Verified
Master
California Baptist University (US), Hong Kong Baptist University
Teaching since 2007
Cantonese, English, Mandarin

Frankie Chan

Violin
California Baptist University (US), Hong Kong Baptist University
Professional field(s): Violin
Teaching language(s): Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Teaching since 2007

Frankie Chan holds a Master's degree in Music with a major in violin performance from California Baptist University in the United States. His academic journey also includes graduating with first-class honours in Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music Studies from Hong Kong Baptist University, where he consistently obtained the President's Honour Roll for four consecutive semesters. In recognition of his outstanding academic achievements, he was awarded the Scholastic Award.

Throughout his musical development, Frankie has been guided by esteemed mentors, including Mr. Fan Ting, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Inheritage Philharmonic, Dr. Gregory Lee, violin professor at the University of Oklahoma, Dr. I-Ting Huang, a Taiwanese violist, and Dr. Jin-Hee Kim, a South Korean violinist. Under their guidance, Frankie gained valuable insights and inspiration from their expertise.

Frankie's performance experience spans both local and United States (U.S.) music concerts. He has been featured in various orchestras, including the Corona Symphony Orchestra (U.S.), Sewanee Symphony (U.S.), California Baptist University Symphony Orchestra (U.S.), California Baptist University Chamber Orchestra (U.S.), Gustav Mahler Orchestra, and Hong Kong Baptist University Symphony Orchestra. He has collaborated with world-renowned musicians, including Grammy Award winner and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director JoAnn Falletta, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Gemma New, acclaimed American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, contemporary composer and conductor Tan Dun, and founder of the Hong Kong String Orchestra, Ms. Yao Jue.

Since embarking on his teaching career in 2007, Frankie has pursued further studies at The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, and California Baptist University. Several of his students have successfully gained admission to local universities for further music studies. Moreover, Frankie has served as a violin instructor at various schools, including W F Joseph Lee Primary School, Yuk Yin School, Shun Tak Fraternal Association Yung Yau College, Cumberland Presbyterian Church Yao Dao Secondary School, Riverside Arts Academy (U.S.), The Hong Kong Management Association K S Lo College, Ng Clan's Association Tai Pak Memorial School, and C.C.C. Kei Tsun Primary School.

Frankie Chan

Education

Master of Music, California Baptist University

cGPA 3.93/4, majored in Violin Performance

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University

  • Scholastic Award
  • First Class Honours
  • 4 times obtained President's Honour Roll

Performance Experience

Corona Symphony Orchestra, 2018-2020

Tutti Violinist. Conducted by Marco A. Mejia. Performed with the First Prize winner of the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, the pianist, Hanbo Ma (2019).

California Baptist University Symphony Orchestra, 2018-2020

Principal Second Violin, Conducted by Dr. Gene Moon, Director of Orchestral Studies. Performed with the Grand Prize winner Lynn Harrell Competition, the violinist, Chloé Trevor (2019).

CBU Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Ensembles, 2018-2020

Chamber Violinist. Leaded by Prof. Angela Brand Butler. Featured in chamber music.

Sewanee Music Festival and Symphony, 2019

Tutti Violinist. Conducted by the winner of GRAMMY Award and the Music Director of Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the conductor, JoAnn Falletta. Also, in the same music festival, conducted by the Music Director of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, the conductor, Gemma New.

Hong Kong Baptist University Symphony Orchestra, 2016-2018

Tutti Violinist. Conducted by Professor Johnny Poon, Head of the Department of Music. Performed with the world-renowned violinist Anne Akiko Meyers (2016).

Gustav Mahler Orchestra, 2017

Tutti Violinist. Leaded by the Associate Conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Wilson Ng.

Hong Kong String Orchestra, 2016

Tutti Violinist. Leaded by the world-renowned Chinese contemporary composer and conductor Tan Dun and the founder of the Hong Kong String Orchestra, the violinist, Yao Jue.

Working Experience

C.C.C. Kei Tsun Primary School, 2023-present

Violin Tutor. Group teaching in primary school.

Ng Clan's Association Tai Pak Memorial School, 2022-present

Violin Tutor. Group teaching in primary school.

The Hong Kong Management Association K S Lo College, 2021-present

Violin Tutor. Group teaching in secondary school.

Riverside Arts Academy (U.S.), 2018-2020

Violin Tutor. Group teaching for young students.

Piano Place, 2007-2018

Violin Tutor. Students have obtained ABRSM violin exam G. 8 with distinction, and enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music of Hong Kong Baptist University.

GMC Music, 2014-2017

Violin Tutor. HKYPAF Outstanding Teacher Award 2016.

Cumberland Presbyterian Church Yao Dao Secondary School, 2011-2012

Violin Tutor (substitute). Group teaching in secondary school.

Shun Tak Fraternal Association Yung Yau College, 2011-2012

Violin Tutor (substitute). Group teaching in secondary school.

Yuk Yin School, 2011-2012

Violin Tutor (substitute). Group teaching in primary school.

Parsons Music Limited, 2010-2012

Violin Tutor. Prepared students’ competitions and ABRSM Violin Examinations.

W F Joseph Lee Primary School, 2009-2010

Violin Tutor. Group teaching in primary school.

Know More

Frankie Chan's teaching style

Focus on theory-based teaching, including:

  • Music history
  • Music theory
  • Basic performance skills, such as intonation and rhythm
  • The principle of violin playing techniques, such as the postures of standing and sitting, violin and bow holding, and the use of muscles in various playing techniques
  • Hoping to help improve the student's artistic appreciation of music

Video

Eugène Ysaÿe: Violin Sonata No. 3, Ballade

Frankie Chan: Theme and Variations for Piano in D minor (2015)

Articles

Canon in D

Canon in D, one of the most widely known classical music pieces of contemporary times, is composed by German composer Johann Pachelbel. The original version of Canon in D is composed for three violins, accompanied by one (or more) bass instrument(s). Over time, the piece has been arranged into various versions, such as piano solo and orchestral versions. The exact date of its composition is not recorded but it is generally believed to be composed between 1680-1706.
Click to read the full text

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer, the predominant musical figure during the transition between the Classical to Romantic eras. He occupies an unprecedented dominance in the history of Western music history, and has been widely regarded as the greatest, most influential and most popular musician who ever lived.

Beethoven's music inherited the artistic atmosphere of Haydn and Mozart, penetrated the desire for dignity, vented the anger tortured by fate, and demonstrated his determination to fight with fate.

Compared to other musicians, Beethoven is effectively to interact the philosophy of life with audience through music. Although he was not a romantic, he had become the object followed by other romantics.

As a musician, Beethoven suffered from ear diseases. However, he was unwilling to succumb to fate, vowing to take fate by the throat, and continue to complete his career. In the last ten years of his life, without hearing any sound, his compositions influenced the development of music for nearly two hundred years.

Click to read the full text

The Greatest Violinist: Jascha Heifetz

More than a century after his public debut, the name Jascha Heifetz continues to evoke awe and excitement among fellow musicians. In a performing career that spanned 65 years, he established an unparalleled standard of violin playing to which violinists around the world still aspire.
Click to read the full text

Common Practice Guide

After many years of being a student first and a teacher after, we often noticed that in our every day practice we can make small mistakes that may slow us down or might not bring the best out of our music. With these short tips we tried to go through some of them, hoping it will help students (and not only!) in their daily practice.
Click to read the full text

G Song by Terry Riley

As an iconic American composer, Terry Riley (born 1935) is always considered as a minimalist. However, this kind of thoughts would be ignoring part of his creativity. In fact, Riley added plenty elements in his compositions since 1970s, especially when he started collaborating with the Kronos Quartet. Riley's composing style is very extensive, including improvisation, polyrhythm and jazz. He adopted classical elements, such as instrumentation, musical forms, structure and tonality. He also combined the elements from different periods to create unique musical textures. This research focuses on Terry Riley’s String Quartet, G Song. The research will be divided into two parts. The first part introduces Riley’s life and the background of G Song. The second part focuses on music analysis, including the musical structure "Two forms in one work"; The harmony "Unresolved Dissonance"; The rhythm "Metric Modulation"; The baroque "Canon"; The modern "Pointillism". The purpose of this study is to discuss how Riley combined classicism and modernism into a work, and discuss why the statement "Terry Riley is considered as minimalist" would be ignoring part of his story.
Click to read the full text

Teaching Location

Yau Tsim MongYuen Long

Tutor's Studio

Room 1101-2, 11/F, 38 Plaza, 38 Shantung Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon

Live Tutorial

Frankie Chan provides live tutorial.

Lesson

Violin

LevelBeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Tuition$500$600$600 - $800
Notes
  • The Tuition refers to 60mins per lesson.
  • The Tuition might be adjusted according to the duration and location of the lesson.
  • All amounts are in Hong Kong Dollars.

Level:

All Instrumental Lessons / Accompaniment
Beginner: Beginner - G. 4
Intermediate: G. 5 - G. 7
Advanced: G. 8 or above

Western Music Theory
Beginner: ABRSM Music Theory G. 5
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

Or
Private Lesson Inquiry
What lesson are you looking for?
Music Grade (Current)
Does student have his/her own instrument?
Student's Gender
Student's Age
Your availability for lesson
Where do you want to take the lesson?
Location (Student's Home)
Please provide more information so that we can reply you with an accurate tuition and Tutor's availability (no need to fill in the residential unit and floor).
Location (Tutor's Studio/Rent a Studio)
If it is needed to rent a studio for lessons, the renting fee would be paid by the student.
Location (Other classroom)
What do you expect to be helped by the Tutor?
Anything you want the Tutor know?
Applicant Information
How should we call you?
Relationship
Since you are under 18 year-old, we may contact your parent (or guardian) before you start the lesson.
Phone Number
Please fill in at least one contact information.
WhatsApp Number
Please fill in at least one contact information.
Email*
The record will be sent to this email address automatically .

Private Lesson Booking Instructions

How to Book a Lesson

Lesson Booking Procedure:
1.Submit student information; The tutor will respond according to the information.Messages between student/tutor will be screenshotted or forwarded through M5 Music.
2.Discuss and arrange the lesson time, location, tuition fee, etc.
3.The lesson will be confirmed after completing the payment of the Tuition of the First Lesson.
4.Take the lesson according to the booking time.
5.The second lesson and beyond are arranged by the student/tutor themselves.
If the student/parent wants to contact the tutor directly before the payment, please read Is it Allowed to Contact the Tutor before Making Payment?

Is it Allowed to Contact the Tutor before Making Payment?

Protecting tutors’ personal privacy is our job; Tutors need to avoid unnecessary leakage of privacy.

Before student/parent makes payment:
i.Some tutors do NOT accept direct contact.
ii.Some tutors will call student/parent with a “Hidden Number”.
iii.Some tutors accept to contact student/parent through various ways.
After contacting the tutor, if the student/parent intends to take a lesson, the tuition of the first lesson has to be paid to M5 Music before having lesson.

Tuition of the First Lesson

The tuition of the first lesson is charged by M5 Music (accept Bank Transfer or FPS); Students do NOT need to pay additional fee for the first lesson.

Tuition of the Second Lesson and Beyond

Starting from the second lesson, please pay tuition directly to the tutor. Generally, four lessons will be calculated as one session. Please check with your tutor about the payment method for the second lesson and beyond.

No Free Trail Lesson

M5 Music and all tutors do NOT offer free trial lessons. All “trial lessons” are considered as the “first lesson”.

Student's Absence Notice

Student’s absent must be proposed 24 hours before the lesson time. Otherwise, it will be regarded as “Impromptu Absence”. Providing a make-up lesson or not will be decided by the tutor him/herself. Hereby declare, M5 Music will NOT provide refund for “Impromptu Absence” even if the tutor does not want to provide a make-up lesson.

Typhoons and Rainstorms Arrangement

If the first lesson is affected by typhoon and rainstorm warning, M5 Music can assist both parties to reschedule the lesson.

Refund Policy

We only provide a refund if the tutor is absent on the original booking time, and cannot provide a make-up lesson for the next 14 days. Apart from this, we do not accept any refund request.