Singapore Cello Teacher
Olivia Chuang obtained a Bachelor of Music (BMus) as a scholarship holder from the Royal College of Music in London under the tutelage of Amanda Truelove.
As an educator, Olivia has been teaching cello for 4 years and she believes in creating a safe, fun and nurturing learning environment for her students. She has conducted in-school workshops at the Larmenier & Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, and led string ensembles as a strings tutor at the Tri-borough Music Hub in London in collaboration with RCM Sparks.
She started learning the cello when she was 11, beginning her studies with Gevorg Sargsyan and later on with Pei-Sian Ng. She has also attended masterclasses with renowned cellists such as Torleif Thedeen, Gemma Rosefield, Nicholas Jones, Lowri Blake, Leslie Tan and Franz Bartolomey.
She performed Vivaldi’s Double Cello Concerto with cellist Chan Wei Shing in 2015 and recorded Bang Wen Fu’s Loving. As an avid fan of chamber music, she performed with the Vivace Cello Quartet at the St Mary Abbotts Church and also Edwin Hillier’s Analogue for Piano Trio at the From the Soundhouse Concert at the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall.
Besides being involved in classical music, Olivia has appeared as a soloist in pop concert Yawen Love Tour with acclaimed harpist Lee Che-Yi in both Taipei and Kaohsiung Arena, as well as school-produced musicals such as Nanyang Sing!, Under Construction and Chai Dao Kueh- The Musical!.
She has played with orchestras such as the Orion Orchestra in the 19th annual Night Under The Stars charity concert at the Royal Festival Hall, and the Scherzo Ensemble in performances of the The Barber of Seville at Longhope Opera in Hampshire and Charlton House. Other orchestras she has played with include the Royal College of Music (RCM) Symphony Orchestra, RCM Philharmonic, Firebird Orchestra, Orchestra Collective Singapore, Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra and the Singapore National Youth Orchestra under the baton of notable conductors such as Antonio Pappano, Rafael Payare, John Wilson, Tony Purser, Martyn Brabbins and Peter Stark.
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Speaks: English, Mandarin
Teaches: Cello, Music Theory
Preferred Student Age
In Music Mood, we understand different teachers will have different preferences and forte in their teaching group. This is why we are transparent in asking teachers on their preferred students’ age.
Cello Teacher Olivia are comfortable with:
Elementary School (6-12)
High School (12-18)
Adult (19 and above)
Level of Students
Conducted in-school workshops at the Larmenier & Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School
Led string ensembles at the Tri-borough Music Hub in London in collaboration with RCM Sparks.
4 years of cello teaching in Singapore.
2020 – Present
Adult Cello Lessons at Music Mood
2016 – Present
Private Cello Teacher in Singapore
Music Competitions & Performances
Soloist in pop concert Yawen Love Tour (Taipei & Kaohsiung Arena),
Nanyang Sing!, Under Construction and Chai Dao Kueh- The Musical!
Orion Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall,
Scherzo Ensemble at Longhope Opera in Hampshire and Charlton House.
Royal College of Music (RCM) Symphony Orchestra,
Orchestra Collective Singapore,
Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra,
Singapore National Youth Orchestra.
Cello Masterclass Participated
Music Exams Prep
SG ABRSM Cello Practical Grading
MEP Programme in respective Singapore Secondary School