Ms Elaine Ding graduated from Silver Lake College in Wisconsin, USA. She holds a Masters degree in Music (Education) specializing in Kodály studies. She was the Head of the Music Education Department at Universitas Pelita Harapan, Jakarta, Indonesia for several years.
Elaine’s special interest and area of expertise is in the musical training of young children. Early perceptions and memories of childhood music can be turned into strong musical foundations by a skilled teacher. An emphasis given to the growth of the voice and body movement can also affect the musicality of a growing child.
With her experience in Kindermusik, Kodaly, Dalcroze and Orff methodologies, she has also taught in school music classrooms from ages ranging from new-borns to secondary school. In her many years living in Jakarta, she has also organized and led several teacher training programs for music teachers.
She has played the piano since 5 years old, learning from Singapore teachers, Ms Teo Kuen Hwa and Mrs Josephine Sirtorie. She has experienced all the ABRSM exams and obtained the Trinity College Diploma in piano performance (LTCL) in 1983. She has also been trained in the Suzuki method for Piano.
Elaine is currently a member of the Singapore Music Teachers Association, Suzuki Talent Education Association of Singapore, and the International Kodály Society.