2014 Student Achievements

We would like to congratulate the following students for their achievements in 2014. We would also like to thank the parents for all the support in your children’s music learning.

William Laird, CM Level 4 Violin with Excellence

Kaye Lau, CM Level 4 Violin with Excellence, and passed ABRSM Grade 5

Shaye Lau, ABRSM Grade 1 Violin with Distinction

Samantha Oey, ABRSM Grade 4 Piano with Merit

Nicholas Oey, ABRSM Grade 1 Piano with Merit

Ai Yamamoto, ABRSM Grade 3 Piano with Merit

Congratulations! I hope 2015 will be as successful and fulfilling for all Mia Musica music enthusiasts!

Mia Musica is 1 year old!

Lately I have been working on new teaching plans for the coming year, and it hit me all of a sudden that Mia Musica has been around for a year!

In the past year, I have witnessed my students’ growth and progress, and I get a sense of pride and jubilance from my students’ achievements in both exams and competitions. However my greatest source of happiness is when I hear from parents how much their children enjoy lessons and how much they enjoy playing violin and piano. To me the most significant validation of my effort is to watch my students enjoy music; progress in exams is easy to measure, but enjoyment in music is hard to quantify.

Since I started teaching professionally more than 10 years ago, I never forced my students to practice using negative reinforcement; I always hoped they could develop a love for music that came from within, and practice because of self-motivation. It is difficult to ask that of all students, but it is possible: let music become part of your life, and let playing instruments not be a chore, but a pleasure. To be able to enjoy and play music is a blessing.