M.Mus; BA; CTabrsm; LTCL; ATCL



Dorothy Chia, author, trainer and pedagogue, holds a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Performance from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dorothy obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minnesota. Her teachers include Dr. Louis Nagel, Dr. Arthur Greene, Prof. Katherine Faricy, Mr. Ong Swee Chuan and Mrs. Vivienne Tan.

Dorothy's Professional Activities:

Excellence in Piano Pedagogy, Steinway Gallery Singapore, 2018
Certificate in Piano Pedagogy, Steinway Gallery Singapore, 2018
Parent Talk: In the Face of Technology, getting kids to practise piano, Steinway Gallery, 2018
Singapore Piano Teachers Conference, Organiser, 2018
Adjudicator, 2nd Overseas Performers Festival, Music Loft, 2018
Masterclass, Yamaha, 2017
Music Theory Comes Alive! Children's Day cum Theory Explorer 2 book launch, Steinway Gallery         Singapore, 2015
Yamaha Grand Piano Fair, Guest Artiste, 2013 
Adjudicator, Yamaha Piano Competition, Semi-Finals, 2013 
Yamaha Grand Piano Fair, Guest Artiste, 2012
RGS Piano Competition Finals, Steinway Gallery, Adjudicator, 2012
CHRISTMAS TAPESTRY, Church of St. Vincent de Paul, 2011
Guest Artiste, Bosendorfer Piano Performance, Yamaha Grand Piano Fair, 2011
Adjudicator, Yamaha Piano Competition, Semi-Final, 2011
Adjudicator, Cristofori Piano Competition Grand Finals, 2011
JOY TO THE WORLD, Church of St. Vincent De Paul, 2010
Adjudicator: Kevin Kern Piano Competition, Cristofori School of Music, 2010
Organ Recital, Church of St. Teresa, 2010
Guest Performer, University of Michigan Alumni Dinner, Grand Hyatt, 2010
Adjudicator, RGS young pianists piano competition, 2010
Guest Artiste, Yamaha Grand Piano Fair'10, Plaza Singapura Yamaha Retail Store
Guest Artiste, Yamaha Piano Fair, 2010 Suntec Convention Centre
Adjudicator for 2009 Yamaha Piano Competition
Guest Artiste, Yamaha Grand Piano Fair, 2009
Adjudicator for 2007 Yamaha Piano Competition
Organist: Church of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Cecilia's Choir

Organist: Church of St. Peter and Paul
Organist: Novena Church

Professional Experience:

  • Raffles Girls Secondary School, trainer in music theory (2010-2012)
  • Singapore Institute of Management, UB programme (2009)
  • Temasek Polytechnic, adjuct lecturer (2007-2012)
  • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, adjunct lecturer (2004-2007)
  • Nanyang Technological University, Tutor (2003-2004)
  • Yamaha Academy, lecturer (1997-2003)
  • Cristofori School of Fine Arts (1992-1997)

Professional Affiliations:

Singapore Music Teachers Association, life member
Piano Teachers Circle, Yamaha, member
Church of St. Vincent de Paul, Organist
Church of St. Peter and Paul, Organist

Professional Qualifications:

Dorothy Chia is the winner of the 1992 DH Baldwin Fellowship


  • Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Performance, University of Michigan (1992)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Piano Performance and Written Communication, College of St. Catherine (1990)
  • GCE 'A' Levels, National Junior College
  • LTCL in Piano Performance
  • ATCL in Piano Performance


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