A Brief Introduction to Our Piano Programs
Our Core Programs include:
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- Piano Beginner
- Graded Piano
- Piano Diploma
- Piano Teacher Training
- Parent - Child Piano
- Church Pianist Training
- Piano Elite
- Piano Fun
- Piano Creativity
- Music Theory
Piano Beginner Program
Piano Lesson Program Year 1 Semester 1
Our school has written a new systematic syllabus for the beginners (children/adult). It is a one-year four-semester piano beginner course program. The whole program is a one-on-one lesson system and is taught by teachers who have trained under or mentored by our director Miss Wong. In the first semester each student gets to learn a variety of songs and scales, note reading and rhythm training.
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About Our Piano Beginner Course
FAQ on Piano Lessons
Q1. How old should my child start taking piano lessons?
I would say usually no younger than age 4. It is very hard for a child to sit quite still and concentrate through even a 30-minute lesson every week. It is also difficult for him/her to be able to understand the teacher’s direction, react to it and perform it. It takes time for a child at such a young age to adapt to such a new learning concept, but it is a very good training. It requires much patience from the child, the parents and the teacher, especially during the first six months. We would like to build a solid foundation of piano playing and musical concept and above all, love for music for a life time, right from the start.
Q2. How long is a lesson for my child?
I suggest for young beginners, a 30-minute lesson every week to start with. As said before, a child cannot sit still and concentrate for more than 30 minutes (as a matter of fact, even adult’s concentration span is less than 30 minutes!). But a 30-minute lesson goes by really fast (I like it when a student tells me with a disappointed face, “wow, are we finished? I want to play more!”, than when a student feels bored and refuses to play, wishing the lesson can finish earlier.)
Depending on the progress, students usually proceed to 45-minute lessons after 2-3 months (i.e. the second or third semester in the first year depending on the learning ability and maturity of the student). Young beginners may even take longer time to go through the 30-minute lesson period (e.g. 4-6 months). Most importantly, we want your child to enjoy the piano lessons but not to detest them.
Q3. Do you teach adults?
Yes, we do teach adults, from absolute beginners from scratch to diploma-level students. If you have never learnt playing the piano, start NOW! You have probably heard the old saying, “late is better than never”. It is true. Have you ever regretted that you never had the chance to learn playing the piano when you were little? Or you have stopped playing because of study, work or simply too many other things to learn or do? Do not think, “oh, but I am much older now, I cannot compare with the young children who start learning from early age!” Why do you think you have to compare yourself to them? You are you, you have your strong points and individuality. And you know what? Adults have their advantages in learning the piano. First of all, it is YOU who want to take lessons, not your parents. That is why you are here reading this. Second of all, adults know much better than kids, right? (Well, not in that tone as you think). But you have learnt much more during these years, you can process datas quicker, you can associate different materials easier, your hands and feet can coordinate better, you can read and understand faster, etc, etc. So start today, start now. Do not even hesitate for another second. Because, before you know it, it would be another month, another year, and another decade past, and you still have not started playing the piano.
For adult beginners, I suggest you start with 45-minute lessons first. Depending on the progress, you would proceed to 1-hour lessons when appropriate. Adult students with some experience should take 1-hour lessons weekly.
Q4. Can I buy an electric keyboard instead of a piano?
I understand the concerns behind buying a piano: one, buying a keyboard is much cheaper; two, you are not sure if you or your child is serious about piano playing or how long you will be staying in Hong Kong; three, Hong Kong’s homes are way too small to even fit in an upright piano! Yes, I understand all of these, but I do not suggest buying an electric keyboard. If all you want is to be able to play some music on a keyboard, an electric one would suffice to perform such trick. However, if you want to “play the piano”, then you need a real piano! The action of a piano is totally different from an electric keyboard (in fact I do not see any action there in the latter but an electric one) and it thus requires a special kind of technique and touch to play it and produce the diverse and beautiful nuances from it. The sound of a piano produced is also unique of its own that that of an electric keyboard cannot compare (the “grand piano” sound from a keyboard is so fake!). The technique required to play an electric keyboard is limited and therefore much simpler. Students should definitely buy a piano as soon as possible. And for those who haven’t bought an instrument and are considering about getting one, I suggest buying a good quality second-hand piano when there is a limited budget. You only have to be very careful about finding a piano company that you can trust. Even the so-called “new” pianos sold at some prestigious piano companies are not that well-maintained. You should ask your teacher or someone who knows piano to check it for you if possible.
For the parents are not sure if their young children are serious about learning the piano, I suggest you rent a well-maintained piano from a local piano company. You can use a decent quality piano at a lower cost. And when you like to buy it, the rental fee paid can be deducted from the selling price as well.
Q5. Do you teach at students’ homes?
I strongly suggest students take their lessons at our location, for: 1. we have all my teaching materials and equipment here; 2. Students concentrate and learn much better here. However, we can arrange teachers to your home with extra costs.
Q6. Can I take a trial lesson?
Yes, you can. I am flexible on this issue. I think a trial lesson is good for us to meet and know each other a little before we venture into a long-term teacher-student relationship. In the trial lesson, we first share about our beliefs and goals for your/your child’s piano learning, then we assess the potential student’s playing and conduct a mini-lesson.
The trial lesson fee is the same as the fee for one regular lesson.
Note: All new students are required to take a trial lesson/interview before I officially take them in as my students.
Q7. What is a consultation session?
A consultation session is an one-off session in which we focus on solving specific problems regarding student’s playing or teaching. Examples are selected technique training, advices on exam pieces, preparation for diploma exams, etc.
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Graded Piano Program
Upon completion of piano beginner course, our students are automatically promoted to graded piano course. We prepare students for graded exams on a fast track. There are ample opportunities for performance, competitions and exams as well to complement the solid training.
DipABRSM (Piano Performance) Course
We are now offering dipABRSM (piano performance) course. This course is specifically tailored to individual student’s own need. In this course, we help you with choosing your pieces suitable to your ability and the examination requirement, writing the programme notes, as well as preparing you to pass your quick study test with confidence and be able to discuss your pieces eloquently in the viva voce section.
One-off consultation lessons
*For students who take ongoing weekly and bi-weekly lessons, we offer regular email consultation when they have any problems concerning practice, technique issues, analysis, interpretation and reading.
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Piano Pedagogy Course for teachers
Piano Pedagogy Course is a systematic and informative course to provide solid and fundamental training for piano teachers and students.
Our next piano pedagogy course will commence on May 2018. It is a 10-week course to train the more seasoned teachers who are already in the business for a while but want to equip themselves better, as well as the new teachers who are keen to learn more in order to teach better students.
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Piano Pedagogy Course
Parent-Child Piano Course
Parent - Child Piano Course
Teach parent basics of music knowledge and piano playing.
Help parent understand how to assist child to practice at home.Great way to bond parent and child by making music together!
Parent also gets to learn how to play the piano, fun for a lifetime!
Regular lesson schedule:
Child: 30-minute session
Parent: 30-minute session
Both learn the SAME materials
Some overlapping time occasionally for duet or home practice
reminder for parent.
Total : 1-hour weekly lesson
Church Pianist Training Course
Piano Training for Church Music Keyboardist
In this course, our teacher who has extensive experience in church service will guide students how to create simple harmonization and improvisation for hymn melodies.
|Lesson 1||Basic information||
|Lesson 2||Chord Symbols||
|Lesson 3||Four bar progression/ Chord Cycle||
|Lesson 4||Rhythm pattern and accompaniment (I)|
|Lesson 5||Rhythm pattern and accompaniment (II)|
|Lesson 6||Repeating Chorus and last line|
|Lesson 7||Intro / outro / fill in|
|Lesson 8||Chord Function|
|Lesson 9||Application to music of your own choice|
|Lesson 10||Application to music of your own choice|
course (8 lessons, 45 minutes per lesson) :
Individual course/ Group course
Piano Elite Class
Piano Elite Class is specially designed for those who are of exceptional talent with absolute focus and drive to succeed. We prepare students for exams, competitions, performance, as many opportunities as possible locally and abroad for the most talented, passionate, and dedicated young pianists. Scholarships are available for the extremely gifted.
Piano Fun Class
Each class : 3-5 students (suitable for ages 3-5)
Learn to sing in pitch and in solfège. Enjoy the fun of making music with other kids!
Learn independently and co-dependently.
Sing in pitch and and develop sense of how to identify and make beautiful melodic tone.
Establish a sense of rhythm and pulse. Play some drums. Dance a little. Make some movements and connect our bodies with music!
Exploring on the piano. Play simple songs. Get to know basic piano techniques and start to build a foundation.
And most importantly of all,
Grow love for a lifetime of music making and enjoyment !
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Piano Creativity Class
Suitable for: Adults who never play the piano yet want to explore the unknown possibility (and fun!) at this beautiful instrument.NO reading required, no prior musical / piano experience needed. Perfect class for absolute beginners.
Also great for those who are sick of reading / trained in a classical way and want to explore some basic techniques in the improvisation arena.
What do we do in this class?
How do we teach/learn in this class?
Would we learn any set pieces in this class?
What will we have learnt at the end of this whole course
What happens after this whole course?
Duration of whole course: 8 weeks
Duration of weekly session: 45 minutes
Theory Course Detail
Grade 5 Music Theory Class
The content of this theory course is in accordance to the syllabus of the ABRSM Grade 5 Theory examination. The course includes scales, time signature, chords, music composition, transposition, musical terms, cadences, mock exam, etc.
The course is suitable for students of all levels and ages. Students can sit for the ABRSM Grade 5 Theory examination upon the completion of the course.
16 Lessons , 1.5 hours each
Individual / Group, conducted in English, Cantonese or Mandarin
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