Hong Xiang has a degree in music from the University of Queensland, a Diploma in music from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and an LTCL diploma.
Hong Xiang has been teaching piano for 6 years. He coaches children (from age 6) and adults. Most of the students that he has prepared for graded exams (ABRSM grades 1-8 or trinity diplomas) achieve results of merit and distinction. He also encourages and prepares students to participate in performances and competitions. Hong Xiang also offers lessons for adults.
With regards to his performance experience, Hong Xiang has performed with ensembles and played solo recitals. At 16, he performed Beethoven's 3rd piano concerto with the Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra. In the inaugural Singapore Piano Concerto Festival, he performed Mozart’s piano concerto no.23 in A-major with the ADDO arts company. More recent performances are listed here:
December 2023: Performed Prokofiev's 8th piano sonata, Chopin's Andante Spianato und Grand Polonaise and Kapustin's Concert etude no.6 "Pastoral" in a solo recital at the Bechstein Recital Studio.
June 2023: In a collaborative "Russian Recital" at the SRMC recital studio, he performed Prokofiev's piano sonata no.8 and Glazunov's Carnaval (Op.45) and 2 Serenades (Op.7 & 11) for 4 hands with Ng Chien Tat.
May 2023: He played a solo recital at the Bechstein Recital Studio featuring Prokofiev's 8th piano sonata, Chopin's Andante Spianato und Grand Polonaise and Brahm's Drei Intermezzi Op.117.
August 2022: In "Music from Turmoil" at Steinway's production studio, he played Beethoven's "Tempest" sonata.
December 2019: He organised and performed in "Anime & Classical on Piano" at the Esplanade Recital Studio.
May 2018: In "Brillante" at the Steinway Gallery, he played Schumann's Carnaval and Mendelssohn's Allegro Brillant Op.92.
As Hong Xiang's student, I feel my finger work has come a long way and I have achieved my goal of completing Grade 8. We often have discussions about the history and theory of music that broaden my appreciation for the art form and motivate me to discover new music outside of lessons. Hong Xiang is a dedicated teacher whose passion for music has been a key factor in deepening my own love for it.
Learning piano came at a late age for me and I am fortunate to have Hong Xiang guide me through the journey. He places great emphasis on building a solid foundation, offers advice on how to practice efficiently and ups the challenge for me over time. Pieces I once thought impossible to play are within my capability now, such as the first movement of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. His encouraging style of teaching makes me look forward to achieving more in music.
Hong Xiang is experienced at delivering piano lessons for adults like myself.
He is patient and takes time to go over details in my playing in terms of technique and expression. Also, I really enjoyed learning about the lives of composers and hearing about the stories behind compositions, as this really helped with my appreciation of the music.
I saw marked improvements in two years and am now able to play pieces for my own enjoyment. Very thankful to have found a great teacher who inspired and nurtured a love for music in me!
Very kind and encouraging teacher, also funny sometimes. He plans the lessons well and I've improved a lot under him.
The lessons are really fun and I like learning interesting new songs like those about animals. I feel comfortable with Teacher Hong Xiang and we talk about all sorts of things. He teaches me to do the pieces bit by bit every lesson and sometimes helps to move my hands to the right place. He is a very good teacher.
I came across Hong Xiang looking for leisure piano lessons with zero piano background. He is patient and understanding of my practice schedule as a working adult. I also have the liberty of choosing music that I'd like to learn, be it pop, film scores or classical. Lessons are flexible and holistic.
Having taken classes for almost 3 years, I've achieved my goal of being able to play new pieces on my own to unwind.
ABRSM Grades 1-5
ABRSM Grades 6-8
ATCL & LTCL
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