1) What motivates you to work with international students?
My purpose as a teacher is to fully educate students and also learn from students for myself as well. As I used to teach American students, I felt that there are still many things from both me and students that can learn from each other both in terms of music and especially cultures. Being able to learn about various cultures allowed me to understand more about humanity and become a good teacher.
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 graduated with second-class honors with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies, Jazz Guitar, at Silpakorn University. Also, I received a First-Class Scholarship of Outstanding Academic while I was studying for four years. Moreover, Silpakorn gave me the opportunity to perform at the Greeley Jazz Festival 2018, USA. I was awarded an outstanding musician and got a scholarship for studying in graduate education at the University of Northern Colorado. This can guarantee my musical skill and give me a lot of expertise in music.
Second, while I was studying for my Master’s degree in the USA, it allowed me to see more of the world. Also, I earned many experiences and knowledge from the professors in the Jazz Studied department. They changed my attitude, perspective, and life ever. And definitely, I will use this great experience for teaching in ISB.
3) Where have you lived most of your life? If not in Thailand, what brought you here?
Thailand is where I have lived mostly in my life. Aside from Thailand, I used to live about two years in Colorado, USA, for studying my master’s degree.
4) Have you worked with students before in preparation for their taking music exams?
Yes, I have been teaching and tutoring my students for an examination of the music program for various universities. I have been preparing the students for both music theory and guitar exams. I started tutoring right after I graduated from high school, until the present.