Estill CMT Spotlight: Teik Poi Tan
Name: My name is Teik Poi Metropoli Tan, but you can just call me Poi.
Current home (city, country): I stay in Aachen, Germany, but I work in Ruhr Area (Ruhrgebiet, Gelsenkirchen), Germany.
Where did you grow up? Ipoh, Malaysia.
Biggest professional challenge: Teaching a group of people with different learning styles and speeds: with choir singers or with “Estillians” in practice groups. There are some people learn and understand things faster than others. My approach is finding the midway. Neither teaching or talking too fast, nor too slow. When the “quick learners” finish earlier, they are free do whatever pleases them, as long as they do not interrupt others. People who need further clarifications will still get my personal attention after the sessions. I always tell people to send me their questions via email.
Favorite voice book: Estill Level 1 and 2 Course Instruction Manual. Hmm...Do we consider it as a book?
Last book read: “The Miracle in the Grocery Store: ナミヤ雑貨店の奇蹟 ” by Keigo Higashino (Japanese author, well known for his mystery novels).
Person you would most like to have dinner with: My mum.
Favorite performer: Singers: Silje Nergaard, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Bands/Groups: Maroon 5, Coldplay, Pentatonix, Boyce Avenue.
Dream vacation: Everywhere and anywhere. But safety is certainly something I will consider.
3 Albums (CDs) you would take with you if stranded on a deserted island: Ella Swings Gently with Nelson, Nina: The Essential Nina Simone, Miles Davis - Kind of Blue.
Item(s) most likely to be found in your refrigerator: Beer.
Hobbies: Travelling, Cooking, Workout.
Favorite quote: If you don't like something, change it!
People would be surprised to know… I can eat a lot!
"BE (Before Estill) I used to ask my various teachers why I couldn't do certain things and never got a straight or useful answer. The first Estill workshop I attended in Australia was a revelation for me. I grieved for the voice I should have had for at least 12 months. .However, my main purpose now, is to pass on this wonderful work to as many people as I can. I am positive that Estill has answers!"
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