Boon Chong teaches piano performance, composition and chamber music in his private studio in Melbourne. He has had a prolific teaching career over the past 20 years, with students going on to have successes at music competitions and international music conservatories including the Royal College of Music London, CRR de Paris, Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music and the Melbourne Conservertorium of Music. He has guided many gifted young musicians, many of whom have professional music careers and teaching posts in schools, colleges and universities. He strives to introduce music, techniques and creative ideas to his students, guiding them on their individual creative journey. His students are encouraged to explore all genres of music. His youngest student started lessons at 3.5 years old, and his oldest at 92. Students play on a Steinway and Sons concert grand and a Yamaha YUX upright. Lessons are 60 minutes per session, one-on-one. Fees are payable after each lesson. Consultation sessions and chats – by appointment. Book a time to discuss a learning/lesson plan for any performance level. *This studio and the studio community are currently entirely online. All lessons and consultation sessions are conducted on video chat platforms. – May 2020
Boon took the opportunity to not only stretch and challenge me on the instrument, but also develop in me an appreciation of a broader sense of tonalities, harmonies and music history … That I continue to devote a significant amount of time to music given my full-time job and other competing priorities and interests is a testament to the love of music that Boon imbued within me. The musical successes I have enjoyed (winning concerto competitions, earning scholarships and performing solo recitals) are also in no small part due to his guidance and dedication. Despite the fact that Boon and I are now half a world apart, we still keep in contact and I greatly value his advice as a friend and mentor.