Meet our Faculty
Our music faculty are accomplished musicians and experienced Suzuki-method educators.
Whether you are a budding musician or an aspiring artist, they are here to provide knowledge and guidance.
Academia di Santa Cecilia (Italy)
Ms. Jo is a Suzuki Association of Americas accredited teacher and a professional cellist that has performed in major music festivals and events worldwide.
Principal Cellist of Tbilisi State Chamber Orchestra, Ms. Jo was invited to perform as a soloist for 2nd European Games Torch Lighting Ceremony in May 2019. She started her musical journey with piano, violin, and cello. After completing her diploma in cello performance, she moved to Italy and graduated from the Santa Cecilia Conservatory with the highest honors. She later obtained the Royal Degree of Chamber Music from the National Academy of Santa Cecilia.
Ms. Jo participated in numerous masterclasses, international music festivals, and performances as a soloist and chamber musician, and won numerous awards in international competitions. She was also the principal cello teacher of Rome International School in Italy.
In 2021 she wrote her own cello method book “Jo-Chan Cello Method” for young beginner cello players.
In 2022 she released her solo album
"Jo-Chan Lin Bach Violoncello Solo 1-2-
Conservatory of the Italian Swiss (Switzerland)
Mr. Marco is a Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) accredited teacher, professional pianist, award-winning composer, producer, music engraver, and recording artist.
He began studying piano with Cinzia Bartoli with which he graduated brilliantly in "Conservatorio Santa Cecilia" in Rome. He graduated with honors in Composition at the Conservatory "A. Casella" of L'Aquila with Claudio Perugini.
He received a Master of Arts degree in Composition and Theory at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, in the class of Nadir Vassena, Giovanni Verrando, and Sylviane Sapir.
In addition to being an accomplished pianist, Marco is also multi award-wining composer and won many international competitions. His most recent one being the first prize at “3rd International Composition Competition Bruno Serri” in 2018. In 2019, he was Music Archivist in the Bixio C.e.m.s.a. Music Editions.
Since 2019 he has been Artistic Director of BIG Music Relax label, Italy. and Producer at BIG Music Relax and BIG Music Classic label, Italy. His music can be found on spotify.
Senior Violin and Viola Instructor
Royal Northern College of Music (UK)
Master of Music Violin
Ms. Kate is a strings specialist with over 20 years of experience teaching violin and viola in UK.
She is a highly skilled violin and viola teacher with expertise in the Suzuki Method, specializing in teaching young students how to play the violin and viola with ease and joy.
Ms. Kate brought a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her instruction. With extensive experience teaching children in primary and high schools in UK, she is committed to helping students of all levels achieve their full potential.
She was also an experienced strings orchestra conductor of Manchester Youth String Orchestra, signposting and supporting youth people to access national orchestral opportunities.
Ms. Kate has held the Dalcroze Teaching Certificate. She was an Aural (Kodaly/solfa) tutor. She believes that learning an instrument should be a fun and interactive experience. She is passionate about teaching students the art of playing the violin.
Senior Violin Instructor
Washington State University
Bachelor of Music Degree
Ms. Valerie is an accomplished violinist and music educator with a Bachelor of Music Degree in violin performance from Washington State University (Washington, USA).
Throughout her studies, she received guidance from renowned instructors such as Beverly Gilyeart, Meredith Arksey, and Ann Marie Yasinitsky. Valerie honed her skills by performing in various orchestras and chamber groups, including the Washington State University Symphony and the Washington-Idaho Symphony.
Ms. Valerie has over 9 years of experience teaching the Suzuki method to young children.
She is skilled at creating a positive and encouraging learning environment that promotes growth and progress.
Ms. Valerie believes in the Suzuki method's philosophy of nurturing a child's musical talent and supports their development through regular practice, performance, and listening. Overall, she is a dedicated and experienced music educator who is committed to helping her students reach their full potential in music.
Senior Violin Instructor
Royal Northern College of Music (UK)
Master of performance
Mr. Albert is a passionate violinist from Hong Kong who began playing at the age of 4 following the Suzuki Method and achieved an ATCL Trinity Diploma by the age of 12.
He studied music at the Hong Kong Baptist University under the mentorship of Ray Tsoi and Gary Ngan and continued his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music with scholarship, under the tutelage of Callum Smart and Leland Chen.
Mr. Albert has won various competitions, played with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra and Collegium Musicum Hong Kong, and performed in different orchestral programs with world-leading orchestras.
He has also attended masterclasses conducted by renowned violinists and soloists such as Ning Feng, Pavel Fischer, and Ben Holland. In addition, Chin has years of experience teaching students of all levels privately and inter-schools as the acting music director of the Hong Kong Gifted Education Teachers’ Association, with over 90% of his students achieving distinction in the ABRSM Exam.
Senior Violin Instructor
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Ms. Vivian is a seasoned violinist and Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) accredited teacher.
Ms. Vivian's violin journey began with the Suzuki method at the age of 5.
She furthered her studies at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where she received full scholarship, under Prof. Michael Ma and graduated with First Class Honours in both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.
Currently, Ms. Vivian is also violinist in the Nova Ensemble and a freelancer in the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
Ms. Vivian is also an experienced chamber musician who has performed in orchestras around the world including Aspen and Montréal. In addition to participating in a number of masterclasses, international music festivals, and performances, she had also played with renowned conductors such as Robert Spano, Ludovic Morlot, Hugh Wolff, James Gaffigan, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, and Vasily Petrenko.
Violin & Viola Instructor
The Royal Academy Of Music (UK)
Bacchelor of Music in Viola Performance
Mr. Charles' passion for music started early when he began studying the viola using the Suzuki method at just 5 years old, under the guidance of Mr Ray Tsoi. He continued his musical education in the junior music programme at the Academy of Performing Arts in Hong Kong before pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in Viola with James Sleigh at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Mr. Charles dedication and commitment to music has led to several amazing performance opportunities in orchestras under the leadership of conductors such as Semyon Bychkov, Dinis Sousa, Robert Trevino, and John Wilson.
He has also graced the stages of incredible venues like the St. James Piccadilly Church, Royal Festival Hall, and John F. Kennedy Hall.
Alongside his performance career, Mr. Charles is a proficient teacher and is licensed to teach viola thanks to his teaching licentiate certificate from the Royal Academy of Music.
The Royal Academy of Music, London
Master of Arts in Piano Performance
Ms. Queena Chu graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, London with her Master's Degree with Distinction.
She has recently performed as a soloist at the Tsuen Wan Town Hall in Hong Kong and St Michael's Church, Sittingbourne in the UK.
Her recent recordings are now available on YouTube.
She studied with British pianist Professor Colin Stone. Queena also has received the Royal Academy of Music Licentiate in Piano Teaching and has a few years of teaching experience.
Ms. Queena graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with BMus(Hons) degree in 2020 and studied with pianist Hui Ling.
She has been performing both solo and chamber concerts since the age of four, across the globe in venues such as the Boston Walnut Hill School for the Art, Westminster Music Library in London, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong City Hall, etc.
She was in the Junior music programme at the HKAPA from the age of six and participated in competitions with awards at a young age. Her recent success was at the 20th Hong Kong-Asia Piano Open Competition, Open Class, with First Class Award, 5th Prize Winner etc.
The Education University of Hong Kong
Bachelor Degree in Creative Arts and Culture (Piano)
Ms. Bianca graduated from The Education University of Hong Kong, with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Arts and Culture (Music), majoring in Piano.
Ms. Bianca started playing piano and oboe at the age of six and oboe at the age of nine.
She has been teaching piano for over 6 years. Her gentle and patient teaching style has gained her a reputation for being very professional with children, and her students often achieve notable successes in piano exams and competitions.
Ms. Bianca believes in cultivating not only a child's technical skills but also their love of music, and she strives to make piano lessons a fun and engaging experience.
she performs at special events, orchestras and chamber music.
She participated in important music festivals, such as:
Clockenflap Music& Arts Festival
Sónar Hong Kong
Haw Par Summer Festival
Haw Par Junior SoundFest
Haw Par ChamberFest
Concert “Sounds of V4”