Student Teachers

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Fee: $20/30 min. practice session

Contact: 2003.jeffrey@gmail.com

Schedule: https://calendly.com/jeffreykwan/30min

All practice sessions take place online

Jeffrey Kwan

Jeffrey is a soloist and orchestral musician based in Los Angeles. He started playing the violin in Hong Kong at the age of eight with the Suzuki method. At age ten/eleven, Jeffrey worked under the tutelage of the principal violist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Mr. Andrew Ling. He continued his studies with the violin with Mr. Domagoj Ivanovic, the co-head of the violin department at the Vancouver Academy of Music. Jeffrey has attended masterclasses with distinguished violinists such as Taras Gabora, Nicholas Wright, and Oleg Pokhanovski. Jeffrey has achieved First Class Honours with Distinction in both the RCM Level 10 and ARCT examinations. Throughout his music career, Jeffrey has been a strong supporter of ensemble playing. Aside from playing in UCLA's premier orchestra Philharmonia, he was the assistant concertmaster of the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra (VAMSO), and has played in many orchestras including VAMIS, Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, and Haw Par Summerfest Orchestra. Jeffrey was also in a piano trio with Ingrid Wu and former strings teacher, Mr. James Hill. Additionally, Jeffrey has participated in and won numerous times in competitions such as the Kiwanis Music Festival, Richmond Music Festival, and the Hong Kong Schools Music festival. He was a trophy and bursary winner at the 2018 British Columbia Conservatory of Music music festival. He has also performed in Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, and Canada. Jeffrey is a proud supporter of giving back to the community. He was the co-head of the Healing Harmonies initiative under Canadians for Youth Leadership and Action (CYLA), dedicated to performing at various elderly homes in the community. As well, he was the co-president of the Vancouver Youth Music Association, a club created to combat budget slashes to local strings programs and to give local elementary school students a chance to explore music. Despite taking a step back to focus on school, Jeffrey continues to be an active violinist through university and beyond.

Megan Wang

Megan Wang has been playing violin for fourteen years and has been under the tutelage of Domagoj Ivanovic since 2016. Besides winning Third Prize in the Vancouver Academy of Music’s Kay Meek Competition, she has also participated in masterclasses with esteemed violinists such as Nicholas Wright, Oleg Pokhanovsky, Lawrie Hill, and Taras Gabora. From 2018 to 2022, Megan was also a student at the Vancouver Academy of Music’s Young Artist Collegiate Program, where she has taken university-level courses in music theory, history, and composition under a generous scholarship. Megan is now majoring in neuroscience at UCLA, where she hopes to combine her interests in science and music in a research setting.

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Fee: $20/30 min. practice session

Contact: meganwang@wencoglobal.com

Schedule: https://calendly.com/meganwang8/practicehelp

All practice sessions take place online

Fee: $20/30 min. practice session

Contact: kenjrhung@gmail.com

Schedule: https://calendly.com/kenjrhung/30min

All practice sessions take place online

Ken Hung

Ken started playing the violin at the age of 7 and started studying with Domagoj Ivanovic in 2016. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Music at McGill’s Schulich School of Music with Professor Axel Strauss. Ken participated in the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra for four years, and later played in the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra for two years where he was enrolled in the pre-college Young Artists’ Collegiate Program (YACP). He has participated in chamber festivals such as the Rosamunde Festival, Kessler Academy, and VAM’s Sea to Sky Chamberfest. Ken has participated in master classes with renowned violinists such as Mark Fewer, Jonathan Crow, and Oleg Pokhanovski and has also taken private lessons with Mr. Fewer; Ken loves to ski and has completed his instructor training with the CSIA.

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