Bernadette possesses extensive experience in the realm of music education. She has been teaching piano for over two decades, while also delving into the intricacies of music theory, harmony and composition. Furthermore, Bernadette has served as a part-time lecturer at esteemed institutions including The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) and the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi), and several local community colleges and high schools. In recognition of her teaching, Bernadette was honored with a Certificate of Appreciation from the Medici International Music Competition in 2022.
Bernadette enjoys and learnt a lot while working with a variety of students, and takes great pleasure in guiding them to discover solutions and embark on a lifelong hobby through music lessons. She also believes students who learn music tend to develop more systematic thinking skills and foster more pleasant and confident personalities. Under her guidance, many of Bernadette’s students actively engage in school music performances, competitions, and achieve distinctions in ABRSM examinations. Meanwhile, most of her HKDSE Music students achieved attained impressive results, with some achieving the top-tier 5** result. Several of her students have successfully gained admission to music programme in renowned universities worldwide, including the University of Toronto and the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Bernadette is pursuing further studies at the University of Toronto currently, working towards a Master of Music degree, while working as a Teaching Assistant, she provides ear training and theory tutorials to music undergraduate students at UofT. Bernadette received her first Master’s degree in Composition of Music for Film and Television from the University of Bristol, U.K in 2007. She is also a holder of the Licentiate Diploma in piano recital (LTCL). Throughout her studies, Bernadette received guidance from distinguished pianists Francis Mo and Cui Shiiguang, as well as Prof. David Gwilt, Prof. Chan Wing Wah, and Prof. Chan Wai Kwong in areas such as orchestration, music composition, harmony, and theory.
Credentials: M.A., B.A.(Hons), LTCL.