Teresa Wong, piano
Teresa Wing Wong received her musical training at Hong Kong Baptist University, where she graduated with first class majoring in Piano Performance (B.A. Music), along with many scholastic awards. She was also awarded with the Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music in Piano Performance. She further studied at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with scholarships, later awarded with a Master degree of Music in Piano Performance, with special interests in Piano Pedagogy and Choral Conducting.
Teresa is honored to have studied with great teachers such as Grace Lau Lively-Stones(piano), Shigeo Neriki(piano), Edward Auer(piano), Jean-Louis Hagenauer (piano), David Chung (harpsichord), Carmen Telléz (choral conducting), and Carlos Montané (voice). She has participated in well-renowned music festivals, and she has performed frequently as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, North America, and the Greater China. She was an accompanist for the Scuola Italia Program for Opera Singers in Italy and for various concert tours in the United States.
In her native city Hong Kong, Teresa was a freelance keyboard player for the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, accompanist for Hong Kong Bach Choir, Opera Hong Kong Company, as well as conductor and accompanist at Hong Kong Children’s Choir and Shatin District Board Children’s Choir among many others. She has performed as a soloist and a collaborative musician at various local public venues and concert halls, and has also recorded solo and chamber music programs for RTHK Radio Four. Her recent performance engagement includes several concert appearances in China and France.
Being a versatile pianist, Teresa is also passionate about her teaching. She was an adjunct lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University, and a teaching assistant at the Chinese University of Hong Kong when pursuing her research interest in historical musicology.
Teresa is the first person ever to develop iPhone applications to train music aural ability specifically for standardized exams presented by Associated Boards of Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) and other music exam boards alike. Her first successful applications (iTunes App) include Aural Training Grade 5 Lite (free version) and Aural Training Grade 5 (full version).
Her charity organization “Teresa Wong Music Academy” had organized concerts and workshops to educate and inspire music lovers, students and teachers in the community. Her piano school, “Teresa Wong School of Music”, was a great success in Hong Kong training piano students of all levels and ages as well as piano teachers from all around the world. The school is now maintained online on Teachable, offering music training programs for piano students and teachers.
Teresa has twenty-five years of experience helping hundreds of students to succeed in piano exams, competitions, auditions, and most important of all, music enjoyment. She has served as a jury in prestigious international piano competitions. Now she focuses on private teaching and training other piano teachers in order to maintain a higher level of teaching quality and learning standard. She is an expert on professional music exams (graded and diploma exams) by international music boards such as the Associated Board of Schools of Music (UK) and the Trinity College of London (Music) (UK). Her students include professional piano teachers and pianists worldwide.
Teresa is the author of several piano books, including “Piano Freedom”, “Technique Transformation Piano Exercise Book” and “Music on Wings” Piano Beginner Course Books. The books are available on Amazon.com.