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1) What motivates you to work with international students?
International students are active learners, and it is a joy for me as a music teacher to be part of their learning. To help enrich their love for music is what I love to do. They have many musical opportunities to get involved and be part of it, and these experiences will help them to become better musicians and develop a globally minded perspective.
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?
First I would like to thank my university (Chulalongkorn University, Faculty of Music Education) for the education and all the wonderful experiences. I’ve developed my musical and teaching skills so much. Secondly, Doug Goodkin’s workshop about the Orff Schulwerk approach helped widen my perspective of music education. It has given me many ideas for making music classes fun, productive, and suitable for all students by applying the necessary skills for instrumental technique, improvisation, singing, body movement, and listening.
3) Where have you lived most of your life? If not in Thailand, what brought you here?
I was born in Thailand and live in Bangkok.
4) Have you worked with students before in preparation for their taking music exams?
Yes. I have more than eight years’ experience teaching flute and piano and have prepared my students mostly for the Trinity music grade exam from beginning to advanced levels. My music lessons are intended to help students improve and develop their instrumental, aural, sight reading, and music theory skills.