nurture students to not only obtain the skills and technique in piano playing, but also to develop a passion in music that can last a lifetime. So far, she has 100% passes in ABRSM exams and a proven track record of students achieving merits, distinctions and even high distinctions in their exams. To encourage students to hone their performing skills and for to learn from one another, Phoebe also organises student concerts every 1-2 years.
Phoebe is currently teaching at her home studio in Sengkang with a Schimmel 188 International grand piano for teaching advanced levels as well as a Weber 121 upright piano for teaching beginner to intermediate levels.
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