Ms Hilaria Chamin Yeung is a classically trained pianist, award-winning pop musician and a former music therapist. She is currently residing in Brisbane, Queensland where she runs a private music studio 'Sowing Music' providing quality piano and early childhood music tuition services.
Hilaria holds a Master of Music Therapy from University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music where she studied piano with concert pianist and educator Jenni Flemming. Her tertiary studies and musical experiences have not only given her strong music knowledge and performing skills but also knowledge of growth and development, and strategies to engage with each individual through music.
Hilaria has studied piano pedagogy at the Conservatorium and has taught hundreds of students in music schools as well as privately since 2009. She also has experience running music groups for children ranging from newborn to school aged. She is a positive, patient and friendly teacher who is always willing to put extra effort into understanding each student’s needs, discovering their strengths and helping them reach their goals in their music learning journey. She enjoys teaching piano and music to children and adults from different backgrounds and abilities, and is able to teach different styles ranging from classical to pop. Apart from piano playing technique, she also emphasises on developing students’ musicality to help them become a true musician rather than just a 'piano player'. Hilaria enjoys learning as much as teaching, she attends local teachers' meetings and teaching workshops regularly to extend and update her teaching skills and methods.
As a former music therapist, Hilaria understands the importance of seeing every person as a unique individual and uses a holistic and client-centered approach to meet every student's needs and preference. She has related music therapy clinical experience in special education, organisational and private settings. Through her music therapy studies and clinical experiences, she has obtained and developed relevant skills to work with students with special needs and disabilities. She has also gained other music therapy clinical experience in hospitals in the areas of child and youth mental health, and geriatric rehabilitation.
Hilaria has been performing regularly as a pianist and singer in cultural festivals, government and corporate events. She also serves as a worship leader and instrumentalist (vocal, keyboard and guitar) and Sunday School teacher at her local church.
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Yeung, H. C., Baker, F., & Shoemark, H. (2014). Song Preferences of Chinese Older Adults Living in Australia. Australian Journal of Music Therapy, 25, 103-121.
Music: J.S.Bach's "Minuet in G" arranged & played by Hilaria Yeung
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