Lydia began her music journey at the age of 4 at Yamaha Music School under Suzuki teacher, the late Mr. Kang Choon Sim. She came away with the second prize in the junior category in the Singapore National Piano and Violin competition in 1989 and passed her Advanced Certificate in Violin and Grade 8 piano at age 14. She also spent 6 years playing in the Singapore Youth Orchestra, travelling with them to the Kumamoto Music Festival in Japan.

Her violin teaching began when she was studying at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, from which she graduated with her Bachelors degree in Communication Studies (Hons). After spending 7 years in the media industry, her passion for music playing and teaching proved too strong to ignore. She then continued her violin studies with SSO violinist-violist, Marietta Ku, and further at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Australia under the tuteleg of Professor Goetz Richter. She has since graduated with a Masters of Music Studies (Pedagogy) in 2011 and has been teaching part-time for 3 years and full-time for 15 years.

In 2012 and 2016, she attended and performed at the Savonlinna Music Academy Chamber Music Masterclass in Finland, and was fortunate to learn from Mark Gothoni of the Orpheus Quartet, Cellist  Marko Ylönen and renowned Violist Paul Coletti.

She now teaches full-time in Singapore, both privately and also in local public and international schools and has played with various orchestras, including local chamber groups, re: mix, ADDO Chamber Orchestra, the Hallelujah Oratoria SocietyCelebration ChorusNew Heart Ministries and The Philharmonic Orchestra. She also serves in her church’s music ministry and is constantly learning new things, music-related or otherwise. She is now training to be a luthier.

Parlo anche un po’ di italiano 😉

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  1. Dear Madam,
    Name is Annie and I am interested in relearning violin.
    I have stopped learning violin 5 years ago due to academical reasons but I did join the school orchestra until I migrated to Sinagpore. I believe that my skills have deteriorated and I decided to make up my mind to pick up my grade 6 skills and pursue higher level until I can reach grade 8 because i love music and i dont want to give up half way. I am currently looking for a private teacher to help me. Please advise! Thank you so much!

    • Hi Annie,

      Thank you for leaving me a message. It’s great to know you have renewed passion for the violin! I’ve sent you a private email, do please take a look and we can communicate via email thereafter.

  2. Hi Lydia,
    May I know the fees for grade 3 violin and where would the teaching be held, and also the schedule too.
    Thank you.

  3. Hi Lydia,
    My son wants to take up beginner violin class. He is now 13 years old.May I know how much do you charge and where is the venue for lesson?

    • Dear Ms Tan,

      Apologies, I am away till mid-October. Could you please take s look at my schedules/rates online and email me with any further queries? I will reply as soon as I am back in town. Thanks much > Lydia Wong

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