ailin yong

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

My writings are in coexistence with my music, so is my lifestyle and work attitude.

Professional Profile

Jazz is not a style but a lifestyle, it is not just music but a philosophy of life.

Teaching music as a form of art, able to design courses and construct teaching materials to suit individual needs. Capable of creating and implementing ideas even in a strict time frame.

Professional Experience

Over 20 years of music teaching experience in Jazz piano, Jazz harmony, Songwriting and Arranging, Classical Piano and Theory.

Coordinator/ Videographer/ Video Editor for Peoples Documentary. 2012-

Currently promoting Jazz education by running workshops and small group intensive class for music teachers.

Conducting group classes on Ear Training, movable solfege method, rhythm sight-singing and transcribing technique.

Executive Producer for an Environmental Album “你选择的现在,你决定的未来”, all music written by AiLin Yong, vocal for 2 songs. 2012.

Conducted “Introduction to Jazz Styles- Spirit, not History” to teachers, students and non-musicians, 2011. Also jazz appreciation sessions for children with no music background.

Composed, arranged and sung the song “Taib Jangan Bebankan Rakyat Sarawak” which received over 20,000 hits on youtube in a few days. On the opening night of Sarawak re-election in Kuching, Miri and Sibu, the song was sung by thousands of peoples .

Poetry reading on “Malam Tak Nak Potong 528” in Chinese Assembly Hall. 2010.

Invited to attend “Asia Chinese New Media Conference: The Impact of New Media in Democracy, Social Movement and Journalism”. 2010.

Columnist for Oriental Daily on current issues and culture. 2008-

Columnist for Malaysiakini Chinese 2010-2011.

Music & women's Columnist for “HQ” magazine 2010-

Jingles and arranged over 50songs, 10 albums and written songs for local Chinese and Malay, and also China recording artiste. 1991-93.

Keyboardist for GB Band in Boston. 1988-1990.

Debut album with group “焦点”, 1984, won the Entertaintment Award (娱协奖) top 10 bands, concert toured with Taiwan and Hong Kong artiste around Malaysia.

Composed theme song for Sin Chew Jit Poh 《学海》, sung by youth journalist camp held every year.

  • Work
    • Pandora Artisto
  • Education
    • Berklee College of Music