Tag: 香港钢琴课

台北篇(一):鋼琴教育和精神生活

最近我去了台北幾天。這次旅程我沒有特別編排,只知道我會去這間遠近馳名的音樂書房。從學生口中聽聞這間書房有很大量的樂譜和書籍。

到了台北的這一天,我就去拜訪這個書房。已經辛苦的找到了,只見書房位於一棟可古舊的建築物內。步入書房中,我有點驚訝裏面的空間跟我想像中少很多。但細心看看,我發現有很多很多有用的書籍。我找到了幾本在台灣以外可能不會見到的中文書籍。雖然大家知道我是很少看中文書和寫中文文章(寫這篇文章struggle了很久呢,「好不好?」—請想像我以「滿爛」的台灣國語來的),但見到幾本非常有意思的書籍,我也忍不住買了下來。

在我買的三本中文書當中,兩本是由留美的台灣鋼琴教師寫的。另外一本是日本老師寫的中譯版(我很不喜歡看譯本,但是日文我實在不懂)。從這兩位鋼琴教師的文章中,感覺他們很用心去教育下一代,也很熱切和慷慨的與讀者分享自己的經驗,掙扎和成果。

其實去這書房最深刻的,不是找到書籍可以使用,而是感覺到台灣人對古典音樂和其教育的尊重及用心。這是在香港很少感受到的。但看到台灣和日本鋼琴教師如此用心,我也覺得自己要繼續努力啊!(所以決定寫多一點中文文章,因為畢竟我也是香港人呢!)

大家一起加油吧!

黃頴姸

附註:最近我在重整我們的鋼琴導師訓練課程的大綱,準備在九月上課。湊巧在書房找到日本老師寫的鋼琴教室經營大全,令我更加想再教授這課程。在第二期訓練課程中,我會更詳細的講解怎樣去經營自己的教室,可以幫到大家!

更多資料 –

鋼琴導師訓練課程:

http://www.teresawong.hk/?p=17721

http://www.twsom.com/#!piano-teacher-training-course/czrg

台北音樂家書房:

http://www.musiker.com.tw/index.asp

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FAQ on Piano Diploma Exams (Performance) (Part I)

Here are some commonly asked questions and answers I compile for your reference:

Q1. Which are the music boards that provide diploma exams in Hong Kong?
The most two common music exam boards in Hong Kong are: the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) and the Trinity College London.

Q2. What kinds of diplomas are available for examination purpose?
There are three kinds of music diplomas:
ABRSM: Music Performance, Music Direction, and Instrumental/Vocal Teaching.
Trinity College: Performance, Teaching, and Theory and Composition.

Q3. How many levels of music diplomas are there for each board?
There are three levels of every kind of music diplomas for each board.
For performance diplomas, there are:

ABRSM: dipABRSM, LRSM, and FRSM.
Trinity: ATCL, LTCL and FTCL.

In a performance diploma, candidates perform with their own choice of instruments in the manner of a recital, in the limited time frame, 3-4 pieces of contrasting styles and periods, selected from the official syllabus provided by the perspective board (each board has a different time limitation and a different set of repertoire list to be chosen pieces from).

Q4. What is the duration of the whole recital program for each performance diploma?
ABRSM –
dipABRSM: 35 minutes (+/- 10%: meaning somewhere between 32 and 38 minutes)
LRSM: 40 minutes (+/- 10%): meaning somewhere between 36 and 44 minutes)
FRSM: 50 minutes (+/- 10%): meaning somewhere between 45 and 55 minutes)

Trinity –
ATCL: 32–38 minutes
LTCL: 37–43 minutes
FTCL: 42–48 minutes

Q5. What are the various parts of each performance diploma?
ABRSM –
Four Parts:

During exam –
1. Recital
2. Viva Voce
3. Quick Study

Written in advance and submitted on the day of exam –
4. Programme Notes (or Written Submission in the case of FRSM)

ATCL (Recital Diplomas)-
Two parts:

During exam –
1. Recital

Written in advance and submitted on the day of exam –
2. Programme Notes

Q6. What is the time distribution of each section in each performance diploma exam of ABRSM?
dipABRSM: 60 minutes: Recital – 35 minutes (+/- 10%), Viva Voce: up to 12 minutes, Quick Study: up to 10 minutes
LRSM: 75 minutes: Recital – 40 minutes (+/- 10%), Viva Voce: up to 15 minutes, Quick Study: up to 10 minutes.
FRSM: 90 minutes: Recital – 50 minutes (+/- 10%), Viva Voce: up to 20 minutes, Quick Study: up to 10 minutes.

Q7. What is the word count limitation for the programme note of each performance diploma exam?
ABRSM –
dipABRSM (programme notes) : 1,100 words (+_ 10%)
LRSM (programme notes): 1,800 words (+_ 10%)
FRSM (written submission): 4,500 words (+_ 10%)
*Candidates should be prepared to discuss the programme notes/written submission in the Viva Voce session.

Trinity –
ATCL: 400–700 words
LTCL: 800–1,100 words
FTCL: 1,200–1,600 words
*all word counts not including translations of song texts

Teresa Wong