Linley Chai

 

Linley is a pianist, harpist, orchestral player, teacher and program director. She leads a diverse musical life where her enthusiasm for music is coupled with strong dedication to education.

Having begun her music training at the age of six on the piano, she has since attained the Trinity Grade 8 certificate for both piano and violin, and the Trinity Associate Diploma for harp. She is currently completing her Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium under the Advanced Performance strand, and has received the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence throughout her degree. Highlights of her performance career – now focused on the harp – include twice winning the Una Morgan Harp Competition, casual work with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and recent tour with the Asian Youth Orchestra.

Linley’s passion for teaching music stems from the capacity of music to transform and empower lives. She strives to bring to her students the broader benefits of creative thinking, cognitive development, and character building while helping to shape their unique musical identities. In the past 5 years, she has taught students ranging from young children to adults, using both English and Chinese, and has successfully prepared them for Trinity, ABRSM and AMEB examinations.

Besides private teaching in Brisbane, Linley has also founded and directs an orchestral training program in her hometown, Miri, Malaysia in collaboration with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, earning her the Runner-up of the Queen’s Young Leaders Award 2016 in recognition of her initiative and contribution to the local community.

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