Chew Kuan-ni

Head of Aural & Theory

Ms CHEW Kuan-ni started her music education at the Practice Performing Arts School in Singapore. She entered the Trinity College of Music in London in 1987 and studied under John Bingham, John Lenehan and Christine Croshaw. Kuan-ni graduated from the Trinity College of Music with honours, became a Fellow of the institution. Following that, she was made an Associate of the Royal College of Music in piano performance and instruction.

Kuan-ni then obtained her Licentiate from the Guildhall School of Music in Harmony, Counterpoint and Orchestration, and went on to win First Prize in the John Longmire Piano Competition.

Between 1993 and 1999, Kuan-ni was engaged in a project with Singapore’s Ministry of Education, composing music for a series of teaching aids to be used in Primary and Secondary schools across the nation.

Kuan-ni has been teaching the piano since her graduation, and aside from teaching music theory as well, she collaborates extensively with vocalists and instrumentalists both locally and abroad. She frequently performs in concerts, examinations, and competitions.

As an active pianist, Kuan-ni remains fully cognisant and sensitive to the nuances involved in performing, while embodying solid foundations in aural and music theory. In light of this, we are delighted to have her lead as Head of Aural & Music Theory here at Melody Strings.