WESTERN INSTRUMENT COURSES

We offer music courses for all kinds of western music instruments. The more popular courses are Piano, Violin and Guitar. We also have courses for Flute, Oboe, Viola, Cello etc.

 

Most of our lessons are conducted individually and all our teachers are qualified professionals with years of experience in performance and teaching. The beauty and advantage of individual coaching is that it enables personalized planning for your own progress in your musical journey.



VIOLIN 

The Violin Course is conducted individually, from aged 5 and above, either for personal enjoyment or preparation for external examinations conducted by the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM), United Kingdom. We will train students to develop finger dexterity in mastering this instrument.  

 

Students will learn music fundamentals like:

  

·         Correct posture

·         Rhythmic awareness

·         Recognition of keys and pitch

·         Note-reading

·         Aural training

 

Being involved in the above aspects of the curriculum will enable students to develop good playing techniques, perfect pitch and enrich their musical skills.

 

 

CLASSICAL PIANO

The classical piano course is conducted individually, from aged 5 and above. It is adopted from the piano practical syllabus of the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM), United Kingdom. Our teachers will prepare the students to sit for the graded ABRSM examinations. The aims of this course are to inculcate the students with good piano-playing techniques, develop their musical sense and enrich their musical skills.

 

Students will learn fundamentals like:

 

·         Correct fingering technique

·         Proper posture and hand positions

·         Rhythmic awareness

·         Recognition of keys and pitch

·         Note-reading

·         Aural training

·         Harmony

·         Good musical sense

 

 

POP PIANO

The pop piano course is conducted individually for all adult learners who have little or no musical background, and never having explored or played the piano before.

 

Piano learning is a perfect way to keep your mind sharp. In the course of mastering the instrument, you acquire peripheral skills like staying calm and focused under pressure, be persistent in the face of challenges, working whether one feels like doing something or not, instilling self-confidence and poise, and providing an outlet for creativity.

 

The objectives of this course are:

 

·         To learn proper piano playing by keeping the fingers nimble.

·         To develop independent coordination of hands.

·         To keep one’s mind sharp.

·         To increase hearing awareness.

·         To increase social participation by presenting a performance to others.

 



GUITAR

Our Pop Guitar Course focuses mainly on the various strumming and chord-plucking techniques. It will help you to understand chord harmony, learn various rhythmic strumming patterns and be able to enjoy and play your favourite songs.

 

Lessons are conducted individually from age 8 and above. We also offer group lessons of 2 to 3 persons. However, the advantage of individual coaching is that it enables personalized planning for your own progress in your musical journey.   

 

INTRODUCING THE NEW UKULELE COURSE!

...cute & charming 4-strings instrument that is rapidly gaining popularity in Singapore.

 

If you want to pick up a new skill...

If you are seeking a new hobby...

If you aren't sure which musical instrument to begin...

This course is for you!

 

Great for the young and old. Small and light; compared to a Guitar, fingering is easier.

 

Suitable for:

  • Beginners with no prior experience with musical instruments.
  • Self-taught players who want to polish up their skills.

 

Course objective:

By the end of module 1, students should be able to strum simple patterns to accompany at least 3 songs and be able to play with others.

 

Join a group or go for individual coaching.

 

Group duration: 8 weeks per module (1 hour per week)

Group promotion: FREE ukulele instrument for every Module 1 sign up

Class size: 4-6 students

Timing: Please telephone to enquire.

 

CHINESE INSTRUMENT COURSES

We offer all kinds of Chinese music instrumental courses. The more popular courses are Guzheng and Erhu. We also have courses for Pipa, Dizi, Hulusi, Yangqin, Liuqin, Zhongruan, Guqin etc.

 

We use graded teaching materials cater for NUS Chinese Instrumental Examination. Teachers will prepare students for the year-end exam at the NUS Centre for the Arts. Students can also opt to take their exam at NAFA Central Conservatory of Music.

 

Our lessons are conducted individually and all our teachers are qualified professionals with years of experience in performance and teaching. Students can also opt for group lesson (2 to 3 persons). However, the advantage of individual coaching is that it enables personalized planning for your own progress in your musical journey.

 

THEORY COURSES

The music theory course aims to inculcate the students with sound knowledge and understanding of musical concepts. Students will learn fundamental musical elements such as the nature of:

 

·         intervals

·         keys

·         scales and

·         chords

 

Students will have the opportunities to acquire a knowledge of the notation (including signs and common terminology employed), rhythmic patterns construction skill and skill in completing melodic and harmonic structures.

 

Some of the benefits of taking theory classes are:

 

·         Complements and enhances practical studies

·         Stimulates development and greater understanding of music

·         Helps in playing better music

 

Students may pursue the course for self-enrichment, refresh their knowledge of past learning or prepare for the ABRSM Theory examinations. They will be assessed on their ability to identify music symbols, to complete given musical extracts and to answer questions relating to the elements of music in the specific grade of music theory examination.

 

This theory course is conducted once a week for students with no music background or of various backgrounds, whether you are learning piano, violin or other instruments. It is taught in a group setting with no minimum age restrictions or individually.

 

Most examination boards impose very little restrictions on the student who enrolls for the particular grade of examination as long as the student feels comfortable with it. Students may skip the preceding grades and sit for higher grades. For the ABRSM examinations, students wishing to take Practical Grade 6 examinations must have passed their Grade 5 Theory. There is no prerequisite for any theory grades to sit for the practical grades 1 to 5.

 

MUSIC FOR KIDS CLASS

A learning program using the Orff learning approach suitable for children age 3 to 5. The Orff Method is an approach to music education conceived by the German composer, Carl Orff (1895-1982). It is a way of introducing and teaching children about music on a level that they can easily comprehend by engaging their mind and body through a mixture of singing, dancing, acting and the use of percussion instruments such as xylophones, castanets, bells, gongs, tambourines and conga drums.

 

There is no standardized Orff curriculum. Teachers design their own lesson plans and adapt it to suit the size of the class and the age of the students.

 

Lessons are presented with an element of “play”. Program includes musical activities, introduction to rhythm and notation and using percussion to make music. Using the Orff approach, the musical activities will stimulate and help students learn key concepts about rhythm, melody, harmony, texture, form and other elements of music. Students learn these concepts by speaking, singing, dancing, movement, acting and playing instruments.

 

The objectives of the course are:

 

·         To explore the world of music through fun and play

·         To develop sense of rhythm

·         To develop perceptive listening skills

·         To develop musical creativity

·         To develop social skills and self-esteem through group interaction

·         To build foundation of all subsequent musical learning

 

Music for Kids class is conducted in a small class size (6 to 8) to ensure your child gets maximum attention from the teacher. Our teachers are specially selected for their warmth, enthusiasm and ability to relate to children. Very soon your child will be playing and enjoying all kinds of music.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION

The following are the details of our school’s registration and examinations schedule:

 

 

ABRSM Theory Examination

 

·         Registration in November for examination in March

·         Registration in August for examination in October

 

ABRSM Practical Examination

 

·         Registration in February for examination in July to September

·         Registration in October for examination in February / March 

 

NUS Chinese Instrumental Examination

 

·         Registration in September for examination in November / December