Jia Woon began playing the guitar when she was 13 years old. She was a girl who enjoyed listening to pop music, which eventually led to her interest in the guitar. She went on to play for her church and obtained a diploma in music at the Malaysian Institute of Arts before furthering her studies in ASWARA majoring in modern guitar.
Jia Woon grew up with pop music influence, thus shaping her pop musical style. She aims to own a music business one day and advices younger musicians to keep practicing and enjoy music, adding, “Know what you are playing, be familiar with all the notes and chords as they are the foundation to being a good musician.”
Qualifications and Notable Achievements
- ABRSM Grade 8 Theory examination
- Trinity Guildhall Classical Guitar Grade 8 Examination
- Gold Award in a guitar trio performance at the 11th China-Asean Arts Festival 2013
- Finalist in Classical Guitar Competition MIGFEST 2014
- Diploma In Music (MIA)
- Degree in Music (ASWARA)
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