When I started playing the guitar at high school, I didn't expect music to be my lifelong career. I am not graduated from renowned music schools, nor am I from any renowned college...I am just a Hong Konger, born and bred here, who has fallen in love with music. When I started teaching guitar in 2001, I didn't see today's Parkland coming. It is all grace that Parkland has come this far.
Throughout my teaching career, a period of time is especially memorable to me...my schedule was filled up all the way from 10am in the morning to 3 or 4am in the midnight. There was this student, I remember, that was taking his exam on the following day. And I stayed in the studio until 4am in the midnight to practice and revise with him. How passionate! Though demanding, whenever I see my students' achievements and their smile on stage, enjoying their performance, I know it's all worth it.
Music of course is beautiful, but the process of practicing is undoubtedly painful. However, if you really love music, practicing, though bittersweet, is rewarding and enjoyable. That's why in Parkland, we strive to make students fall in love with music instead of merely chasing after certificates. If students detest music due to unwillful practices, it would be a huge pity because music could be a good companion in our life journey.
Music plays an indispensable role in my life. It walked with me in my low point in life and triumph together with me in my high tide. I even met my wife because of music. How grateful am I to be able to enjoy music! That's why I wish to promote music, this beautiful gift from God, to more people. I hope you can also fall in love with music and enjoy the blessings that music will bring you!