Who are we and why do we do what we do?
Ritmo Music Studio is founded with a vision to provide accessible and enjoyable music lessons & programs for ALL AGES and walks of life! With a specially curated team of instructors who are still active performers and entertainers in the industry, we help you to discover your musical potential and will nurture you to become a performance-ready star through our relevant and up-to-date curriculum. Come and experience our programs for yourself and let us help discover the music in you!
Through customised programs, we are passionate to support and empower our students to enjoy learning music and reach their full potential
We welcome people with special needs and elderly
To build awareness of mental wellness through music on social media
To provide a fun, friendly and encouraging environment for all to learn music
Be an inclusive environment for anyone to learn music
Provide a nurturing environment where students can come together to play music as a community
Promote the movement of mental wellness through music
To give back with active participation and performances in community events
Meet our teachers!
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER:
Jennifer has many years of teaching experiences, ranging from CCA percussion tutor to Assistant conductor, community drumming, african drumming, drumset instructor, recycled percussion, stomp and more. She is a MOE-certified, AMIS & AEP music instructor and is currently CCA percussion instructor for various primary schools & secondary schools.
She believes that everyone can play drums or percussion, regardless of age, gender or disability. We are born with rhythms within ourselves and as babies, we naturally wants to bang on things and play some rhythms.
She obtained her Associate of Arts in Music Performance (Drums) from Los Angeles Music Academy in 2010 studying under Ralph Humphrey, Joe Porcaro and many top sessionists in California. Other music qualifications include ABRSM Grade 6 Music Theory (Merit) & ABRSM Grade 8 Practical in Percussion.
Jennifer is also a regular performer, playing weekly at Red Dot Brewhouse (Boat Quay), & performing occassionally at various bars & pubs such as Timbre Gillman, Switch, Crazy Elephant, McGettigans, Sand Bar, Union Square. She has performed in musicals, played for international artistes and shows in Esplanades and various halls and art centers.
While based in California, Jennifer has worked with various singer/songwriters gigging around California. She played drums and sang on Enjoy The View album of indie rock band, Chachi, and toured with them to San Francisco thrice. In 2009, Jennifer played percussion and sang background vocals with the New York-based band, Skyebat, which won the Best Original Song in Feel Good Film Festival 2009. She has also performed in a theatre production as a blues band drummer in an eight-week docu-play, How Katrina Plays, at the Write Act Repertory Theatre, Hollywood. In 2008, she performed on african percussion with Best World Music Artiste, Nitza, as the opening act for Hollywood Music Awards.
She has also trained Member of Parliament, Dr Maliki on drumset for Siglap CC National Day Dinner 2012. She was an instructor for the 1st Community Drumming for National Day Celebrations in Tampines in 2005.
We have a specially curated selection of certified and qualified music teachers with many years of teaching and practical experience. Our teachers are active performers in the industry - They will give practical advice to bring out your musical potential!
VOCALS, SONGWRITING, MUSIC PRODUCTION
Starting out as a song-writer, Huishan has participated and won several song-writing competitions. She then explored her other capabilities and branched out into singing, hosting and voice-overs. She is currently the band leader, vocalist and bass guitarist of 奶油排骨饭 (Butteribs); vocalist and bass guitarist of 木头人, as well as the backing vocalist of award-winning Getai band 威乐斯大乐队 (Venus).
Her performing experiences include leading her group 杂叭琅 to top 8 in Superband 2008, emerging as 1st runner-up in Xinyao singing competition 2010, as well as performing for various events by renowned organisations such as MediaCorp, Jurong Point, Beam Global Asia (Jim Beam), Asia Pacific Breweries (Guinness) and National University of Singapore.
She has participated in Global SpringWave Awards 2014 with band 木头人, entering the semi-final round held in Kenting, Taiwan. 木头人 was also invited to perform at Esplanade’s Huayi Festival in 2015. Huishan is the backing vocalist of 威乐斯大乐队, which played for various concerts and shows including Getai Challenge 2015 (broadcasted on MediaCorp Channel 8). She also contributes her voice in song productions such as 插班生’s《人生实验课》 and 陈炜倩’s《你》. She is currently the resident singer of RedDot Brewhouse at Boat Quay on Saturdays.
ACOUSTIC / ELECTRIC / BASS GUITAR,
UKULELE, SING & PLAY
Joel is an experienced musician, with expertise in rock, pop and jazz, as well as the ability to play many different instruments. He has also performed at many places including Timbre, Shuffle, Acid Bar and Sandbar & Flame at Sentosa. Apart from his teaching here, he has also taught guitar at other music schools, and designed and taught guitar courses for the SMU Arts and Cultural Fraternity.He was also the assistant musical director for Paul, The Musical in 2009, when he led a team of 12 musicians for 4 performances to an audience of 2,000 at the University Cultural Centre (UCC).
ACOUSTIC / ELECTRIC GUITAR, UKULELE
An ABRSM-qualified music educator with years of teaching experience, Ronald is equipped to teach Trinity Rock & Pop Grades 1-8 exams in Guitar. He also teaches students about basic music theory, and how to play English and Mandarin pop/rock songs, with his self prepared music scores, chord charts and lyrics.
As an Ukulele Instructor, he teaches basic chords, strumming instructions & simple pop songs. He hopes to impart to others what he have learnt, and is driven to instil a sense of passion and creativity in music.
DRUMSET / CAJON
Ng Zheng Jie aka 'Harry' (because many seem to think that he shares some resemblance to Harry Potter) is a professional drummer based in Singapore. His qualifications include an Associate of Arts Degree in 'Drumset Performance' from Los Angeles College of Music as well as a Diploma in 'Music and Audio Technology' from Singapore Polytechnic (SP).
Zheng has also worked with numerous artistes and bands, including Ifan Rais, 李梓豪 Max Lee, JJ & the Paperplanes, 林思彤 Lin Si Tong, Anushka Jagtiani, Victoria Street, Ciao Turtle and 美婷OHMYMEITING as sideman. He also joined indie pop band Lost Weekend, in the recording of their eponymous album in 2015.
Since then, he has also been active in the local cover band scene, and has performed in live music venues all over Singapore. Some of these include the Esplanade, Blujaz, Timbre, Switch, Obar and numerous others.
Keyboard, SING & PLAY
Elizabeth is an experienced performer who has been performing since 18. She has a wide repertoire of songs under her belt, including English pop, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil, Mongolian and more!
DRUMS, PERCUSSION, BASS, KEYBOARD
Award-winning musician, Eugene Seow, embarked on his musical journey at the age of 6, learning classical piano. Showing an innate talent and instinct for music, he has honed his musicality over the years deeply, and found his passion for percussion at 17 years of age. Since then, he has been actively performing and gigging in the scene and has become a force to reckon with.
Ex-SAF Band regular, percussionist, and principal drummer, Eugene is also a multi-instrumentalist who plays piano and electric bass at an accomplished level, while possessing a fundamental ability on guitar, brass and woodwind instruments. He has incredible versatility whether the music is pop, rock, classical or jazz, and in any ensemble whether it be big band, combo band, symphonic band, orchestra or even marching band. Eugene’s wealth of experience also extends to having shared the stage with some of the world’s most celebrated jazz musicians such as Orlando Le Fleming (celebrated Bass player in NYC), Samuel Torres (Second place winner of the Thelonius Monk International Jazz Competition), Terence Blanchard (5 Grammy wins and 13 nominations), Dr. Lonnie Smith (2017 NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship recipient) and Cecile Mclorin Savant (2010 winner of the Thelonius Monk International Jazz Competition) among others.
Eugene graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Summa Cum Laude for his Bachelors of Music, with Majors in both Jazz Composition and Professional Music, and a Minor in Music and Society (Global Studies). He attended the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, obtaining a Masters of Music in Jazz Studies.
Justin is a Rockschool and Trinity Rock and Pop exam board affiliated music educator, producer and budding songwriter based in Singapore. He holds a grade 8 distinction for drums, diploma in Audio Engineering and is an MOE/ AMIS certified instructor. Attended the Essentials of Teaching and Learning Course held by NTU - NIE.
With 5 years of teaching experience, he possess an excellent interpersonal and classroom management skills. He is well-versed in teaching students of all ages, ranging from three to sixty years of age and had the opportunity to teach students with special needs (Autism,ADHD ex.).
He currently conducts music lessons in various government schools, does private music tutoring and is a part time teacher at a private music studio. Till date, his students obtained 100% passes in their exams. His approachable nature, passion and dedication to his craft inspires his students; keeping them constantly motivated to improve.
Justin has been invited to perform at various music festivals and events, such as PlayLah! 2017, Swaggout 4 and Café Festival 2014.
Justin is also the co founder/drummer/ rapper of a Singaporean Rock N Roll band called “The Pepper Tree.” The band has played numerous gigs and was shortlisted to play for the National Park Live Out Loud Battle of the Band 2018 competition in which the band was chosen as one of the finalist of the contest.
As a teacher, Justin's mandate is to ignite creativity in people's minds through music and to inspire generations through it.
Tessa has been teaching cajon for 5 years. Her patience and nurturing teaching style attracts much love and affection from her students.