Looi Hui Teng, also known as ‘Tako’, studied at the Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA) where she obtained her Diploma in Music in 2012, majoring in Piano Performance with a minor in Violin Performance. She also completed the Early Childhood and Primary levels of Australian Kodály Certification. In 2014, Tako was a member of a team from Young Choral Academy who taught in EST Opera’s ‘Opera for Kids’ programme for their production of Donizetti’s Elisir’ d’amore’.
Tako is passionate about music education, and believes in a fun yet effective approach to class learning for children, through games and interactive methods in her teaching. She is actively teaching in kindergarten, primary school choirs as well as the piano. At present, she teaches the Kuala Lumpur Children Choir Intermediate Level, runs a project choir for Child Aid organization as well as playing in Friends of Strings chamber ensemble and is an accompanist for a community choir for senior citizens.