Having graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in the year 2010, Joe began his musical journey at age 9 in Mayflower Primary School Chinese Orchestra and later started learning the Guzheng at age 11 under the tutelage of Mdm Huo Ruo Wei. With his distinct musicality, Joe achieved distinctions in his Grade 8, Grade 9 and Diploma graded examination awarded by Central Conservatory of Music in collaboration with Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. In the year 2006, Joe further polished his Guzheng skills with Mdm Yin Qun and admitted into Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in the year 2007 under the tutelage of Mdm Yin Qun. During his academic years, Joe was exposed to various modern Guzheng compositions and Guzheng concertos. Finally, in the year 2010, Joe was the First runner up for the 2nd Zhong Xin Competition competing with both Western and Chinese Instrumentalists.
Joe has been actively teaching since his school days (Since 2007). With his extensive experience as a music educator, Joe successfully trains and prepare students to achieve distinction in their Graded examinations. Joe's students are range from age 6 to Senior age learner. Joe is now currently a Guzheng ensemble instructor of various Primary and Secondary schools.