Teachers

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DR IRYNA VOKHMYANINA

Dr Iryna Vokhmyanina graduated from the Moscow State Music-Pedagogical University with Masters’ Degree specializing in Music Pedagogy (piano). After completing postgraduate studies, she obtained a PhD specializing in Music Theory and Methodology of Professional Education.Equipped with more than 25 years or professional teaching experience, many of her students became winners of international music competitions including the 1st Singapore Steinway Youth Piano Competition in 2013.

MS ELITSA MOMCHEVA

Ms Elitsa Momcheva graduated from the National Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting, Bachelor’s Degree in Musica Pedagogy and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Piano.  Ms Elitsa is currently teaching Piano, Theory, Aural, Music Appreciation and Piano Accompaniment at Tanglewood Music School.

Ms Elitsa is currently teaching Piano, Theory, Aural, Music Appreciation and Piano Accompaniment at Tanglewood Music School.

MS PHOEBE HOI YIU NG

 

Ms Phoebe Ng is a versatile musician who plays classical, pop and makes music arrangements. She began studying piano at the age of 5 and was awarded scholarship to study piano under Tchaikovsky Competition semifinalist James Kirby at the Queenswood School, UK at 17. During that period, she was awarded two first prizes at Watford Music Festival and LTCL diploma in piano with distinction.

Her pedagogical style was heavily influenced by James Kirby, Royal Welsh College of Music professor and ABRSM examiner, whom she had studied intensely with for over 2 years. Phoebe believes in nurturing students according to their own talents and interests, and her approach is proven successful with motivated students and 100% passing rate in grade exams.

Ms Phoebe is currently teaching Piano, Theory, Aural, and Piano Accompaniment at Tanglewood Music School.

MR YI KAI, SIM

Yi Kai, Sim was conferred the Masters in Music degree in 2013 at University of California, Santa Barbara. In a highly specialized field, he studied both collaborative piano and solo piano under acclaimed Curtis alumni Robert Koenig and Paul Berkowitz. He was unanimously awarded the Second Prize in the Open Category at the 2006 International IBLA Piano Competition.
 After a competitive nationwide audition at the Metropolitan Opera, Yi Kai was invited as an artist for the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar in New York, working with renowned mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and pianist-composer Alan Smith.

MS JOYCE LEE

Ms Joyce Lee Tung graduated with a Diploma in Piano Performance from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts under the tutelage of Rena Phua and Ong Lip Tat.  She  went to Austria to pursue her studies in classical voice and graduated with Master of Arts in Voice (Distinction) under KS Joanna Borowska-Isser and Masters in Concert Singing (Distinction) – Lied Interpretation under Christine Whittlesey and Oratorio Studies under Robert Heimann from the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria. She spent 7 years in Austria to pursue her music education.

MS ELZA NARTADJIEVA

Ms Elza Nartadjieva discovered her passion for teaching since she was young. She graduated from the Uzbekistan Conservatory named after Mukhtar Ashrafi where she received her Masters Degree in Violin Performance and Teaching. She has participated in various materclasses with visiting Professors from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, such as professor Sergey Kravchenko, Oleg Krysa, Isaac Reider.

Ms Elza heads the String Department in Tanglewood. She also teaches violin in Tanglewood and she also heads the Strings department.

MS NINA BRANKOVANOVA

Ms Nina Brankovanova graduated from Bulgarian National Academy of Music with Masters Degree in 2010. During her studies, she had Master classes with Mintcho Minchev, Vanya Milanova, Jury Jislin, Michael Frishenshlager in Bulgaria.
 
She worked with the New Symphony Orchestra for 5 years and was the assistant concert master of Chamber Orchestra Orpheus.
Ms Nina participated in the Youth Festival Orchestra, March Music Days and is now a permanent member of the National Youth Orchestra of Netherlands. She has been performing internationally in many countries such as America, Argentina, Italy, Germany and Netherlands.

SARAH NG

Singaporean violinist Sarah Ng has established an international career encompassing solo, chamber and orchestral performances. She performs as a member of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. Earlier career highlights include performing at the Vermont Mozart Festival, Round Top Festival, Madeline Island String Quartet Fellowship, and Young EuroClassic in Berlin. She recently graduated from the McGill School of Music, in the Masters’ program for Violin Performance. She also holds a BM in violin performance from the Eastman School of Music.

Sarah frequently collaborates with ensembles in Singapore, such as the Lyric Opera Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra. She is a recipient of the Goh Soon Tioe Centenary Award, granted by the Goh Soon Tioe foundation which promotes young local violinists. Sarah plays on an instrument on a generous loan from the Rin Collection.

Sarah has taught students of all ages and enjoys connecting over the joys of discovering music and achieving goals on the instrument.

Sarah is currently teaching violin at Tanglewood Music School.

MS PATRICIA KRUG

Ms Patricia Krug obtained her Master in Music Education at the Ludwig-Maximillians University in Munich, Germany. She has had many years of teaching experience with students of all ages, specializing in both early childhood music pedagogy and violoncello. She has also worked with grammar schools and institutions of higher education.

Apart from her educational career, she gained a great deal of experience performing with orchestras in different countries like Orquesta de la Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (Aregentina),

MS SABRINA TSOU

Ms Sabrina Tsou’s love and passion for music began at a young age. She obtained her Bachelor of Music from the University of British Columbia in 2006, where she studied under the tutelage of Professor Eric Wilson and performed as the Principal Cello of the UBC Symphony Orchestra.

Over the years she has been active in the music scene, performing in many orchestras and ensembles in Asia and North America, most notably with the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra and mostly recently with the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra in Singapore

MR JACOB LEONG

Mr Jacob Leong studied the classical guitar under the guidance of Singapore Cultural Medallion recipient Mr Alex Abisheganaden. He obtained a Diploma in Guitar music performance from Associated Boards Royal Schools of Music (UK)  

He has participated in guitar competitions and was semi-finalist in 6th Singapore International Guitar Competition 2013.  

With his in-depth knowledge in guitar pedagogy, Mr Leong have written a series of classical guitar methods titled “The Musical Strings” for Singapore government schools.

He has taught in various music institutions in Singapore and conducted guitar ensembles which participated in Singapore Youth Festival competitions.

Apart from teaching, Mr Leong has actively performed in concerts and Youtube. He also received individual masterclasses with world renowned guitarists: Shinichi Fukuda (Japan) and Miguel Trápaga (Spain).

Mr Leong is currently teaching guitar at Tanglewood Music School.

MS JOYCE LEE TUNG

Ms Joyce Lee Tung graduated with a Diploma in Piano Performance from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts under the tutelage of Rena Phua and Ong Lip Tat.  She  went to Austria to pursue her studies in classical voice and graduated with Master of Arts in Voice (Distinction) under KS Joanna Borowska-Isser and Masters in Concert Singing (Distinction) – Lied Interpretation under Christine Whittlesey and Oratorio Studies under Robert Heimann from the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria. She spent 7 years in Austria to pursue her music education.

MR NIGEL NG

Mr Nigel graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts with a Diploma in Music (Classical Performance), studying under Frank DeMeglio. After his Classical studies, Nigel went on to pursue a music degree, focusing on pop and jazz. Under the tutelage of Simon Zheng, Nigel studied jazz piano and harmony, and subsequently obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Music from Goldsmiths’ College University of London.

MS NINA BRANKOVANOVA

Ms Nina Brankovanova graduated from Bulgarian National Academy of Music with Masters Degree in 2010. During her studies, she had Master classes with Mintcho Minchev, Vanya Milanova, Jury Jislin, Michael Frishenshlager in Bulgaria.
 
She worked with the New Symphony Orchestra for 5 years and was the assistant concert master of Chamber Orchestra Orpheus.
Ms Nina participated in the Youth Festival Orchestra, March Music Days and is now a permanent member of the National Youth Orchestra of Netherlands. She has been performing internationally in many countries such as America, Argentina, Italy, Germany and Netherlands.