Teachers

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MS YAFEN WANG

Ms. Yafen Wang boasts a diverse performance background encompassing classical, pop music, and music composition, including recitals, piano accompaniment, and chamber music. Additionally, she has experience in music activity planning.

In 2006, she successfully earned her Master’s Degree from the Graduate Institute of Collaborative Piano at Tainan National University. Subsequently, in 2009, she gained admission to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

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

MS RACHEL CHEN

Ms Rachel Chen graduated from the Royal College of Music with a Masters of Performance in Piano Accompaniment (Distinction), under the tutelage of renowned song accompanists Roger Vignoles and Simon Lepper, as well as renowned pianist Leon McCawley. During this period, she was awarded 2nd Prize at the Joan Chissell Schumann Competition for Voice and Piano.

Ms Rachel also attended Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, UK with the help of a National Arts Council bursary and a scholarship from Chetham’s. She was a grand finalist at the Audi Junior Musician competition and gave several concerts as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the UK. 

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

MS ALICE CHAN

Ms. Alice Chan is a senior music teacher with 10 years of experience in music education. She graduated in Bachelor’s Degree in Music and has accomplished her Master’s in Education highlighting her interest in Music Education.

Ms Alice has expertise in teaching classical and pop piano, assisting students towards achieving distinctive examination results. Apart from that, she teaches various musical instruments including keyboard, guitar, saxophone, and ukulele. As a music teacher, Ms Alice is patient, articulate, and whimsical. Her virtuosity, knowledge of relating music theory with the practical, and kindness toward students made her a valued and esteemed teacher. She worked well with various age groups of students, ranging from young children to adult learners, and her teaching has led to dedicated students.
Ms Alice has great experience in performing, throughout her years of teaching.

Ms Alice is currently teaching Piano, Guitar, Music Theory, Aural, and 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 WEI LING THONG

 

In 2017, Wei Ling Thong earned the prestigious ABRSM International Undergraduate Scholarship. She achieved a Master of Music in Performance from the renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2022 and received a Bachelor of Music (Honours) from the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music in 2021.

Wei Ling embarked on her musical journey at the age of six, focusing on violin education. Since then, she has become a highly sought-after violinist in Singapore and beyond. At 18, she made her solo debut at the Esplanade Concert Hall with the Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO), earning praise from The Straits Times for her exceptional performance.

Wei Ling’s musical journey is a testament to her unwavering dedication, exceptional talent, and commitment to both her artistic growth and the development of the next generation of musicians.

Ms. Wei Ling is currently teaching Violin & Music Theory at Tanglewood Music School.

MS KOMILA IZATULLOYEVA

In 2019, Ms. Komila Izatulloyeva completed her education at the Musical Lyceum named after Victor Uspensky in Uzbekistan. Her time at Uspensky Lyceum was marked by victories in numerous international violin competitions across Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Italy. Concurrently, she actively participated in weekly charity concerts titled “From Children to Children.”

Subsequently, in 2020, Ms. Komila embarked on her Undergraduate Studies at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, studying under the guidance of Professor Zuo Jun. Throughout her academic journey, she had the privilege of attending masterclasses conducted by renowned musicians like Xi Chen, Ilya Konovalov, Nadir Khashimov, Amalia Hall, Krzysztof Wegrzyn, Christoph Schickedanz, Shlomo Mintz, Qian Zhou, and others.

Ms Komila is currently teaching Violin & Music Theory at Tanglewood Music School.

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.

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 ALICE CHAN

Ms. Alice Chan is a senior music teacher with 10 years of experience in music education. She graduated in Bachelor’s Degree in Music and has accomplished her Master’s in Education highlighting her interest in Music Education.

Ms Alice has expertise in teaching classical and pop piano, assisting students towards achieving distinctive examination results. Apart from that, she teaches various musical instruments including keyboard, guitar, saxophone, and ukulele. As a music teacher, Ms Alice is patient, articulate, and whimsical. Her virtuosity, knowledge of relating music theory with the practical, and kindness toward students made her a valued and esteemed teacher. She worked well with various age groups of students, ranging from young children to adult learners, and her teaching has led to dedicated students.
Ms Alice has great experience in performing, throughout her years of teaching.

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

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.

Mr Liew Wee Sing

Mr Liew Wee Sing is a lyric tenor with distinct colour. His experience includes choirmaster in church choir for over 20 years and performed regularly in concerts as solo artist. Wee Sing adopts a systematic and holistic approach in voice training. His methodology is rooted in the Italian Bel Canto technique which inculcates solid foundation for freedom in singing, production of healthy, pure and unbroken ‘Chiaro scuro’ vocal tone. 

Mr Liew participated in the 2018 National Art Gallery Sonic Blossom project, singing Schubert’s Lieder in the Art Gallery. He was awarded Gold prize in Vocal Bel Canto category and emerged overall champion in 2018 Singapore Raffles Cultural & Arts Festival Talent competition. In Aug 2019, Mr Wee Sing won the Gold award in China’s Yantai-Penglai Asia Pacific International Chorus & Solo Arts Festival Solo competition

He has also obtained the LTCL diploma Singing recital from Trinity College London and completed his Master’s degree in music performance (Classical Singing) from University of West London.

Mr Liew is currently teaching voice at Tanglewood Music School.

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.