Our violin lessons and viola lessons are customized to the needs of each student. Whether you are interested in learning the violin for leisure, or prefer to track your progress via the ABRSM (Associated Board Of Royal School of Music)/ or Trinity examination program, we can structure your private violin lesson plan accordingly.
We offer violin classes for beginners as well as master violin lessons in Singapore. Private violin lessons can also be arranged.
We conduct violin and viola masterclasses for students of all levels. These masterclasses are very effective in correcting any existing technique issues. Once this is done, we move the student forward in terms of more advanced level techniques.
Our masterclasses are conducted by seasoned professional level maestro based with Singapore Symphony Orchestra. As world class musicians, these teachers have honed their performance techniques perfectly and can pass their superb skills to students.
Many students have benefited immensely to secure confidence level in their playing techniques and performance style before their ABRSM or Trinity examinations. Please call +65-98137769 to discuss.
Our private violin lessons are mainly one to one coaching, so the violin teacher can give 100% undivided attention during your violin lessons. As opposed to group violin lessons in Singapore, private violin lessons allow the violin teacher to correct any technique and bow handling issues you have throughout the duration of the violin lessons.
The best teacher to student ratio is one to one for private violin lessons. Two student to one teacher ratio for violin lessons in Singapore is still fine. For effective violin lessons, both student must have similar music background and ability, to reap the most from beginner violin lessons.
Private violin lessons can be planned at your home, our music centre at Sultan Plaza, or at teacher’s location.
For students starting out, it is prudent to engage a qualified violin teacher for beginner violin lessons, to build solid foundation in techniques during violin classes for beginners. During violin classes for beginners, our violin teachers focus on technique, sound, and understanding emotions when playing the violin
Do not under estimate the importance of violin classes for beginners. Some students want to rush through this and skip beginner violin lessons. What is covered during violin lessons for beginners? Basics such as proper posture, bow hold, basic bow handling are not mastered and these students typically don’t do well and need to retake violin classes for beginners.
Once solid foundation is built, your progress to intermediate and advanced level playing will be smooth in future private violin lessons.
When starting beginner violin lessons, you need your personal violin. This sense of ownership will inspire you to practice well and be prepared for future private violin lessons.
Keen to join our violin classes for beginners? Call +65-98137769 to arrange.Book Lessons
Michael has been with the SSO since 1990 and is now Associate Principal of the Second Violin. He was born in Kuala Lumpur and started studies on the violin at the age of nine. After obtaining his Performer’s Diploma, he left for Germany to study with Professor Igor Ozim at the Music University of Cologne. Upon graduation Michael worked with the Beisel Ensemble and the Rhine Chamber Orchestra. In 1983 Michael was a prize-winner of the Junior Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition in Folkstone, Kent, United Kingdom.
Born in Singapore, Yeo Teow Meng commenced studies on the violin at the age of eight. Awarded a scholarship by the Public Service Commission (Singapore) in 1982, he furthered his studies with Lyndall Hendrickson and Gunnar Crantz in Adelaide at the South Australian College of Advanced Education. Upon graduation he worked with the State Opera of South Australia as well as various chambers groups and has been with the SSO since 1986.
Bryan achieved high distinction in ABRSM Grade 8 viola. He also has Dip ABRSM in Piano. He has a strong interest in music and a passion for viola performance. His passion for music and his leadership qualities led him to his appointment as Chairman of Raffles Chamber Ensemble. His honed his coaching skills early, coaching students in the RI (Raffles Institution) string ensemble group.
Bryan is extensively involved in Singapore’s Classical Music scene, with regular performances at Victoria Concert Hall and Esplanade concert hall. He has performed extensively with numerous prominent musicians including leading Finnish conductor Maestro Okko Kamu, Maestro Wang Ya-Hui, Cultural Medallion awardee Maestro Lim Yau, and Maestro Angela Liong. He is also an active orchestra player with Orchestra of Music Maker and The Philharmonic Orchestra.
Bryan believes in using his gift in music to benefit the community. He spearheaded numerous concerts where the proceeds benefited charities involving underprivileged children.
Tevy graduated from La Salle Singapore & Kingston University (DIP. BA in violin music performance, Hons upper 2nd Division) in 1998. He also has piano as minor study for his Dip. BA. He has 9 years of solid coaching experience with private students as well as in music schools.
Tevy’s appreciation of western classical music originated from his coaches from Singapore and UK. Notably, he took master classes from Mr Jonathan Rees (a recipient of the BBC Award violinist in 1978).
He has performed in numerous ensemble and orchestra in both countries. He has also performed with the London Korean Community Orchestra in the 1990’s. As such he has a cosmopolitan and international outlook.Tevy’s students come from all walks of life, from 4 year old to adults. He also performed with his students at Woodlands Regional Library Recital Hall, Singapore Chinese Girl’s School (2015), and at the ABRSM High Scorer’s concert at Suntec City (1999).
Siak Lee achieved ABRSM grade 8 qualification in violin and piano. She is currently pursuing Diploma qualifications in both music instruments. She has ABRSM grade 5 qualification in music theory and currently pursuing ABRSM grade 8 theory.
She started coaching violin and piano in 2015. She scored Gold in the National Music Strings Orchestra Competition as a violinist and soloist. In 2016, she was selected to attend Clement Curtin Violin masterclasses and was recognized for her skills. In 2018 she was awarded Silver in Euroasia Competition.