Recipient of the NAFA Entry Merit Award, Regina Angelita Setiawan was a finalist of the 4th Semarang Open Violin Competition, as well as the Gloriamus Open Competition for Violin and Piano in 2019. She started learning the violin at 8 years old, under the Suzuki Music Association of Indonesia. Since then, Regina has performed a wide range of solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoire in over 30 concerts (including the 1st inaugural concert of the Jakarta International Theatre), with various orchestras in Indonesia and abroad, including Camerata Indonesia, the All Jakarta Honor Orchestra, and the NAFA Orchestra, among others.
She has held leadership positions (concertmaster, assistant concertmaster, principal 2nd violin) and had solo performances a number of times with Camerata Indonesia.
In a pursuit to expand her musical artistry, Regina routinely participates in masterclasses (Dr. Moni Simeonov, Dr. Nicole Jeong, Dr. Terry Durbin, etc), music festivals (the 6th Asia Region Suzuki Conference, the 4th Singapore Violin Festival, etc), workshops and outreach programs.
Vivienne has been learning the violin at the age of 7 and the piano at the age 10. Over the years, she has garnered awards and medals from music festivals she participated in Malaysia, Singapore, Manila and Hong Kong. The most remarkable experience was when she and her other teammates won first prize in ‘Euroasia Strings Competition’ in Kuala Lumpur under the ‘ensemble’ category. Her highlight achievements were receiving two awards from Trinity College London as the ‘Highest Distinction’ in her home country, Brunei Darussalam, for both violin Grade 6 and 8 during the year 2015 and 2017, respectively.
She is also very active in the music scene in Brunei and have been invited to performances for a charity event ‘Roots and Wings’ and an empowerment program ‘Youth Empowerment Conference’. Moreover, she was chosen to perform for ‘Brunei Young Musicians’ organized by Brunei Music Society, which is well known among the music community, for 3 consecutive years as a pianist soloist. Other than an active performing musician, she also has a teaching experience under an established music school for a year.
Our patient Ms Rezia offers Classical piano and violin lessons for all ages, from beginner to advanced. She is an ALCM (London College Music, UK) Diploma holder in Piano performance. She has also completed her grade 8 ABRSM (Practical and Theory) for Piano and Violin and is now pursuing her Diploma in Violin.
Ms Rezia has a well-rounded approach to teaching piano and violin, focusing on enjoyment but not forgetting the importance of technique, and caters to her student’s musical interests and learning styles. She is open for classical or leisure pop songs.
CHEONG XIN JIE
Xin Jie completed her ABRSM Violin Grade 8 at 12, and moved on to perform in group and solo competitions, ranging from small scale performances in school stages such as the Singapore Youth Festival & Singapore Raffles International Music Festival to large scale performances at Esplanade.
She has been the section leader of different schools’ string ensemble and orchestras for up to 6 years and a part time tutor for up to 2 years. Hence, she is confident of her ability to play as well as to teach and guide your child as he embarks on this music journey.
She is a current active member of orchestras and music camps and now serves as the Concert Master and Violin I Principal Player of the NUS Symphonic Orchestra.
Joanne specialized in violin teaching and performing. She graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore in 2020. She is a Music degree holder as well and graduated from Northeast Normal University in China, ChangChun in 2001. She is familiar with ABRSM violin practical exam Grade 1 to Diploma, theory Grade1 to 8.
She has over 18+ years of teaching experience in a local private music school. She is patiently teaching and interacting with the students (6yr old onwards). Students are enjoying the fun between learning and teaching at each lesson.
NICOLE, CHOU MANN PYNG
Ms Nicole is an experienced and fully qualified music teacher and have been teaching for more than 13 years. She holds a Bachelor degree in Music Education from University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia. She teaches Piano, Theory of Music, Violin and Viola, from beginner to grade 8.
She upgraded herself by taking part in Music World Conference, Teacher Training programme and also had been under the guidance of one of the SSO Senior violinist. She believes in the term “you reap what you sow”, and the persistence is the key to be successful in the music journey.