Teacher Bio 

Thomas Cheng, Suzuki Piano, Suzuki Method, Suzuki Piano Studio, Suzuki Piano Teacher, Hong Kong

Thomas Cheng MISM

Suzuki Piano Teacher registered under both Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA)

and European Suzuki Association (ESA)

Registered Private Teacher under Independent Society of Musicians (ISM) with DBS Enhanced Disclosure with Barred List Check

Creator of Mother-Tongue Jazz Method

Academic background:

Jazz related:

  • 2018 Berklee College of Music, Professional Certificate of General Music Studies (Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Composition and Arrangement)

  • 2017, London College of Music, Jazz Piano Performance Diploma ALCM, Passed with Distinction

  • 2016 Berklee College of Music, Special Certificate of Keyboard Styles (Pop, Rock, Blues and Jazz)

Classical Music related:

  • 2016, 2019 and 2020, Holy Names University (California) Suzuki Method Piano Trainer Unit 1-4

  • 2014, Diploma in Collaborative Piano Studies, CUSCS, Graduated

  • 2013, TRINITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC, ATCL

Teaching Experience:

  1. Jazz Ensemble Class Tutor, 2020-2021 TWGHs (Hong Kong)

  2. Pro Music Jazz Studio (Fortress Hill, Hong Kong), Sep 2016 to 2021: Director, Jazz Piano/Jazz Workshop Tutor, Suzuki Piano Teacher, Accompanying Pianist

  3. Lok Wah Music Centre (Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong), 2013 - 2016: Accompanying Pianist

  4. Aspire Music (Wan Chai, Hong Kong ), 2014 - 2019: Jazz Piano Tutor

  5. Music Farm Workshop (Mongkok, Hong Kong) , 2013 - 2014:Pop Piano Course Tutor

Performing Experience:

  • Organist of St. James and All Souls Catholic Parish, Salford (from 2021)

  • Taipei Big Band Madness 2018 Guest Jazz Pianist ( Basic Notes Jazz Big Band)

  • Charity Concert for Children, The Blue Engine Jazz Trio, 2017

  • The Fringe Club, Central, La Petite Jazzy Jam, 2018- 2019

  • Charity Concert for the Blinds(2016-2019)

  • Press Conference, TVB drama "The Gem of Life" on Asia Cruise (McCadden Place Collectives)

  • Queen's College Christmas Ball 2012,(McCadden Place Collectives)

  • Pianist of Angela Au in Langham Place

  • Pianists of Gary Yeung  Backstage Live Restaurant, Central(McCadden Place Collectives)

  • Kubrick Jazz Performance(McCadden Place Collectives)

  • Perfect 5th Cafe, Jazz Performance (The Blue Engine Jazz Duet)