Ming-hang Tam
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Ming-hang Tam

Ming-hang T.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I believe in developing students’ full potential step by step, as a mentor, to inspire them to foresee a higher vision. To me, every student is an expert learner without limitations. Tailored to each student’s learning progress and needs, my lessons include practice tasks based on pedagogical principles from both the traditional approach and the Suzuki method. My top priorities in teaching include good posture and confidence to perform. I emphasize the importance of aural development by listening to recordings carefully to recognize fundamentals, such as tunes and rhythms, as well as more detailed aspects, such as articulations and tone quality. I also focus on performance practices and interpretations of each musical composition. Overall, I see every lesson as a lesson in life, equipping my students to face challenges with practicable strategies for understanding personal skills, such as patience, determination, consistency, focus, self-motivation, memory, logic, self-awareness with evaluation, reflection and self-correction, as well as interpersonal values of trust and respect. I hope to eventually be one of the educators who paves the way for a better world for the next generations.

About Ming-hang T.

With his lifelong visions in enriching people’s lives through music, Ming-hang is an active violinist who enjoys his passion in violin playing since the age of four. His outstanding skills and technique in violin performance, with superb communications to deliver precise teaching points at each lesson, are beloved by his students and their parents. Overall, Ming-hang is competent, passionate and patient to share his experiences for over 20 years in classical music and violin performance to everyone.

Ming-hang has concertized for solo, chamber music and large ensembles from early music to contemporary. He has performed in Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Eureka Ensemble, New England Conservatory Philharmonia, Eastman Philharmonia, and Empire Film Music Ensemble. Appeared in Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center, Boston Symphony Hall, and Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre, he premiered Aaron Jay Kernis’ Symphony No. 4 “Chromelodeon,” and Kevin Puts’ “Letters from Georgia” with Renée Fleming.

Ming-hang holds a Master of Music degree with Academic Honors in Violin Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in the studio of Nicholas Kitchen, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Applied Music – Violin from the Eastman School of Music with Renée Jolles. Named on the Dean’s List for his academic excellence at both prestigious music schools, Ming-hang has taught his peers in practice sessions and studio classes, honing their skills in listening and giving constructive criticism, with assistance in technique and musicality. He was the recipient of Dean’s Scholarship at NEC, Howard Hanson Scholarship at Eastman, and other merit scholarships at Heifetz International Music Institute, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and Catskill High Peaks Festival. Ming-hang has served as Artist-in-Residence at the Suzuki Institute of Boston since 2018. He joined South Shore Conservatory of Music as a traditional and Suzuki violin teaching artist in 2019.

As a registered Suzuki violin teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA), Ming-hang has also studied the Suzuki violin pedagogy with some distinguished Suzuki teacher trainers, including Allen Lieb (CEO of the International Suzuki Association), Thomas Wermuth (former student of Ivan Galamian and Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School), Patricia D’Ercole, Joanne Melvin, and Teri Einfeldt (former SAA Board Chairs), Rolando Freitag (former SAA Board Chair-Elect), Dr. Timothy Durbin, Charles D. Krigbaum, Judy W. Bossuat-Gallic, Christie Felsing, David Strom, and James Hutchins.

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Florette A.
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I have been Mr. Tam's student for a little bit over a month now and I have to say he is one of the best, if not the best, teachers that I have ever had. I am a high schooler, and I had been playing the violin for a long time by the time I started taking lessons with Mr. Tam. He wasted no time in beginning the lessons. We started off basically where I had ended with my old teacher, with advanced scales and a piece of my choosing. Throughout the weeks, he follows up by sending me an email asking if I had any questions for him before the next session the following week. He records every session and sends them to me so that I can review my mistakes and listen to the tips that he suggests. Overall, he is an amazing violinist and teacher. He has a great sense of humor and is knowledgeable in the world of classical music. He will explain things thoroughly if you do not understand and seems to take great joy in his profession.

Posted Dec 27, 2020
Roxxana
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The instructor is very attentive to skills and needs. He is patient and passionate as about teaching the violin. He explains things in an easy to understand manner. He was very enthusiastic about my improvement and stated how happy he was to see improvement. He is knowledgeable about his craft and comes off as a friendly and likable instructor.

Posted Nov 21, 2020

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Experience

Traditional and Suzuki Violin Teaching Artist
Nov 2019 - Present

South Shore Conservatory of Music

Section violinist
Oct 2019 - Present

Eureka Ensemble

Section violinist
Oct 2018 - Present

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Artist-in-Residence
Feb 2018 - Present

Suzuki Institute of Boston

Education

Teacher Development Program
Apr 2019 - Present

Suzuki Association of the Americas

Master of Music with Academic Honors in Violin Performance
Sep 2017 - May 2019

New England Conservatory of Music

Bachelor of Music in Applied Music - Violin
Aug 2013 - May 2017

Eastman School of Music

Languages

Cantonese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Professional Proficiency

Mandarin

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Licentiate Diploma in Recital in Violin with Distinction
Dec 2005

Trinity College London

Associate Diploma in Recital in Violin with Distinction
Nov 2003

Trinity College London

Grade 8 Violin with Distinction
Dec 2002

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

Awards

Dean’s List
May 2019

New England Conservatory of Music

Academic Honors
May 2019

New England Conservatory of Music

Merit Scholarship
Mar 2018

Heifetz International Music Institute

Dean’s List
Dec 2017

New England Conservatory of Music

Dean’s Scholarship
Sep 2017

New England Conservatory of Music

Dean’s List
May 2014

Eastman School of Music

Howard Hanson Scholarship
Apr 2013

Eastman School of Music

Affiliations

Suzuki Association of the Americas
Apr 2019
The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) is a coalition of teachers, parents, educators, and others who are interested in making music education available to all children. The SAA provides programs and services to members throughout North and South America.

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