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Cello Teachers !

" Eunice entered Nangyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in 2012 to pursue her diploma in Cello Performance, under the tutelage of SSO cellist Zhao Yu Er. She started learning the cello when she was 13 and attained distinction for her ABRSM grade 8 cello examination. She also plays the piano and was awarded distinction in grade 8 ABRSM.
Eunice participated in the Singapore Youth Orchestra from 2007 to 2011. She was also the president and student conductor of Dunman Secondary School strings orchestra. An active member of various chamber groups of different genres in the music scene, she has performed for the NAFA orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Music Makers, Re:mix, StringWerkz and worked with many other chamber groups for different projects. Apart from that, she coaches the cello in schools and has private students. "

- Eunice

" Hsiao Shan was awarded full scholarship in 2013 to pursue her graduate degree in Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (NUS) under the principal cellist of Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) Pei-Sian Ng. She is presently on their Young Artist Programme. She previously studied under Herminia Illano (former principal cellist of SSO) and Zhao Yu Er. Currently in her final year at SOTA, Hsiao Shan regularly performs solo, chamber and orchestral works at the SOTA Arts Festival and other school events, and has led the cello section of the SOTA String Ensemble since 2009. She has also played in cello masterclasses with David Commanday(USA) Franz Bartolomey (Vienna) and Inbal Meggido (Israel). As a budding chamber musician, she was awarded Most Outstanding Performer (Chamber Music) at SOTA and Most Outstanding Player (String Section) by Singapore National Youth Orchestra. Hsiao Shan also participated in several chamber masterclasses, both locally and abroad with Dr. John Marshall, Dr. Thomas Lymenstull and Professor Bernard Lanskey. Alongside her SOTA string quartet, she was given many opportunities to perform for events, including the 2009 MICA Cultural Mendallion Awards at The Istana. Hsiao Shan has also been teaching privately for 2 years, and coaches the cello and bass section of Singapore Chinese Girls’ School (SCGS). "

- Hsiao Shan

" Eddie achieved a distinction for Diploma in Cello Performance (DipABRSM) in 2009, within 5 years of learning the instrument, and was featured on the High Scorers' Concert as one of the most outstanding cellists to have aced the examination. Since then, he has dedicated himself to perform in the Chinese and Symphony Orchestras. Some of the great maestros he has worked with include tenor Jose Carreras and conductor Eji Oue. Currently, Eddie is actively teaching students aged from 9 to adults. He is known for his patient approach to students and willingness to help students to the best of his capabilities. "

- Eddie Sim

" Jun Sian achieved Distinction in Cello ABRSM Grade 8 in 2012 He holds the following positions with the following orchestras: principal cellist with the Singapore Youth Chinese Orchestra, principal cellist and section leader with the Singapore Polytechnic Chinese Orchestra, as well as plays in the Philharmonic Orchestra. Between 2007-2009, Jun Sian achieved the Gold and Gold with Honours Awards in Singapore Youth Festival competition. "

- Jun Sian

Student Testimonials !

" Teacher Hughes is an excellent cello teacher. He is fantastic and relates extremely well with my 10 year old daughter. He is ever so patient with her and offers words of encouragement during every lesson. I highly recommend him to any parent whose child wants to pick up the cello. Thanks teacher Hughes for everything!"

Jacqueline Liew, mother of 10 year old Caitlin

" James is a dedicated and talented teacher and musician who has enabled my son to fast track his skills and knowledge in cello. In a short span of 4 months, he auditioned and got into his dream CCA, String Orchestra playing the cello. Thanks James for all your help in gearing him up!"

Cecelia, mother of Davis

" I started as a beginner player in Cello under the tutelage of teacher Jing Li. She has helped to fuel my interest. She is patient, friendly and very encouraging. To me, she is the best teacher a cello student could ever have."

Kimberly, 14 year old cello student

" My 6 year old son’s cello teacher is very patient, engaging and professional. Thanks to her, our son is very passionate about cello and looks forward to his cello lesson every week."

Sebastien Chew, father of Alpheus Chew (6 year old cello student)

" My cello teacher is very committed and has developed a very effective teaching method. I am progressing very well. Thank you, Stradivari Strings."

Sarah Lim

" Eddie is a pleasant and patient teacher. He explains concepts in a clear and detailed manner, making lessons interesting by being humorous. His knowledge of the cello is good and he gives good advice."

Grace

" My cello teacher understands that learning a music instrument like the cello is not easy, and she makes it easy for a beginner like me to understand. Thanks, Stradivari Strings"

Hee Jeong

" My cello teacher Hanlie is very professional. She teaches me not only how to practice on the cello, but also covers the meaning behind the music. It helps me a lot to enjoy playing the cello. Thanks Stradivali Strings."

Kanako Honma