MY PIANO JOURNEY
I wanted to be a piano teacher since young,
even before I started learning piano.
I love learning and playing piano, especially classical music.
I believe the process of learning piano should be enjoyable and not treated as a chore.
Under my guidance, most of my students are passionate about learning piano
and are able to practise independently on a daily basis.
I hope to be a role model and inspiration to my students.
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My piano journey was not all smooth sailing.
Despite being passionate, I have actually never thought that my dream as a piano teacher would be realised.
I only started learning piano at a neighbourhood music school at the age of 12.
At 19 year old, I questioned myself:
"Why is my playing so dull?"
"Why can't I make beautiful tones like others?"
Even though I was playing my pieces technically and rhythmically correct, I sounded like a robot and did not enjoy playing as much as I did before.
Like many people, I thought that as long as I hit all the correct notes with correct rhythm, it means I am a good piano player. So why does my playing sound so bad?
I did not know what I was lacking.
My teacher, at that point of time, was unable to tell me where and how I can / should improve.
Feeling stagnant and demoralised,
I decided to stop learning piano.