Mak is a highly experienced music educator and has
been teaching piano for over 10 years. Beginning her
piano studies at the age of five, she completed
grade eight piano while still in Primary School, and
attained her Diploma of Music in Classical Piano at
the tender age of thirteen. Serena went on to study
Jazz Piano and performed with a premier jazz
ensemble during her high school years. During this
time, she was specially selected by the jazz giant
himself, James Morrison, as Future Finalist for the
BMW Generations in Jazz Scholarship.
Apart from studying Instrumental Music Pedagogy at
the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Serena also
completed a degree in Business Management at the
University of Queensland. She was able to put these
credentials to work as the manager of Keyboardkidz
Piano School, training and supervising piano
teachers over a network of 16 different teaching
locations across Brisbane. The music school also
boasts the title of Australian National Piano School
of the Year in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
In recent years, Serena has been focussing on the
management of her private teaching studio in Eight
Mile Plains. She teaches 40 students a week, ranging
from fresh beginners to diploma level pianists.
Apart from teaching, Serena is also the elected
Chairperson of the Worship and Music Committee at
the Chinese Methodist Church of Australia in Eight
Mile Plains, and currently serves as a conductor for
their Youth Orchestra and English Choir.