Principal and Music Education Director
LTCL (London) LRSM (London)
Classical Piano & Group Classes
Since the establishment of Allegro Music in 1992, Esther has written and developed all the early childhood music courses, including Allegro Toddler Music, Allegro Music Foundation and Allegro Prep Piano. In 2000 she collaborated with Mr John Allan, who had recently completed his contract with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra where he was the Orchestra Manager, and produced the very successful Happy Strings course for violins for 4 to 5 year olds. The unique Allegretto Music Playgroup for 18 months to 3 years old was established in the following year.
In the year 2000
together with Mr John Allan, the Head of Strings in Allegro, the Allegro Senior String Ensemble was formed, followed in 2003 by the Allegro Junior String Ensemble. The Senior Ensemble is now being developed to give other students, either violin, cello or piano, the opportunity to play a concerto with an orchestra. Both of these groups of players have given concerts in Kuala Lumpur in places such as the German Embassy, No Black Tie and for various charity organisations, to great acclaim.
Her regular visits to the very successful and acknowledged world-wide Specialist Music Schools in the UK since 2001 have inspired her to develop and institute her own Specialist Music Courses for Individual Instruments here in Malaysia with the objective of raising the musical standards to the highest possible level.
Being a highly motivated music education specialist, Esther works together with her very distinguished Specialist Music Faculty consisting of professors, distinguished musicians and artists who are all specialists in their chosen fields. To date there are many young talented Allegro students who have been awarded music scholarships or are winners of international piano competitions who have gone on to study in local private schools or music specialist schools abroad, such as the Yehudi Menuhin School in the UK.