Valerie Toh began music studies at the age of 4. She attained BA(Hons) in Music in 2005 at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts from University of Wales and was awarded a scholarship to pursue a Masters Degree at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Valerie was a student of Ms Oh Hye-rini, Dr Eleanor Tan, Mrs Rena Phua and renowned pianist Richard McMahon at RWCMD. She performed in masterclasses for Stephen Salvage, Valentin Schiedemeir, Dennis Lee, Toh Chee Hung, Julian Jacobson, Bernard Roberts, Roy Howatt and Michael Young among many others.
Valerie had also recorded On The Way for cello, piano and mezzo-soprano by the American composer Victoria Bond with 1997 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World winner Guang Yang and cellist Junyan Liu in 2006. She was invited in 2007 to perform Leos Janacek’s Capriccio for Piano Left Hand and Brass with Bute Brass, RWCMD.
Prior to her studies in Wales, Valerie was active performer in solo performances, piano accompaniments, as well as in chamber ensembles and was a member of The Philharmonic Chamber Chorus, Singapore from 2004-2005.
Ever since returning to Singapore, she has been engaged to play for Asian Music Competition 2007 and premiered Lord of the Rings Symphony in 2008 with Singapore Lyric Opera as an accompanist along with many projects. She also writes programs for The Arts House to promote music through inter-disciplinary arts. Also as a pedagogue, she devotes her time training and providing the education that’s required to promote and sustain quality music education for Singapore’s younger generation.
Valerie provides individual piano and theory lessons, aural training and music appreciation from beginners up to Diploma levels as well as tuition for MEP (Music Elective Programs) for "O" and "A" Levels. She also gives courses for General Musicianship, Harmony, Analysis and History. For other information and studio policy, please drop a message for more enquiry.