About Us

Motivation, Ability & Self-Esteem

With great passion in teaching music, our goal is to provide the opportunity to everyone to learn and enjoy music through our friendly and encouraging teachers. We believe the great learning experiences can stimulate pupils’ musical potential. Futhermore, we aim to provide excellent quality of musical lessons affordable in Kota Kinabalu. 

Dr. Heng-Ching Fang (Ching) 

Dr. Fang is a pianist and string player (Violin and Viola) living and working in the U.K. In 2015, she has moved to Kota kinabalu Malaysia with her husband, Dr. Ket-Sang Tai, who is working as a head of radiologist in Gleneagles hospital. During the stay in Kota Kinabalu, Dr. Fang also taken the teaching post at University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and coaching string orchestra at local secondary school.

Teaching Credential

Dr. Fang is one of the best known music teacher in central England. When she was teaching in Birmingham, she attracted students from surrounding areas like Nottingham, Sutton Coldfield and Solihull. Students used to spend hours on public transport just to see Dr. Fang for 1-2 hours. She had a long waiting list and strict selection criteria. Her students won many music competitions and were awarded music scholarships and places in orchestras. Many of her students and their parents became good friends of hers due to her dedication and genuine care she gave to her students.

Music Background

Dr. Fang has performed at various venues and won several competitions. Started to learn piano from age 4, and violin (viola) from age 9, she is the prize winner of the Leeds Chamber Orchestra Soloist Competition, finalist in the Ludlow Philharmonic Competition, the First Prize in the Taipei West District Viola Competition and third-prize winner of the National Viola Competition.  After her study at Taipei Municipal Teacher’s College (BMus in Music Education, with Government Scholarship), Birmingham Conservatoire (PGDip, with international scholarship), and the Guildhall School of Music (MMus, with full GSMD funded scholarship), Ching also gained a PhD Degree ( received scholarship from The Aidan Woodcock Charity and Kathleen & Margery Elliott Scholarship Trust) from the University of Leeds.  During her doctoral candidature she was the recipient of two prestigious and highly competitive research awards: a British Woman Foundation Fund Scholarship Award and aMusic and Lettersaward from the Oxford Journals.

She has been invited to play with the Macau Orchestra, Chiemi Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Leeds Baroque Orchestra, Pacific Music Festival, Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, London Charity Orchestra, Asian Young Orchestra and toured in Europe and Asia. Heng-Ching and organist Daniel Gordon have recorded theTreeness, which was dedicated by composer Nigel Morgan, and commissioned by the A-R Editions Inc., and published in 2008.

Dr. Heng-Ching Fang’s First Academic Publication: Available at Amazon

The Twentieth-Century Revolution in String Playing: A Practice-Based Study (Paperback)

Dr. Heng-Ching Fang’s Second Publication:

Translated the book “Classical & Romantic Performing Practice 1750-1900″into Chinese version. This book is written by Prof. Brown, foreword by Sir Roger Norrington. It is published by Continental Book Shop in Taipei, Taiwan, 2012.

古典與浪漫時期演奏法 1750-1900“ 實用的音樂歷史工具書,涵蓋古典與浪漫時期演奏法則,權威雜誌好評推薦,請中文讀者多多捧場。請洽 台北大陸書局訂購。

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More information about Dr. HengChing Fang can be found here.

Dr. HengChing Fang playing Rebecca Clarke Sonata for viola and piano


Dr. Fang playing Chopin Valse Op. 69 No. 2


Piazzola- Night club for Violin and Piano (Ching & Daniel)

Dr. Fang’s Research

Selected conference papers are as followed:

  • Performing Romantic Music in the Twentieth-First Century”, Performing Romantic Music: Theory and Practice Conference, Durham University, UK, July 2008.
  • “Lionel Tertis’ Interpretation Aesthetics: A Discussion of Bax’s Sonata for Viola and Piano,”The 35th International Viola Congress, University of Adelaide. Australia, July- Aug 2007.(with sponsorship from The Aidan Woodcock Charity and Kathleen & Margery Elliott Scholarship Trust.)
  • “Sound of the Early Twentieth-Century Viola Music: Revelation of Lionel Tertis Interpretation Aesthetics,” MARS Study Day, University of Leeds, UK, May 2007.
  • “String Performing Practices in the Twentieth Century,”Music Institutions with Doctoral Arts Studies (M.I.D.A.S) workshop, Royal College of Music, UK, April 2007.
  • “Transition of Audible Perception: Revelation of Tertis’ Interpretation Aesthetics,” Music Archival Research Skills (MARS) Study Day, University of Leeds, UK, March 2007.
  • “Revelation of Lionel Tertis’ Interpretation Aesthetic,” Royal Musical Association Research Student’s Conference (RMA), University of Bristol, UK, Jan. 2007.
  • “Performing Practices in the Twentieth Century,” Progress Conference, University of Manchester, UK, June 2006.
  • “Historical Performance with Modern Players,” Research Study Day, University of Leeds, UK, May 2004.

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