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Robbyn Tan

Guzheng Teacher

Robbyn Tan

Robbyn's journey with the guzheng commenced at the age of 7, where her talent blossomed into exceptional performances and academic achievements throughout her studies. In 2018, she attained a Grade 10 with High Distinction from the China Folk Orchestra Association, showcasing her mastery of the instrument. The following year, Robbyn clinched the top spot in the International Open Music Competition of Australia for the Young Adult Group, further solidifying her reputation as a standout musician.
Since 2018, Robbyn has been sharing her expertise through individual and group guzheng classes, catering to students of all ages and skill levels. Fluent in both English and Mandarin, she effortlessly connects with her students, earning admiration from fellow educators and parents alike for her dedicated teaching approach. Beyond imparting technical skills, Robbyn is driven by a desire to instill her passion and devotion for the guzheng in anyone drawn to this captivating musical art form.

Sheryl Lim

Guzheng Teacher

Sheryl Lim

Sheryl, originally from Singapore, is a proficient Guzheng instructor with a Certificate of Professional Performance from Nanyang Technology University of Singapore – Confucius and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts – Central Conservatory of Music Chinese Music Exam Boards. She holds a Singapore-Cambridge GCE A Levels in Music and completed Grade 8 ABRSM Syllabus in both Practical (Piano) and Theory Exams.
As a dedicated member of the Singapore Ann Kway Association Guzheng Ensemble, Sheryl is a seasoned Guzheng performer. She brings over 5 years of teaching experience, catering to students of all ages and skill levels in both individual and group settings. She incorporates popular music into her classes, creating a dynamic and engaging learning environment, and conducts lessons in both English and Chinese. Sheryl's teaching approach integrates music theory concepts and culturally enriched methods, providing students with a well-rounded musical education and thorough preparation for their examinations.

Jiang Ping

Guzheng Teacher

Jiang Ping

Ping Jiang holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the Conservatorium of Music at Huaibei Normal University and completed her studies in Guzheng performance at the Conservatorium of Music of China. Mentored by renowned Guzheng performers like Zhao Shu Ping, Li Qing Feng, Zhou Zhan, and Zhou Wang, she has developed a unique performance style. Proficient in both traditional Guzheng repertoire and modern compositions, Ping delivers compelling performances with expressive musicality.
Since 2001, Ping has taught Guzheng professionally, sharing her passion for traditional folk music. She tailors her teaching methods to maximise enjoyment and learning potential, fostering appreciation for the art form. In 2013, she served as Chief Examiner for the Chinese Ethnic Orchestra Society Examinations in Australia. Since 2014, she has focused on preparing students for the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Guzheng exams, with all her students achieving grades of A or above.

Ming Dong

Guzheng Teacher

Ming Dong

Ming Dong, born in Melbourne, has attained a Grade 10 with High Distinction from the China Folk Orchestra Association. She discovered her passion for the guzheng in 2015. Entranced by the instrument's ethereal beauty and rich cultural heritage, this desire has driven Ming to share her love for the guzheng and its captivating melodies, aspiring to ignite a similar passion in others.
- In 2017, won 1st place in IOMC Folk Music Juvenile Group
- In 2019, won 2nd place in IOMC Folk Music Juvenile Group
- Won 1st Place in both the Preliminary and Final rounds of the 2023 White Magnolia International Music Festival – Traditional Chinese Music Competition Australia/New Zealand – Guzheng Non-Professional Junior B Group
- 2023 Received an offer from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Bachelor of Music Performance.

Piano Teachers

Shania Chau

Piano Teacher

Shania Chau

Shania Chau, originally from Hong Kong, is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance with a major in Piano at Monash University. Her musical journey commenced at the age of 5, and in 2021, she achieved distinction in the ABRSM Grade 8 Piano Performance. The following year, Shania earned a merit in the ABRSM Music Theory Grade 8 and was bestowed with the Licentiate of Trinity College in the subsequent year.
Over the past two years, Shania has actively shared her passion for piano as a dedicated teacher. Under the mentorship of Ms. Tra Nguyen, a distinguished Vietnamese-British international performer, she refined her skills. Currently, Shania is under the guidance of Aura Go, the Head of Piano at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music and Performance at Monash University. As a passionate and enthusiastic pianist and teacher, Shania is eager to contribute her musical insights and skills to new horizons.

Pipa Teachers

Ying Yang

Pipa Teacher

Ying Yang

Yang Ying is a professional Pipa player and graduated from Central Conservatory of music, majoring in Pipa. She studied with Pipa master and music educator Professor Lin Shicheng.
During college, she also studied the Zhongruan and the Guzheng, achieving the highest results in both instruments.
Yang Ying graduated with honours in a Bachelor of Arts degree and in the same year entered China National Traditional Orchestra as a Liuqin and Pipa player.
During her tenure at the orchestra, she participated in a number of major performances and recordings. She visited Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao.
In 1998 Yang Ying went with China National Traditional Orchestra to the musical town of Austria, and performed in the “Golden Hall” for its first Chinese New Year concert. The performance was a great success and sensationalized Austria.
In 1999, Ying Yang moved to Singapore. During her stay, she served as a Chinese music director for several elementary schools, junior high schools, and universities. Currently, Yang Ying teaches Chinese instruments at University of Melbourne.

Erhu Teachers

Coco Kou

Erhu Teacher

Coco Kou

Coco is originally from Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. Under the tutelage of renowned musicians Li Yang and Chen Yinghua, she honed her craft, mastering the intricate techniques of Erhu since 2002.

Her dedication and talent led her to achieve remarkable milestones, including attaining Level 10 in the Erhu exam in 2008. Additionally, she garnered the prestigious Gold Award in the National Youth Art Competition and clinched the third place in the Hong Kong and International Jiangnan Sizhu Group Invitational Tournament in 2010.

Having attained her Master of Education degree from Monash University in 2022, Coco is committed to sharing her passion for the Erhu with her students. Through her teaching, she seamlessly integrates her wealth of performance experience and technical expertise, allowing her students to immerse themselves in the captivating allure of the Erhu. She hopes to nurture the next generation of musicians to foster a deep appreciation for this timeless art form.

Zhang Qi Man

Erhu Teacher

Zhang Qi Man

Zhang graduated from the Middle School affiliated with the China Conservatory of Music and later from the China Conservatory of Music, majoring in Erhu Performance. Over the course of her decade-long dedication to mastering the instrument, she has received several awards and recognitions, including:
2014: Second Prize in the Professional Youth Group and Instrumental Ensemble Group at the Seoul International Finals of the Sino-Foreign Folk Music Exchange Conference. 2015: Silver Award in the Professional Youth Group A at the Third Beijing International Ethnic Instrumental Competition.
2016 and 2018: First Prize in the Huang Anyuan Scholarship Ethnic Bowstring Instrument Performance Competition. 2016: Gold Award in the Hu Qin Cup Small Works Exhibition. 2017: Gold Award in the Professional Youth Group A at the Fourth Dunhuang Cup International Ethnic Instrument Competition. 2018: First Prize in the 21st Liu Mingyuan Scholarship Ethnic Instrument Competition. 2019: Successful organisation of a solo graduation concert. 2021: Participation in the "Carrying on the Past and Looking to the Future - Liu Tianhua Famous Pieces Concert" at the China Conservatory of Music. 2023: Participation in the "Clouds Enjoying Splendor of Chinese Music" exhibition with the "Bow and String Dance" ensemble.

Bamboo Flute Teachers

Peiwu Xu

Bamboo Flute Teacher

Peiwu Xu

Peiwu Xu, a prominent figure in Chinese ethnic music, holds several esteemed positions, including Executive Director of the Chinese Ethnic Orchestra Society and Vice Chairman of the Tianjin Bamboo Flute Professional Committee.
Graduating from Tianjin Conservatory of Music with a major in Bamboo Flute, he previously served as the head of the Tianjin Song and Dance Troupe and taught at the Conservatory. Renowned as a national first-class performer.
He serves as a senior examiner for ethnic orchestral instruments and judges prestigious competitions like the CCTV Ethnic Instrumental Competition and mentors aspiring musicians at institutions like the Tianjin Huaxia Future Children and Art Centre Folk Orchestra.
Internationally renowned, Peiwu Xu captivates audiences worldwide with his mastery of the Chinese flute, performing in countries such as the United States, Germany, Japan, and Australia. Overseas media has acclaimed him as the "magical Chinese flute player," recognizing his unmatched artistry.

Violin Teachers

Dora Han

Violin Teacher

Dora Han

Dora embarked on her journey with the violin at the tender age of 4. Her passion for the instrument propelled her to pursue a degree in Violin Performance at the Xi’an Music Institute, where she honed her craft under the tutelage of renowned professors. Eager to deepen her understanding of the arts, Dora embarked on a postgraduate venture in Arts and Cultural Management at the University of Melbourne in 2022, broadening her perspective and enriching her skill set.
Throughout high school, Dora distinguished herself as the First Chair Violinist in the symphonic orchestra for 7 years. She showcased her talent on the national stage, winning the top prize in the National Performing Competition in Xiamen. She has also been invited to perform at the Beijing Tianqiao Theatre, showcasing her talent in grand productions like Bai Lu Yuan. Throughout her journey, she graced the stage in nearly 100 performances, both grand and intimate, leaving an indelible mark with her virtuosity.
With extensive teaching experience, Dora specialises in crafting tailored lesson plans to nurture each student's growth, driven by her passion for fostering engaging learning environments.

Guitar & Ukulele Teachers

Vocal Teachers

Luisa

Vocal/Musical Theater Teacher

Luisa

With over a decade of vocal training and extensive experience in professional musical theatre and opera, Luisa is a highly acclaimed vocalist and performer. She made her professional debut at the age of 9 with Opera Australia, performing in the Children's Chorus in “La Boheme” and subsequently in “Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci.” Currently, Luisa is pursuing a Diploma of Musical Theatre at Patrick's School of the Arts, where she is trained in vocal technique, music theory, dance, and drama.
She offers an extensive range of vocal styles to students including Pop, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Classical, Blues, Jazz, and RnB. Luisa is dedicated to fostering confidence and dynamic performance skills in her students, and she also offers instruction in piano accompaniment.
Driven by a passionate love for music, Luisa strives to create a supportive and enthusiastic learning environment, making the study of music both enjoyable and enriching.

Saxophone Teachers

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