Elaine Khong Violin Studio
Welcome To Wonderful World Of Violin Playing!
My violin studio is open to all who wish to make beautiful music with the violin, regardless of age and ability. I provide student-focused violin lessons (individual or groups) to help you towards your musical goals in the most effective manner, be it ‘just for the love of it’, for an audition, a performance or an examination. Or perhaps you are simply curious and want to find out more about the violin. Playing a string instrument is not an easy or short journey, but the rewards are also invaluable!
The final goal: the joy of music making and the connections and memories you will make through chamber music!
Feel free to send me a message to find out more! Whether you are a parent or an adult, I will make sure you are well-informed so that you can make the best judgement for yourself or your child.
- Licentiate Royal School of Music (Instrumental Teaching), UK (Distinction)
- Licentiate Trinity College of London (Violin Performance),UK (Distinction)
- Orff Schulwerk Level 2 (Australian Institute of Music)
- Dalcroze Eurhythmics Certification, Federation of International Eurhythmics Teachers
- Specialist Diploma in Learning Differences (Dyslexic Association of Singapore)
- ABRSM Diploma in Instrumental Teaching
- ABRSM Piano and Theory Grade 8
- Registered MOE Instructor (Arts and Music)
- Bachelor of Science (National University of Singapore)
Ms. Elaine Khong
Hello! I am a dedicated and nurturing private violin teacher based in Singapore. Since 2008, I have been sharing my love of violin playing and extensive experience with students from all walks of life - across all ages. I am also a Registered MOE Instructor under the Arts and Music (AMIS) Scheme.
External Violin Teaching Experience:
Methodist Girls School (MGS) String Ensemble CCA Violin instructor,
Canadian International School,
German European School Singapore (GESS),
Nanyang Primary School violin enrichment programme.
Performance & Volunteer Experience
Founder, Creative Manager and Violinist of GraceNotes Music Collective
1st Violinist @ National University of Singapore Symphony Orchestra (NUSSO)
1st Violinist @ Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra
1st Violinist @ The Chamber Players
1st Violinist @ Camerata Singapore
Ready to get started? You can contact me to find out more, ask a question, or even arrange a trial lesson. Click on any of the options below to reach out to me:
WhatsApp me at: +6597636775 (Preferred)
- My diverse teaching experiences with all ages and a wide range of both local and international students is my strength. This diversity allows me to better understand and cater to the individual needs of each student.
- I will customise teaching materials and pedagogies based on the strengths and areas for improvements of each student and help you reach your musical goals.
- I am well versed with both the ABRSM and Trinity syllabus and the examination board’s marking and examination requirements.
- I am able to coach my student up to ABRSM Grade 5 Theory to fulfil the requirement for higher grade ABRSM practical exams.
- I am an experienced chamber music and orchestra player that can coach students in ensemble playing and chamber music skills.
What I give my students to play:
- Scales and Arpeggios
- Etudes (Shifting Techniques, Position Studies, Double Stops, Bowing Exercises, Wohlfahrt, Kayser, Kreutzer, Mazas, Eta Cohen Violin Methods)
- Sight-Reading Exercises
- Repertoire of different musical style
- Contemporary and western classical music
A small sample of what I read to upgrade continuously through the years...
Testimonials from Students and Parents
“Ms Elaine is a kind and fun teacher. Before I met her, I don’t know how to play the violin. Now I can play many songs, and she let me choose the songs I like to play. She not only teaches me classical songs, but pop songs too!”
“Thank you to Teacher Elaine for your patience and guidance all these years. My interest in music & playing the Violin is alive and I will continue to pursue my music passion, thank you very much for being my teacher!”
Helene Luyun Zhang Le Gentil
“My daughter Helene started violin lessons with Elaine 1.5 years ago and she has made tremendous progress in her technique and musicality. Elaine is a very patient and enthusiastic teacher who inspires a passion for music in her students. Under her tutelage, Helene successfully passed her first exam in violin (grade 3) and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. She also gained a lot of confidence in playing the violin thanks to Elaine’s support and encouragement. We truly appreciate your efforts and dedication to teaching!”
Karen, Mother of Toh Sheau Min and
Toh Sheau Kai
“Under her diligent instruction, my children have grown increasingly confident in their ability to play the violin. She has actively worked on cultivating in them the joy of playing the instrument beyond just passing exams. My children have also been accepted into their school's String Ensemble, and are able to hold their own playing with older students at higher competency levels than them. Elaine has been very supportive of their String Ensemble activities, often taking time to go through their Ensemble music scores with them. She has also organized public performance opportunities for my children, such as her annual student's concert.
I would highly recommend Elaine as a violin teacher. She has proven to be an extremely dedicated and caring teacher to my children.”
“Ms Elaine is a knowledgeable teacher who imparts good techniques. She is extremely professional, responsive and clear in her communication style. I am enjoying every lesson as my journey in this musical adventure embarks. I would certainly recommend Ms Elaine to anyone starting with or advancing in violin.”
Ayanna Tan Lua
“Teacher Elaine always gives advice and a listening ear. She let me choose what song I want to learn and encourages me to do better. She makes it easy for me to understand how to play a song. Teacher Elaine is a very good and absolutely amazing teacher!”
“Ms Elaine has helped me understand the beauty of music, as well as allowing me to learn quickly. Her teaching has helped me understand my mistakes easily and she will not hesitate to help make playing the violin more enjoyable and fun.”
“Ms Elaine has helped me think and understand deeper about the world of music. Her teaching not only includes of classical music, but also includes of different songs such as pop songs, not only that, she allows me to play songs that I like or want to learn. She helps me grasp the tune and rhythm of the song and understand the song deeper. Her teaching helps me to relieve my stress and feelings when I play the violin as it consists of different music.”
Soundarya, PhD student, NUS
“I've been learning to play the violin from Elaine for more than a year now. She's been a very patient instructor, where she teaches students by adopting to their style, rather than imposing hers on her students. She's always eager to answer our questions, and very positive with her words. I really appreciate her emphasis on the right techniques with respect to learning the instrument. Instead of teaching easy tricks that can help with short term progress, she always emphasises on teaching her students the important techniques that can help them in the long run. When I started out with her, I had no experience in playing any musical instrument, but now after a year or so, I'm very happy with my progress under her guidance. Overall I would highly recommend Elaine to anyone interested in learning to play the violin.”
Mr Toh, Father of Chloe and Colin Toh
“My daughter Chloe has started learning from Elaine from age of 6. At 13 now, she is preparing for her Grade 8 exam. Elaine will always have a long term learning plan for her student. She will discuss Chloe's progress with us and determine the best approach to help her develop.
My younger son Colin, being bubbly and active, tends to lose focus easily. Knowing the problem, she made the effort to organise group lessons to inject some fun to the learning. When Colin is experiencing some learning challenges for example, screeching sounds when playing, she will identify the cause of the problem and come up with routines to help him overcome the challenges.
Elaine will organise concerts annually to give them the opportunity to perform on stage, this has greatly helped the kids in building up their confidence. It is fortunate to have Elaine as their teacher. I appreciate her patience and guidance for my children.”