Meet some of our teachers
Alexander Lock Kah Boon
Kah Boon graduated with a Bachelor of Music with Honours from Middlesex University, London in 2017 and joined us in the same year. During his time in London, Kah Boon also volunteered as a teacher assistant at Barnet Education Trust, where he assisted music instructors with coaching children during lessons and performance rehearsals.
Kah Boon is an energetic and patient individual who enjoys working with children. During his stint as a teacher assistant, he planned several activities and games for young students in music schools. In addition, Kah Boon has also played at various events, including piano accompaniments for choir performances in London and Malaysia, as well as a solo piano performance that was held at the Yamaha Festive Hall, Kelana Jaya, Malaysia in 2016.
With his outgoing personality, Kah Boon hopes to bring joy and fun for his students as they embark on their journey to learn music.
Zhang Hui graduated with a Bachelors in Music with Honours from London’s prestigious Royal College of Music (London). She has been teaching children piano since 2011.
Growing up, Zhang Hui has won several piano competitions. In 2008, she won the first place in the “Golden Sunflower” National Teenagers’ Piano Competition held in China. More recently, she was placed third in the finals of the Singapore International Youth Piano Competition in 2013. She has also participated in a number of piano concerts and recitals held by NAFA. Her pursuit of music has also brought her overseas, where she completed a summer music course in Barcelona, Spain in 2015 and an international placement programme at the London Royal College of Music in 2016.
Zhang Hui is passionate about developing and contributing to the arts scene in Southeast Asia. Students will benefit from her wealth of experience as a talented pianist and an experienced piano instructor.
SKAIDRITE RAKOVSKA (SKAI)
Skai has been with us since July 2015 as our resident violin instructor. Born in Latvia, a country with a rich musical culture, Skai picked up the violin at age 5, and has since completed her studies at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire under the tutelage of renowned musicians, including Igor Bezrodny and Dmitry Shebalyn.
Skai has performed solo and as a member of chamber and symphonic orchestras in over 20 countries in Europe and America. Winners of national and international competitions and performing orchestra members number among her students. Her younger students here have been awarded at the Young Talents Project held by Radio 92.4 FM and have also been invited to perform as part of the Kids’ Philharmonic Orchestra Singapore.
Jourdan has been our resident Guitar Instructor since 2015. With instructional experience in guitar since 2010, Jourdan has a distinguished track record in guitar pedagogy. Professional guitar instructors number among his prior students.
Additionally, Jourdan is no stranger to performing, having appeared on stage at Timbre, Hard Rock Café, and the Esplanade Waterfront and Concourse, among others. Having received his Diploma in 2012 and Degree in Music in 2013 in Lasalle college of the Arts and Rock School Int’l Rock Music Exam Board Grade 8.
A focused and disciplined instructor, Jourdan believes in the importance of flexibility and passion in teaching, and is willing to go the extra mile for his students.
CHAN YEOW YEE
Yeow Yee is our resident Erhu instructor, having joined us after graduating from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts with a Bachelor (Hons) in Music, majoring in Erhu. While at NAFA, Yeow Yee was under the tutelage of renowned musicians Li Bao Shun and Wong Sun Tat.
Yeow Yee previously performs as a Erhu player in a Orchestra in 2010 and was awarded the Certificate of Distinction in National Chinese Music Competition in 2008. She has participated in the Llangollen Music Festival, held in Llangollen, Wales, in 2009, and has also toured Taiwan and Malaysia as a performer.
Yeow Yee also has an ABRSM Grade 8 Certification in Piano and Theory. She seeks to pass on her wealth of musical knowledge to her students who range in experience from beginners to those preparing for their diplomas.