Director of Tone Color Academy, Music Tutor, Choir Tutor, Vocalist, Percussionist, Performer
A home girl from the heart of Selangor, Lai Su Theng, also known as Chris, has been making music as long as she can remember. In her young age she was under guidance of Ms. Alicia Wong Mei Shan in piano. She joined and passion about symphonic band in both her primary and high school time. She graduated from Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA) in April, 2014 where she studied percussion under the tutelage of Mr. Chia Cheng Kok, a well-known percussionist in the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) for a short term and studied Drum-set under Mr. Andy Chia Kang Wey.
At the same time, she also took vocal lessons from Mr. Choi Chin Yang, which resulted in her participating and excelling in many local and state events and competitions. She was being selected into the final for the Central Zone solo singing competition (马来西亚全国声乐大赛中马区赛) in September, 2014. She then studied under Ms. Gynger Soh Bee Teng for future vocal learning in year 2015. She joined Ms.Gynger formed choir named Bridesmaids in 2015 and been performed in concerts and events.
During her time in Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA), she played an active role as a resident percussionist for Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre Symphony Band (KLPACSB), Percussion Ensemble of National Symphony Orchestra Malaysia (PENSO) and National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) as a guest percussionist. She was also an invited guest performer for National Symphony Orchestra, joining hands with several well-known musicians to perform a famous classical show “Romantique”.
A firm believer that education never ends in college, Chris continued to pursuit her piano education with Mr. Lee Yin Hwa, a renowned lecturer of UCSI, University Malaya (UM) and a much sought after performer with Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. In the early year of 2014, she had the privileged honor to work with Ms. Susanna Saw, a famous choir lecturer and founder of the Young Choral Academy (YCA), Kuala Lumpur to assist in teaching and conducting choral music. In that short span of time, she has also completed the Australian Kodaly Certificate in Music Education, which focuses on early childhood and primary music education.
Currently, Chris still serves as one of the choral tutors in Intermediate Children Choir of Young Choral Academy, choir conductor in SJK(C) Chong Kwo; continue as a player in KLPACSB and PENSO, as well as an early childhood music class and music educator. She is also one of the founders of Tone Color Academy in Seri Kembangan.