Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Teaching maths and piano

Finally, I'll be leaving my current job as a mechanical engineer to pursue full time teaching mathematics and piano instead of doing it on part time basis. In addition, i will be teaching playing piano by ear and also music production for those who are interested in creating their own music.

Music is always my passion since young. I remembered stating my ambition as "Professional Pianist" when I was in school. Though i was not cuff from a well off family, my mom still sent me for piano classes together with my cousins. My piano teacher, Mrs. Soo has three diplomas in piano from the London School of Music. She is a very strict, dedicated and passionate teacher. Being a lazy young boy, I remembered my mom chased and caned me for practicing my piano pieces. Not long thereafter, I developed the interest in music and was zealous in advancing each piano pieces. As such, I truly thank my great music influential father and my mother for being strict to me. Without them, I won't be able to find my talent.

After taking Grade 6 exam, my cousins and I was so sad as Mrs. Soo migrated to Canada. We had to look for another teacher. However, non of the teachers were able to replaced her.

Under the new piano teacher's guidance, I took Grade 7 and was disspointed as I only obtained a PASS as compared to my previous distinctions. That was definately a big blow to me. Without further disspointment, I told myself that I have to work harder for Grade 8 practical exam. Finally, the day arrived. Unfortunately, I failed to obtained a distinction for Grade 8 practical exam. It was unbelievable as it was just too close to a distinction i.e. 3 points short. The examiner's commented that I played too fast in the second movement of the second piece which has caused lost in marks. As such, I realised that teacher plays a very important part in my music progression.

What choice do I have, but to live with the results. Thereafter, I concentrated in my SPM exams and temporarily stopped piano. I deliberated with my mom that I wanted to further my music studies but at that time, I can only pursue music courses in London where the tuition fees were sky high.

While waiting for my SPM results, i was pursuing my Diploma in Music. However, I was unable to continue my Diploma in Music as I was offer a place in UTM for Engineering Courses in view of my outstanding SPM results i.e. all "A"s in Science and Maths subject. Bye bye to music and welcome engineering. Engineering was not what I dreamt of, however it was not a bad choice as I love additional mathematics and science subjects. I have to thank my late uncle who bought a lot of mathematics workbook for my cousins and myself to practice. I guess that's how I developed my passion for mathematics until today.

Anyway, my passion for music never stopped. I joint the christian fellowship in UTM and had the chance to meet many great pianist and keyboardist. I learnt a lot from them, to name a few, learnt improvisation, chord progression, playing by ear and I began to play for churches. It was great to be able to serve in the christian fellowship as well as at churches.

After 5 years, I graduated. I started working and with my first salary, I bought my first keyboard and started to explore more music via doing sequencing, producing minus one songs for the churches. It was definately FUN. I started to invest more in studio equipments, experimenting them and using software such as cakewalk to produce songs via midi interface. I have to thank my good friend KC Lim for selling these equipments at a discounted price. He sells Kawai pianos. I just love the Kawai touch. It has a heavier touch which enables better control with my fingers. I'm still dreaming of getting a grand piano and hope to realise my dream.

My journey of music continues. I went to a singing school to develop my singing. Not long thereafter, the teachers in the singing school discovered that I can produce minus one songs. The first song that I did for them was "The Greatest American Hero". They were amazed after listening to it. I started to work with them and even played for them for weddings and some other events. I had good experiences with them.

I thank the Lord for guiding me all these years and giving me this gift in music and mathematics. I also thank my parents who had provided me financial assistance, guidance and encouragement in the past to develop my skills.

The supporting pillar for my new journey is my wife, who has been constantly supporting me and helping me with the design of the flyer's. Not forgetting my brothers and sisters in Christ in the cell group who has always kept me in their prayers. Hence, In this new quest, i hope to do my best to share my knowledge with others and to help them as much as possible.

To all my beloved teachers, here is a song dedicated to you as part of my appreciation for all you have done for me.

Below are 2 flyer's about my piano and mathematic lessons. Please call me for further enquiries.

Thank You.mp3

God Bless,


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Dolphins & Sea Lions Show

Had the chance to watch the dolphin & Sea lions Show at Sunway Pyramid on the 5th Dec '09. I think it is the first dolphin and sea lion show in Malaysia. Tickets are pricy but it's worth the watch for those who haven't watched this shows before. I bought the family package (2 adult and 2 children) for RM120 and additional RM26 for Ariel who tagged along to watch. The show was about 45 mins. It was very entertaining with the hosts funny jokes and the dolphins and sea lions presentation. Everybody enjoyed the show especially Joel who had the chance of being push inside a boat by the dolphins. It was a rare chance.


Thursday, May 28, 2009

God is ever Faithful

God is ever faithful to me and my family. I wrote this song to praise God for He is always faithful to me no matter what. I pray that I remain faithful to Him too.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Make Me Your Instrument (O' Lord)

Finally got the time to use different instruments for the song "Make me Your Instrument" after not sleeping for the whole night. Do check it out below and let me know what you think. Should I add drums ?


Monday, April 27, 2009

Make Me Your Instrument (New Version)

Just manage to complete this song after almost 2 months. Only manage to use piano for this song. I made changes to the chorus and added a bridge to it. This song is dedicated to my Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ who has not forsaken me. I pray that I'll be His faithful Instrument no matter what lies ahead of my life.

Make Me Your Instrument.mp3


Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I was feeling very down recently. I got sick and ended up in the hospital for gastritis. Felt very depressed as I couldn't work, do anything that I like other than sleeping at home only. I was thinking too much and trying so much to do things by myself but forgot one thing that I ought to do which is to pray to God. That inspired me to write this incomplete song called "PRAY"



Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Make Me Your Instrument

I was just sitting in front of the computer checking my mails, browsing and I always find myself spending a lot of time in the internet rather than reading the bible or praying. I prayed and asked God to make me his instrument so that I can serve Him and always be faithful to Him. I wrote a simple song right after this. Well, it's not completed yet but I just like to share it with you. Hope you like it.

Make Me Your Instrument.mp3