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PIANO TEACHING

Piano teaching takes a very special place in Chi-Ling Lok's work. Apart from performing, teaching is for her another way of sharing the joy of music making with other people. She has been a piano teacher working in London primary, secondary and music schools for over a 13 years.

Currently, she is teaching at St. Paul's Cathedral SchoolNewstead Wood School, Bishop Justus Church of England School and Canary Wharf College's Concert Canary Saturday Music School.

 

She has extensive experience in teaching children, teenagers and adults with abilities ranging from beginner to grade 8 and Diploma level. Over the years of her teaching she has maintained a 100% pass rate for her piano students with over 91% of them achieving “Distinctions” and "Merits" in ABRSM and Trinity-Guildhall piano exams. Her students have won music awards and exhibition prizes at prestigious secondary schools. She also prepares students successfully for  their GCSE and A-Level music requirements at their secondary schools as well as for music Summer schools and Master classes organised by the Junior departments at the London music colleges. 

Beyond teaching the piano she also works as an accompanist for student choirs and ensembles as well as for individual voice and instrumental students for school concerts and exams.

The videos below showcase some of the wonderful work her piano students have achieved during the pandemic (2020 - 2022).  She is grateful for the permissions she received by the student's parents and schools for showing the videos on this website.

Oliver Bednarz
(piano, 12 years at the time of the video)
- 'A Kwela for Caitlin' by R. Michael'
(ABRSM Grade 4, 2019-20 syllabus)

In July 2020, Oliver successfully participated at an online concert and music competition with this video. What a great performance! Since creating this video, Oliver has chosen Music as his GCSE subject at his secondary school St. Paul's Academy, where Miss Lok taught him for three years.

Lavina Ho
(piano, 7 years at the time of the video)
and Stella (mother and duet partner)
- 'Innocence' by F. Burgmü
ller
- 'Andante' by J. Haydn
- 'Hornpipe Rondo' duet by A. Hedges
(ABRSM Grade 3, 2021-22 syllabus)

This video was submitted for the online ABRSM Performance grade 3 piano exam in January 2021. Lavina received a 'Merit' and we are proud of her! Recently, Lavina passed her grade 5 piano exam with 'Distinction' at Canary Wharf College's 'Concert Canary Saturday Music School', where Miss Lok has been teaching Lavina since she started piano with her at 4 years old.

Tom Skinner
(piano, 13 years at the time of the video)
- Harry Potter: Hedwig's Theme by John Williams

In July 2020, Tom made a lovely performance participating at an online piano competition with this video. Since then, Tom has developed a passion for Jazz piano music, passed his grade 5 Theory with 'Distinction' and is currently preparing for his ABRSM grade 8 piano exam. He also chose music as his GCSE subject at his secondary school. Tom is a private piano pupil, who started piano with me at a young age. It's wonderful to see how far he has come!
 

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