Magdalene began piano lessons at the age of four. During her teens, she developed an intense passion for the classical guitar.
This led to a career as a guitar instructor in Yamaha Music School for many years. To explore her musical capabilities further, she took an interest in the harp and has over the years developed a personal and distinctive style of playing classical and popular pieces on the harp by ear.
She was the resident harpist at The Oriental, Singapore (1992 -1993), Hyatt Regency (1995 -1996), The Inter-Continental, Singapore (1997 – 2003) and The Regent (2004 – 2006).
Her work requirements and experience resulted in an extensive repertoire of self-arranged classical pieces, sentimental oldies, themes from musicals and movies, popular Asian melodies, Christmas songs and carols as well as her own original compositions.
She has recorded 3 CDs entitled “A Harpist’s Dream” (a collection of popular songs), “Two Harps For Christmas” and “Angel” (original compositions).
Besides teaching harp privately and in schools, she performs frequently for outdoor and indoor wedding solemnizations, wedding banquets, corporate events, state functions, product launches, birthday and anniversary celebrations and home parties.