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Adian!Bravo! Well done!

Aidan 經過一番努力後,終於得到他的小禮物!替他開心!

記得初時Aidan 上一小時的課程,由於未適應,以及專注力的問題,每一堂都會覺得時間很難過,”什麼時候下課?”常掛在Aidan 的口邊。但經過不斷修正和加入不同遊戲元素後,現在一小時的課程,好像過得特別快,甚至有時會超時!今天,Aidan 在沒有我幫助的情況下,完整地,正確地彈奏一首小品。對三歲的小孩來說,你很了不起!

Aidan 的媽媽,Kathy, 雖然工作煩忙,但在每堂後仍會了解進課堂的進度,這對教學幫助很大。

小朋友愛玩耍,要靜靜坐一段時間不是易事,媽媽作為聽眾這個角色非常重要。沒有家人的鼓勵,小朋友很快便會放棄。而Kathy 做到了。
對,我認同的。所以在一小時的課程內,我加入了些少 Orff approach (音樂有關)的遊戲,邊玩邊學,從遊戲中學習。有時甚至要帶皮球(架生)一同上課去的。

Aidan is awarded a little gift today for his good performance during lessons.

having learning piano for about 1 year, he can now read score fluently and concentrate for more than 30 mins 🙂

seeing his progress little by little and week by week makes me happy ! add oil ! Aidan!

Adian awarded a little gift
Adian awarded a little gift

新學生,新一章。A new student, a new start


Thanks god for sending me this little cutie pretty,Yvette. When she plays, her facial expression, her strive for perfection reminds me to give the most what I can to my students.

謝謝上天給予我這個機會去栽培Yvette. 每次看到她天真的笑容,全神貫注地演奏的眼神,我心中便有團火,希望把她栽培成材。


一個演奏會的誕生,真的不容易!由事前安排歌曲,租場(掙場),場刊,宣傳單張,海報設計,到演奏會當日台前幕後的所有安排,缺一不可! 每次演奏會後,我都懷疑自己還有否精神體力再舉辦下一次,但看到相片和video, 看見學生們台上的表現,看著她們的成長,我又有再辦的動力了。 今次真的很感動得到一班朋友的頂力協助!沒有他們,演奏會一定沒有這樣成功!多謝媽媽的支持,精神上,身體上都很支持我!謝謝!
The Ellen Thong’s Students and Friends Concert is over. Every time after the concert, after all those excitements and exhaustion, I wonder if I could carry on to hold the next concert. However, when I watched the videos, the happy faces of my students, the pretty dresses they wore, I watched them shine on stage, I begin to plan again what the next concert will be look like. Very grateful to my friends, who have helped me so much, from lighting, to photography, backstage, video taking, students arrangement etc…without them, there will be no success like this. Thank you very much! Thanks to my family, especially my mom who has helped me a lot and support me unconditionally😍😊😊😊 I love you. Mommy. 20140915-235132.jpg 20140915-235202.jpg

搬屋遇貴人. What a lucky day!




I have been moving house these days. Today while I was taking a little break from tidying the house. Playing my violin , my new neighbour rang my bell, an old man with a native assent talked to me, ” your violin is not properly fixed. ” from hearing what he said, I knew he’s must be of same expertise as I do. And listening to elderly do nothing harm, right? I asked him the detail and we spent many hours together.

He’s a retired musician, professional in fixing and teaching violin. My violin is not a very expensive one, one of its problem is that the distance between fingers is too large with certain interval, which hinder my speed and affects my pitch accuracy.

Without me telling him, he already fixed the sound colour, as well as the key problem I have had with the violin. He even gave me a new Rosin! I m having big luck today!

Life of a musician

Life as a musician is not easy. Sometimes , you have to work till very late (lesson off at 22:30, by the time you arrived home , it’s already 23:00 or later) , while others you have to wake up early for competition, for other events like performance for ceremony which starts early in the morning..

Like today , I woke up at 06:00 and travelled to place far away for inter schools music competition.