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Siew Wan Ying

PIANO / VOCAL / HEAD OF WMS / PIANO CHEF

Siew Wan Ying is a Bachelor in Classical Music (Hons) degree holder, obtained from the Institute of Music, UCSI University. Wan Ying started her music learning at 4 years old, and has been teaching since 2017. She is qualified with the diploma from Associate of Trinity College London with distinction, ABRSM Grade 8 Piano and Theory, Yamaha Piano and Fundamentals Grade 5, Rockschool Vocals Grade 5 and Trinity Cello Grade 4. Aside from teaching at the MK Sounds Heavenly, she also has had some regular performing at the KPJ Damansara Hospital and part-time teaching at an international school in Selangor, Malaysia. She is also active in collaborative piano, in which she accompanies musicians for their exams in university levels, as well as in ABRSM and Trinity exams. Furthermore, Wan Ying also performed as choir member in several international choir competitions such as Grand Prix Thailand 2017, Taipei International Choral Festival 2018, and has participated in performances with Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), notably the Ola Bola and Carmina Burana production. Wan Ying teaches piano, vocals, early years music, piano ensemble and choir at the Heavenly Star Music Sdn Bhd.

Syed Hussain

GUITAR / UKULELE / WMS

Mr. Hussain has been teaching for over 12 years. He holds Trinity grade 8 in classical guitar. He teaches guitar, ukulele, bass drum, and WMS early music childhood course in Heavenly Star Music. Aside from teaching, he is an active performer in Malaysia. He performed at various venues such as  Golden sands Penang, Saujana hotel, Kpj Damansara and more.

Christine Liong

PIANO

My name is Christine Liong Tze Whai, I am a versatile and energetic piano and violin teacher with 6 years of ongoing teaching experience for piano and 2 years for violin teaching. I have many experience in teaching younger students (3-5 years old).

I studied and learned piano for 10 years, since I was 8 years old. I am holder of Piano Grade 8 in the Associate Board of Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), Grade 6 Theory of Music in the Associate Board of Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) and Piano Diploma in Associate Diploma of the Lond College of Music (ALCM).

I first started my piano teaching career in year 2015 to 2018 at Little Atelier Music Academy, located at Solaris, Mont Kiara. I had maintained a list of diverse students in age (from 3 year olds up to 50+ year olds). I also played accompaniment for violin students for exams and performances. I was also a piano instructor at Four Season Music from 2017 to 2019, Selayang Jaya, in which I mainly trained students for ABRSM Practical and Theory Exams. I was also engaged in group lessons with young students. I joined Mellodate Music from year 2018 as a Piano Instructor. I first joined MK Sounds Heavenly Music Academy in year 2018 as Piano and Violin Instructor. While here, I’ve played accompaniments, duets with students for concerts and performances.

I also performed Piano Solo at KPJ Hospital lounge from 2018 to 2020 twice a week. I frequently entered students in concerts and performances, of which include: MK Sounds Heavenly’s Christmas, Halloween and Spring Concerts; Little Atelier Music Academy’s Annual Concerts and Four Season Music’s Annual Concerts. Performances by my students included Piano Solo, Piano Duet, Violin and Piano Duet. I’ve also entered students in ABRSM, Trinity and Rock School exams, up until Grade 8. I was also event manager for MK Sounds Heavenly’s Halloween and Spring Concert.

Ding Huei Yi

VIOLIN

Has numerous years teaching experience in kindergardens, and schools; is sought after as a violin teacher works well with young children and adults learner. She holds a Bachelor of performing arts in Music in University of Malaya majoring in Violin. She understands every student is different and always tailors her teaching methods according to student’s characters and needs and believe learning violin for kids and adults should be fun. She has participated in numerous music workshops and conferences to enrich herself with more teaching ideas.

Daniel Chim

CELLO / DOUBLE BASS

Daniel Chim +irst started the cello at the age of elven and had taken a liking to the instrument. He practised hard and participated in every small concerts and performance as possible. After listening to Steven Isserlis performed the Cello Concerto in C major with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), Daniel became inspired and had decided to pursue a career in music.

Daniel worked hard, mastering the cello under various teachers and even by his own mother, who taught him Music Theory. When he was experienced enough, he joined the Petaling Jaya Youth Orchestra (PJYO) where he improved on his cello techniques and exposed himself to orchestral music. 

In 2010 after +inishing his A’ levels, Daniel travelled to the United Kingdom to begin his Bachelor of Arts at the Leeds College of Music. During those three years, not only was Daniel introduced to the double bass but he had also found a passion in teaching.

Then at the beginning of 2013, Daniel went to Australia to enrol into the University of Queensland for his Master of Music. There he focused on teaching pedagogy and research in music education. He also joined the university’s orchestra and a choir group.

In 2015, he returned to Malaysia where he committed himself as a cello and double bass teacher in Kuala Lumpur. Along with teaching, he also joined the Selangor Philharmonic Orchestra and sometimes joining the KLPAC.

Daniel has been teaching cello and double bass for six years in different music schools and privately. He +irst joined Sounds of Heaven in 2019 where he been teaching for two years. He had also been involved with the school’s Halloween Workshop in 2019 and his student had performed in two concerts. He is still with the school, conducting online lessons. 

Alice Wong Pick Yee

PIANO / WMS

Ms. Alice has been a piano teacher ever since the year 2018. She is a Trinity Piano Grade 8 holder. She teaches piano and the Wonderful Music Star early childhood music course (WMS) at Heavenly Star Music Sdn. bhd.

Other than teaching, she participated school’s musical camp as one of the committees. Some of her engagements are the Spring concert 2019, Damen Halloween Music Camp, Christmas Camp 2021, and Halloween Music Camp 2022 at Bukit Jalil. She enjoys teaching and organizing musical events. 

Ximin Phuan

VOCAL

Ximin Phuan was a student at Malaysian Institute of Arts (MIA) where she completed her Diploma in Music under the guidance of Soh Bee Teng (Gynger). Whilst studying with Gynger, she has completed her Grade 8 in singing under the Trinity College London in 2015. After completing her diploma at MIA, she furthered her studies at Middlesex University, London United Kingdom, where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Music during the summer of 2018. During her bachelors, she was under the tutelage of Mark Oldfield.

While studying at MIA, Ximin had been actively performing in Kuala Lumpur. She is one of the founding members of The Opera Bridesmaids, an all-female vocal ensemble. With The Opera Bridesmaids, they have organized two concerts; “The Opera Bridesmaids” and “Echoes of Grace”.

During her studies in London, Ximin was one of the members of the university’s Singer’s Ensemble under the direction of Mark Oldfield and she has also participated “Abingdon Summer School for Solo Singers” in Abingdon, United kingdom.

Besides participating in masterclasses and summer courses, Ximin has competed in singing competitions and was awarded a Silver Prize for the 4th Asia Arts Festival (Solo category) and also a finalist in the 42nd National Classical Singing Competition (Central Region).

She currently works as a freelance vocal instructor.

Vi Vien Wong

PIANO CHEF / WMS / PIANO / VOCAL

She is a passionate and experienced music teacher. After teaching in the US for four years, she now resides in Kuala Lumpur. She received her Master’s Degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Miami University, Ohio, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from UPM. She is skilled in piano performance, piano pedagogy, chamber music, and teaching group classes. She earned the title of Nationally Certified Teacher (NCTM) from the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), and she is a certified Suzuki Teacher from the Suzuki Association America (SAA).

Vi Vien is committed to providing her students with quality and comprehensive music education. Besides learning to play the piano, her students also learn music theory and aural and musicianship skills. She enjoys teaching students of all ages and has experience teaching in private and group settings. She taught individual piano lessons, conducted music summer camps, and a facilitator for the “Opera for Kids” workshops sponsored by the Kuala Lumpur City Opera (KLCO).

Her teaching philosophy is to help her students to express themselves musically, nurture them to be better human beings, and ultimately promote the joy of studying music and playing the piano. She wants her students to have a fun and rewarding music experience through their lessons.

Besides her passion for teaching, Vi Vien also loves to perform. She has performed in numerous solo and chamber music recitals and appeared as a concerto soloist with the UPM Symphony Orchestra during her final year at UPM. In 2017, she won the Gold Award in the Hong Kong Youth Performing Art Festival and was named a finalist in the First Aswara International Competition. In the US, she gave lecture-recitals for the Institute Learning for the Retiree and charity recitals for Oxford Food Pantry.

Apart from her teaching schedule, she enjoys hiking, baking, and spending time with her family.

Michelle Cheong

Administrator

She is an undergraduate student at the International University of Malaya Wales, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Psychology. She takes the part time job as an administrator of Heavenly Star Music Sdn Bhd. She is friendly and easy-going. She is willing to assist every student, parent and teacher who is having trouble. Additionally, she helped in some events including the Halloween Music Camp at Damen Mall in 2019 and Christmas Concert at the Pavilion at Bukit Jalil in 2021. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach her as she will be patient to answer your questions and help in solving problems based on her abilities.

Shu Wah Kwong

Piano / Piano Chef / WMS

Shu Wah received her Bachelor’s Degree in Piano major, Arranging as minor from Shih Chien University in Taiwan with scholarship, and her Diploma in music from Malaysian Institute of Art. She has 6 years of teaching experience, which include individual and group class. She has some orchestra conducting experience during her study in Taiwan and live recording skill. She was active in choir performance during her diploma study, participated in several choir performance and competition such as Vietnam International Choir Competition Hoi An and so on.

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