Piano Music Education


Full Description

I am a chinese born and raised in Singapore. I grew up with the love to sing and play instruments.

Up until my 20’s, I lived with my parents, two sisters, grandparents and uncle who happen to be down syndrome. Also, I was born with a small disability of not being able to smell. Even though it is nothing compared to many others, but I am glad that because of this tiny disability, I was able to better empathize what others are going through.

I strongly believe that it was because of my family environment who shaped me to be who I am, one who really wishes to give hope to people of less fortunate or special needs by teaching them the skill of playing piano no matter how impossible it may be.

I got re-located in Durham NC USA from 2012-2016. I was fortunate to be able to teach at the US and have a wide range of students with different culture and personality. To see them improve over the years, it is the most rewarding result a teacher could ever ask for.

Piano Education
I was one of the fortunate kid who get to start learning piano since I was four. I was fortunate enough to have a great passionate teacher to learn from. She had trained me and encouraged me through my low self esteem as I was growing up. She was also very generous in getting me ready to be a piano teacher by sharing her experiences and equip me with teaching tools. Going through all the ups and down allowed me to further understand student’s learning mentality and helped in achieving my goal for all my students which is for them to appreciate all kinds of music and the belief that they can achieve anything they set their mind to it. Learning piano is not just about the skills of playing piano, but also the patience, determination and self confidence to accomplish a song (task). This skill will be useful in all works of life.

I grew loving all types of music but mainly classically trained. So I mainly focus on classical and traditional method but believes that all lessons should be tailored for each individual. I went through the ABRSM (Associate Board of Royal School of Music) examination board system, finishing Grade 8 in Piano Practical in the year 2004. I went on to continue my piano education by preparing DipABRSM in Teaching and Trinity Guildhall Diploma in Performance. In year 2011, I was Awarded Trinity Guildhall Level 4 Associate Diploma in Music Performance (ATCL Recital). I performed in various piano events and competition since young, and continuing on my journey on professional development for the benefit of my students.

Teaching Experience
I started teaching piano in 2004 before I started my college years. I have met many students and taught in many different settings such as private music schools, elementary school, pre-schools, private studios in my house in groups or individually and travelling to student’s place. My student’s age range from 4 – 60+.

When I was teaching in Singapore(2004-2011), my students whom I have taught progressed over the years, some were sent to performance and competition and all of my student manage to achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction in ABRSM graded exam range from grade 1 – 7. Most importantly, my students have all learn to appreciate and love music.

From 2011-2016, I got relocated to Durham NC USA and started teaching in 2012 – 2016. The environment is very different, therefore student’s goal are very different too. For example, one of my student was only interested in a specific song that they have heard. So I will use the song to teach them techniques through the song and give them tips as to how to practice. Other times, students are interested to play and sing or compose pop songs, I would teach them chords and chord progression. There are also students who are motivated to play more classical songs, I would make sure they are exposed to all era’s of music. Instead of exam based goals, I would hold annual student recital for student to showcase their hard work after a year of diligent practice and we would celebrate with a pot luck. In the near future, I hope to find more “stage” locally for my students to perform. This is to motivate them to practice and realize what they can achieve.

Currently, I am back in Singapore for good and would love to continue spreading my passion for music. I am looking forward to use the experience that I have gained in the past decade on my new students.

Lessons will be held weekly from 30, 45, 60 minutes (depending on level and age). Flexible schedule and reasonable lesson fees starting from $130/month. Lessons can be held in groups of 2-4 or individually. There will be a trial lesson available for any who are interested. Classes are located near Punggol MRT at Punggol Waterway Terrace 1.






Melissa Tan







Teaching Up To Level



ABRSM Theory Grade 8
Trinity Guildhall Level 4 Associate Diploma in Music Performance (ATCL Recital)

Expected Rates

Beginners 30 mins $120
Grade1 45 mins $140
Grade2 45 mins $150
Grade3 45 mins $160
Grade4 45 mins $180
Grade5 1 hour $200
Grade6 1 hour $220
Grade7 1 hour $250
Grade8 1 hour $280
Diploma 1 hour $320

Available Timing


Additional Info

travel to student place will have additional fees for transportation and time.

Teaching Locations

  1. Any
  2. Others
  3. Own Place
  4. Admiralty
  5. Aljunied
  6. Ang Mo Kio
  7. Balestier
  8. Baungkok
  9. Bedok
  10. Bishan
  11. Boon Keng
  12. Boon Lay
  13. Braddell
  14. Bukit Batok
  15. Bukit Gombak
  16. Bukit Merah
  17. Bukit Panjang
  18. Bukit Timah
  19. Buona Vista
  20. Chai Chee
  21. Changi
  22. Chinatown
  23. Choa Chu Kang
  24. Clementi
  25. Commonwealth
  26. Dover
  27. East Coast
  28. Eunos
  29. Expo
  30. Farrer Park
  31. Ghim Moh
  32. Geylang
  33. Harbourfront
  34. Hill View
  35. Holland Village
  36. Hougang
  37. Jalan Besar
  38. Jalan Kayu
  39. Jurong East
  40. Jurong West
  41. Kallang
  42. Kampong Glam
  43. Katong
  44. Kembangan
  45. Khatib
  46. Kovan
  47. Kranji
  48. Lakeside
  49. Lim Chu Kang
  50. Little India
  51. Loyang
  52. Macpherson
  53. Marina Bay
  54. Marine Parade
  55. Marsiling
  56. Novena
  57. Orchard
  58. Outram Park
  59. Pasir Panjang
  60. Pasir Ris
  61. Paya Lebar
  62. Potong Pasir
  63. Punggol
  64. Queenstown
  65. Redhill
  66. River Valley
  67. Seletar
  68. Sembawang
  69. Sengkang
  70. Serangoon
  71. Siglap
  72. Simei
  73. Tampines
  74. Tanah Merah
  75. Tanjong Katong
  76. Tanjong Pagar
  77. Telok Blangah
  78. Thomson
  79. Tiong Bahru
  80. Toa Payoh
  81. Ubi
  82. Upper Bukit Timah
  83. Upper Thomson
  84. West Coast
  85. Whampoa
  86. Woodlands
  87. Woodleigh
  88. Yew Tee
  89. Yio Chu Kang
  90. Yishun


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