Teacher: Elaine Lau
Teaching Course: Piano
Highest Music Qualifications
Piano-Trinity ATCL Certificate, Theory-ABRSM Grade 8 Certificate
How did your interest in music start?
When I was 5 years old, my mother let me choose between ballet and piano. I don’t remember exactly why I chose the latter, but I have been learning how to play the piano since then. It was only until grade 7 did I find my true passion in piano. I’m so interested in music that besides my piano practice sessions, I also join Dancing Society, Chinese Orchestra, and Drama. It’s easy to notice that most of my interests and hobbies are music-related.
Which musicians inspire you? Who is your favourite?
There are no specific musicians who inspire me, but I can say jazz helps to develop my interest in piano. My piano teacher would always play some jazz pieces that I loved so much and wanted to master. I really like a jazz composer named George Gershwin and I love his Three Preludes the most.
What are your other hobbies?
I enjoy dancing (Latin, Hot-hula, Contemporary dance), Chinese Orchestra (I play the suona) and drama. Besides my music-related hobbies, I do like jogging, yoga and exercising too.
What spurred you to teach music?
I must say that Miss Loi, the piano teacher who guided me throughout my learning journey, is wonderful. Her passion in teaching and dedication to students inspired me a lot.
What was your favourite moment in class?
I always loved it when my piano teacher played me songs. I can still remember that everytime I listened to the pieces, I felt like I was being led by her to explore the music world. This act of hers never failed to make me feel one step closer to my dream.