Here are some of my students, past and present. :-)
Having taught piano and violin for many years now, I have had the pleasure of teaching many gifted and talented children. As with life, students grow up and move on to university/ music college/ conservatory; or their circumstances change, such as they move away or go to another teacher. Whatever the reason, I am still very proud of their achievements and I hope that what I have instilled in them and taught them about music/ piano/ violin will remain with them throughout their lives. Obviously I am very fond of my students as I have seen many grow up and blossom into fine young people and miss those who I no longer see or teach! The photos and results on this page are of my past and present students and demonstrate some of their success and achievements that they have had in national and local competitions, music festivals, concerts and solo recitals and exams.
Note to students and parents of students: If you would like me to remove your results/ photos from this page, or be added to this page then please e-mail me.
March 2017: Congratulations to Sammy Li and Ore Fashesin-Souza on both being awarded third prize in their respective categories at the London Regional final of the European Piano Teachers Association (UK) 2017 Competition, having won the Essex regional round earlier in February 2017.
Congratulations to brothers Seun Fashesin-Souza and Ore Fashesin-Souza at their first competition success in being award 90 in the junior etude and 92 marks in the 10 years own choice classes at 2016 Southend Musical Festival.
Congratulations to Henry Man for obtaining First Prize in the Piano repertoire class for 10 years and under, Second Prizes in the violin own choice and 10 years own choice challenge cup at the Stratford and East London Music Festival 2016
Since starting piano lessons and changing his approach, focus and concentration Sammuel Birdsall has also improved overall and has been awarded the Eldridge Cup for Endeavour by Allyen Court School, July 2014. Congratulations!!!! :-)
Congratulations to Joanne Kiang for being awarded the first Concerto Shield by Southend High School for Girls in her last school concert playing Mozart's F Major Concerto KV459, July 2014.
Sammy Li has been awarded the John Hatt Junior music prize for her violin playing at Brentwood School, June 2014.
Michael Chow, after winning the Phyllis Miller Memorial cup and the Rowan Jazz trophy, December 2013.
Ben Chow, 9 years old with his gold medal and silver medals and certificates from Southend Musical Festival, and his Grade 2 theory distinction certificate (December 2013)
Thomas Chow, 6 years old, with his certificates from Southend MUsical Festival 2013
Here is Sammy Li who is working towards her grade two exam (Autumn 2012).
Kyiah Rose Marks with the fruit of her laborius endeavour: 4 trophies from Southend Musical Festival 2008 for piano and violin. Well done!
Jack Edge in a violin lesson Summber 2012
6 years old Harvey Birdsall is excited at learning to play hands together today (June 2014)
Little 5 year old Ji Xuan having his first piano lessons
6 years old Ersandi Dharmarathna, learning to play hands together today 21 June 2014.
Here are the Chow brothers, Michael, Ben and little Thomas who have recently started lessons having started with my student James Choi (February 2013)
Little 5 year old Stephanie Solomon at her second violin lesson! (December 2008)
Roxanne Lee played at the Prize Winners' concert of EPTA UK Piano Competition 2007. Here are the photos from the concert which was held at the Warwick University Art Centre on 28 July 2007. All the performers had a group photo with pianist Murray McLachlan (Chairman of EPTA UK). All the children played wonderfully and are very talented pianists! Well done EPTA and well done children! There were 400 entrants for the competition that year.
Kyiah-Rose Marks in a violin lesson:
Leon Yu and James Choi at the annual EPTA pupils concert, July 2007.
Roxanne Lee & Syon Lee after success at some recent competitions in 2006. I was so proud of their achievements. Such hard workers and always very well prepared for lessons.
Some of my students (Roxanne Lee, Joanne Wong, Leon Yu, Kyiah-Rose Marks) at the Prize Winners' Concert of the Leigh on Sea Music Festival May 2006
Piano Recital 5 March 2006: Roxanne Lee, Syon Lee and Leon Yu. They each performed a varied programme of 25 minutes by memory. Well done!
Joanne Wong after success at the Leigh on Sea Music Festival 2006, 'Drinking from the cup of victory!' Long time coming but the hard work finally paid off!
Leon Yu after success at Southend Music Festival, November 2003.
The European Piano Teachers Association UK Competition 2003, Region round. Anita Ng, Joanne Wong, Leon Yu and James Choi (the winner)
James Choi and his sister Laura Choi at St Hilda's College Oxford for the second round of the European Piano Teachers Association UK competition in April 2003
James Choi outside the Jacqueline du Pre Hall, St Hilda's College Oxford just before the second round of the European Piano Teachers Association UK competition in Apri 2003
Oscar Ng at the piano (2005)
Photos of some students pre-2003
Jena's students - Results at competition, concerts and masterclasses since 2002 to date. :-)
Congratulations to all the students for their performance at Southend Musical Festival 2007, in particular to Joshua Bishop who has improved greatly this year and worked has very hard; his achievements, dedication and success can be seen in his results.
Well Done Kyiah!
******** Jena's students:' ABRSM Theory exam results from 2003 to date ********
14/08/08: Congratulations to Joshua Gordan Bishop on attaining 3 Grade 'A' in his A-levels! Well done!!! I'm very proud of you! Joshua now goes on to Bristol University to read music at undergraduate level.
29/06/09: Congratulations to Joshua Bishop for attaining the highest mark in the year for his first-year piano recital at Bristol University and further congratulations for being awarded the Sir Thomas Beecham Scholarship for Instrumental Performance from the university!!! Very proud of you!! Well Done!!
December 2009: Congratulations to Aviv Cohen and Kyiah-Rose Marks for attaining full marks in their exam pieces! Well done!
December 2009: Congratulations to Aviv Cohen on his reserve list place at Trinty College of MUsic
April 2010: Congratulations to adult learners Lynne Bull and Geoffrey Wright on their Distinctions in the grade 5 and grade 7 exams!
JUNE 2011: Congratulations to Aviv Cohen for his First class in piano recital for his First year at City University, London
JULY 2011: Congratulations to Joshua Gordan Bishop on attaining his First Class Honours Undergraduate Degree in Music from Bristol University!!!!!!!!!!
DECEMBER 2011: Congratulations to James Choi for being awarded the Concerto Shield at Westcliff High School for Boys playing Beethoven's first piano concerto MARCH 2012: Congratulations to Abigail Tan for attaining a very high distinction 142 marks out of 150 for her violin exam.
April 2013: Congratulations to Jack Owen Edge for attaining a very high distinction 140 marks out of 150 for Grade 1 piano! June 2013: Congratulations to Aviv Cohen on his finals recital at City University for his BMus degree in music.
July 2013: Congratulations to Aviv Cohen on his unconditional offer to study on the MA degree course for composition at City University.
February 2016: Congratulations to Sammy Li and Henry Man for being awarded musical Scholarships to Brentwood School
March 2016: Well done to Henry Man and Sammy Li for performing a lunch time recital to the children of Milton Keynes Preparatory School. Your performance was an inspiration to them
March 2017: Congratulations to Sammy Li and Ore Fashesin-Souza for winning their rounds at the Essex region EPTA UK piano competition
May 2017: Congratulations to Sammy Li and Ore Fashesin-Souza for being awarded 3rd prize at the London finals of the EPTA UK piano competition
July 2017: Congratulations to Dr Patrick Harnett for being awarded the diploma ARSM in violin!
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7 December 2011: James Choi will play Beethoven Piano concerto no 1 op 15 in C major with the Westcliff Sinfonia, Westcliff High School for Boys, Kennilworth Gardens, Westcliff on Sea, Essex at 7.30pm.
July 2014: Joanne Kiang will play Mozart's concerto in F NO 19 KV459 at Southend High School for Girls, SOuthend on Sea, Essex
21 Febraury 2016: An informal afternoon concert of violin students Sammy Li, Henry Man, Rebecca Haxhiaj, Jasmina Haxhiaj, Mewiny Dharmarathna, and piano student Esandi Dharmarathna, at Sandringham Care Home for thre Elderly, Westcliff on Sea, Essex.
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*********************************** JENA'S NEXT CONCERT/ MASTERCLASS/JUDGING *************************************
18 May 2018: adjudicating piano competition at Blackheath Music Festival. 18 November Violin recital at Hilton Hotel Olympia for the 200 years of childhood london international teddybears and dolls fair
29 June 2017: Adjudicating piano competitions at Milton Keynes Preparatory School and a violin masterclass. 11 June 2017: Woburn Abbey Teddy Bear Festival: judging artist teddy bear making competition. 10 June 2017: Violin recital at Little Linford, Milton Keynes
30 April 2017: Blackheath Music Festival, piano adjudicator. 30 March 2017: Piano and violin Masterclasses at Milton Keynes Preparatory School
19 November 2016: Hilton Hotel, Olympia Kensington High Street. I have a piano recital featuring music written for children which is part of the London International Antique Doll, Teddybear and Toy Fair weekend which celebrated 200 years of childhood.
12 May 2016: Adjudicated inaugural 'Jena Pang Piano Competition' at Milton Keynes Preparatory School
16 April 2016: violin recital in the Freda Parry Scholarship Award for singers fund raising concert. Accompanied by Graeme Humphrey on the piano
6 March 2016: Judging teddybear making competitions at the Teddybar Welt 2016
3 March 2016: Masterclasses for piano and violin at Milton Keynes Preparatory School.
19 November 2015: Masterclasses for piano and violin at Milton Keynes Preparatory School.
25 June 2015: Masterclass for piano and violin at Milton Keynes Preparatory School.
3 February 2012: St-Reatham International Festival IV. A small violin recital of works by Kreisler, Kabalevsky, Massenet and Bartok
July 2012: scheduled to play at the Steiff Summer Festival, Giengen, Germany. Details to be confirmed
April 2011: I will be playing Liszt's Second legende of St Paulo walking on the waves at the LisztFest Concert at Bromley parish Church, Church Road, Bromley, Kent, BR2 0EG on Saturday 16th April 2011 at 7.30pm.
Last Updated: 4 August 2017
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