Jacinda currently maintains a busy schedule as a piano teacher to many budding musicians as well as a student at the National University of Singapore (NUS). She prepares her students for both theory and practical exams under the graded ABRSM syllabus. Focusing on sight-reading rather than visual memory skills, she sets herself apart from other teachers – as her students are able to see tremendous improvement in their piano-playing skills after a reasonable amount of time. She focuses on building a strong sight-reading foundation for her students so that they can progress more easily to complex pieces.
Jacinda has been teaching piano for 4 years (previously at eZoo Music School of Fine Arts) and has attained Grade 8 in both piano performance and theory musicianship, along with a Grade 7 certification in double bass performance. Under the tutelage of Gerald Lim, she is pursuing the ATCL Performance Diploma (Piano) which is set for completion by 2022. Prior to that, she attained the Silver Award for both Overseas Performers’ Festival in 2017 and 2019. In 2022, she attained the Silver Prize under the Romantic Period Music Performance category and the Special Award (Stylish Video Prize) for the 1st season of London Young Musician, as well as the Grand Prize of the International Youth Music Competition under the Composition Category.
"A stylish, engaging decidedly jazz composition! Lovely qualities abound, the sectional structure, the mood changes, the exploration of the particular jazz qualities the piano and the double bass can offer and blending these two, are most captivating and a compositional success. I enjoyed listening to this! Bravo -lovely work here." - International Youth Music Competition Jury Panel
"You played with a beautiful generous sound throughout and the
performance has a respect for the music that is clearly well integrated. You
showed excellent musical understanding and you captured the character
well here. Highly enjoyable playing and congratulations!" - London Young Musician Jury Panel
Jacinda’s unique position as a Music Elective Programme (MEP) student (2015-2020) and alumni of both Raffles Girls’ School and Raffles Institution (JC) has led to a wide range of performance opportunities with renowned music ensembles. In Singapore, she has performed/collaborated with The Philharmonic Orchestra, MEP Orchestra, Raffles Girls’ String Ensemble, Raffles Girls’ School Concert Band and Raffles Institution Chamber Ensemble as a double bassist. From 2017-2018, she attained the Raffles Colours Outstanding Award and Merit Award for her performance. Her quintet also clinched the 1st Prize in the Brillante Interschool MEP Chamber Competition in 2018.