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Lorraine Chai

Lorraine is a multi-talented instrumentalist and international educator with over 20 years of experience in both private and group lessons. She graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music Studies in 2008 and then completed her Graduate Diploma of Education at the Australian Catholic University a year later.

 

Having grown up with a musical family, Lorraine began piano lessons at the age of four, taught by her mother, and began learning the violin at the age of six, giving her first violin performance at just seven years of age. At age 14, Lorraine started teaching the violin and founded a string ensemble at her local church. From there, teaching became her passion.

 

              Lorraine loves finding and sharing new and exciting ways where both students and teachers can learn and teach in either a classroom setting as well as in private lessons. Along her musical journey and exposure to the

various educational methods including Kodaly, Suzuki, Orff, Dalcroze and Rolland, Lorraine has also attended

the Alexander Technique workshops and has found that she can integrate these various methods into her own

teaching technique for the benefit of her students.

 

Lorraine has extensive ensemble and orchestral experience in Malaysia and in Australia. Lorraine is currently the Music Director of Musicreator Pty Ltd and co-ordinates instrumental programmes and runs string ensembles for some of Sydney’s most celebrated schools. Lorraine is also a council member on the Music Teacher's Association, MTA NSW, and is a chapter committee member on the Australian Strings Association, AUSTA NSW. 

 

In her spare time, Lorraine enjoys traveling and occasionally giving motivational talks to youths when overseas. Lorraine also enjoys trying new food and spending time with her dog Tilly, who enjoys listening to string instruments.

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