Meet Wong Wai Kit, your friendly and energetic Liuqin and Ruan teacher! With his upbeat attitude and infectious energy, he creates a fun and engaging environment for his students to learn in. But don’t let his friendly demeanour fool you – he is also a strict teacher who always makes sure his students are playing to the best of their abilities. He is dedicated to ensuring that each and every one of his students has the skills they need to become top-notch Liuqin and Ruan players.
And the cherry on top? Wong Wai Kit is a bilingual teacher, able to conduct lessons in both English and Mandarin, making him the perfect fit for students of all language backgrounds. So, if you’re looking to learn the Liuqin or the Ruan or take your skills to the next level, Wong Wai Kit is the teacher for you!
Wong Wai Kit is a talented musician who’s been playing the Zhongruan since the age of 6. With over a decade of experience under his belt, Wai Kit has also had the opportunity to learn from renowned musicians in the industry. At the age of 13, he began studying under Ding Xiao Yan and Fu Yingying, and currently receives tutelage from Han Ying, a Ruan musician in the Singapore Chinese Orchestra. He’s also had the opportunity to learn from renowned Ruan Musician Feng Man Tian, renowned musician and composer Lin Ji Liang, and Dilin from the Central Conservatory of Music.
Wai Kit’s talents don’t stop at being a soloist. He’s also a skilled ensemble player, having taken part in competitions with the Toa Payoh West Community Center Chinese Orchestra and NAFA Chinese Chamber. He’s also worked as a freelance musician at Dingyi Music Company as a Ruan and Sanxian Musician, and is an official Ruan freelance musician for Singapore Chinese Orchestra.
Wai Kit’s many talents also extend beyond just playing the Ruan, having also studied orchestration and arrangements from Dr Zechariah Goh and Americ Goh during his degree program with Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. On top of orchestration and arrangements, Wai Kit was a conducting student of Lim Yau and Joost Flach. He graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Royal College of Music Bachelor’s with Second Upper Class honours for music performance major in 2021.
In 2012, Wai Kit took home the second place prize in the National Chinese Music Competition Ruan youth and ensemble category, setting the stage for a successful career in music. After graduating from Nanyang Junior College in 2013, he enrolled in the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2016, where his talents truly began to grow and shine. That same year, he took home the first place prize in the National Chinese Music Competition Ruan open category and the third place prize in the National Chinese Music Competition ensemble category with NAFA Chinese Chamber.
Wai Kit’s talents were also recognised on the international stage, when he took home the second place prize in the Nanyang international music competition high school open category in 2017. And a year later in 2018, he was appointed as a freelance Ruan musician for Singapore Chinese Orchestra.
With a track record of success and a passion for his craft, Wai Kit is evidently a seasoned musician whose abilities are not to be overlooked.