Dr. Khoo Hui Ling
Dr. Khoo Hui Ling seeks and maintains diverse interests in life which nourish her artistic soul, for she is at once a pianist, music educator, researcher and entrepreneur. She believes that good music is sincere and vulnerable, an ideal she infuses into all her artistic endeavours.
Hui Ling's sensitivity to detail and ability to elicit the strengths of every student have helped students gain entry into prestigious music programmes, festivals and competitions. As a Lecturer at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, she teaches major studies in piano, professional development, pedagogy and contextual studies. In 2018, she founded The Music Studios, a collective of private music teachers with a mission to help every music learner build a lifelong friendship with music. Having a strong conviction to positively impact the music teaching community, she serves as the Vice President of the Singapore Music Teachers’ Association and secretary of the Southeast Asian Directors of Music (SEADOM), and has been invited to present at various conferences such as the International Society of Music Education (ISME) World Conference, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Music Teacher Conferences, and the Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference.
Constant musing on the interconnectivity between art and the world around us has inspired Hui Ling’s eclectic array of musical projects. Her artistry at the piano has been heard in creatively programmed recitals in the United States, Europe and Singapore. Forays into multidisciplinary performance have led to the production of Walking in the Wild. In 2016, she produced short documentaries on the confluence of Chinese traditional music and painting in Tan Dun’s 8 Memories in Watercolour, culminating in a multimedia performance that premiered in the United States and Singapore. In her spare time, Hui Ling fiddles around on the erhu, which she picked up as a teenager. She likens playing the erhu after a busy day to drinking a cup of fragrant Chinese tea with an old friend.
Lecturer in Contextual Studies
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music,
National University of Singapore