Nur Lina completed her Master of Arts (Performing Arts) from University Malaya in 2015. Prior to that, she graduated from UCSI University with a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Music in 2006 with First Class Honors. She achieved Dean’s List in 2006 and was a recipient of the UCSI Scholarship Award throughout her studies. As a student, she actively participated in events organized by the institute, mostly helping out behind-the-scenes and gained extensive experiences in event management and organization. She also gained work experience with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra under the UCSI University Internship Program. As an alumna, she was offered a position as a tutor/event coordinator where she worked for almost a year before furthering her studies.
At University of Tasmania, she received partial scholarship from the Tasmania International Scholarship program and obtained a Graduate Diploma in Music Studies, taking principal studies with Dr. Andrew Legg. Upon her return, she continued her teaching career at UCSI University as an adjunct lecturer in 2009 teaching contemporary piano performance and courses in the Foundation in Music program before becoming a full-time staff in 2011. Since then, she has assisted in the continuous development of the music programs at UCSI University.
A strong advocate for student experiences, she is currently the Vice-Chair of the Student Welfare committee and a staff representative at the university Student Welfare Council. She also continues to develop and advice the Writer’s Club that promotes and encourages creative writing amongst the student body within the Institute. As an educator, she progressively expands her knowledge and interests in the fields of aural and piano pedagogy. Her students are her passion as they continue to challenge and motivate her to further improve and evolve in her teaching career.
Nur Lina is also an Associate diploma holder in piano performance from Trinity College London and had 17 years of education under the YAMAHA Music Program, guided by Lillian Joseph. Apart from piano, she achieved a Grade 8 with distinction in violin under the tutelage of Lee Yin Hwa, and has performance experience in the gamelan. During her spare time, she extends her skills as a music copyist, engraver and transcriber.