Resident Cello Faculty
Training: Hong Kong Baptist University; Xinghai Conservatory of Music
Multiple Teaching Excellence Awards from competitions
Students won prizes including 1st prize at renowned HKSMSA competition
Regina Yu is a highly-demanded cello teacher in Hong Kong. In recognition of her outstanding teaching performance, she has been presented multiple Teaching Excellence Awards by the organisers of a number of student competitions. Most recently in 2021, her students won the championships in several renowned local competitions, including the Hong Kong School Music Festival, Hong Kong International Music & Arts Festival, and the Hong Kong Music Talent and Performance Award competition.
Regina began studying the piano and cello at an age of five and ten respectively, under the supervision of youth concert pianist Ms. Xiaolan Xu, Art Director at the Ngailam College, and pianist Mr. Anthony and cellist Mr. En Wei Gu in the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, who have inspired her conviction in formative education in music by unleashing her talents, and laid the solid foundation of her teaching style of embedding contentment into music education. She has won several local competitions, and performed jointly with musical chamber ensemble Trondheim Soloists from Norway in the Musicus Fest 2018.
Upon graduation with a bachelor’s degree from the Hong Kong Baptist University, Regina continued to pursue her cello studies under the supervision of Prof. Jilin from the Xinghai Conservatory of Music, and Mr. Chor Kei Hei, an acclaimed cellist and music educator in Hong Kong. With a strong passion for nurturing the next generation of music talents, Regina has committed herself to teaching the cello and piano for years. She also discovered her interest in creative music therapy for children during college.
Regina also completed a foundation course in music therapy with Merit from the University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education under the guidance of Dr. Ng Wai Man. She also completed a course in “Hulusi Techniques and Leading Skills of Group Expressive Arts Therapy” with Dr. Ng, and one in “Improvisational Music Therapy: Exploring Nordoff-Robbins and Psychodynamic Music Therapy”. Subsequently, she assisted in a number of music therapy groups organized by the Professional Music Centre for children with autism and ADHD.
Regina hopes that in her future career, she will not only equip students with technical acquaintance with music, but more importantly to create a blissful learning environment for children to realize their maximum potential, foster their confidence, and squarely face their challenges in their personal growth.