Hui Chak-Wai Thomas is a piano teacher beloved by all his students. Hui was graduated from the music department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, majoring in piano performance under the guidance of Mr Raymond Young Chap-Lai. He studied composing with Professor Wendy Lee Wan-Ki and Dr. Chan Kai-Young, and piano pedagogy with Dr Poon Kiu-Tung and Dr. Annie Mok On-Nei. After his undergraduate study, he studied piano elementary teaching with Dr. Dale Wheeler under the programme of the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Hui succeeded in different competitions. He was the champion with a first-class award in ‘2017 Chopin Memorable Prize’ Hong Kong-International piano competition – Chopin Impromptu Group. In the same year, he won the third prize in Antonio Vivaldi Youth Music Competition Vienna 2017.
From 2017 - 2018, he was a teacher of a music program of Lok Sin Tong Yang Xiao Ling Speech Therapy Centre for SEN children aged 3 - 8. In 2021, he was invited to hold a music workshop for the elderly in ELCHK, Shatin District Community Centre for the Golden-Aged. From 2023, he has been invited to be the programme director of the music enlightenment courses for children in the Prestige Music Academy.
Hui is devoted in piano teaching. With his unique, interactive music pedagogy, he inspires students to have excellent performance in various music competitions. He was awarded the Teacher Award by Hong Kong Youth Performance Art and Development Association (HKYPA) in 2018 and the Outstanding Teacher Award by Hong Kong International Musicians and Arts Association (HKIMAA) in 2019. He was continuously awarded the Best Teacher Honour Award by the International Fringe Association in 2021 and 2022.
Students Exam Result:
- ABRSM Piano Performance Grade Exam, Grade 2, Distinction
- ABRSM Piano Graded Music Exam, Grade 5, Distinction
- ABRSM Piano Performance Exam, Grade 5, Distinction
- ABRSM Piano Performance Exam, Grade 8, Distinction
- ATCL Piano Recital, Distinction
Students Competition Awards:
- HKYPAF The 6th Hong Kong International Youth Performance Arts Festival 2018, F.4 - 6 Group, 1st Place & 3rd Place
- The 7th Hong Kong Youth Barclarmpory Music Festival, Piano Bach Class, 2nd Place
- The Asia’s Elite Piano & Strings Competition 2020, John Thompson 2nd Grade, 2nd Place
- The 4th (Taiwan) Asia．Aegean Sea Music Competition - Hong Kong Region Preliminary Round 2020, Piano Professional Class D, 2nd Place
- The 6th KAWAI Asia Piano Competition Hong Kong Region, Amateur Group - Junior Group, 1st Honourable Prize
- International Fringe Music Festival and Competition 2021, 20th-Century Group, 3rd Place
Bachelor of Arts in Music, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Certificate of Teaching Elementary Piano, The Royal Conservatory of Music
Trinity College London
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
‘2017 Chopin Memorable Prize’ Hong Kong-International piano competition – Chopin Impromptu Group
Antonio Vivaldi Youth Music Competition Vienna 2017
Chamber Recital: A Voyage through the 19th and 20th-Century, 2018
Piano Teacher, From 2013
Lok Sin Tong Yang Xiao Ling Speech Therapy Centre, 2017 - 2018
ELCHK, Shatin District Community Centre for the Golden-Aged, 2021
Prestige Music Academy, From 2023
Encouraging students to share music with others
Students are always encouraged to share their wonderful music with others. In order to provide more performance opportunities, students recital would be regularly organized. Throughout the students recital, students could learn more from others' performance.
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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
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