Tag: 成人鋼琴

网上钢琴课程

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教授:专业美国印第安纳大学音乐学院毕业、钢琴演奏硕士、黄颖妍音乐学校创办人黄颖妍老师

出版书籍包括: Technique Transformation Piano Exercise Book / 钢琴技巧改造练习书册,Piano Freedom(暂定: 钢琴真自由),Music on Wings Piano Beginner Course Book 钢琴初阶课程。

网上课程内容:钢琴技巧改造训练,英国皇家音乐学院级别及文凭演奏考试训练,英国圣三日音乐学院文凭演奏考试训练,美国音乐学院面试预备训练,音乐历史、音乐乐理、听力、视唱、键盘技巧、钢琴即兴和伴奏、音乐创作、钢琴演奏等训练,以及音乐学术文章写作。

黄老师的學生遍佈全球各地,包括香港,澳門,中国大陸,新加坡,馬來西亞,印度,斯理蘭卡,澳洲,美國,英國,法國等等。

有兴趣跟黄老师上课的话,请直接联络我们。电邮是twsomusic@gmail.com. 

课程可以以广东话、国语、或英語上课。

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[:en]Successful Piano Teaching: Step I [:zh]怎樣才是成功的鋼琴教學? (一)[:]

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Do you want to become a successful piano teacher? How do you define success in your teaching career? Let’s talk about the first step to your success!

https://soundcloud.com/teresawongpiano/successful-piano-teaching-step-i-english[:zh]https://soundcloud.com/teresawongpiano/xlu50e0dcwys[:]

[:en]Adult Piano Beginner Learners[:]

[:en]Adult Piano Beginner Learners

This year we have quite a number of adult students who have come in to learn to play the piano for the first time. I am very glad to see this phenomenon.

I still remember we had this amazing student who came in last year, and the first line of his email wrote, “I am a 51-year-old man who has never learnt to play the piano…”. My eyes beamed with joy when I read that line. I couldn’t be happier! Someone at this mature age wanted to play the piano! Why would that be a problem?

Any age is a good age to learn something new. Any age is a good age to challenge oneself and do something fresh for the first time. Any age is a good age to be nice to oneself and give oneself a Gift.

I believe Music is such a Joy for anyone of any age, and playing the piano is a great gift to receive that joy.

I understand the “awkwardness” for adults to pick up an instrument (or simply learn some new skills) for the first time:

“Can I actually do it?”

“What if I can’t? Would I look stupid or embarrass myself?”

“Am I too old to do it?”

“It’s okay, I don’t really have to do this. Why bother, why waste time and money to do it?”

The list of doubt goes on and on.

I get it. I have that moment too.

Like I couldn’t swim or bike for most of my life – I learnt to do that just a few years ago. I am not good at it, but I can move! And I enjoy them.

Or I remember the first time I saw people run on campus when I was studying for my graduate degree in America. I thought to myself, “Oh! People RUN here.” I never exercised when I was in Hong Kong, almost never. No one told me I had to exercise! I only knew I had to study and practice a lot of piano. So I started running on campus too, and went to the gym and took cycling classes and did circuit weight training. I didn’t know how to do it but I just followed the instructions and that’s it! It was a lot of fun and so I never stopped exercising ever since.

Or I love traveling on my own, a lot. People say, “Oh but it’s dangerous (for a woman) to travel solo” or, “Oh but it’s so boring to travel alone”. I never feel any danger at all. A woman can protect herself just like a man does. And when you travel alone, you can talk with the locals and meet new friends. It’s a lot of fun and a different kind of traveling experience. When you travel alone, you would notice a lot of things you might not otherwise.

Or I never wrote a book. And now I did. I am happy that I finally published it, now I can make it better for the second edition, and work on the Chinese version. And also the course books. I never thought I wanted to or could write an instruction manual (it sounds so boring!). But I did, and I am glad I endured the boredom at the beginning of drafting it.

What I am trying to say is there are a lot of things we thought we didn’t want to do and tried to make a lot of excuses not to of them, and the main reason is most likely this:

We are scared.

We are scared to fail.

We are scared to make mistakes.

We are scared to be ridiculed.

But, what if we make it?

What if we succeed?

What if we are actually good at it?

Or what if, what if we actually enjoy doing it, regardless of how good or bad we are at it?

Isn’t that the most important point of we doing something, that WE ENJOY DOING THE THING WE DO?

Yes, that’s the whole point of we learning to play the piano.

Because PLAYING THE PIANO IS FUN.

So, Adult Piano Beginner Learners, keep coming! We are ready!

Peace,
Teresa Wong[:]

[:en]Piano Duet Concert[:zh]鋼琴二重奏音樂會[:]

[:en]Our piano duet concert, “80 Minutes Around the World”, will be held on October 16, 2016 (Sunday) at 730pm, at the Recital Hall 8/F of Hong Kong City Hall. This is a very fun and creative piano concert, and we would love to see you there![:zh]我們的鋼琴二重奏 「80分鐘環遊世界」音樂會 將於2016年10月16日(星期日)晚上七時半 ,在香港大會堂演奏廳8樓高座舉行。這是一個非常有趣和富有創意的鋼琴音樂會,我們希望能看到您的光臨![:]

[:en]Appreciation [:zh]學習欣賞,學習珍惜[:]

[:en]Appreciation

Every note we play, every song we learnt.
Every lesson we take, every teacher/student we met.
Every concert we performed, every exam we took.
Every moment we have at the piano.

Every one of them is precious.

Appreciate the chance we have with music. It seems easy for us to come by -like everyone is playing an instrument in Hong Kong –
But it’s not guaranteed. It seems like it because our parents have strived their best to work and provide for us the best education, and in their mind music is one of the subjects. Many parents never had the chance to take any piano/instrumental lessons, yet they believe it’s a great thing for us to learn.

We need to be thankful for the opportunity and deeply and fully appreciate and utilize it. And to deeply and fully appreciate it means to work hard at it, to do the best to get the best result (learning and performing rather than marks and grades- when you have the first you automatically have the second).

For those who take the initiative to take piano lessons and even pay for themselves, congratulation! You have given yourself such a beautiful gift for your life ahead to enjoy and explore for many many years to come. It’s an interactive tool. You give more, you receive more. You fail more, you gain more.

I am thankful to have this platform to share with you about piano and life, may peace and joy be with you all.

Teresa Wong

[:zh]學習欣賞,學習珍惜

每一個音,每首歌,
每一個課堂,每一個你遇過的老師/學生,
每一個表演,每一個考試,
每一個在鋼琴前面的時光。
每一個都是這麼的珍貴。

對我們香港人來說,彈琴、學樂器好像是必然的事:我們大部分人沒有想過要去學,只是父母「逼」我們的。逼我們上課、逼我們練習,真是很「痛苦」喎!

其實,我們要欣賞和珍惜、感激父母提供給我們的機會,珍惜好的老師用心去教學,教導我們怎樣去彈奏、怎樣去瞭解和欣賞音樂,怎樣去付出心機、努力和時間去琢磨自己的琴藝,學習懂得去為做好一件事去付出、去堅持,在感到最沮喪、最低落的時候,怎樣爬起身、繼續向前行,怎樣在挫敗中學習而得到更好的成果。
這個就是學習彈琴最大的得益了。

如果你是自己去付出時間、金錢,讓自己有這個機會去學習音樂、彈奏鋼琴的話,恭喜你,你送給了自己一件最大的禮物,為現在將來的人生道路上灑下一個美麗的曙光。將來的風景會越來越吸引,令你讚嘆自豪、獲益良多,令你感受更深,明白到生命還是美好的,很多東西得來不易,要好好珍惜。

我常常說學習彈琴是一個工具,真正學習到的怎樣從中去了解音樂、欣賞生命。當你付出更多,就會收穫更多。有時是挫折,有時是喜悅,有時是沮喪,有時是從心裏綻放出來的興奮和快樂。這種感受是最內心、最個人、最真摯的,亦沒有任何東西可以替代、沒有其他人可以帶給你的。

我很感激我有這個平台和你們一直分享音樂、分享生命。

就讓我們珍惜每一次彈琴的機會吧。

黃穎妍

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