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The British Academy of Performing Arts (BAPA) is the first truly integrated pre-university performing arts academy in Malaysia. Whether you dream of becoming an actor, dancer, singer, instrumentalist or even a combination as a career or just for fun, BAPA will provide you with the skills and motivation to bring Performance to LIFE!

Staffed by a highly experienced and internationally qualified team of tutors and coaches, many of whom are renowned performers in their own right, BAPA will teach and guide you towards sharing your new skills with an audience via performance as soon as possible. Where appropriate, examinations with globally respected bodies such as ABRSM and Trinity College may also be provided to enhance and monitor your progress towards your performance goals.

We welcome aspiring performers of any age from babies and toddlers to senior citizens and offer a full consultation service to help you choose the right course, instrument or genre best suited to your talents and ambitions.

Paul M Baker - Principal

Principal & Master Brass Tutor
Principal’s Message Why study at BAPA? Tuition v Education. There are ...


Ergys Koni

Head of Strings & Master Violin Tutor
In a career spanning more than 30 years, Ergys Koni has performed in nearly ...

Stephen Tseu

Cello Tutor
Stephen Tseu is already establishing himself as a formidable cellist ...

Aamil Sulaiman

Senior Cello Tutor
He has a Masters degree from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and ...

Andrea Sim

Violin Tutor
She also studied for two years in Vienna’s Prayner Konservatorium with ...

Leon Onn

Violin Tutor
Leon has been a stalwart of the local music scene since 2006. As a founder ...


Shuenda Wong

Master Piano Tutor
Shuenda has been a prize-winning pianist in many international piano ...

Mireia Frutos

Piano Tutor
In constant international demand, Mireia has performed in Spain, Malaysia, ...

Cheah Mun Wei

Piano Tutor
Upon graduation from high school, she enrolled into the diploma course at ...

Tammy Lim

Piano Tutor
Tammy graduated with first class honours with a Bachelor in Performing Arts ...


Leon Lee

Guitar Tutor
An active and sought after performer, Leon has given dozens of charity ...

Dr. Nathan Fischer

Senior Guitar Tutor
At present, he is a Senior Lecturer of Classical Guitar with the Universiti ...


Paul M Baker

Master Brass Tutor
As a conductor, Paul has directed over 30 oratorios and musicals including ...

Yau Yann Zhe

Trumpet & High Brass Tutor
He went on to study at the prestigious Royal Scottish Conservatory in the ...


Chai Yem Voon

Flute Tutor
She gained her Bachelor (Hons) of Classical Music in UCSI in 2011 and went ...

Eddy Lim

Saxophone & Jazz Tutor
Both prior to his studies in the UK and since returning, Eddy has been in ...


Nazreen Shah

Drum & Percussion Tutor
Since graduating with a BMus (Hons) in Percussion in 2014, he has been ...

Boon Kah Lim

Drum & Percussion Tutor
Since graduating, Boon Kah has played with many of the top orchestras in ...


Michelle Tan Hui Sze

Head of the BAPA Musical Theatre Programme
A consummate performer and aspiring theatre maker, Michelle Tan Hui Tze ...

Kenny Shim

Head of Dance and Musical Theatre Dance Tutor
Prior to studying in London, Kenny choreographed numerous musicals in Kuala ...

Maja Pavlovska

Classical and Contemporary Vocal Coach and Musical Theatre Voice Tutor
Since then Maja has worked all over Europe and Asia as an opera singer, ...