Lai Yan Lam

Field(s) of study : Piano, Aural Training, Theory

Born : Singapore

Degrees : Bachelor of Music (Hons), major in Piano Performance – Royal College of Music (London, UK), Bachelor of Arts (Hons), major in Music Composition – Lasalle – College of the Arts (Singapore)

Biography : Ms Yan Lam started learning the piano at a tender age of five. Since then she has achieved an ATCL (distinction), DipABRSM and LRSM in piano performance. In 2017, she completed her Bachelor of Music studies (Piano Performance) at the Royal College of Music with a first-class honours under the tutelage of Professor Nigel Clayton and Professor Andrew Zolinsky.

Ms Yan Lam started her teaching career in 2011 in Bloom School of Music and Arts and has worked with students from ages 3 – 45, in both London and Singapore. She has prepared students for ABRSM examinations and has produced good results for her students scoring mainly distinction and merits. Besides preparing students for examinations, she has also shown great interest in helping each individual student achieve their personal goals.

Accompaniment has always been a significant part of her musical journey as she has been playing with the church choir in Singapore since the age of fourteen for numerous performances yearly.  Even whilst studying abroad, Ms Yan Lam has continued to accompany different choirs in church. Apart from working with choirs, she also has a great interest in working with instrumentalists and vocalists. She has accompanied soloists for examinations, auditions, competitions and performances in Singapore, Malaysia as well as London.

In addition to accompaniment, Ms Yan Lam enjoys playing in a chamber group. She has participated in several two-piano performances and music festivals in London. In Singapore, she started playing in a chamber group consisting of mainly string and woodwind instruments when she was sixteen as a hobby, and the group has moved on to perform with choirs when the need arises.

Due to her fascination to want to understand more about different instruments and musical cultures, Ms Yan Lam chose to join a music related Co-curricular activity in both her primary and secondary school. With the handbell ensemble and guzheng ensemble, she has achieved Gold in the Singapore Youth Festival in both 2001 and 2004 respectively.

Ms Yan Lam wishes to inspire the next generation of artists with her love and passion for music. She hopes each individual student will grow at his own pace to reach his full potential as she believes each student is unique.

Faculty : Faculty since October 2017