[anti-rclick]There are so many ways to learn piano and theory. As we think outside the box, we can see creativity in the music we are making. We can draw, write, sing, move our bodily parts and do some seemingly weird exercises to help with piano playing. Choices are tremendous. Moreover, rather than me the teacher writing instructions for the students all the time, I sometimes ask them to write down in their notebooks what they need to work on themselves. It is a much better reminder especially for the younger students when they have to do some thinking about what exactly they have to practise about when writing the instructions. Thus they become more self-responsible for their own practice.

Click on the photos to have a close look at their great works!


我們有很多不同的方法來學習鋼琴和理論。當我們打破框框,我們可以看到學習音樂的同時發揮創意。我們可以繪畫,寫作,唱歌,活動身體的各部份,和做一些看似奇怪的練習來幫助鋼琴彈奏。選擇是無限的。此外,作為老師,雖然我多數會為學生寫下他們要回家做的練習,但我有時候亦會要他們在筆記本上寫下自己需要怎麼練習的指示。這樣的做法,尤其是對年輕的學生來説,是一個非常好的訓練,因為他們要爲怎樣去用文字表達自己要練習的有關指示而作出一連串的思考,讓他們更認真對待自己的鋼琴學習,變得更有責任感。

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Alexandra Uy-Tioco Alexandra’s Drawing of Treble Clefs I: There is an Animal Hiding Among the Clefs! Can You Find IT? (Click on the Photo for a Bigger Picture!) Alexandra’s Drawing of Treble Clefs II
Do You See the Treble Clefs on the Dolls? On the Shoes and the Dresses?

Lok-Yin Chu





Isn’t It A Super Neat Drawing For
A Five-Year-Old!

Walter Chan



Which Elephant Drawing Do You Like Better? Mine on Top or Walter’s at Bottom?
The Drawings were to remind Walter of how Heavy the Steps of Elephants could be, indicated by the Bass Notes on the Left Hand Part in the Song L’Elephant by Saint-Saens! And Heavy Steps mean Slower Tempo!

Joy Chan





You See the Hand Next to the Arrows (indicating the wrist movement)? It’s Joy’s Self-Reminder for Paying Special Attention to Her Wrist Motion During Practice Of the Chords!

Hannah and Grace Chan

Grace’s Self-Reminder for Her Practice Sessions

Hannah’s Lovely Portrait for Her composition, “The Froggy Dance”


Both Sisters also Did a Super Great Job Writing New Theory Exercises on Their Own to Test Each Other!

Grace’s Wonderful Theory Homework For Hannah!

Hannah’s Equally Great Theory Homework For Grace!


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