Her constant desire to perfect every piece of music that I play is laudable and her passion for teaching in infectious. In fact, she is probably the reason why I thought about teaching in the first place. I sincerely thank Ms.Wati for the 4 years of guidance and inspiration she has given me.
University of Oregon, USA.
A patient and caring teacher, Ms. Wati has shown that she understands her students well. She works on Dawn's weaknesses and maximizes on her strengths. Ms. Wati's technical skills are also very sound. I would in fact recommend her as an excellent piano teacher!
Mrs. Jennifer Wong
In all these years, I have found Ms. Wati to be patient and understanding. She has always been affirming and nurturing towards my children, focusing on their potential rather than shortcoming. She is also someone who constantly seeks to improve herself. I have found Ms.Wati to be an excellent teacher who inspires my children to believe that they can.
Mrs. Tjoa Chieh Ling
Ms.Wati is warm and friendly in nature and this influences her style of teaching. Her musical skill and prowess on the piano only serve as an inspiration for students to strive for higher musical endeavours. Her innate ability to distinguish technical flaws during lessons fostered me to always strive for perfection. Her genuine love for music and teaching has given me a corresponding enthusiasm and love for music.
Jeremy Liang Shi Wei
Singapore Mangement University (SMU), Singapore.
Teacher Wati taught me how to play the piano, starting from when I was in Primary School. These lessons were the highlight of my week, a time for fun and learning in a healthy environment. She knows how to motivate a student so lacking in drive such as me. She patiently helped me to discover the love for music. I believe that while teachers are many, good teachers are hard to come by. Teacher Wati is one of those who tweaks her lessons to fit the needs and learning styles of her individual students and she is one of the rare few who cares about her students. She is a teacher you should hold on to for life..
Quek Jing Xiao
Imperial College, UK.
If there was an award for Best Music Teacher, one should definately be given to Ms.Wati. She is not your typical teacher that lectures you about phrasing and forces you to play her selection of pieces. Instead she makes the effort to get to know you as an individual and bases her lessons on teacher-student interaction. If you're looking for someone who is well-versed with music and has a keen passion for it, Ms.Wati is your Teacher!!
New York University, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Ms.Wati displayed extraordinary patience with me, not many teachers can do that nowadays.She understood where her students were coming from, listening to their complaints and troubles, and molding her teaching methods to suit individual needs.
I know this is a testimonial and all, but honestly, Ms.Wati did help me not only with my piano but with myself, my own personal growth.
University of Leeds, UK.
Teacher Wati is funny, patient, understanding and never fails to make playing and practicing the piano a fun and enjoyable experience. There was always a story behind each piece that I played making the piece pleasurable and alive! I can truly said that I have learned a lot from teacher Wati's piano lessons that go beyond mere piano playing.
University of Sydney, Australia.
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La ‘Zia Wati’ mi infonde sempre la speranza che nel nostro Singapore c’è ancora la musica vera: quella dell’anima. Non senza la fatica della disciplina, e poi l’ispirazione, però! Con lei, la fatica diventa invece in una gioa, semplice in forma ma profonda in effetto – uno studente pieno di curiosità può imparare non solo la tecnica da lei, ma anche la bontà della musica, qualsiasi forma prende. E poi magari lo stesso studente può condividere questo amore per la musica che ci da la potenza per essere molto piu’ di noi stessi, su qualsiasi che scegliamo di concentrarci, solo se lo permettiamo.
Direct translation from Italian to English..
Teacher Wati always impresses on me the possibility that in our Singapore there’s still music: that of the human soul. Not without the effort of discipline, and then of inspiration, however! With her, this effort becomes a joy, simple in form but profound in effect – a student full of curiosity could learn not only aspects of technique from her, but also the true good of music, whichever form it might take. And then hopefully the same student could share this love for the music that gives all of us the ability to be far greater than ourselves, whatever we choose to focus ourselves on, if we would only allow it.
Conservatorio di Musica di Perugia, Italy.
Thank you Ms.Wati for being patient and detailed. I've never had a piano teacher as good as you. I really enjoy your classes as they are so much fun! Thank you for exposing me more to other composers. I have grown to like and love piano more under your guidance. It is really a blessing to have met you.
Koh Ho Weng
National Junior College (NJC), Singapore.
Ms.Wati, thank you for always being so patient and detailed. I have learned so much in my one hour lesson compared to what I have learned in the past few years from my previous teacher. Thank you for giving me the opportunities to participate in concerts, competitions, exposing me to much more music outside of exams. Thank you for your encouragement always. I always look forward to my lesson every week.
ACS Independent, Singapore.
Successful entry to the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide, Australia 2014.