1) What motivates you to work with international students?
Motivating students can be a difficult task, but the rewards are more than worth it. International students are more excited to learn and participate and hail from many countries, cultures, and different family backgrounds. Some students are self-motivated, with a natural love of learning. But even with the students who do not have this natural drive, I try to make learning fun and inspire them to reach their full potential.
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?
I was fortunate with my university teachers and draw from a combination of these backgrounds in my own teaching, stressing sound quality and singing phrasing as well as clarity of structure and form. I aim for all students to find efficiency and reliability in technique through complete involvement of the body as opposed to an unbalanced focus on the fingers alone.
3) Where have you lived most of your life? If not in Thailand, what brought you here?
I was born and raised in Thailand.
4) Have you worked with students before in preparation for their taking music exams?
Yes, many times. I have more than six years’ experience teaching piano. I have prepared my students mostly for ABRSM (the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) and Trinity music exams from Initial all the way to Advanced level (higher than eighth grade). I have also prepared students for both local and international competitions.