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Eleanor Soo

Field(s) of study : Piano, Theory

Born : Singapore

Degrees : Bachelor Degree in Music Studies, Sydney Conservatory of Music, University of Sydney, Licentiate Trinity College of London (LTCL with Distinction)

Biography : Ms. Eleanor commenced her musical journey at the age of 4 and graduated with a Bachelor of Music Studies (Performance) in the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney. While studying at the conservatorium, she was under the tutelage of Professor Nikolai Evrov from Bulgaria.  She also attained her Licentiate (LTCL) with distinction, and Associate (AMusA) whilst studying in Sydney, Australia.

Ms. Eleanor has been teaching since 2010 and has an extensive experience working with students of all ages from 3-50, in both Australia and in Singapore. She has prepared students for music exams in ABRSM, AMEB as well as Trinity board, and has consistently produced good results for her students scoring mainly distinctions and merits. She enjoys working with all age groups and has also worked with students with autism.

In year 2000, she achieved a high distinction for the ABRSM exam and was invited to perform at the Victoria Concert Hall (VCH) in Singapore.

Ms. Eleanor enjoys piano accompaniment for students and she has been accompanying students undertaking ABRSM, Trinity exams ranging from Grade 1 to fellowship diploma. She has accompanied for student auditioning for the Vienna Virtuoso Festival, American Protégé International Piano and String competition, and was eventually chosen as first place and invited to perform in Vienna, as well as in Carnegie Hall, New York. She has also done accompanying for the Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir, working with Mrs Wong Lai Foon.

Given her great passion for music, Eleanor also participated in the school military band during her secondary school years as sectional leader, picking up the flute and piccolo. She was part of the SYF (Singapore Youth Festival) Outdoor Competition in 2002 (Silver); and Gold award in year 2004.

Ms. Eleanor firmly believes that each student is unique and special. Therefore, she individualizes her teaching method to best suit her students’ learning capabilities and interests for maximal results.

With such great passion for music and love for teaching children, it is little wonder she has chosen to be a music educator as her lifelong career.

Faculty : Faculty since 2012