Dr. Loong, a native Malaysian Chinese, has completed all levels of Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education and is certified in the Kodály Method. Before joining the University of Hawai`i, Dr. Loong taught music in the public schools of Malaysia and at Baldwin-Wallace College in Ohio. Dr. Loong’s focus areas are early childhood, elementary, and multicultural music. She has made music with young children in Ohio and Hawai`i since 1995.Several leading journals have published her research on early childhood and elementary music. Dr. Loong has presented at local, state, regional, national, and international conferences. Dr. Loong is the immediate past president of the Hawai`i Music Educators Association. Currently, she serves on the Korean Journal of Research in Music Education; is a reviewer for the Malaysia Music Journal; and is a member of the steering committee of the Alliance for Active Music Making in General Music Teacher Education. She also served on the editorial board of The Orff Echo and as the Chair of the AOSA Research Committee. In 2012, Dr. Loong was named the outstanding music education alumni from the University of Akron, where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees.