As a company founded by leading and established music educators, TENG is committed to providing music education, primarily in Chinese music. Our education efforts are housed under The TENG Academy, which is set up to advance knowledge in Chinese music and enhance the arts ecosystem. The academy provides resources and accreditation, conducts training, and facilitates exchanges with various communities through music.



Under the Arts Education Programmes by National Arts Council, we have run 5 endorsed programmes for students in primary, secondary and tertiary levels. These programmes included a mix of workshops and performance-lectures. We have also run customised programmes tailored to the needs of school curricula, such as specialised workshops for O- and A-Level music elective students.

In 2015, we partnered teahouse Tea Bone Zen Mind to curate English-language Chinese instruments & tea appreciation sessions for the public. The attendees gained in-depth knowledge on the construction, techniques and history of each instrument, while at the same time experienced refreshing and exquisite tea and food combinations.

In 2016, the academy helped restructure Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road)’s Chinese orchestra into a plucked string ensemble, to focus their efforts on a new and rising category in the Singapore Youth Festival adjudication.

In 2017, the academy partnered Nanyang Technological University’s Confucius Institute to launch the Chinese Music Instrumental Grading Examinations, which fills a void for certifications in the industry. The examinations are similar to the ABRSM system, whereby examinees can achieve Grades 1 to 8 and a Certificate in Professional Performance. Our first year saw over 1,500 candidates taking the exams.

The academy has expanded to conduct a mentorship programme for young Chinese enthusiasts, to groom them for performances in our TENG Gives Back series. The academy now also facilitates scholarships for young talents in need of financial assistance to pursue Chinese music learning.


Chinese Music Instrumental Grading Examinations

In partnership with Confucius Institute-Nanyang Technological University, The TENG Academy will be conducting the Chinese Music Instrumental Grading Examinations from 27 November 2017 to 7 December 2017.

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Mapletree—TENG Academy Scholarship 2018

Scholarships for young talents in need of financial assistance to pursue Chinese music learning.

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School Orchestra Consultancy

The TENG Company offers consultancy and services by highly experienced conductors and musicians for the organisation and construction of Chinese ensembles and orchestras, especially in schools.

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O-Level & A-Level Chinese Music Workshops

Specifically tailored for students taking the O-Level and A-Level music syllabi, these workshops will ensure students are thoroughly equipped for their exams.

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Artist Mentor Scheme

The TENG Company’s artistic director Dr Samuel Wong is part of the Artist Mentor Scheme (AMS), an initiative helmed by the Singapore Teachers’ Academy for the Arts (STAR) and supported by the National Arts Council (NAC)

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