Wong Ming Li

Wong Ming Li (Soprano)

PROFILE

B.A (Vocal Performance), Nanjing Normal University
Winner of:

  • 2014 Ching Yong Young Singer’s Competition & Vocal Scholarship
  • 2019 Malaysia National Classical Singing Competition: Champion (Female- Central Region)
  • 2019 Malaysia National Classical Singing Competition: 3rd Runner Up (Female- National)

Ming Li received her early vocal training from Low Kok Yau, Wong Wai Quan and Tan Kar Ghee, before furthering her voice education in Nanjing Normal University, in the studio of Assistant Professor Chen Jie. While in China, she was an active soloists, both for the prestigious university choir, and as a solo recitalist. While in China, she was frequently selected as lead singer for the prestigious university choir, which received gold prize for two consecutive years in the Jiangsu Zijin Choir Festival and in 2018, the top prize in the All-China University Students Performing Arts festival. In Malaysia, Ming Li was involved in the musical “Magic Mirror” at the Istana Budaya – a joint production between Malaysia and China. Ming Li now teaches voice and performs regularly with the KL Madrigal Singers and VerSeS around the Klang Valley.

Youtube: https://youtu.be/s-L4XrBIiw0

PROGRAMS

A. 3O MINUTES ONLINE CLASS,

B. 60 minutes routine f2f class / online cLASS

1-to-1 online singing lesson with Soprano Wong Ming Li. Students can choose between:

  • Trinity College Syllabus
  • Individually tailored program

Sessions will cover the following aspects:

  • Voice Production
  • Diction
  • Interpretation
  • Presentation

Session can be conducted in either English, Mandarin or Cantonese per the student’s preference.

For online class: If accompaniment music is required, students are required to prepare 2 devices: one for zoom with instructor, another for accompaniment music playback.

一对一的声乐课教学,学生可选择以下两种教纲内容:

  • Trinity声乐考试教纲
  • 个性化声乐指导

提供协助的部分: 

  • 发声指导
  • 歌唱语音
  • 歌曲处理
  • 歌曲的音乐表达

Online Class: 若有播放伴奏音乐的需要请自备两个device,让上课的音效更为清晰。

TIME SLOTS

MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY: 2.00PM – 5.00 PM – BY APPOINTMENT

Iau Jo Yee

Iau Jo Yee (Classical & Pop Piano)

PROFILE

Iau Jo Yee was awarded Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours from Birmingham Conservatoire in 2016. During her 3-year course in Birmingham Conservatoire, Jo Yee studied with Jan Loeffler and Philip Martin. She was active as an accompanist for both instrumentalists and vocalists, and has participated in various piano competitions and music festivals aside from her annual recitals. During her senior year, she had the opportunity to perform with the City of Birmingham Youth Symphony Orchestra, and has also won the Marjorie Hazlehurst Piano Award for her recording a full-length CD featuring works by Tatum, Schulhoff, Gershwin and Antheil.

Jo Yee is now teaching piano in MIA, ASWARA and Yamaha Sonata Music and Art. She is also frequently sought after as an accompanist for exams, recitals, competitions, gigs. She recently performed as a guest pianist in Heart 2 Heart Charity Gala Night organized by Malaysian celebrity Lee Sinje. Apart from performing, Jo Yee is also interested in music scoring and arrangement. She was one of the programme arrangers of Young Malaysians Go Classics II (2017), and the programme leader and one of the key performers of Yamaha Sonata Music and Art’s first major public performance: Dear Parents Concert ’18. She was also one of the recipients of the Young Song Weavers Scholarship Program and performed in the Rossini’s Heart and Soul (2018) as an accompanist and soloist. In March 2019, Jo Yee was invited to perform with bass trombone principal of São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra (Brazil), Darrin Milling at the ‘First Brass Weekend with Darrin Milling’, hosted by The British International School in Kuala Lumpur.

PROGRAMS

A. 45 minutes online classical piano

B. 45 minutes online pop piano

Music Genre: Classical piano (including ABRSM/Trinity Examination Board), Pop piano

This 45-minute session is suitable for non-beginner students of any age, who share the same passion towards Classical and Pop music. Classes will be conducted in English or Mandarin. It will cover customized content based on your needs! To name a few, it includes – 

  • Warm up routines for basic technique establishment
  • Music selection to apply practised technique
  • Music selection based on your preference
  • Musicianship practice: listening, dictation, pulse & rhythm, and sight reading
  • Theory practice
  • Performance practice
  • and more

TIME SLOTS

by appointment

Tan Jong Hann

Tan Jong Hann (Lyric Tenor)

PROFILE

Jong Hann’s interest in music started from a young age, which led him to pursue his ambition as a professional artists. Over the year he has achieved many accolades and qualifications in piano and singing. He studied voice under the tutelage of Malaysia’s leading tenor, late Armando Chin Yong.

In Year 2007, he won 1st prize at the National Classical Singing Competition, then he was awarded a scholarship by the Italian Embassy Malaysia to further his studies at the Università per Stranieri di Siena, in Italy. Since then he has performed in numerous full scale opera productions, concerts and outreach performances. He has sung the role of Nemorino in opera, L’elisir D’amour (Donizetti) in DPAC, Morales in opera, Carmen (Bizet) in Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Prince Yamadori in Madam Butterfly (Puccini) in KLPAC. In terms of concert repertoire he has performed many Italian art songs, German lieder as well as Chinese Art Songs.

Performance Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJaucpAc5Js&list=PLX-63PrHPZhOl5aGVpV3HAFCC8q6ejgIz&index=12

PROGRAMS

A. 30 minutes online class

B. 60 minutes face-to-face class/online class

1-to-1 singing lesson with Tenor Tan Jong Hann based upon the Bel Canto school of singing technique. Students will learn vocal technique and staple classical vocal pieces of the Italian and German tradition, comprising Art Songs, Lieder, and Opera Arias. The lesson is suitable for >15 years old, from novice level to Diploma/Varsity Level.

TIME SLOTS

Saturday, Sunday: 2.00PM – 5.00pm – by appointment

YS Tang

YS Tang (Classical Guitar)

PROFILE

YS Tang was awarded scholarships from Del Mar College, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and Texas Tech University School of Music. Mr. Tang holds a Master of Music and Bachelor of Music in music performance. Previously an adjunct lecturer at Malaysian Institute of Art music department, Mr. Tang is currently a freelance musician and also an adjunct lecturer for the classical guitar at UiTM.

Mr. Tang performs regularly and is also actively engaging in classical music outreach programs with VerSeS (www.versespj.com) and KL Madrigal Singers. For more info and videos of YS Tang, please visit www.ys-tang.com 

PROGRAMS

A. 30 minutes online class

B. 60 minutes face-to-face class/online class

This 1-to-1 Classical guitar lesson will be conducted based on the graded exam syllabus, with main focus on building up proper technique, via selective methods and etudes by D. Aguado, F. Sor, M. Giuliani, F. Carulli, and more. 

Mr. Tang uses syllabus from the Royal Conservatoire of Music, ABRSM, and Trinity.  Classes can be conducted in English, Malay, Mandarin or Cantonese per the student’s preference. Lessons for all levels: From beginner to diplomas level.

TIME SLOTS

Saturday, Sunday: 3.00PM – 6.00pm – by appointment

Wong Wai Quan

Wong Wai Quan (Soprano)

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Wai Quan holds a degree from National Taiwan Normal University majoring in voice and minor in piano. The multitalented Quan has wide experience as vocalist, choir conductress, piano accompanist and judge.

Wai Quan is an active performing soloist, especially fond of art songs, early music, as well a cappella ensemble singing. She has often been invited to guest perform in Taipei Arts Festival and Macau Vocal Festival. 

Wai Quan sings with a ringing soprano tone that’s timeless and clear. Her angelic vocal performances during recitals has received overwhelming compliments. Also an experienced choral instructor, her passion in promoting the art of choral singing has successfully brought her choirs to win top positions in various competitions. 

Currently she is a vocal tutor. She is also the choir coach for KL Chong Hwa Independent High School Choir, Ya-Yu Female Vocal Ensemble and guest vocal coach for SAB A Cappella. 

PROGRAMS

A. 30 minutes online class

B. 60 minutes regular / online class

This 1-to-1 singing lesson with Soprano Wong Wai Quan. Lessons can be conducted in either English, Mandarin or Cantonese.

*Music Genre: Classical
*Vocal Technique: Bel Canto
*Song Genre: Child-appropriate songs, Art Songs, Folk Songs, Broadway Musicals and Opera Arias
*Song Language: English, Chinese, Italian etc.
*Class Content: Sight-Singing, Vocalise, Song Singing with Technique, Diction, Interpretation etc.

*Learning Tools:
1. TWO (2) devices (1 for Zoom with instructor and and 1 for Accompaniment playback eg. YouTube videos, Wesing/Cool Party app or Teacher’s Prerecorded Music)
2. Stationeries eg. Notebook and pencil to note down learning notes.

TIME SLOTS

WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY: 2.00PM – 5.00PM, 7.00PM – 9.00PM – BY APPOINTMENT

Scott Woo

Scott Woo (Tenor)

PROfile

Scott is the Founder and Musical Director of VerSeS Music Ensembles. He has over 25 years experience in live music performance industry taking up multiple roles including coach, live performer, choral jury, soloist, concert producer both locally and abroad (Australia and Germany). Scott holds Performance Certificate from Trinity College London and is experienced in coaching singers of all levels.

Scott emphasises building the singing voice in a healthy manner and starting one’s singing journey on the right foot to avoid forming bad habits, as prevention is better than cure. Students can choose either:

  • Tailored Program based on individual student’s present condition and desired outcome, AND/OR
  • Trinity College of London Singing Syllabus

Sessions are conducted either in English, Malay, Mandarin or Cantonese based on student’s preference.

PROGRAMS

A. 30 minutes introductory online class

This is a 30 minutes 1-to-1 introductory level singing lesson for all ages. Lessons will focus on the concept of mechanics in singing and musical elements in singing. Suitable for foundation conditioning of the voice for leisure purposes. 

B. 45 minutes online class

C. 60 minutes regular class

A standard class is suitable for singers with some prior exposure. Sessions will focus more deeply on the mechanics of singing, musical elements in singing, interpretation and performance presentation. Suitable for examination/performance preparation or improving overall singing experience for leisure purposes with healthy voice production.

TIME SLOTS

SATURDAY, SUNDAY: 3.00PM – 5.00PM – BY APPOINTMENT

Bryan Sim

Bryan Sim (Baritone)

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Bryan graduated with Bachelor degree of Classical Music (Hons.) in UCSI University. He achieved ABRSM Grade 8 certificate in piano in year 2006 and Trinity Guildhall Grade 8 certificate in voice in year 2012. He studied vocal performance under the tutelage of Rachel Tan, Cecelia Yap and Solomon Chong and piano with Carolyn Lo. 

He won the prizes in numerous competitions. He was coached by the Programme Director and Principal Vocal Coach, Ms. Loh Siew Tuan (UK), Specialist Coach and Pianist, Hein Boterberg (Germany), Michael Hampton (UK) and Stage Director, Benot De Leersnyder (France) and Kittinant Chins (Thailand). 

Bryan appeared as soloist for the Light of the World, Servant’s Song and Bach’s B minor mass concert tour in East Malaysia under the baton of Rev. Lee Chong Min. In 2017, he was invited as jury for the singing competition by Sarawak Australian Graduate Association (SAGA). He has also been invited as guest soloist and vocal coach in multiple choral camps.

He is also a member of East Malaysia Bach Cantata Singers and Malaysia Bach Festival Singers under the direction of Dr. David Chin. He currently joins the newly founded community choir, Mendelssohnchor in 2020 led by Artistic Director Dr. David Chin and conductor Lee Mei Yen.

Bryan performed in numerous opera scene, such as Papageno by Mozart’s Magic Flute, Don Giovanni by Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Guglielmo by Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte, Cascada by Franz Lehar’s Merry Widow, Raoul by Llyod Webber’s The Phantom of Opera.

PROGRAMS

A. 30 minutes online class

B. 60 minutes regular class / online class

1-to-1 voice lesson for students of all ages, levels and interests. Lessons will cover:

  • vocal warm-up exercises designed to fully engage the body and prepare it for vocalizations
  • breathing exercises made to improve the breathing patterns and to breath efficiently.
  • overall work into details in singing technique such as vowels, musical styles, phonation etc.

TIME SLOTS

MONDAY, TUESDAY: 3.30PM – 5.00PM

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