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Master
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Teaching since 2015
Cantonese, English, Mandarin

Athena Kwong

Yangqin
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Professional field(s): Yangqin
Teaching language(s): Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Teaching since 2015

Kwong Po Ki

KWONG graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Master of Music degree with distinction, majoring in Yangqin. She receives coaching from Ms. Lee Meng Hsueh who is the principal of yangqin in Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra.

She started playing yangqin at the young age of nine, under the coaching from Mr. Ng Chiu Shing, Ms. Yu Mei Lai, Ms. Wang Yu Jue and Ms. Pan Wei Wen (Cantonese music). While at the Academy, she was a recipient of William Au Arts Education Scholarships, Jacky Cheung Scholarships and Parson Music Foundation Scholarships.

She is one of the RTHK ‘2019 young music makers’ and participated in radio recording and TV shows. In the same year, she was invited to Canada to perform a concerto as the soloist with HKJYCCO and Toronto Chinese Orchestra. She held the bachelor graduation recital in 2020 which was well received. In 2021, she was selected to be the soloist of the Yangqin concerto ‘Rhapsody’ in the Academy Chinese Orchestra Concert Practice of HKAPA. In the same year, she was invited to an Chinese instrumental concert (曲中詩, 樂中畫) held by HKJYCCO to perform as a soloist. Same year, she participated in RTHK Radio 4’s program ‘student concert hall’. She held the Master of music graduation recital in 2022 which was well received, with playing Teasing Fire (Hong Kong premiere) etc. In the same year, she was selected to be the soloist of the Yangqin concerto ‘Girl from Koran’ in the Academy Chinese Orchestra Gala.

She is currently the yangqin musician in the The Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble, the KD music production, the Hong Kong Juvenile and Youth Chinese Classical Orchestra, and the Hong Kong Yangqin Ensemble.

She also has 7 years teaching experience and she is the Yangqin tutor of La Salle Primary School, Good Hope School, HKTA Tang Hin Memorial Secondary School and St. Rose of Lima’s School etc.

Athena Kwong

Education

Master of Music, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Graduated with Distinction

Working Experience

La Salle Primary School, 2016-

Yangqin Tutor

HKTA Tang Hin Memorial Secondary School, 2022-

Yangqin Tutor

Maryknoll Convent School, 2016-2022

Yangqin Tutor

Good Hope School, 2020-

Yangqin Tutor

St. Rose of Lima’s School, 2021-

Yangqin Tutor

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教學手法

鄺氏學生年齡介乎四歲以至退休人士,教學模式輕鬆,不提倡催谷考級,因應學生興趣、程度、能力去安排合適的課程內容及級別,例如每教一首傳統曲就會再教一首兒歌/流行曲,增加學生興趣又不失教學重點;又例如退休人士主張學傳統樂曲,手部肌肉不及年輕人/小童發達,就會主力教音準節奏以及情感表達。

鄺氏主張因材施教,注重基本功,如學生天生條件較好/對音樂感知較多,學習進度會較快,就會比較仔細去教每首樂曲的處理、音色、動作。若學生進度平穩,會主力嚴謹處理音準、節奏、手勢、力度控制等基本功。但不論進度亦會講介不同樂理知識去分析每首樂曲以幫助學生理解演奏內容,更非常鼓勵學生多參與比賽增廣見聞。

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San Po Kong

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Lesson

Yangqin

LevelBeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Tuition$450 - $600$600 - $750$750 - $900
Notes
  • The Tuition refers to 60mins per lesson.
  • The Tuition might be adjusted according to the duration and location of the lesson.
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Intermediate: G. 5 - G. 7
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Western Music Theory
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Intermediate: ABRSM Music Theory G. 8
Advanced: Trinity College London AmusTCL or above

Chinese Music Theory
Beginner: Shanghai Conservatory of Music Theory
Beginner: Central Conservatory of Music Theory G. 1
Intermediate: Central Conservatory of Music Theory G. 2
Advanced: Not applicable

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