Music Education - Teacher Profiles
RockSchool - Trinity College Grade 8 (Practical)
Bass Player on artiste's official tour bands for regional Hong Kong and Taiwanese pop stars - Amei, Stefanie Sun, Sandy Lam, Frances Yip, Leslie Cheung etc.Represented Singapore at the prestigious Edinburgh Arts festival and at the ASEAN Jazz Festival.
Diploma from London College of Music
National Institute of Education
Performed with numerous ensembles as principal clarinetist. Represented Singapore to play the clarinet in the ASEAN Youth Symphonic Band. Performed with the WASBE International Wind Orchestra, touring in Spain under the baton of legendary maestro such as Dr Alfred Reed.
DipABRSM Performance Classical Guitar
ABRSM Grade 8 (Theory)
Yamaha Grade 4
Finalist at Malaysia Guitar Festival 2014. Enjoy playing the guitar in a variety of styles, including Classical, Jazz and Fingerstyle. Enjoys sharing his knowledge with students, interacting and witnessing students’ progression.
GIT / Dick Grove Graduate
Yamaha Grade 5
Graduated from US Guitar Institute of Technology (now known as Musicians Institute) in 1980 and Dick Grove in 1984. Well versed with both the Classical and Electrical Guitar. Performed with ‘Tony and Terry’ trio with an album from EMI. Ventured into performance with 20 other pop groups.
Yamaha Teacher Certification
Founding member of The Quests, who clinched a recording contract with recording label EMI. Their original composition "Shanty" became the first song by a local band to reach the top of the Singapore charts, displacing The Beatles' "I Should Have Known Better" at No. 1, where it stayed for 12 weeks.
RockSchool Drums Grade 8
Well-versed in many different styles of music, Andriel is able to relate and cater to students of any age, background and interests. He believes that learning music must be fun, and adapts his lessons to his students' needs. You can always expect classes with him to be interesting and engaging.
Tao Chen Ming
Diploma in Music Performance (ATCL)
ABRSM Grade 8
Performed in the role of Rocco in Beethoven’s Fidelio (The Opera People) , Schaunard in Puccini’s La bohème (Esplanade) , among others. Theatre ensemble roles include The Flying Dutchman (OperaViva) and more. He performed as a backup singer for Josh Groban’s Live Concert in 2019.
Trinity Music Grade 8 (Rock & Pop)
Possesses both Trinity Music Grade 8 certifications. Teaches the various acoustic and electric guitar, and ukulele courses at various Yamaha Music School branches. He has been performing regularly at various bars and bistros in Singapore.
Degree in Music Performance (Popular Music)
RockSchool Grade 8
Performed regularly as a singer and guitarist in clubs and bars in Singapore since 2011. Played in venues such as Tab, Fern & Kiwi, Skylott, Hard Rock Cafe, Starker, 2MM and more. Besides playing covers, he also writes his own music and has performed his compositions at the Esplanade.
RockSchool LRSL (Part 1)
A popular guitarist in Singapore, he grooms and prepares students for exams within bodies of Yamaha, Trinity and RockSchool. A session musician for MediaCorp TV and overseas, as well as a secessionist musician for several musical performances in Esplanade for regional artists.
London College of Music Grade 8 (Theory)
Involved in many different areas of the music industry, including sales and specialisation of the Electone and Clavinova. Played in a band for 3 years, after-which moving into music arrangement and managing a Music Studio. Currently working on various music projects and teaching.
Diploma in Music (Violin)
Represented Singapore in many music platforms overseas such as the ASEAN Youth Camp in Indonesia, and International Dance/Music Festivals in Japan, South Korea, United States and more. Besides performing, he is also an active songwriter and arranger.
Berklee Specialist Certificate in Voice Technique and Musicianship
Award winning Singer, Songwriter, Celebrity Judge for MediaCorp, as well as Vocal Coach for Singapore Idol 3. Recipient of the Artistic Excellence Award 2019 for Outstanding Contribution to Singapore's Music Industry. Currently, holding the title of Musical Director of Universal Studios Singapore.