Dawn Marie Toh started out as a classical pianist, under the tutelage of the late renowned Ong Lip Tat and Mr. Benjamin Loh. She obtained her Grade 8 at age 10 and her L.T.C.L performing certificate at age 15.
She moved on to pick up the cello at age of 11 and obtained her Grade 8 a year later under ex deputy cello principal, doyen Mrs Herminia A. Ilano. Coupled with the competency of both instruments she has been invited to work for many international schools like the Australian International School, the German European School, the American School and the Tanglin Trust. She eventually started her own music school Pro Musique School nut has since sold the business due to kids commitments
As a performer, she loves performing and over the years she has picked up jazz and pop piano and improvisation as well. Coupled with her strong classical foundation training, she has been invited to perform with Hong Kong Superstar Jacky Cheung on his world tour of the famous “Snow Wolf Lake “ musical, singer Fish Leong, performed lived with famous French pianist Richard Clayderman and BREAD.
On the musical theatre front, Dawn has also played for the Chang and Eng entire season, Joseph and the Technicolor coat, Les Miserables and several more.
Subsequently, Dawn found her own all girl electric string trio-SAN NIKKIS when Yamaha (Singapore ) expressed their wish to endorse their trio and they have been endorsing Yamaha silent electric series since. The band has been playing for over a decade now and this unique classical/pop fusion group has brought them gigs from launching all the BMW in Hong Kong, Taipei and China to charity concerts with AWARE and the ongoing annual Prestige and Icon balls.
Her tenacity and diligence has brought her a biggest gig in 2018 when she was asked to teach Taiwanese superstar Vivian Hsu and Dawn landed her first movie role in Taipei as a psychotic pianist as Vivians double in the movie “ Devil Fish “ which has been screened all throughout Asia.
With her teenage older children going off to college very soon and one younger toddler in hand, Dawn spends most of her time opting to teach at hime and accepting her role as an ad junct in SOTA(School of the Arts Singapore)
When she is not teaching or performing, Dawn enjoys going running at the gym, cooking, enjoying her Japanese omakase, making conversations with her children and enjoying the camaraderie between her close friends.