About Us

  • To pursue excellence holistically.
  • Weekly lessons on the instrument, as well as the weekly theory and aural classes to enhance the musical knowledge, students are encouraged to excel at their own pace.
  • Masterclasses will be scheduled for students to exchange their views on playing and have an exposure to different schools of thoughts given by other masters.
  • Performance platforms are provided as we believe music is a means of sharing and reaching out to others, and in return, to enlighten ones’ inner self.
  • Ensemble and chamber music workshops are added to broaden scopes of performances and musical experience.

Major success as a conductor came when he won the Pierre Monteux 1st Prize at the
2017 Smoky Mountain International Conducting Competition.
Lester is the Founder and Music Director of MacPherson Philharmonic Orchestra. He is
actively involved in the music education in Singapore. He works closely with schools to
educate the next generation of students. Currently the conductor for Victoria Junior
College String Ensemble and Temasek Polytechnic String Ensemble. He was also
conductor of other institutions namely, Singapore Management University, CHIJ Toa Payoh
and CHIJ St Joseph.
Since 2012, Lester had the honor of being selected for international masterclasses.
Namely with Markand Thakar, Larry Rachleff, Donald Schleicher, Atso Almila, Luke
Dollman, Dwight Oltman and Neeme Jarvi.
His main conducting study was with Associate Professor Wang Ya-Hui. In 2022, he was
conferred a Masters of Music from Yong Siew Toh Conservatory under the tutelage of
Principal Conductor Jason Lai. He also holds a Bachelor degree in Music Education with
Psychology from Singapore University of Social Science.
During those master classes, he had the privilege to work with the Duluth Superior
Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinu˚ and the
Singapore Symphony Orchestra

 

Growing up as a little girl, teacher Kie has always loved music. Started learning piano at
the age of 4, she has been very enthusiastic towards her weekly music lesson;
subsequently joined the school band in both primary and secondary school where she
learned to play the flute.
From there, her passion for music grew even deeper and that’s where she decided to
pursue her tertiary education in music performance and teaching at the Melbourne
Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage and guidance of Mr Lenn Vorster (piano) and
Ms Mardi Mcsullea (flute).
During her bachelor studies, teacher Kie has also discovered her passion in music
pedagogy under the tutelage of Mr Ian Godfrey. And now back in Singapore, teacher Kie
understands the need to continuously keep herself current and relevant therefore she is
also studying piano under the tutelage of Mr Timothy Ku.
With more than 10 years of teaching experience, teacher Kie is constantly brimming with
ideas to support her students’ musical journey. Her love for music and children enables her
to engage not just with kids, but also toddlers!