Explore our range of Thematic short-term courses and Regular music lessons guided by musicians with extensive teaching and live performance experience! (currently online only due to COVID restrictions)

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Thematic Courses

Disney Princess Sings! 迪士尼公主声乐课!

Sing like a Disney Princess in this 1-to-1 online singing lesson with Ms Wong. The class is suitable for students as young as primary schoolers to adults. 一对一的迪士尼公主声乐课教学,学生可选择以下公主的歌曲:

Choose to be:

  • Elsa / Anna
  • Pocahontas
  • Mulan
  • Snow White
  • Aurora
  • Ariel
  • and more!

and sing their signature songs!

Lesson will cover:

  • Voice Production
  • Diction
  • Interpretation
  • Presentation

Come to lesson dressed in your princess outfit for more in-character fun! Session can be conducted in either English, Mandarin or Cantonese per the student’s preference. 

Phantom Specials!

Since its premiere in West End in 1986, the Phantom of the Opera has won multiple awards and is the longest running musical in Broadway.

Join this thematic class and learn all the greatest hits from hit beloved musicals, such as:

  • Think of me
  • Wishing you were somehow here again
  • All I ask of you
  • The Music of the night
  • the Phantom of the Opera

Travel to Italy in Songs!

With COVID lockdown, travelling around the world is near impossible! Don’t worry, we can still travel the world safely, in Songs!

This is part of the “Travel around the World in Songs” series of thematic courses that aims to provide students with a cultural experience in learning quintessential folk and art songs around the world, including: Germany, Austria, Great Britain, Italy, France, China and our own beloved Malaysia.

This is a 1-to-1 session (for students as young as primary schoolers to adults) focusing specifically in Italian Art Songs, with favorites like Caro Mio Ben, Amarilli, Nina and more!

Travel to China in Songs!

This is part of the “Travel around the World in Songs” series of thematic courses that aims to provide students with a cultural experience in learning quintessential folk and art songs around the world! 

This specific 1-to-1 session (for students as young as primary schoolers to adults) will focus on the songs from China. Course will cover the background of the songs, the context of the lyrics and the style of the music, improving the appreciation of music from this region, such as evergreens like 茉莉花 Mo Li Hua, 康定情 歌Kang DIng Qing Ke, 我的花儿 Wo De Hua Er and more.

Travel to Austria and Germany in Songs!

This specific 1-to-1 session (for >15 years old) will focus on the songs from Austria and Germany – Volkslied and Lieder. Course will cover the background of the songs, the context of the lyrics and the style of the music, improving the appreciation of music from this region. Let’s learn to sing famous folksongs and lieder by prominent composers such as Mozart, Schubert and Schumann.

Regular Music Lessons

Singing Lessons with Dr Chia

What better way to spend MCO Lockdown time, than to pick up a new skill or refine an existing one? Make the best out of online lessons by taking this 30 minutes international 1-to-1 singing lessons with Boston (USA) based voice instructor and seasoned performer, Dr. Chia Wee Kiat (Countertenor) at a special offer for Malaysian Students!

International Vocal Lessons & Coaching

  • One-on-one Instruction (30 or 60 mins session)
  • Group Session up to 5 students (1 to 1.5 hours)
  • Open to all ages and levels
  • All genres available

Course Objectives:

  • Improve vocal techniques through effective exercises
  • Develop performance techniques and confidence in a fun and constructive learning environment
  • Provide a vocal laboratory for the students to explore and experiment their passion in music
  • Cater lessons to accommodate each individual’s goals and needs

Lessons can be conducted in English or Mandarin

Masterclass

  • For 3-5 pax. Each participant will be given 20 minutes to present one song and obtain coaching. 
  • Remaining time (of the singers) will be spent on observation and discussion.
  • Non-singing observers may be allowed

Mandarin Diction Coaching

  • Diction for Singers/Actors in multiple aspects including reading and singing with clarity, diction modifications, interpretation, etc.

Wee Kiat Chia | countertenor 

Doctor of Musical Arts | Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music 

Praised for his “rich and deep countertenor voice” (Boston Musical Intelligencer) with a “dramatic edge” (Herald-Tribune), U.S. based Malaysian countertenor Dr. Wee Kiat Chia was the soloist for the West coast premiere of Matthew Aucoin’s The Orphic Moment at the Music Academy of the West, as well as the Florida premiere with the enSRQ, both under the baton of the composer. He was a 2017 finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions New England Region, and in 2013 won first prize in the 8th Yin Qi Singing Competition in Malaysia. 

More information: www.weekiatchia.com 

Performance Sample:

Endorsement

“I am so pleased to recommend Dr. Wee Kiat Chia’s teaching studio, and to call him my colleague. Dr. Chia has a comprehensive command of vocal technique and years of experience in the teaching studio at all levels. He was one of the finest doctoral students I have ever taught. As a performer, he is simply incandescent. Equally at home in a wide variety of styles from classical to commercial, Dr. Chia is peerless as a communicator. Among his many other talents, he is organized, technologically skilled, and highly professional at all times. Dr. Chia also happens to be one of the most generous spirits I know. I give his studio my highest rating.”

Lynn Eustis, DM
Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor, Voice
Boston University School of Music

Classical & Pop Piano with Jo Yee

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

Description of course: 

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 and rhythm practice and sight reading practice
  • Theory practice
  • Performance practice
  • and more!

Biography:

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.

Performance Sample:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4dqZbhc2bIX6kvVPwfKzcg

Classical Guitar Lesson with Cikgu Tang

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. 

Cikgu 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 available for all levels: From beginner to diplomas level. Suitable for students as young as primary schoolers to adults. 

YS Tang (Classical Guitar)

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.

Youtube Sample: https://youtu.be/3L6uBY7HwvY?t=435

For more info and videos of YS Tang, please visit www.ys-tang.com 

Singing Class with Ms Wong

1-to-1 online singing lesson with Soprano Wong Ming Li for students as young as primary schoolers to adults. Session can be conducted in either English, Mandarin or Cantonese per the student’s preference. Students can choose between:

  • Trinity College Syllabus
  • Individually tailored program

Sessions will cover the following aspects:

  • Voice Production
  • Diction
  • Interpretation
  • Presentation

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

Live Performance Samples: 

Mayila Variation https://youtu.be/s-L4XrBIiw0

Wu Thong Shu https://youtu.be/Grf_qw5QxrE

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

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。

Wong Ming Li (Soprano)

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

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

Bel Canto Singing with Jong Hann

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.

Tan Jong Hann (Tenor)

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 L’elisir D’amour (Donizetti) in DPAC, Morales in 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

Singing Class with Wai Quan laoshi

1-to-1 singing lesson with Soprano Wong Wai Quan for students as young as primary schoolers to adults. Lessons can be conducted in either English, Mandarin or Cantonese.

*Music Genre: Classical
*Vocal Technique: Bel Canto
*Song Genre: Children 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

WONG WAI QUAN (Soprano)

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 performed 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 experiences choral instructor, her passion in promoting the art of choral singing has successfully brought the 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.
 

For videos of live performance by Wong Wai Quan (Soprano) please visit:

Youtube sample: 

Jom Nyanyi! with Abang Scott

1-to-1 singing lesson for teenagers (>15 years old) and  adults. Lesson will introduce the mechanics of singing and musical elements of singing. Suitable for foundation conditioning of the voice for leisure purposes or in preparation for more advanced singing. 

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.

Scott Woo (Tenor)

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

Singing Class with Mr Bryan

1-to-1 voice lesson for students of all ages, levels and interests. The lessons can be conducted in English, Malay or Mandarin per the student’s preference.

Lesson includes:

  • 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 improve breathing efficiency.
  • Find your own unique voice.

BRYAN SIM, Baritone

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, Benoît 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.