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  Our Teachers    

Yoon Sen Lee
All teachers are specially trained by Yoon Sen Lee with his methods and philosophy of teaching developed and used for nearly 40 years of his music career. Such training provided guarantee success in every student’s learning.

 

Principal :

Mr. Yoon Sen 

 

 

Our teachers:

Yoon Sen Lee, Stephanie Huang, Lisa Yang, Ivy Chan, Nancy Yao, Shuan Hern Lee, Sophie Lin, Mike Li, Diana Goh, Tina Algeri, Lydia  and Jasmine Farghaly.

Ivy Chan
Stephanie Huang
Lisa Yang
Shuan Hern Lee
Ivy Chan
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Nancy Yao
Sophie Lin
  Diana Goh 
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Mike Li
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Tina Algeri
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Lydia Dutton
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Jasmine Farghaly

Lisa  Yang 

Lisa was born in Perth, Western Australia. She first started learning grade two piano with Yoon Sen Lee Music School in 2012 under Yoon Sen Lee. By 2013, she achieved grade 8 with Honours. In the following year, Lisa went on to obtain her Associate diploma with the Trinity College of London (ATCL) and Associate diploma with the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMusA). In 2015 she obtained her grade 5 Music Theory certificate with Honours.

Aside from winning local competitions, in 2014 Lisa was also the third place winner of the American Protégé International Piano and Strings competition and was invited to perform at Carnegie hall in New York.

In 2015, Lisa started teaching for Yoon Sen Lee Music School. Her students comprise of all musical backgrounds and ages. She aims to inspire all her students during her teachings and encourages each and every one of them to achieve their full potential. 

Currently, Lisa is studying Medical Sciences at the University of Western Australia and will be pursuing Medicine as her postgraduate degree. Lisa still wishes to be involved in music and piano teaching and will be continuing to do so alongside her studies. 

Shuan Hern Lee

Born in West Australia, Shuan Hern Lee started piano lessons at 2 and a half with his dad, Yoon Sen Lee. At the age of 14, Shuan Hern has been accepted as a tertiary music student at the University of Western Australia. Shuan Hern is also a student of International Piano Academy Incontri Col Maestro of Imola, Italy and is currently studying with Yoon Sen Lee and Ingrid Fliter.

Shuan Hern has won many top and Laureate prizes at piano competitions including Chopin In- ternational Piano Competition in Hartford Connecticut, USA; Astana Piano Passion, Kazakhstan; Sberbank Debut International Piano Competition, Ukraine; Young Pianist of the North International Piano Competition in UK; San Marino International Piano Competition; International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in Novosibirsk, Russia; International Piano Competition for Young Musicians in Enschede, The Netherlands; International Junior E-Piano Competition in Min- nesota, USA; Schumann International Piano Competition in Dusseldorf, Germany; Global Youth Pianists Competition in Shenzhen, China; Krainev International Piano Competition in Moscow, 44th International Piano Competition, Palma D’oro in Finale Ligure, Italy and Rome International Piano Competition (Chopin Prize) in Italy.

Shuan Hern has performed with Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Symphonic Or- chestra of Ukraine, the State Symphony Orchestra “Novaya Rossiya” of Moscow, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Symphony Orchestra, Armenia State Philharmonic Orchestra, Armenia State Chamber Orchestra, Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, Imola Chamber Orchestra, Fremantle Symphony Orchestra, Perth Symphony Orchestra and the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra of Perth.

Shuan Hern obtained the diploma of the Associate of the Trinity College of London at the age of 9 and Diploma of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and Licentiate of Music of Australia with Distinction in Piano Performance at the age of 10. At 14, he obtained the Fellowship of Music of Australia diploma which is the highest honor and also the youngest candidate ever to achieve this diploma in piano performance of the Australian Music Examinations Board.

Shuan Hern enjoys teaching at Yoon Sen Lee Music School and throughout the past years, his students have won various local and international piano competitions and have excelled at exams too. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Huang

Stephanie Huang was born in Taiwan and came to Australia at the age of 6. She started learning piano after she arrived in Australia and learned under two different teachers before changing over to Yoon Sen Lee at the age of 10. She has entered and won in various piano competitions locally whilst learning under the tutelage of Yoon sen. She finished her grade 8 then went onto finishing her Amus diploma at the age of 16. 

Stephanie also learned violin as her second instrument. She started violin in year 3 when she was offered the instrument in churchlands primary. She then changed teachers to Hooi Tong Lee in year 6 and applied and received a music scholarship to Churchlands High School. She was in the school orchestra and choir and went on the England music tour in year 12. 

 

Stephanie has always loved kids and has always wanted to be a teacher. At the same time, she really loved her music and wanted to continue with her music studies as her career. She then applied and was offered her first preference to study Music Education at the University of Western Australia. She went to finish her degree and received her bachelor of music education in 2007. 

 

After receiving her bachelor degree, Stephanie spent her first 3 years teaching at school as a music specialist for years 1-10. After a year of teaching, in 2009, she came under Yoon Sen Lee Music school and started teaching piano part-time. She loved teaching piano more than schools, so gave up teaching in schools and decided to teach piano full time under Yoon Sen Lee Music School and has been ever since.

 

Stephanie has taught students as young as 4 and a half, and her own daughter at the age of 3. She teaches beginner grade through to grade 8 and diploma level. Her students have achieved excellent results in exams, competitions, and received music scholarships to different private schools. She is very passionate about music and her teaching and always does her best to help her students learn and achieve as much as they can throughout their musical journey. 」

 

Ivy Chan

Ivy Chan was a student of Yoon Sen Lee for many years.  She enjoys piano performance and especially passionate about piano teaching.  Ivy specialises with students of younger age group and her students have won many music scholarships into private schools and top prizes at local and international piano competitions. Ivy has been teaching the piano for nearly 10 years and her students have obtained top results at the AMEB piano exams, ranging from lower grades up till grade 8.

 

 

 

Lawrence Ng

 

Lawrence has been a student of Yoon Sen Lee since the age of 6 and is currently a music major undergraduate student from the University of Western Australia. In the University of Western Australia he is specialising in piano under the tutelage of Yoon Sen Lee. 

In 2009 at the age of 10 he won a gold medal in the ‘Passion of Music’ International competition and he later won another gold medal in 2010 from the ‘Passion of Music’ international competition. He performed in the winner’s concert at Carnegie Hall, New York both in 2009 and 2010. In 2011 at the age of 12 he won the Yamaha Recitals Showcase competition and represented WA in Adelaide performing in Elder Hall. The same year at the age of 12 he received 4 different music scholarships in 4 top private schools in Western Australia, these include Hale School, Christ Church Gramma School, Wesley College and a full Scholarship at All Saints College. He received all these scholarships in the year 2011.  He has also performed with the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra in Hale Concert Hall, playing Chopin’s concerto no.1, 3rdmovement. 

Lawrence began lessons with Yoon Sen Lee as a beginner at the age of 6 and within only 3 years he received an A for his Grade 8 AMEB exam at the age of 9. One year later he would go on to complete his Associate Diploma from AMEB and also the Associate diploma from ABRSM at the incredibly young age of 10. He later received his AMEB’s Piano Performance Licentiate diploma certificate and LRSM diploma at the age of 12. Lawrence has won countless number of first prizes in local competitions all over WA since learning from Yoon Sen Lee, his wins range from 2005-2018 and he is still competing. Over these years Lawrence was won a staggering number of first prizes. His most notable first prizes and outstanding awards in local piano competitions from 2008-2009 include first prize at the Fremantle Eisteddfod age 18 and under section 2008 at the age of only 8 years old, first prize at the Fremantle eisteddfod 8thGrade section 2008, first prize at the WA Performing Arts Eisteddfod age 18 and under piano solo section 2008, first prize at the WA Performing Arts Eisteddfod 8thGrade section 2008, first prize at the West Australian Pianists Competition 8thGrade 2008, first prize at North Of Perth Piano Solo grade 8 section 2008, first prize West Australian pianists competition age 18 and under piano solo section 2009 (Lawrence was only aged 9), North of Perth special ward: most outstanding best junior performance 2009 and West Australian pianists competition special award: overall junior best performer 2009. 

His most notable first prizes and outstanding awards from local competitions from 2010-2011 include first prize at the North of Perth open recital section 2010, West Australian pianists competition special award: most outstanding senior best performer, first prize at the North of Perth Piano Solo Recital Open Section 2011, first prize at the WA Performing Arts Eisteddfod 2011 under 18 section 2011, First prize at West Australian Pianists competition Open Concerto section 2011 and first prize at the West Australian Pianists competition Open Solo Championship 2011.

He would later win more notable awards including first prize at the West Australian pianists competition age 18 and under piano recital section 2012, West Australian pianists competition overall senior best performer 2012 and first prize at the West Australian Pianists Competition under 18 section 2013. In 2014 Lawrence began to take a break from competing to focus on his school studies, in 2017 he began studying specialised music at the University of Western Australian and in the same year he competed and won first prize at the North of Perth piano Open Championship section 2017.

Overall Lawrence has won a staggering 31 first prizes in local competitions within 13 years of piano playing where he competed from 2006-2014 and later again in 2017. These 31 wins don’t include the numerous second and third prize awards he received from competing in Open Sections from the young age of 8 to 11 years old. Besides winning 2 Gold Medals at international competitions he has also won 2 Silver Medals from 2009-2010. 

Lawrence enjoys teaching and is very passionate about this teaching career. He has been teaching students of all levels and his students have already won prizes at local piano competitions such as South Suburban Eisteddfod, West Australian Pianists Competition and Fremantle Eisteddfod, some of his students have already received huge achievements such as winning a Gold medal to International Competitions such as American protégé as well as music Scholarships to schools such as Trinity College.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Li

Mike started learning piano at age 4 and was the youngest winner of the famous Xing Hai Piano Cup in Guangzhou China.

 

Under the tutelage of Mr Yoon Sen Lee since 2013, Mike has made tremendous progress on his music journey and has been a continuous winner of many local music competition events, including Fremantle Eisteddfod, South Suburban Music Society Eisteddfod, North of Perth Music Festival, West Australian Music Teachers’ Association (WAMTA) and the West Australian Pianists Competition (WAPC)

 

In 2015, Mike obtained his ATCL Diploma with Distinction in Music Performance from Trinity College London, and has also been teaching at Yoon Sen Lee Music School. 

Mike Li teaching in our Melbourne branch. Please contact him at 0418 380 688‬

 

Sophie Lin

Sophie Lin was born in Perth, Western Australia. She began piano lessons at the age of 5, transferring to Yoon Sen Lee Music School at the age of 6 where she won her first competition just months later, at the Joondalup Eisteddfod. Under Yoon Sen Lee’s tutelage, Sophie was provided with outstanding musical education with all aspects including aural, theory and composition. Sophie completed her Grade 8 AMEB exam at the age of 11 and went on to complete her Associate Diploma from the Trinity College of London (ATCL) a year later at the age of 12. At the same time, she won silver in the American Association of the Development of the Gifted and Talented international competition (AADGT) and was invited to perform in Carnegie Hall in New York. She is a music and academic scholarship holder at St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls, and played trombone, percussion and guitar in the school ensembles and orchestras. She went on to achieve her Licentiate Diploma (LTCL) in 2015. She has won prizes at many competitions including the South Suburban Eisteddfod, Western Australian Piano Competition, Fremantle Eisteddfod, Kwinana Eisteddfod, Joondalup Eisteddfod and also Cockburn Eisteddfod. In 2017, she graduated from St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls and is aspiring to study medicine at the University of Western Australia. She chose to study music as an ATAR subject in Year 12, and has topped the class every year since year 7 in music. She has also been awarded an Winthrop Scholarship at UWA, and commences her studies next year. 


Nancy Yao

Nancy Yao began piano at the age of 5 and came under the tutelage of Yoon Sen Lee in 2008. She has won various local competitions as well as had the opportunity to perform in Carnegie Hall after winning the AADGT Passion of Music International Competition. Nancy completed her Licentiate of the Trinity College of London at the age of 15. Apart from performing, Nancy also enjoys playing volleyball, cooking, travelling and teaching piano which she has been doing since 2015 and has a passion for animals, especially dogs.
She is currently doing a double major in Medical Sciences and Music

 

Diana Goh

Diana is an educator and has been teaching for 7 years. She is passionate about the role of music in early childhood and strategies in optimizing a child’s learning outcome. She has double master’s degrees in education  and administration and  is the mother of 2 boys

Isabelle Ng

Isabelle Ng started learning piano at the age of 5 and is currently a student at the University of Western Australia (UWA). Isabelle came under the tutelage of Yoon Sen Lee in 2004 at the age of 6 (Year 1). In the following years, Isabelle quickly achieved both grade 8 and Associate Diploma (AMEB AMusA) (ABRSM) at the ages of 10 and 12 years old respectively.

Isabelle has also won various local competitions as well as being a music scholarship holder at Methodist Ladies College from 2010 to 2015. Isabelle is dedicated, organised and passionate about piano teaching, and aims to teach her students to love music and become great pianists.
 

Lydia Dutton

Lydia began learning piano at the age of 6 at her primary school. She joined Yoon Sen Lee Music School at the age of 8 under the tutelage of Allan Hon.  At the age of 10, she won the Bayswater Council Music Scholarship.  The next year she came third in the AADGT piano competition where she was invited to perform in the USA.  In the same year, she also won two music scholarships to Penrhos and Methodist Ladies’ College. 

 In 2015, Lydia moved to learn piano the tutelage of Mr. Lee. In 2016, she won First Prize in the London Grand Virtuoso Pianist Competition where she was invited to perform in the Royal Albert Hall in London.  In the same year, she completed her Associate Diploma from the Trinity College London (ATCL) and Associate Diploma by Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB).  Over the years, Lydia has competed and won many prizes in local competition such as the South Suburban Eisteddfod, Western Australia Pianist Competition, Fremantle Eisteddfod, Western Australian Music Teacher Association and the North of Perth Music Festival. 

 

 

Lydia began learning piano at the age of 6 at her primary school. She joined Yoon Sen Lee Music School at the age of 8 under the tutelage of Allan Hon.  At the age of 10, she won the Bayswater Council Music Scholarship.  The next year she came third in the AADGT piano competition where she was invited to perform in the USA.  In the same year, she also won two music scholarships to Penrhos and Methodist Ladies’ College. 

 

Karen Matoba:

Karen is a graduate of AMEB exam AMusA, with highest given grade (pass with distinction). Successfully auditioned for highly competitive Australian Youth Orchestra International Tour 2019, touring around Europe and China for a month from July-August.  She has also other performances experience which included successfully auditioned and participated in Australian Youth Orchestra/AYO National Music Camp (2015-2018), both AYO February and July Seasons (2017 and 2018), AYO Young Symphonists (2016).  Karen received Delano Scholarship and is currently studying music specialist degree course at the University of Western Australia.  She obtained 100% final practical mark in ATAR Music for WACE, 2019 and was also chosen to audition for Perspectives concert.

 

Performance-wise,  Karen has performed several times solo at competitions and eisteddfods and have won awards, have performed at a national level with AYO and will perform as a member of AYO in some of the most highly regarded European and Chinese venues including the Kissinger Sommer Festival, Het Concertgebouw and the Shanghai Oriental Art Centre in July and August.

 

Tina Algeri

Tina Algeri was born in Perth, Western Australia and is 15 years of age. She is currently under the tutelage of Mr Yoon Sen Lee. Tina started her musical journey at the age of 5, under the umbrella of Mrs Ivy Chan and Stephanie Huang through Yoon Sen Lee Music School in Perth, Western Australia. After many years of practice, Tina has progressed her skills and taken piano as a serious commitment in her life and desires to take music as her future career. 

 

Tina has entered various local and international competitions and has won many of them including the Fremantle Eisteddfod, South Suburban Music Society, Western Australia Pianist Competition, North of Perth Music Festival and Performing Arts Festival. Some of her first prizes include the Open Championship section from North of Perth music festival, the Under 17 Concerto section, the Under 15 classical section and the Under 15 romantic section from the South Suburban Music Society, the Under 15 Romantic and Recital section in Fremantle Eisteddfod, the Under 15 recital section in the Western Australian Pianist Competition and many more. 

 

In 2016, Tina won first prize in the Golden Key International Music Festival as well as second prize in the American Protégé and performed at Carnegie Hall, New York. During that year, Tina also obtained a music scholarship from St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School.  

In 2017, Tina also performed in front of the Governor General in Canberra, Australia. In 2018, Tina entered the 6th Global International Piano Competition held in Shenzhen, China. Tina was invited to compete in Shenzhen in which she won first prize in her age category and was also one of the top 8 honoured pianists who were awarded with a contract giving them the opportunity to perform concerto works with many orchestras or as a soloist building up to the future.In 2019, Tina won the first prize in the Concours international de piano “Ville de Gagny” competition in Gagny, France.  While she was in France, she also completed her Diploma of International Conservatory of Music of Paris in which she received high distinction.

She also performed with the Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra at Qintai Hall, in Wuhan, China in 2019.

 

Tina participates in many choirs, bands and orchestras within her school and has also achieved Honours A in both her Grade 7 AMEB, and grade 8 AMEB music exam. Tina was awarded a pass with a distinction for her Associate Diploma exam in 2019. She also performs in many concerts in local churches as well as concerts within her school community. 

 

Tina has been awarded a scholarship program to have early matriculation for undergraduate part time music studies at the University of Western Australia. Tina Algeri enjoys performing piano amongst large crowds and has always admired the music created by the piano. She wishes to enhance her skills in piano to succeed her musical journey and become a successful concert pianist in the near future.

 

Recent achievements for our teachers:

 

Yoon Sen appointed professor:

http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/201612219320/yoon-sen-lee-appointed-professor-italy

 

News of Shuan Hern Lee:

 

http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/201709139935/arts-and-culture/another-international-achievement-shaun-hern-lee

 

http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/201708029821/arts-and-culture/achievement-shuan-hern-lee-usa

 

http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/201703089448/arts-and-culture/shaun-hern-did-it-again

 

http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/201604218544/lee-takes-out-first-place

 

http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/201507287820/shuan-hern-lee-performs-international-young-musicians-festival-armenia

 

http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/201412127262/arts-and-culture/shuan-hern-lee-2014-amp-tomorrow-maker

 

http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/201312096345/arts-and-culture/laureate-prize-shuan-hern-lee-ukraine

 

http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/201307175840/features/shuan-hern-lee-wins-first-prize-astana-international-piano-competition

 

Shuan Hern Lee's website:  https://www.shuanhernlee.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lawrence Ng ( 8 years old ) performed Chopin - Scherzo Op.31

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