Miss Tay is a patient, helpful, understandable and friendly teacher whom i know. With her guidance, i managed to pass my both Grade 8 Practical and theory. I really enjoy during the lesson. Thank you so much for your great help.
非常感谢min min 老师， 让我在十年没有碰过钢琴的情况下， 从来没有任何乐理背景和学习的情况下， 在从师min min 一年后拿到了英皇的五级乐理90分的好成绩。 非常惊讶。 我本来以为及格就好了。 她的教学和中国国内的很不一样， 不会那么的死板。 更加注重踏板， 乐感，全方面。 她的踏板技巧教学使我第一次理解如何正确的使用踏板，她也注重基础课程的教育， 有很多很多和别的老师不一样的手指训练。 min min 老师也是著名钢琴家ong lip tat的得意门生， 很多ong lip tat的学生都听说过精湛琴艺她， 我自己就是这样找到她的。 这么认真负责用心又严谨的钢琴老师很难找到， 我非常乐意推荐她， 其实她哪里需要我推荐， 她的价值早已被肯定。
We are very glad that we found Ms Tay to teach and guide our daughter, Yixuan for her Grade 5 Music Theory Exam. Even though we had only 11 weeks to the exam, her systematic approach has made it easy for an 11 years old child to understand and score really well (89 marks) for the exam. We appreciate her patience and dedication. Thank you, Ms Tay!
~ Robin Lim
"There is no age limit when one should begin music in life."
Min Min Tay's Qualification
Min-Min holds a Master Degree in Piano Performance (M Mus) from the University of Washington in Seattle, U.S.A, a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance (B. Mus) from Ohio Wesleyan University U.S.A and graduated with University Honors. She received a Music Merit Scholarship from Ohio Wesleyan University as well as a Scholarship from Lee Foundation.
She also holds the Trinity College of London (LTCL). She was a member of the MU PHI EPSILON Music Fraternity in University which aims for the advancement of music throughout the world and promotes scholarship, musicianship, friendship and reached out to provide support for music in the community.
Min-Min's Teachers and Professors include, Mr Ong Lip Tat, Dr. Cameron Bennett as well as Professor Bela Siki. (credentials of her Professors can be found at Learn Piano Lesson Singapore Website)
University of Washington
Master of Music ( Piano Performance )
Ohio Wesleyan University
Bachelor of Music ( Piano Performance )
Professor Bela Siki
Former Professor University of Washington
Mr Bela Siki is an author, an accomplished Concert pianist, and a former Professor from the University of Washington.
His performance can be found in the Naxos Classical Music.
"I am glad to give a testimonial to my former student, Min-Min Tay. She certainly is well qualified to teach and guide students in the right direction."
Dr Cameron Bennett
Professor of Music
Dean of the School of Arts $ Communication, PLU
Dr Cameron Bennett currently serves as Dean of the School of Arts and Communication and Professor of Music at Pacific Lutheran University. He has also served as Associate Provost for Strategic Academic Initiatives and Acting Provost at PLU. He previously served at Ohio Wesleyan University, where he was Chair and Professor of one of the most respected liberal arts music programs in the nation. Dr. Bennett has also held numerous professional administrative positions throughout his career, including: Executive Director of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, Ohio; Executive Director of the Marble Cliff Chamber Players; and Executive Director of the MidAmerica Chamber Music Institute.
As a performing artist, Cameron has performed as piano soloist and collaborative chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, Russia, and the Far East. He is in great demand as a collaborative musician and appears regularly with the Snake River Chamber Players in Colorado. He served for many seasons as artist performer and coach at the Victoria International Festival in Canada, and as staff accompanist at The Juilliard School. Dr. Bennett has taught previously at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and has given master classes at the Beijing Central Conservatory, Shanghai Conservatory, and the Chinese Cultural University in Taipei, Taiwan. His performances have been featured on WOSU-FM in Columbus, Ohio and in Taipei, on the Taiwan Television Network.
He has been honored with the Excellence in Education Award from Ohio Magazine. Dr. Bennett served multiple terms as Commissioner on the Washington State Arts Commission, on the Grants Committee of The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, and as Commissioner on the Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Commission. He has served on the executive boards of the Music Teachers National Association, Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra, and on grants through the New American Colleges and Universities and The Five Colleges of Ohio.
Ong Lip Tat
Former Teacher of Tay Min-MIn
Ong Lip Tat began receiving widespread and serious attention amongst musicians from a tender age. He began performing at age 6, gave his first solo recital at age 13, and played his first concerto at age 14 in Taipei. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Thereafter, Lip Tat did his postgraduate studies in Hamburg, Germany, at the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater under the prestigious DAAD German Culture Scholarship and the Lee Foundation. In Singapore, Lip Tat was invited to perform for the President of Singapore, Mr. Ong Teng Cheong, together with his honorary guests. Many of his students have been placed in leading conservatories such as Julliard and Curtis.
Lip Tat has conducted masterclasses & workshops at universities and conservatories in Taiwan, China, Malaysia, America, & Japan. He was invited by Ruth Slenczynska (Southern Illinois University) & Kuni Kochiina Music Academy (Osaka) to conduct masterclasses. He has also released two CDs with Pavane in Singapore and ERA Classics in Japan.
Share the Love of Music...
The Purpose of Teaching Music goes beyond the pay-check. The Joy of Teaching is about Passing it along, to Share the Love of Music so that others can be just as Passionate about Music as I am.
Music is a Universal Language and the beauty of Teaching Music is that you are Teaching to to Students who will be able to use this no matter where they are for the Rest of Their Lives.
The Most Important Purpose in Teaching Music is to first Inspire the students to Love Music, to Awaken within them a Desire to Rise above themselves, to Motivate and Encourage the Students to be More than what they can be.
The Objective of Educating Students is to develop Knowledge and Resources in the students that will contribute to their Well-Being towards their Life Pursuits. To Teach the students how to Love Music, to Train them to Think, to Inspire them to Love what they do and then Teach them how to Find it.
My Purpose in Teaching is to help the students to Master the Instrument well, through working Persistently at difficult passages and Never Giving Up. If the students can Succeed at Practicing a Passage and getting it Right, this will provide them with a Sense of Pride and Purpose. I Teach them to Appreciate the Beauty of Music through Understanding the piece and the Satisfaction in developing Self-Mastery of the Musical Instrument.
Connects the students...
Music is All Around Us and it Connects the students to the Past, Present and Future. I hope at the end of it all, through Teaching Piano, I can teach my students to develop some of these Character Traits and Mold them to be Well-Rounded Individuals who are Sensitive, Kind and Resilient people who can Lead a Happy and Satisfied Life. By Sharing My Knowledge and Passion for Music, I Look Forward to see the Many Lives I will Touch Along My Journey.