Chi Ying Lam is a musician-educator whose professional portfolio includes performance, composition, teaching, organizational development, event management, and research. She has performed as a theatre musician and song-writer. She graduated from the Education University of Hong Kong. She was an arts administrator and a school music teacher before she started her doctoral study at the Royal College of Music, London. Her primary research interest is in community music practice development in school music education and the transferability of the practice to other professional domains, especially in NCS (non-Chinese speaking) language learning contexts.