teachers

All teachers in Fantasia Music School have outstanding qualifications as both performers and teachers and have be associated with prestigious international and local music institutes.

With our professional teaching approaches, knowledge.
Our teacher can meet your specific need to guide your musical journey.

Teachers’ performances are available to view from our video gallery.

Charlotte Cheng

  • Australia Institute of Music, Master of Music
  • Bachelor of Music Education, National University of Tainan
  • Completion of the National Primary School Teacher Pre-service Certificate

Charlotte started to learn piano at the age of 5, studied clarinet at the age of 9 and studied in the professional field of music for more than 20 years. During the period of 2002-2012, she won numerous piano and clarinet competitions in Taiwan. She won the first place in the National Music Class of the 12th Country Piano Competition in Changhua City. She also has participated in many competitions and performances of Minsheng Elementary School, Chiayi High School and Tainan University Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Charlotte has ten years of piano and clarinet teaching experience for different levels – from beginner, intermediate to advance learners. 

After graduated from Taiwan Music Education University in 2013, she has been a music teacher for four years in the National Primary School. She has many years of experience in performance and teaching, and she has the principle of teaching students in accordance with their aptitude. Charlotte has patience and enthusiasm for teaching, using the different concepts of music education to lead students to understand and appreciate music. She has a flexible teaching style, able to adapt and adjust her teaching techniques in accordance to her students’ need. Since 2016, she has assisted many students to pass the AMEB in various levels and all achieved the great results.

Crystal Jia Gu

  • BMus. (Violin performance)
  • Associate in Music (Distinction)
  • Licentiate in Music (Distinction)
Crystal Gu started to play the violin since 5 years old and achieved distinction in the performance level exam in China at the age of 11. She used to learn from Professor Xian He in Shanghai Conservatorium and was admitted to Shanghai Conservatorium High School at the age of 15. After arriving in Sydney, she continues learning from Professor Goetz Richter in Sydney Conservatorium and already achieved both AmusA and LmusA with DISTINCTION. 
 
Crystal has been teaching for 8 years and accumulated extensive experience. She is an extremely patient teacher who can handle all kinds of students. Crystal also organises personal performance showcase regularly as a channel to improve instrumental skills and interact with students.

Catherine Wolley

  • BMus (Music Education) Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Catherine began her musical journey from a young age; born into a musical family she was constantly surrounded by music. At the age of six she began learning violin, and then took up piano as well at the age of seven. Up until her teenage years Catherine learned through the Suzuki method, then continued on with piano through high school performances and exams. Receiving Band 6 marks for HSC Music 2 and Extension, Catherine then further pursued her musical interests through a Bachelors degree in Music Education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Under the tuition of Joshua Li, Catherine took part in performances, exams and master classes receiving distinctions. Upon completion of her piano performance units Catherine turned her attention to music educational and pedagogical studies with Kathryn Marsh, Neil McEwan and Daniel Herscovitch, and began teaching both private piano students and group classes in schools. Catherine’s firm belief that every child should have the opportunity to learn and create music led to her working with Primary Music Institute in promoting instrumental music, and then as an early childhood music teacher. She has a passion for early childhood music education and enjoys seeing children learn and grow in a creative and musical way.

Sandra Tse

  • BMus(Violin Performance) Australian Institue of Music

Sandra has completed a Bachelor degree of Classical performance in violin performance major. Sandra attended  the Australian Institute of music high school and continued to pursue her violin education under the string department head of the university Ms Zhu Wen during her music study.

Sandra had been appointed as the concertmaster at the university’s orchestra in 2017, second violin principle and associate concertmaster in 2016 and 2015 respectively. Which broaden her performing experience and classical repertoire for violin, after performing large operas and numerous orchestral repertoire.

Sandra is experienced in teaching young kids and has strong communication skills with students. Sandra is also a well-organized and patient teacher, who would support her students to build up a solid foundation of violin playing and musical understanding for students in higher levels.

Shirley Zhu

  • Bmus (music studies, piano major) and Arts
  • Associate Diploma in Piano
  • Licentiate Diploma in Piano

Shirley has been playing the piano since 7 and grew very quickly as a pianist finishing her grade 8 AMEB exams in year 5.

She then went on to attend high school at the Sydney Conservatorium High School of music and is now in the middle of her Tertiary studies at the Conservatorium of music. She has had many not only solo but also orchestral performance opportunities, of which one involved playing Karl Orff’sCarmina Buranaunder the baton of celebrated conductor Richard Gill. Also, along with her fellow peers she has performed the entire Mussorgsky’s Pictures of an Exhibition to a full house in the Verbrugghen Hall..  

As a piano teacher, her students have found success and confidence in performing, and have been asked to perform during their school concerts and talent shows. Due to her extensive experience and patience, she believes she will be able to work effectively with any type of student.

Tzu Yu Cindy Lee

  • BMusic Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Cindy has developed a keen interest in piano performance and teaching. Over 10 years been an active professional piano performer, Cindy has various experience in chamber music, piano concert and piano teaching. Between 2005-2009, Cindy has won a series of Culture music competitions and National Competitions in Kaohsiung. After winning various of piano competitions, Cindy became an active pianist concert pianist in chamber music like piano trio and strings quartet. In 2013, Cindy was selected as a soloist in music lunch concert at Tasmania Hobart College. She was also invited as concerto pianist with Darwin Orchestra in Hobart performing Mozart Piano Concerto KV467.

Cindy  enjoys teaching piano to students of all ages and levels. She has extensive experience teaching the AMEB syllabus, from preliminary to advanced levels, with students achieving high results each year.  She is warm, attentive and highly supportive. Her piano lessons are catered to the needs of each student.

Benjamin He

  • Head of School
  • BMus (Performance) Sydney Conservatorium of Music
  • Associate AMUSA with Distinction in Piano
  • Licentiate LTCL with Distinction in Piano
  • Recipient of many Private School Scholarships
  • Winner of numerous Piano Eisteddfod prizes

Benjamin He is the Head Teacher and Manager of Fantasia Music School. Beginning his piano studies at age 5 at the Australian Institute of Music, he went on to complete his Grade 8 and AmusA with Distinction. He was accepted into the Sydney Conservatorium High School then went on to complete his schooling at The Kings School on Scholarship. Completing his LTCL with Distinction and Bachelor of Music (Performance) he now teaches, performs and accompanies both solo and with chamber and orchestra. Benjamin is an experienced educator of over 8 years, combining a teaching method of theory, aural training and creative music thought into lessons for comprehensive learning.