1) What motivates you to work with international students?
I really enjoy teaching in an intercultural learning environment. The factor that motivates me most is seeing students from different backgrounds improve their musical and social skills, grow their appreciation for music, and foster friendships and teamwork.
2) What are two specific highlights of your training or education that you are most proud of — and that are most applicable to your teaching role at ISB?
The two specific highlights of my training and education that I am most proud of are my master’s in Music Performance Teaching from the University of Melbourne in Australia. There, I learned to teach students to become well-rounded musicians who appreciate the aesthetic of music and music-making with creativity. I also developed my own flute skills to be able to teach students at every level. I’m also proud of my Bachelor in Music Performance from Silpakorn University in Thailand (first class honors, King Bhumibol scholarship).
3) Where have you lived most of your life? If not in Thailand, what brought you here?
I have been living and working in Thailand. But I was also an exchange student in the United States and studied for my master’s in Australia.
4) Have you worked with students before in preparation for their taking music exams?
Yes. I have prepared my students for ABRSM (the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) and Trinity exams.