Tee Tong Tang

Tee Tong T.

Tempe, AZ

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Tee Tong delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 1994

Tang Tee Tong, affectionately called Tee, is a devoted violin pedagogue with 10 years of teaching experience in Arizona, US and her hometown of Singapore. She currently runs a private violin studio in Tempe, AZ and is also the Artistic Director of The Music Circle, Singapore.

Graduated recently with a master’s degree in violin performance, Tee counts eminent violinists Dr Jonathan Swartz, Prof Andres Cardenes and Prof Lina Bahn as her mentors in the US. Always ready to learn and push her limits, Tee is now pursuing her doctoral degree as well as her passion for teaching violin.  

Armed with a passion to help others embrace music and enjoy a lifelong adventure with this art form, Tee currently teaches students in Tempe, AZ from age 4 onward. Believing that teaching is crucial to helping her grow as a performer, she seeks to create an environment that encourages the lifelong love of music and sharing between herself, her students and parents.

Tee has received Suzuki teacher training with Mr William Starr, former President of Suzuki Association of Americas. However, her teaching is not limited to one method but is shaped by all the wonderful mentors she has worked with over the years, her own teaching experiences and training as well as exploration in other pedagogical methods. She believes that each student learns differently and by observing how each student learns best tailor my teaching towards the individual, rather than strictly following a methodology.

While actively teaching violin lessons in Tempe, AZ, Tee is also the co-founder and Artistic Director of The Music Circle.

Musical Journeys with Students
For Tee, music is not a goal in itself. Instead, she believes that music education helps build character, elevates self-esteem and confidence, and cultivates discipline and eagerness for excellence. Teaching has also enabled Tee to better communicate and articulate her technique and musical ideas. She aspires to constantly challenge and motivate her students, while guiding them to become their own teachers.

Working with Kids
Focused on nurturing a lifelong love for music among her young students, Tee strives to make learning music enjoyable through creative activities and learning methods. Beyond creating delightful lessons and a supportive environment, Tee cultivates discipline in her students such that they are driven to achieve excellence through regular practice. Her efficient practice routines, along with strict violin techniques, provide students with the tools and skills needed to meet the challenges of a wide range of violin repertoire.

Teaching Adults
Adults who have dreamt of picking up the violin are encouraged to embark on this extraordinary journey. In her teaching journey, Tee has worked with a wide range of adult students with varying personal goals for learning, such as finding solace in music, picking up a hobby, and learning to play for an event or wedding. Some have even been prompted to learn the instrument after listening to violin pieces that stirred their emotions. Regardless of age, Tee’s violin lessons are designed to give adult learners a different perspective of life and kindle their love for music-making.

Individual Lessons
Recognizing that every student blossoms in a unique way and possesses distinct learning styles, interests and strengths, Tee specializes in private individual lessons. In so doing, she is able to creatively tailor lessons according to her students’ needs and create an optimal environment for them to cultivate good practice habits, making music learning a pleasurable journey for everyone.

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Artistic Director
Jan 2015 - Present
The Music Circle, Singapore

Tee is currently the Artistic Director of The Music Circle, Singapore where she, along with her dedicated team of teachers meticulously designs music programs, building a strong community through music. The Music Circle also focuses on bringing music to the underserved children in Singapore.

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Private Violin Teacher
Jan 2003 - Present
Tee's Violin Studio

Being a passionate violin teacher, Tee has been teaching privately since 2003 and has really enjoyed working with kids from 4+ as well as adults. www.teeviolinstudio.com

ASU String Project
Aug 2013 - May 2014
ASU School of Music

Tee was teaching for the ASU String Project, an amazing project which offers low-cost violin lessons to members of our community. Through the project, Tee was able to work with many students from the area.


Doctoral Of Musical Arts (Violin Performance)
Aug 2015 - Present
ASU School of Music
Masters of Music (Violin Performance)
Aug 2013 - May 2015
ASU School of Music
Bachelors of Music (Violin Performance)
Aug 2010 - Apr 2013
University of Colorado - Boulder


Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Suzuki Teacher Training
Aug 2012
Suzuki Association of the Americas

Tee received Suzuki Teaching Training from the Founding President of the Suzuki Associations of Americas Mr William Starr.


Graduate Assistantship
Aug 2015
ASU School of Music
Graduate Assistantship and Herberger Scholarship
Aug 2014
ASU School of Music
Full Scholarship and Adopt-A-Student Scholarship
Aug 2010
University of Colorado - Boulder


American String Teachers Association
Jan 2015

The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.

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Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.
Aug 2011

The Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization officially licensed to support, guide, and promote Suzuki education in North, Central, and South America. The SAA was founded in 1972 and currently has about 8,000 members.

Photos & Videos

Debut Recital of 92steel&guts at Esplanade Recital Studio, Singapore (Jan 2015)

Photo by Tee Tong T.

Embarking on a musical journey with our mini instruments and backpacks! =)
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3 Reviews

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Mari Sep 18, 2016
Violin · In studio

Tee is a wonderful teacher. She tailors her lesson plans based on the students instrument level as well as their interest level. Currently she is trying to engage my 10 year old daughter by having her write her own music.

Jeralyn H. May 13, 2016
Violin · In studio

Even in just the first lesson I felt so much improvement, she is VERY good

John Nov 30, 2015
Violin · In studio

Tee's an extremely experienced teacher and also performer who's attentive, tough, yet inspiring at the same time. She has so much to bring to each lesson! Unlike many other violinists who wow students with their "demos", she focuses on the student and makes sure you leave each day with sufficient good practice. She's also very good at spotting mistakes of early learners before they blossom into problematic habits. What I like most is Tee's ability to customize the learning experience for each student, depending on the way s/he learns-of course, without compromising on lesson quality.

I spent close to 2 years with her as a private student and I could not have asked for a better teacher. I attended many of her concerts as well, it was a wonderful journey.

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