Meet our musically talented instructors of The Academy! Our instructors are veteran music teachers contracted in various international schools located in Klang Valley whom are experienced in educating and teaching learners from a wide range of age. Please don't hesitate to drop by for a free trial lesson and let our instructor demonstrate their appeal to you!
Sean Ooi | Director
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar & Drums
As one of the founders of The Academy, Sean is undoubtedly the backbone of this heartwarming musical family, staying true to his moving vision throughout the years. With an impressive teaching experience of over a decade, Sean started The Academy with the insight of providing the highest quality of music education possible while establishing a nurturing environment for young and budding musicians.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Contemporary Music from UCSI University. Alongside being the Director of The Academy Music Centre, he is an interim lecturer-on-demand at Taylors University, as well as the orchestra conductor for Sri KDU’s concert band.
Sean’s main instrument is the electric guitar, but he also minors in drums, piano, and the clarinet. He is, in other words, one real rocker of a director.
Kingsley Chen | Branch Manager
Vocals & Piano
A family man through and through, Kingsley is our vocal and piano teacher, and also model employee of the year.
Kingsley graduated with a BA (Hons) in Music, majoring in professional vocals all the way from Middlesex University, London.
Whilst Kingsley was studying abroad, he was already singing up a storm with his impressive vocals, performing in various events organised by Middlesex University around London.
Upon his return to Malaysia, Kingsley continues to wow audiences with his ability to deliver well-woven performances of multiple genres and languages. One must simply listen to him sing above anything else.
Alfred Au | School Principal
Piano & Violin
Kind-looking Aflred looks exactly just like the part — a classy pianist and violinist with a dash of sass.
Alfred graduated from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Music Studies under the masterful tutelage of Mrs. Alexandra Vinokurov from Moscow State Conservatorium of Music. He also holds a Trinity College of London Diploma, LTCL & ATCL, and a Grade 8 Theory certificate.
An instructor-on-demand with a heart of gold, Alfred works hard around the clock with nary a complain and always puts on a friendly smile for everyone. He is highly sought after by many thanks to his gentle yet effective tutelage.
Leon Onn | Educator
Violin, Viola & Piano
An amazing teacher in his own right. Leon started teaching at the young age of 14!
Graduating with a Bachelor in Classical Music from UCSI University majoring in violin under Ms Alla Yanisheva, Leon has an amazing port folio to boot! Launching out countless students for various music competitions.
On top of that, Leon is also the 1st violin of KLPAC Orchestra and the 2nd Principal Violinist for the UCSI Orchestra.
Leon's a pretty serious man, so sadly we can't get any quirky pictures out of him and we don't have any funny stories to share!
Admin will keep digging and update this section as we get along!
Fariq (Momo) | Educator
Guitars, Ukulele, Bass & Composition
Affectionately referred as Momo, Fariq is one of our rising stars in the Malaysian music industry.
With a Diploma in Jazz Guitar performance, and a Degree in Music Composition both from UiTM, we may or may not have among our midst the next Earl Klugh! Momo has a nose for travelling, leading a fulfilling life revelling in the great outdoors and broadening his perspective through his holiday adventures.
If you wish to learn a thing or two about the world, Momo is certainly the person to look for. His recent trip to Hawaii enables him to name all the existing islands in the archipelago with just a snap of the fingers. Pretty cool, isn't it?
Tang Wai Kent | Educator
Violin, Piano & Composition
What can i say? Mr Kent is unusually very quiet, but behind this devious mask is a witty, quirky crazy son of a gun.
Holding an extraodinary collection of high quality memes, if you ever round up in the same chat group as him...may God bless ya soul.
Graduating with a Bachelors in Music from ASWARA (with honours too!) Kent is an avid discipline hardworking man. Trust me, as admin can hear him practice the same passage for an hour non stop!
But that's not all, Mr Kent is also a certified sound engineer! Winning countless awards for composition and film scoring, rest assured we have an upcoming Hans Zimmer in our midst!
Adrian Yap | Educator
Drums & Cajon
Often subjected to good-natured ribbing by his peers, Adrian is one of our bestest best hardworking teacher in The Academy family. Assuming the role of a seemingly calm and collected drum teacher from the outside, but a witty and surprisingly clever person from the inside.
Adrian started his drumming journey at a very young age of 16, and has completed his Grade 8 under the Rockschool syllabus.
With an infectious brand of youthful enthusiasm, Adrian's wit often comes into play during most unsuspecting moments, which could either be a valuable lesson to be learned or an important reality check in the form of a simple but cunning remark.
Abdul Waie | Woodwind Instructor
Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
An exuberant clarinet player, Waie's passion is to spread the love of music through education. He spends most of his time travelling all over Malaysia to teach wind orchestras, marching bands, ensemble and traditional music groups.
Known to be quite the avid gamer, Waie is yearning for his first chicken dinner in the Player Unknown's Battle Ground, a rampage in his Defend of The Ancients and Supreme Master First Class in Global Offensive's Counter Strike.
Armed with a Bachelor Degree in Music Performance from UiTM's Faculty of Music and vast teaching experiences, he hopes to empower his students to be well-equipped with a performer's mindset.
P.S. Drop a message to learn how to solve the Rubik's Cube from him.
Amir | Educator
Being a laidback person by nature, Amir is often overlooked by many, but his prodigious performance with the violin will turn him into an astounding figure commanding the presence of the room.
Amir comes equipped with a degree in Music Composition from UiTM. He is a native citizen of Johor, and is more than capable to connect with his students on a digital level for being an avid gamer himself.
Hey, whoever said that a fanatic gamer can't ever be a talented musician in the first place?
Sophia Ng | Educator
Cello & Vocals
Why hello hello! I know what you're thinking folks. If ya always wanted to pick up the cello, now's a darn good time!
One of the new members of the family. Sophia holds a Masters in Music from the Melbourne Conservatarium of Music, University of Melbourne and a Bachelors in Classical Music from the prestigious UCSI University. With that being said, she kinda kick us all all in the gutter with all these qualifications.
Also an amazing singer, Sophia constantly performs in various hotel lounges and high profile bars. A very hardworking woman, Sophia teaches by day and performs by night. She also has a YouTube channel. Go check her out! One of the perks of working in The Academy, not only we love our teachers, we do free marketing for them too.
Eugene Koh | Educator
A closeted rockstar, Eugene is our guitar maestro.
Holding a Bachelor's Degree in Contemporary Music from UCSI University, Eugene has been teaching and performing for 5 years and counting with the guitar and ukulele. He is a big fan of Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi, and an appreciated individual for being always willing to lend an attentive ear.
If you are ever interested in becoming a rockstar, feel free to call in and sign up for a free trial class with Eugene as the instructor of your choice! His powerful rock performance will surely make you tremble with anticipation.
Cheong May Yieng | Educator
Known as the 1st female employee of The Academy. We still sing praises to the fact that Ms May broke our horrible curse of male dominance!
With a teaching experience of more than 18 years, rest assured that your music lessons is indeed in good hands. To top it off, Ms May holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from the University of Newcastle Australia. Having been trained to teach children with special needs, one might say Ms May is probably the teacher with the utmost patience and dedication.
A multi instrumentalist in her own right, Ms May is also an avid traveller. Living the dreams and life I might say.
Berny Kam | Educator
Graduating from one of the best music colleges in Malaysia, ICOM. Berny is no stranger to the performance night life in Kuala Lumpur.
Aimed to be the best father any man could be to his beloved son. Berny strives to bring that dedication, love and patience to his students. If you've always dreamed of becoming a rockstar, you know who to call!
Also, he goes by the name Drum Guru KL. Now how cool is that? If that doesn't make you wanna be a guru yourself, I don't know what else will.
Soheil | Educator
The newest addition to the family!
Soheil is the lead guitarist of the rock band, Billie Blue & The Nowhere Men. An amazing band rising to fame, you can check them out on multiple platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer. On top of being a music and band director, he is also a constant session musician in the local industry.
Graduating from York St. John University (UK) with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education. Soheil is known to be extermely humble, patient and inspiring, Soheil has brought love of the guitar to various students in The Academy.
If his beard and long silky hair doesn't bring u the hots to learn guitar and be a rockstar, you be missing the boat.