Faculty & About Us

Highly Qualified International Faculty

Dr. Evelyn Osborne (B.Music; M.A; PhD)

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Executive Director

Violin, Viola, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Faculty

Dr. Evelyn Osborne relocated to Hong Kong from Canada in August 2015 to take up the position of Executive Director of the newly formed Hong Kong Suzuki Music Institute.

A dedicated Suzuki teacher, Dr. Osborne has been teaching violin/fiddle in Canada for over 20 years and has also taught and performed internationally. Dr. Osborne values the sense of community developed by the Suzuki philosophy and believes deeply that it takes a village to raise a child. She has experienced first-hand how a Suzuki musical community can truly develop beautiful musicians with noble hearts.

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Dr. Osborne holds a PhD in Ethnomusicology/Folklore; a Masters of Arts in Canadian Studies/Ethnomusicology; and a Bachelor Music in Violin.

Please see Ms. Evelyn’s complete Suzuki profile and training at: https://suzukiassociation.org/people/evelyn-osborne/

For Dr. Osborne’s list of scholarly publications, please see: https://mun.academia.edu/EvelynOsborne

Contact Us to Study STEPs 1-3 with Dr. Evelyn Osborne

Kian Chong (B.Music; M. Music)

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Violin & Viola Faculty

Kian has played regularly in Malaysia as well as abroad. Some highlights of his performance experience were L’Orchestra Giovanile Collegium Philharmonicum in Naples, Italy and multiple concerts for the Royalties of Malaysia and Cambodia. His musical ventures included numerous teaching, learning and performing opportunities in many parts of Asia (Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong) and Europe (Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland).

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He looks forward to working and growing with the beautiful minds at the Hong Kong Suzuki Music Institute!

Please see Mr. Kian’s complete Suzuki profile and training at https://suzukiassociation.org/people/kian-chong/

Please see Mr. Kian’s personal website at http://kian-violin-studio.com/

I feel fortunate to have worked with Mr. Kian, both as a mentor and as a colleague. He is still missed by many of us in Denver!
Those who study with Mr. Kian are fortunate to have an exceptional teacher. In addition to benefiting from his skills as a player and pedagogue, students thrive under his careful, creative, and caring approach.

Kathleen Spring ♫ Suzuki Pedagogy Instructor , Lamont School of Music, University of Denver

Contact Us to Study STEP 3 Violin with Mr. Kian Chong

Saw Kamolporn Byagghateja (B. Music; M.A)

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Saw was born in Bangkok into a musician family. Having won a scholarship from the prestigious Bhumibhol Scholarship, she graduated with a Bachelor of Music Performance in Violin with 1st Class Honours from Silpakorn University. Subsequently she won a second scholarship from the Fund of Classical Music Promotion of H.R.H. Princess Galayani Vadhana and graduated with a Masters of Arts in Cultural Management degree at Chulalongkorn University.

Saw has been playing in orchestras for 10 years. She won the first prize of the String Quartet from the Princess Galayani Vadhana International Competition 2013.  She performed with the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and the Pro Musica in Thailand and abroad such as in Tokyo, Kula Lumpur, Korea, London, Berlin, Hague, Brussels. She was selected as the sole musician representing Thailand to perform at the ASEAN RUSSIA Symphony Orchestra in Brunei, Cambodia and Indonesia.  Saw also won a first prize an performed in ‘Summa Cum Laude’ International Youth Music Festival at Musikverein, Vienna.

Having been a violin teacher since 2005 , Saw is very happy with her work recognizing, responding to cultural differences in students, and coordinating with their parents for the best interests of the students.  The previous schools she taught at Bangkok Pattana International School. One of her students won the Espoir Prize at the Osaka International Music Competition 2016.

Saw has continuously improved her experience and performance both as a violinist and as a teacher. She started the first Suzuki Teacher Training in 2016 and has completed Book 4. The Suzuki Teacher Training has been very useful for her students, her career and her musician network, therefore, she will continue joining the higher classes.

Grace Yuwen Guo (B. Music; M.Music)

Violin & Viola Faculty

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Contact Us to Study STEP 3 Violin or Viola with Ms. Grace Yuwen Guo

Ms. Phoebe Yan Ting Hui

Piano Faculty

HUI Phoebe Yan Ting was born in Hong Kong, where she began studying piano at an early age. She has participated in piano competitions in Hong Kong and around the region. Other than piano, she also studied harp with Joey Lau and Miss Lauyee. Ms. Hui actively takes part in performances and and is often a harpist for wedding ceremonies. She has been teaching piano and harp for years not only privately, but also in music studios and Pui Ching Middle School. Recently, she focuses on develop teaching skills by attending courses internationally in both piano and harp

Ms. Hui completed her Book 2 Suzuki piano teacher training with Chit Arambula in the Philippines and Book 1 Suzuki Harp teacher training in the United States.

Contact Us to Study STEP 3 Piano with Ms. Phoebe Hui

Mark Mutter (B. Music; M. Music)

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Artistic Advisor, Teacher Trainer

Mr. Mutter is a registered Teacher Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. He received his Bachelor and Master of Violin Performance studying with Walter Schwede, Angel Reyes and Camilla Wicks, and he studied Suzuki pedagogy with John Kendall, Ronda Cole, Jacquie Maurer and Geri Arnold. Mr. Mutter began his music career with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and has previously taught at the Hong Kong Conservatory as well as Hong Kong International School. Currently, Mr. Mutter is the Executive Director of the Suzuki Royal Oak Institute of Music, in Detroit, Michigan. He oversees 17 teachers that teach over 170 students in piano, violin, viola, cello and guitar.

Our Facilities

We have a large, calm, and open learning environment with a large group class room and two studios. The group class room can accommodate 15 students and parents and the studios can accommodate a master class with at least 2 students, 2 parents and a teacher comfortably.

Contact Information

Email: info@hksuzukimusic.com or evelynosborne@hksuzukimusic.com

Telephone: (+852) 3956 4865

Whatsapp: (+852) 5500-1528

WeChat (+852) 5500-1528

Facebook: HK Suzuki Music Institute

Contact Us

Opening Hours

Tuesdays to Fridays 10am-6pm

Saturdays 9am to 2pm

Closed on Public Holidays

Location

We are located at the corner of Hill Road and Des Voeux Road West, close to exit B2 of HKU Station, bus stops, and the tram. There is parking across the street at Hong Kong Plaza. The main building entrance is on Hill Road. Take the escalator up to the first floor and then the elevator to the 11th floor. Our address is:

Pacific Plaza
Suite 1107-1108
418 Des Voeux Road West
Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong