Ernest graduated with a Diploma in Music Production & Engineering from Altron School of Media Arts and a Diploma in Songwriting and Production from School of Music and the Arts. He is also a Product Design & Development graduate from Nanyang Polytechnic.
After National Service, he followed his passion for pop music and started work as Music Publishing Executive and quickly promoted to Artiste and Repertoire Manager (A&R) working hand in hand with Universal Music Publishing (Asia). He has also been involved in music production, working on many commercial albums as Assistant Producer and has also collaborated and performed with artistes such as Li Fei Hui and Kelly Poon.
Ernest is a highly sought after judge for many singing competitions and has judged many major competitions such as NTU Talent Quest, NUS Impressario, Yellow Ribbon Songwriting Competition and many more. He was invited to be a guest trainer for Singapore Idol Season 3, coaching the contestants in songwriting segment and the Yellow Ribbon Songwriting Competition.
Ernest is a signed writer under Touch Publishing and wrote the theme song ‘My Freedom’ for the local move ‘The Days’ as well as a member of COMPASS.
Ernest has also worked as a full time music instructor under School and Music and the Arts Pte Ltd and SOMA Enrichment Pte Ltd in which he has more than 9 years of experience in educating students in many music related skills. He has also been the designated guitar instructor to conduct all levels of the MOE Guitar Courses for Teachers. Ernest is also AMIS certified, PAL certified and NAC approved Enrichment Instructor.
He now performs with his Pop rock Band ‘BlackForest’ and they have performed both locally and internationally at various venues such as National Stadium, Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza, Art House, Spring Scream (Taiwan) and many more. Their highlights performances included being the Opening Band for F.I.R concert held at Singapore Indoor Stadium. Black Forest is now preparing for their EP.
He also performs as a resident guitarist in well known pubs such as Timbre, Shuffle, J Bar, and many more!