Patty Lai started learning piano at 5 years old in Hong Kong and became the accompanist at church choirs and
music festivals at 13 years old. Once she completed the grade 8 piano
examination of The Royal Schools of Music at the age of 16, she was hired as a
part-time piano teacher at Aerophone piano company in Hong
In 1982, Patty
immigrated to Toronto, Canada and continued to be active
in community choirs as an accompanist, soloist or conductor. She studied
computer programming and business administration for her post-secondary
educations. She worked in various commercial corporations in Hong Kong and Toronto, specialized in
adult business training and later on accounting and taxation. However, she
never ceased teaching piano and taking vocal lessons in a part-time basis.
Her deep passion to music never ended. In the beginning of 2002,
Patty decided to make a change in her life and became a full time piano teacher
at Klavier Music Studio in Toronto. This change proved to be very successful by
her excellent student’s tracking records at the Royal Conservatory of Music
examinations as well as music festivals around Metropolitan Toronto.
studied piano with Jimmy Chan in Toronto, San-Qing
Lu-Bennaman and David Chapman in Maryland, USA. She was
professionally trained under the Royal Conservatory of Music curriculum and
received her ARCT Piano Teacher’s Diploma with good standings.