ABOUT SHIRLEY CHOI
Educated in the UK and the United States.Shirley is a versatile award winning songwriter, children book author, musician and writes a music column for various publications around the world. In 2005, Shirley founded Happy Diamond Music Studio.
At the age of 4, Shirley started piano lessons and won numerous awards in England. Shirley received diploma from Royal School of Music in England for piano performance. Shirley received degrees from the University of San Diego and Pepperdine. Shirley studied orchestration, film scoring and music production with Emmy and Grammy Award Winners at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) through its extension program.Shirley, is also an accomplished bassist. Her all girls band, “So What” 's first single "War Monkey" spent 5 weeks on top of the Hong Kong Indie Music Chart. In July 08, she performed her own song "Under the Blue Sky" on Chinese Central Television. In Nov 08, Shirley became the first female bassist to perform at the Chinese National Indoor Stadium (also known as the Olympic Indoor stadium) Shirley's song " 風的期待" (Hope) won 2nd runner up at CASH (Composers and authors society of Hong Kong) songwriting competition in 2009. Shirley performed her symphonic work “Happy Diamond” with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. In November 2011, Shirley was nominated and became the finalist for "Golden Sail Music Awards" - "Serious Music Category". In 2012, Shirley's music "Voor Robert" won the best "Bandstand" music for a composition competition in London England. In 2014, Shirley's Happy Diamond Music Studio released Kakamega The Rainforest Musical App. The app reached worldwide ranking number 11th on the IOS chart under book category. In 2015, Shirley’s studio released 2nd APP “Migalolo Ocean Musical” on iOS and Andriod. The app reached worldwide ranking number 4th on iOS chart under book category . Migalolo is an highly acclaimed app among school teachers and parents In 2017 Happy Diamond released its third app Miniwalla The Forest Story. Miniwalla received outstanding recognition around the globe and rated as top five apps by Educational App Store in United Kingdom. Miniwalla Forest Story is among one of the top five apps at the App Growth Awards for Best App Store Listing in Germany.
As an educational resource for teachers and parents, each Happy Diamond project includes complete sheet music and lyrics. Children can sing along and learn at home or at school.Each story we create seeks to educate children as well as to promote fundamental concepts of friendship, courage, faith, and love.
At Happy Diamond Music Studios, we believe that youth entertainment should be both fun and educational. What better way to entertain and teach kids than through the power of music?