Multi-award winning musician Dennis Lau’s journey toward becoming an accomplished musician was birthed from humble circumstances of academic failure and his mother’s persevering love. “I am where I am today because I had people who believed in me, who provided me with opportunities. This concert is called ‘THE CHOSEN’ because we are all chosen for a specific purpose in our lives, to contribute towards the greater good. We are delighted to go on a musical journey with TFM’s students who have been ‘chosen’; to inspire and provide them with a platform to discover their musical talents,” says Dennis.
Over the last 6 months, Dennis and Fara Dolhadi have mentored the selected 4 students in vocal training, teaching them to become performing artistes. This life-changing opportunity has stirred up their ambitions, empowering them to pursue music as a future career. They will perform ‘Esok’, a song Dennis composed especially for them, at THE CHOSEN concert on 29th June 2019.
“When I got the offer I was on a school trip. One of my TFM teachers called me, saying ‘Dennis Lau wants you to perform at his concert! If you are interested they will sponsor your vocal class.’ I was so shocked! But I didn’t know how talented I was.. I wasn’t confident at that time. I thought I’ll give it a try and see.”- Dania, 17, student at a high-need school in the Klang Valley.
TFM is grateful for partners like Dennis who share the same dream: To give opportunities to students to realise their full potential. To find out more, watch this beautiful video:
Video credit: Dennis Lau
Tickets for THE CHOSEN BY DENNIS LAU & FRIENDS CONCERT on 29th June 2019 are still available for purchase at TicketCharge or by calling +603 9222 8811.
Teach For Malaysia recruits, trains and supports Fellows to teach in high-need schools across the nation. Beyond the Fellowship, our Alumni continue to champion education in different ways. As of 2019, we’ve impacted over 111,000 students, working with the Ministry of Education and other partners.