Tuesday November 8th, 2016

How to choose a piano diploma exam program (I)

Monday August 1st, 2016

(中文) 鋼琴文憑考試預備: 樂曲分析和口試 (巴哈觸技曲E小調, BWV 914: 第二節)

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Wednesday July 27th, 2016

(中文) 鋼琴文憑考試預備: 樂曲分析和口試 (巴哈觸技曲E小調, BWV 914: 第一節)

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Wednesday June 29th, 2016

References for Piano Music of Classical Period

Here are some great references for anyone who is serious in learning more in depth about piano/keyboard music of the classical era: CPE Bach’s treatise: Versuch […]
Wednesday May 25th, 2016

Ten Levels of Piano Practice

"Practice is objective, organized, and rational." -Teresa Wong, “Piano Freedom”, p.73 Piano practice is a creative and step-by-step process. Here are the ten stages a piano player would go through in his/her practice, with no.1 being the most basic to no.10 the last level to reach the final destination.
Monday March 21st, 2016

Summary of DipABRSM Viva Voce Posts

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Tuesday February 16th, 2016

Common Questions on Music Learning and Piano Lessons (Part II)

What happens in a piano lesson? Piano lessons should include more than learning a few pieces and some scales for an upcoming exam or competition. First of all, the lessons should be pre-planned and well structured, according to the progress plan made by the teacher with further discussion with parents and students.
Thursday November 5th, 2015

dipABRSM (Piano Performance): Viva Voce Preparation Notes

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Monday June 29th, 2015

台北篇(二):音樂與藝術的關係

台北篇(二):音樂與藝術的關係 - 黃頴姸老師在台北旅行的感受和見聞
Thursday June 25th, 2015

How long does it take to prepare for the first level diploma exam

I have written quite a few posts on preparation for diploma exams. As I just noticed that some posts/videos are in Chinese/Cantonese (鋼琴演奏考試文憑預備需知 (一) ), […]
Wednesday May 20th, 2015

What must we do differently when we progress to diploma performance level?

What must we do differently when we progress to diploma performance level? 1. Independent thinking It’s one thing you listen to your teacher’s advice and […]
Saturday March 21st, 2015

鋼琴演奏考試文憑預備需知 (三)

3. 老師能否帶領學生做好考試需要的準備 以聖三一音樂學院的文憑考試來說,雖然只是需要預備三至四首曲目和寫一段很短的關於樂曲上的文章,但是也需要一定的音樂了解和技巧程度,和八級比較來說,是相差很遠的,需要的演奏技巧音樂更高層次,也不是一朝一夕可以練成的。而對於英國皇家音樂學院方面,我所說的準備不是只是彈奏的部份,而是其他部份,例如寫作(programme notes)、口試 (viva vice) 等等。根據上次我們舉行的文憑考試預備講座中,考官提到,大部份考生考試考不到的原因都是因為快速閱譜(Quick Study) 的部份。
Wednesday December 17th, 2014

Technical Command and Musical Knowledge

These days I have been giving this simple guidance to my students. Whenever they get stuck in their practice, they must ask themselves, “is it […]
Monday November 3rd, 2014

Rethinking Teaching

“Teaching is such a noble work!”, a student recently said to me. I never thought about it in that way. Certainly, when one picked teaching […]
Friday April 25th, 2014

Teresa Wong: About Pedagogy Course (Part II) (中文版)