in 2003 where, for the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing, I was working as master teacher giving private lessons, lectures, and masterclasses. Keng Shin was an intelligent, attentive participant in all sessions, often raising insightful questions. Since then he has come to Sydney each year for a period of intensive study, refreshing his knowledge of singing and teaching. I am impressed with how he keeps up with the most recent writings on voice and incorporates that knowledge into his teaching.
Keng Shin has experience in singing, mime, acting, and directing. His movement and acting teaching has long been based on the Lecoq approach, which encourages students to investigate ways of performance that work best for them individually. More recently he has been incorporating his training in Pilates into his work. His range of knowledge and skills means that Keng Shin is able to equip a wide range of students in a wide range of genres and styles to meet their performance goals, whether in acting, movement, rock singing, music theatre or opera performance.”Dr Jean Callaghan, PhD, FTCL, LMusA
Former Head of Theatre Nepean (Acting) and Head of Postgraduate and Research Studies in Contemporary Arts, Western Sydney University
His knowledge of technique and his ability to draw out the potential in his students is second to none. He is sincere in helping every student reach their full potential and has the experience and flexibility to achieve just that. I have attained the highest diploma certification in singing and I owe it to his phenomenal teaching.
Just when I think I’ve reached a high level of skill, he sets the bar higher because he knows I can reach it. We frequently discuss pedagogy (and andragogy) and I am forever amazed by how much continuous research and care he puts into his teaching methods. Even at my current level, I still look forward to having lessons with him, knowing that he always has more to teach me."Kei Lau, Voice Teacher and Performer
FLCM LLCM ALCM in Classical Singing
LLCM ATCL in Piano Performance
AmusTCL (Associate in Music Theory, Criticism and Literature)
President, The Song and Dance Players
The amount of information, knowledge and experience he has is beyond than what I was looking for.
I have always believed that singing is just about the voice, but working with him made me realize that it is also about emotion, expression, movement, identity, the mind, the soul and so many others! He has truly helped me not just with my voice, but also the essential tools I need to become a better actor, performer and artist.Samiel Santos
Actor and Performer
even to the extent of identifying bodily compensative that could be unhealthy. I believe this comes from his wealth of experience interacting with students from many walks of life, and also his passion for learning and curiosity to discover what works.
Though he specialises in musical theatre, he is also familiar with classical technique, opera and contemporary singing. Above all, Keng Shin is a very passionate teacher who takes the initiative to understand his student's needs, and is also generous in providing feedback while looking out for the best in his students.
After 6 months of training under him, I have increased my vocal range, grown more confident in singing and speaking and most importantly, enjoying singing and appreciating more God's gift of voice."Albunus Ng