Our Teachers

 
 
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Drums, Percussion

Percussion Teacher in MOE and International Schools

Qualified Drum Therapist for various Nursing Homes

Performed Drum Circle at Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall, Arts House,
Esplanade Recital Theatre & MOE Schools

Worked with E.M.I Records (Malaysia)

Played for many music festivals in West Malaysia & Singapore

Recorded tracks for prominent music artists in Malaysia & Taiwan

 
 
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Vocal

Degree in Popular music performance at the London College of Music, UK

Bachelor of Music (B.Mus) from University of West London

Diploma in Classical Singing from Conservatoire Populaire de Musique Dance et Theatre

Awarded as Macedonian best vocalist 1997 and best interpretation award in 1998

Collaborated with musicians from all around the world and acquired music knowledge from world-class music tutors.

Winner of The Busk Factor competition

Wrote and published The Book for Singers with former Macedonian president, Boris Trajkovski International Foundation

Performed at major shows in prominent Jazz venues such as the SingJazz, The Blujaz and others.

 

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Double Bass, Electric Bass

Currently teaches Double Bass and Bass Guitar at National University of Singapore (NUS), United World South East Asia (UWC SEA) and LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore.

Graduated from California State Fullerton in music performance.

Ex-member of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra

Actively involved in many projects including Recording Sessions, Television, NAC events, International Festivals, School and Higher Education Programs.

Performed at the Kuala Lumpur International Jazz Festival 2013

Several years of orchestral and big band experience.

Performed in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur International Jazz festivals. 

 
 
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Piano,          Music Theory, Composition,  O Level Music

FRCO (Fellow of the Royal College of Organists)

Studied Music Composition with Matthew Sergeant at the Royal Northern College of Music

Studied Instrumental Conducting with Peter Stark (Head of Conducting, Royal College of Music)

Studied early music education include Music Composition with Dr Er Yenn-Chwen

Did Conducting with Russell Medley and Dr. Robert Casteels.

Guest conductor and consultant for orchestras of several MOE schools

ABRSM Piano Grade 8

ABRSM Trumpet Grade 8

ABRSM Singing Grade 8

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Violin

Bachelor Degree in Music from LASALLE College of the Arts majoring in Violin performance

Music Diploma from LASALLE College of the Arts majoring in Violin performance

Taught extensively for many years in both private and MOE schools 

Key violinist for well-known performing groups such as Orkestra Melayu Singapura and Singapore Malay Youth Orchestra.

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Drums

Over four decades of performing experience all over the world

Recorded more than 25 Recordings over the years

Teaches jazz and contemporary music in LASALLE College of the Arts

Tutored private music students and ensembles at the National University of Singapore

Clinician in schools and universities throughout the USA, Europe and Asia.

Instructed privately at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, U.S.A.

Toured with the Billy Williams Quartet for Tour of Europe 

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Piano,          Bass Guitar, POP Guitar, Theory

DipRSL in Music Performance (Distinction) majoring in Bass

Rockschool (Trinity) Grade 8 Bass Guitar (Distinction)

ABRSM Grade 8 Piano

Versatile pianist, with special liking to jazz and latin piano styles.

Bachelor Degree in Engineering, NTU

Key member of NTU CAC Jam Band & Bass Guitarist of Earthmode

Passionate and competent in Electric and Double Bass

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Piano, Theory

ABRSM Piano Grade 8

Childhood Specialist.

Organiser of Verve Open House and the Workshop of Little Wonders.

Patient with children and possesses excellent communication skills.

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Pop Guitar, Ukelele, Drums

Diploma in Pop Music, from LASALLE College of the Arts. 

Performed at Esplanade, Royal Thai Embassy, Hard Rock Hotel, and even the F1 Grand Prix Singapore Street Festival.

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Piano, Theory

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz and Contemporary Music, The New School, Parsons School of Design, USA

Programme Leader of Diploma in Music at Lasalle College of the Arts (School of Contemporary Music)

Lecturer at the jazz and contemporary music program of The New School in New York City, USA.

Performed at countless jazz concerts and club gigs around New York City, Miami, and Paris.

Performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and the San Francisco Jazz Festival.

Recorded two albums with his own jazz piano trios “Shanghai Reflections” and “Tokyo Motion” featuring his own compositions.

Recorded with the New York based organ trio “Organic Combustion” and as a side man on records by the Nancy Banks Orchestra, Al Ashley’s “These are Them” featuring Dave Liebman and Lena Horne’s last album for Blue Note Records:  “Seasons of a Life”.

Recorded a CD with RnB vocalist Richard Jackson

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PIANO, THEORY

Currently pursuing Masters of Education from NTU (NIE) majoring in Developmental Psychology

LRSM (Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music) in Piano Performance from ABRSM

DipABRSM (Diploma of The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) in Piano Performance from ABRSM

LCM (London College of Music) Grade 8 in Pop Vocal with Distinction

Bachelor Degree in Engineering, NTU (Nanyang Technological University).

Suzuki-trained teacher

Licensed Color Soundation teacher

Curriculum Developer of the Little Musicians Playworld & Bridging Course.

Music Director of award-winning independent short film 'Echoes' shot in Bangkok

Music Director, composer and vocalist of MTV soundtrack 'Welcome to my Show' in collaboration with NTU School of Art, Design, Media

Awarded Gold with Distinction in SYF (1995/1996)

Vocal Champion for NTU CAC Talentime, English Group Category in 1999

Vocal Champion for NTU Hall 11 Talentime in 1997

Vocal Champion for NUS Business Administration Talentime in 1997.

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VOCAL

Classical voice major in Central State University in Ohio under William Henry Coldwell.

Featured artiste at the Singtel Singapore F1 Grand Prix Inaugural Night Race Sep 208.

Performed with Jeremy Monteiro, Jazz legends Ernie Watts and Randy Brecker for the Singapore Arts Festival

Performed all over the United States & more than 13 countries 

Artiste-In-Residence at Harry’s International Music Bar, Boat Quay

Performed at South bridge Jazz@7atenine and The Big Easy at Resorts World.

Lead singer for Afro-Cuban jazz band “The Gumbi Band’’

Ranked 2nd place in the sophisticated male model category & the vocal music category Lou Pearlman’s ”Fashion Rock 2004” in Orlando, FL

Released his own CD “The Essential Richard Jackson”

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GUITAR

Won the Taiwanese award for best easy listening album of the year in 1989.

Over thirty years of professional performing and teaching experience

Performed with many well-known international artists such as Ernie Watts, Wess Andersen, Marcus Printup, Bob James

Speak and read Mandarin fluently and spent six years in Taipei arranging songs for popular pop stars

Taught jazz and classical guitar at the University level in the United States

Directed the National University of Singapore Jazz Band

Composed, arranged and recorded with many of Singapore’s leading artists including Dick Lee, Marina Xavier, Aubrey Ng, and Jeremy Monteiro

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PIANO, THEORY

Currently pursuing Master of Education from NTU (NIE) majoring in Music

LTCL (Licentiate Trinity College of London) in Piano Performance (with Distinction)

Achieved an ATCL (Associate Trinity College London) in Piano Performance at age 15.

Associate in Recital Solo Piano from Trinity College of London

AmusTCL (Theory Diploma) from Trinity College of London

ABRSM Grade 5 violin

BA (Hons) in Communication Advertising from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman

Certificate of Foundation in Arts from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman

Curriculum designer of Little Musicians Playworld by Verve Music & Dance School

 
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VOCAL

Head Vocal Teacher of Studio Verve

Trinity Guildhall School of Music Performer’s Certificate in Voice

Jazz vocalist with vast experience in teaching and performing with world-class musicians

Performed for Princess Jefridah Mohd Luis – wife of His Royal Highness Prince Jefri Bolkiah of the Royal Brunei Family at the Brunei Royal Palace.

Performed with renowned jazz musicians such as Indonesian Jazz Icon Bubi Chen, Former Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye Pianist Michael Stanton, and also ex-Ramsey Trio bassist, Eldee Young.

Organiser of various vocal workshops in local performing arts schools such as United World College Southeast Asia, Australian International School Singapore, German European School Singapore and many more