Field(s) of study : Violin
Born : Singapore
Degrees : Bachelor of Music, Temple University (USA)
Biography : Mr. Nicholas was born and raised in Singapore, and started playing the violin at the age of 4, going through the Suzuki Method and taking Exams with the Associate Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM), while performing several times a year with different ensembles, both Jazz and Classical. At age 13, he completed his Grade 8 Performance exam in violin, and moved to San Antonio, Texas, where he joined the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (YOSA)’s Philharmonic Orchestra where he performed 3 times a year for several years in the city’s famous Majestic Theatre.
After graduating from High School, he attended Arcadia University for a year, where he helped found the Arcadia String Ensemble, and acted as the Professor’s assistant, tutoring fellow students, before returning to Singapore. He returned to the US to study in Temple University, graduating with a double degree in Music Performance and Music Education.
Mr. Nicholas has been teaching for 8 years, including during his time in the military. Throughout this time, he focuses on encouraging students to understand and embody music, exploring the unknown without fear, with the firm belief that failure is indeed the mother of success.
Faculty : Faculty since April 2022