Teacher Feature: Teacher Elaine

Today we would like to introduce Elaine, our piano teacher at Bloom School of Music & Arts.

Interviewed

Teacher: Elaine Lau

Teaching Course: Piano

Instrument

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.

 

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Thank you for sharing such positive vibes, Elaine!
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