Our Courses

A Brief Introduction to Our Piano Programs

Our school focuses on providing the most systematic, creative and fun piano courses to help you discover what playing this beautiful instrument has yet to offer to you! Our teacher team is passionate with music and always ready to show you how to enjoy it with us here.

Our Core Programs include:

Beginner levels: Intermediate levels: Advanced levels: Other training courses: Something fun:
  • Piano Beginner Course (Year 1)
  • Parent-Child Piano Program
  • Piano Elite
  • Graded Piano (Grades 1-8)
  • Piano Diplomas
  • Piano Clinic (one-off consultation session for piano teachers and diploma students)
  • Technique Transformation Course (for piano teachers and advanced players)
  • Piano Teacher Training
  • Church Pianist Training
  • Piano Creativity
  • Piano Fun
  • 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. For the first semester, the whole 15-week course fee is only $4120. (or $1100 for every four 30-minute sessions, coursebook set: $200). The whole program is a one-on-one lesson system and is taught by teachers who are under continuous training and mentorship of our director Miss Wong. In the first semester each student gets to learn a variety of songs and scales, note reading and rhythm training.

We have our own systematic coursebooks and they are under publication process now! Stay tuned with our school news and update via email subscription, smartphone application, YouTube channel and Facebook page!

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.

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.

Piano Diploma

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.

Schedule format:

Weekly lessons

Bi-weekly lessons

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.

Email us at twsomusic@gmail.com for further information and enquiry.

ATCL/LTCL/FTCL/LRSM/FRSM Courses
We also offer other piano performance diploma lessons, enquire directly with us for more information.

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 7 February 2017. 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.

Course includes:

  • Build Your Own Business
  • Course Methods
  • Course Planning
  • Technique and Musicality
  • History and Analysis
  • Personal and Professional Development

 

Regular course fee: $6600

Early bird special: $6000 (deadline: January 15)

Piano Pedagogy Course

Parent-Child Piano Course

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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

Fee: $500 per hour for both child and parent

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
  • Solfege / Letter name /
  • Whole tone & Semitone
  • Scales, Chords, Intervals
Lesson 2 Chord Symbols
  • Different Quality: M, m, dim, 7th chords
  • Chord and its inversion
Lesson 3 Four bar progression/ Chord Cycle
  • II-V-I
  • Circle of 5th
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: $4000

Group course (2-5 students): $3000

Early bird special : Register and pay before October 8, 2016 to receive another $200 off !

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

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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 !

Class will be conducted by Miss Teresa Wong with assistance of another teacher when there are over 3 students in the same class.

Current schedule: Sundays 2-245pm / 245pm-330pm.

Course fee: $1520 per four 45-minute sessions. (Fee paid in a four-session cycle)

Our new term will start in January 2015.

Any enquiries please contact us at twsomusic@gmail.com, call us at 23366646.

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?

We learn by recognizing the position only on the keyboard not on the score. We first learn by focusing and drilling on a limited numbers of pitch positions/notes on the keyboard, exploring the different combinations of them in terms of pitch and rhythm, gradually adding more and more chord elements and combinations of them.

How do we teach/learn in this class?

There will be more demonstration and less verbal instruction by the teacher, more hands-on playing and practicing by the student. Much more effective and efficient way to learn this way. Strictly speaking, just follow, play and have FUN!

Would we learn any set pieces in this class?

Well, we want to play WHATEVER we want to play and… compose! So, what do you say to set pieces, yes or no?

What will we have learnt at the end of this whole course

Students will be able to make a simple improvisation (or not so simple! depending on your groove and your openness to try!) based on the chord routines from the course.

What happens after this whole course?

Of course we will not leave you hanging like this after all this fun! There will be the second level of this piano creativity class, learning more advanced chords/progressions/styles etc etc. THE FUN HAS JUST BEGUN, MY FRIEND!

Duration of whole course: 8 weeks

Duration of weekly session: 45 minutes

Course fee: $5000 individual course

Course fee: $3000 (3 students per class)

Each session: 30 minutes class + 10 minutes practice + 5 minutes wrap up /showcase

Theory Course Detail

Course Name:

Grade 5 Music Theory Class (2015 June).

Course Content:

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.

Course Duration:

16 Lessons , 1.5 hours each

Every Saturday from July 2015 ( TBA)

Course Type:

Individual / Group, conducted in English, Cantonese or Mandarin

Interested parties please send us an email: twsomusic@gmail.com

Tel: 2336 6646

Course Fee

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PIANO COURSES (REGULAR)

Conducted by Level I Teacher

Levels/Duration (weekly lessons per four lessons)

Beginners, Grades 1-5 Grades 6-8 ATCL
30 minutes = $1,100 45 minute = $1,700 45 minute = $2,100
45 minute = $1,650 1 hour = $2200 1 hour = $2,600

fee applicable at school only)

PIANO COURSES (CONDUCTED BY SCHOOL DIRECTOR)

All Diploma/Advanced Performance Levels

Please contact us at twsomusic@gmail.com / 23366646 or further information on Miss Wong’s lessons concerning interview arrangement and fees.

MUSIC THEORY COURSES

Group Class (2-5 students)

Whole Course (one-time payment) Monthly Payment
$6,500 (Total 24 hours) $1,680 (4 lessons x 1.5 hours each)

Individual One-to-One Class

Whole Course (one-time payment) Monthly Payment
$11,000 (Total 24 hours) $3,000 (4 lessons x 1.5 hours each)

PIANO PEDAGOGY COURSE (TEACHER TRAINING)
(CONDUCTED BY SCHOOL DIRECTOR)

Whole course=10 weekly sessions, 75 minutes each
Number of students = 2-5

Whole course fee: $6000
Early bird: $5500 (September 30)
One payment for whole course

Our next course will commence in mid-October 2016.

Interested parties please send enquiry to twsomusic@gmail.com for further course information and registration.

Our current course starts on August 8 Saturday at 4 – 530pm / 1130-1 pm. Interested parties please contact us for registration.

WOODWIND COURSES (FRENCH HORN, TUBA, EUPHONIUM, TRUMPET)

Levels/Duration (weekly lessons per four lessons)

All Levels
45 minutes = $2,500

CELLO COURSES

Levels/Duration (weekly lessons per four lessons)
Beginners
30 minutes = $1,400
45 minutes = $2,500

Group beginner class:
$1600 per 4 45-minute lessons, 3 students each class

Grades 1-8
45 minutes = $2,500
1 hour = $3,600

Diploma Levels
1 hour = $3,800

Regular Piano Course Information 常規鋼琴課程資料

One-Off Piano Courses 其他非常規鋼琴課程

Special Piano Courses 特別鋼琴課程