Tang Qi Yau

Today, Qi Yau is on a mission to use his knowledge and experience to share how we can be unconventional in a conventional world through music.

Tang Qi Yau

Inspiring Futures 2021

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Tang Qi Yau, or better known as Qi Yau among his friends is a final year Speech Therapy student at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). Having been raised in Kajang, a south- eastern town in Selangor which has evolved from a tin-mining town to an urbanised city, it is no wonder why Qi Yau has no fear in challenging the traditional norms in life. Ever since he was in primary school, Qi Yau has been playing the Harmonica which he sees as not just as a musical instrument but also a close companion. From then on, Qi Yau has not only performed on the international stage but also winning international harmonica championships in China, Taiwan, and South Korea.

After a few years exploring and experiencing music through the harmonica, Qi Yau soon realised his success came not just from hard work but also from his love of music. With this newfound sense of realization, Qi Yau started a harmonica class in hometown and in UKM. He
uses unconventional methods and techniques to help his students, and peers to learn the harmonica. Today Qi Yau is on a mission to use his knowledge and experience to 
share how we can be unconventional in a conventional world through music.