Dr. Loong, a native Malaysian Chinese, has completed all levels in Kodaly and Orff-Schulwerk and is certified in both of these methods. Before coming to the University of Hawai‘i, Dr. Loong taught music in the public schools of Malaysia and at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio. Currently, Dr. Loong serves as chair of the music education area at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, president of the Hawai‘i Music Education Association. She also serves on the editorial board of the Orff Echo, Korean Journal of Research in Music Education, a reviewer for the Malaysia Music Journal, and a member of the steering committee of the Alliance for Active Music Making in General Music Teacher Education.