Ms Shimin is a Chinese female and have taught over 40 one to one students during 6 years of teaching, mostly exam based (ABRSM) and all pass and some even with distinction or full marks.
She also freelance in a few preschools to conduct piano group class for preschoolers (3-15 students, age 4-6). Taught in: Barker road kindergarten (Current), Bethesda AMK (Current), Etonhouse Mountbatten 223, Greentree Montessori and Citikids Academy.
- ABRSM Graded exam Practical or Theory lesson
- Young children music appreciation course for pre-schoolers (4-6 years old)
- Theory drills (individual or group setting max 4 pax)
- Adults Leisure lesson. Pop or Classical. Master a song crash course
Teaching method: Understanding of the keyboard and harmony and is important. A few methods to let them understand it, by memorizing, by visualizing and singing. I also emphasize student to use the metronome too, constant tempo is a must! Will constantly teach fun songs/ songs they wish to learn even when they are preparing for exam as it is part of sight reading. Will try not to make my lesson dry and repetitive.
- Student attained Full marks for grade 1 theory exam in Apr 2019
- All her students passed their examinations.
- Student joined Taiwan solo piano competition (7-12 years old category) 3rd place playing in rank and file.
ATCL Associate Diploma of the London College of Music (LCM, U.K.)
Grade 8 Piano (ABRSM, U.K.)
Ms. Rachael Lim has 6 years teaching experience.
My name is Rachael Lim and I am a fresh graduate from the National University of Singapore. After being a part-time Piano Teacher for 6 years, I decided to pursue my passion in Music Education Full Time.
Having been through various music teachers since the age of 4, I knew I wanted to become the teacher who leads by example and let go once the student has grasp of the idea. You can say my teaching approach is like that of learning how to ride a bike. You guide and let go when the time is right. Through this way, I believe students can learn from me and themselves.
Performance Experience: Duet performance at the Tri-Poly Concert organised by the Singapore Polytechnic Piano Ensemble, Nanyang Polytechnic Piano Ensemble and Ngee Ann Polytechnic Piano Ensemble.
8 years with Kawai Music School and 5 years with Ossia Music School.
Additionally on-going teaching students at my home studio for more 10 years.
I work well with children below the age of 12 with the passion to instill curiosity and interest so as to motivate them to learn piano. Bringing them outside of the studio to concerts is one activity I believe in for the children to explore and widen their knowledge to music not restricting it just to one instrument ie piano.
10 years teaching experience, 20 students, part time teaching in Aureus & Cristofori Music School, Teacher & Student Concerts, Top Student Recognition Awards, Little Pianist & Mozart Group Teaching & MOE Certified AMIS.
Overview about Ms. Cindy:-
Connect with students. ...
Don't be afraid to be challenging. ...
Be an excellent communicator. ...
Love all music. ...
Have a strong commitment to fundamentals. ...
Identify problems quickly. ...
Believe that everyone can reach their full potential.
Ms Elsie has more than one (1) decade of part time piano teaching since young. She started off to teach piano as young as 18 years old on a part time basis during her schooling days. She had taught in Kels Music School, Sinfonia Music Studio, Clesopassion Music School before and is currently teaching in a music school now.
Elsie served as a keyboardist and pianist in the church Chinese and Children Worship Ministry for more than a decade when she was a teenager and before she gives birth to her second child. She is a mother of two and is currently teaching and focusing on piano teaching. She believes befriending each student on a friend to friend basis, getting along with them and then embarking musical knowledge and skills.
Elsie is abreast of ABRSM requirements and is able to teach and prepare students to take exams or for leisure playing. If you wish your child to sit for exam based playing, Elsie is for it or if you wish your child to focus more on leisure playing, she is also for it. Lastly, Elsie had taught and is able to teach adult playing too.
Ms. Celine Lim has been teaching piano free lanced for 10 years. Previously taught at Music Concerto school for 2 years prior. Students age range from 4 years old - 42 years old and from beginner to grade 8.
Teaching methods tailored to suit student's age and ability.
She was awarded 2nd Prize in Chopin’s Waltz and 3rd Prize in Chopin’s Nocturne at Singapore International Youth Piano Competition 2019.
NAFA has equipped her with knowledge and skills which she is able to impart to her students with the right piano techniques, music theory, aural training, historically-informed practices, etc. She customizes her teaching approaches according to the learning needs and abilities of the students.
Ms Toh has 22 years teaching experience from beginner to Grade 8. She has confident to guide very young (from age 4) to adult students throughout their music learning journey. To built a strong foundation and cultivate a love of music for students are my objectives.
Bachelor of Performing Arts (Music) University of Malaya.
Ms. Amy has taught for 8 years plus, international and local students, all ages from kids to adults, She has done group classes before and individual classes, students with different aptitudes and with special needs as Tourettes, Dyslexia, ASD. I teach both for leisure and for exams (Trinity Guildhall and Abrsm).
Taught in 3 music schools as full time. Performed in school concerts at The Arts House, Raffles Hotel, Alliance Francais, The Colonial at Scott's and school camps at the East Coast Park.
She teaches classical and pop and focus on proper technique and select related materials for students so that the process of reading becomes easy from an early stage. Therefore she doesn't spoon-fed my students and they become independent.
She writes her own rhythm to teach it methodically and in a fun way. She also write and use simple lead sheets to impart chord learning some comping techniques and improvisation.
Theory at an early stage is mostly applicative theory so the time spent is used more constructively.
ABRSM Diploma in Principles of Instrumental Teaching (Piano)
ABRSM Grade 8
A Level Music
Christopher has been teaching piano for more than 8 years.
He has prepared students for the ABRSM examinations up to Grade 8.
He in well versed in teaching students of all ages, and adapting the lesson pace to their needs.
Christopher strives to educate students in the fundamentals of music. He prefers that students attain a solid understanding of the basics of music before progressing to more advanced material. He provides students with knowledge in music performance, music history and exposure to various music genres like classical, popular, jazz and game music.
Currently in 2nd year in the course
DIPLOMA (London college of music)
Teacher Trina have 11 years of experience in teaching children and adults. He student's age range from 4 to 65 years old. Specialize especially with children. She has three grade 8 students in the past, all graduate with merit and passes.
She is currently now teaching free lance and also for music centre in Holand Village. She will perform once every 2 -3 months in her private teacher's gathering and also attends piano performance gathering on every sunday at URA centre.
I'm a teacher who believes every student can achieve great measures with the right method approach, with accurate judgement of the student's learning style. Not just a teaching in notes recognition and exam base, but she loves to exercise some of her teaching method especially kodaly and dalcroze method into her private lesson to deepened her student's music appreciation and analytic skill.
Teacher Trina's strength is in her sight reading which she realized it starts cultivating in her teenage years where she enjoys playing new repertoires and also in score analyzing.
Joanne has 4 years teaching experience. She is teaching students based on ABRSM exam and my students are able to score distinction in exam. She always encourage my her students to learn beyond exam pieces and she will recommend Hal Leonard Books to parents.
For young learners, there will be much emphasize on finger techniques and repertoires.
She usually conduct mock exam assessment before exam for them to prepare well. She organize annual mini performance at my studio to build their confidence to play in front of people.
Besides, she is a church organist, piano accompanist in choir, and a soprano in youth choir. and she is experienced in ensemble playing.
Diploma in Piano Performance with distinction (Trinity College London)
Grade 8 Theory, distinction (ABRSM, U.K.)
Ms. Keira is a private piano teacher offering piano and theory lessons in Singapore. She has started learning music since age of 5, and has since explored other musical instruments such as Guzheng and ukulele in her schooling days.
She believes in continual learning and upgrading of herself for the benefit of her students, and she is currently preparing for her degree in music, LTCL/LRSM (Licentiate in Piano Performance).
She has acquired working experience with children and therefore have the ability to interact well with young students.
She believes in building a sturdy foundation and practice habit so that students can progress steadily in their learning. As each student is unique, She try to plan her lessons tailored to the learning needs and style of each individual.
Clement had been a musician and active performer for the past 12 years. His passion brought him to study music academically. He has a wealth of knowledge about music, from its history to cultural influences. He is able to share with his students the background of the musics birth. His student has done well under his guidance, many progressing a grade a year.
- 1 year of experience
- have performed in Esplanade Recital studio on multiple occasions
- taken part in piano competitions, attained a 3rd place in a piano duo competition in 2018
- currently with 5 students
- able to engage 4 years old to adult/senior students
Overview about him - strong belief in building musical interest and passion - lessons focused on building ability to critique music independently - each session is crafted to develop proper learning and practice techniques - techniques and practice strategies are passed down from renowned teachers in Singapore- able to build confidence in students, to allow them to enjoy the music making both on and off stage
Studying music composition at The Juilliard School in New York, currently third year undergraduate.
Grade 8 in Piano at the age of 10
Diploma in Violin at the age of 15
Grade 5 theory at the age of 8
Diploma in Yang Qin Performance at the age of 14
Taught a few students over the years for free.
As a violinist she has performed in the Singapore National Youth Orchestra since she was 13 till she was 18, as well as other gigs and chamber engagements outside.
As a composer her work has been performed by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and members of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra.
She is able to teach lower grade students (Grade 1 - 6) as she thinks that training the basics is the most important. Her strength lies in patience, creativity in performance and dedication.
Grade 8 Practical and Theory (London College Music)
Ms. Liyi current music school's piano teacher. She held 4 private piano recitals since 2015.
She is current full time student at LASALLE pursuing a degree in Fashion Media and Industries and also a part time piano student to continue my Diploma in Music. She is pretty comfortable in teaching kids. She try to change up my teaching approach once in awhile as kids tend to get bored and distracted.
Thus, for instance, she does make use of my her made flash cards for better learning. Students challenges me every week, hence she is learning on more creative approach in teaching!
Grade 8 Practical and Theory (London College Music)
Ms. Gigi has been teaching piano since when she was around 14 years old.
She teaches both keyboards and the piano. She has a lot of patience in teaching little children and students who are slow learner, She does teach them slowly and try to use different methods for them to understand in order to learn it step by step. As long as the student is willing to learn, then I don't mind teaching them no matter how long it may take.
She is teaching both kids and adults , as young as 4 years old to 40 years old.
- University of Nottingham – BA Honours in Music (U.K) (2016)
- Trinity College Diploma in Piano Performance (2009)
- ABRSM Piano Grade 8 Distinction (2008)
- ABRSM Theory Grade 8 Merit (2008)
- Obtained distinction in all previous ABRSM piano exams Other Instruments:
ABRSM Cello Grade 8 Distinction (2011)
Ms. Weitian first began teaching piano in 2015, her 2nd year in University.
Since then, she has been doing piano and cello accompaniment for students sitting for exams especially Music Elective Programme (MEP) 'O' Level practical exams. She has also given private theory to complete beginners and taught General Music and MEP in CHIJ St Nicholas Secondary School.
- Private Piano & Theory Teacher (2015- present)
- Admin Executive and Substitute theory and aural teacher at Forte Musicademy, Singapore (2016)
- Music Teaching Assistant at Southwolds Academy & Sixth Form (U.K) (2015)
- MOE Teaching intern at CHIJ St Nicholas Girls School ; taught General Music and MEP to Sec 1- 4 students (2013)
Her goal as a music teacher is to inspire my students to better themselves at their instrumental craft at whichever stage they are, and at the same time impart my knowledge of Classical music history to them. For beginners interested to learn the piano or cello, She welcomes students who want to prepare for exams or even to just learn a new skill for leisure. She strongly encourage beginners to be exposed to Classical music from a young age and it is her passion to draw them into the world of music appreciation.
She has sat through the Music Elective Programme for GCE 'O' and 'A' Levels and has also obtained a Distinction in H3 Music (Research Paper). Therefore, she understands the syllabus and structure of school exams and ABRSM exams very well.
Having graduated and taught in a school in the United Kingdom has also given her insight and fresh ideas to how music is taught in a less competitive context and rather for a student's growth, both emotionally and mentally.
I hope to make her student's musical journey a fun yet productive one!
Diploma in Piano Performance ATCL (Trinity, U.K.)
Grade 8 Piano and Theory (ABRSM, U.K.)
Currently pursuing Diploma ABRSM in Piano Performance
Ms Tay has been teaching since 2009 to students of all ages and levels from as Young as 3½ to teenagers and to working adults. Many students under her went through ABRSM exams and had 100% passes.
Her love for music started when she was 5 when she first begins her piano lessons.
Since then music was her passion for life. During her secondary school days, she was a piano accompanist for her school’s choir CCA.
She believes that students studying music under her must have a strong foundation of understanding (examples include: finger techniques, rhythm, history, the backstory of composers...) yet have fun and passion in their learning journey.
She also holds annual recital just for her students to encourage and display their skills set learned along the way.
ALCM Diploma in Piano Performance (London College Music, U.K.)
Grade 8 Piano and Theory (ABRSM, U.K.)
Grade 8 Violin (ABRSM, U.K.) and is currently preparing for Diploma.
Grade 5 Flute (ABRSM, U.K.)
Ms Rezia taught in Christofori Music School from 2003 to 2009 and changed to teaching full time privately from 2010 to present . She had also been teaching Violin for 9 years .
She is an AMIS certified music trainer and started teaching in MOE schools as a private vendor since 2008 to present , for CCA Programmes .
She is a patient lady who is keen in teaching irregardless of classical or leisure pop songs , giving variety music lesson in MOE schools , Orff , Ukulele , Stomp, Boomwhacker etc. She holds annual students concert yearly . She has taught ages ranging from kids to adults and is also able to provide piano accompaniment for exams .
Ms. Ra Hye loved helping her students discover the beautiful world of music.
She has 1 year teaching experience.
Students can expect lots of patience because she relates to each student and how they learn best on an individual level. Every student has a different way they learn, and she quickly tunes in to their way of learning.
Trinity College of London Advanced Certificate in Piano - Distinction
Grade 8 Piano and Theory (ABRSM, U.K.)
3 years teaching experience
Ms. Qi Ling is extremely cheerful and very patient when it comes to teaching music. For beginners, She places strong importance in recognition of notes, so she'll employ the use of flashcards to help them with memorizing the notes. She enjoys making her lessons fun so that her students can be more interested in music.
For students who already know how to play piano, She enjoys giving a brief history of the composer to help them understand the piece. Technique-wise, she start the student off with playing separate hands before playing both hands together.
Besides, she is also in Singapore Youth Chinese Orchestra, playing the guzheng. Extremely passionate about music. She has been playing the piano for more than 10 years and currently in NTU Piano Ensemble.
Mr. Louis Cheng is a full time private pop and classical piano teacher. He is alao teacher at Verve Music School. His home studio is well-equipped and located minutes from Khatib MRT. Soundproofing, air-con and two grand pianos.
Sample videos: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fOwZchYhw0
Sample scores done for students: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S4tJM9zfyY
His teaching philosophy is based on three core principles:
1) All-rounded musicianship: Teach students through understanding and not rote learning / imitation; focus on singing and listening to cultivate musical sense; expose students to different types of music; ear training allows students to tell if they are making mistakes. Thus they can then study independently.
2) Use of technology: Use IPad to create custom scores and YouTube videos for students
3) Honesty: He pledge to always provide honest feedback to students and to act in their best interests.
He has been a performer and teacher for many years in the band. Was a former saf band regular trumpeter. He is teaching piano full time right now. He believes that everyone should have the chance to learn music.
She started teaching at a piano school in 2012 after A levels and taught students ranging from beginner level to Grade 8, both in practical and theory. One year after she started taking private students. Parents have described me to be kind but strict. She do not cut corners and she believe that students have to enjoy music to do well.
Experienced Piano teacher as well as accompanist in Yishun area! If you are looking for a teacher who cares of your child's techinical works or someone to accompanying your examination, here is she! She graduated from University of Adelaide with Bachelor Degree of Music in year 2006. In year 2009, she passed her recital performance exam "Licentiate Trinity College of London" with distinction.
She is a regular RAD ballet pianist in SCGS since year 2010, as well as choir pianist and actively accompanying for violin, vocal and instrumentalist's graded to diploma examinations for ABRSM, O level music and all kind of auditions. Other than Singapore, she was previously a ballet, choir and violin accompanist in Malaysia and South Australia years 2000-2006, she was also a teaching staff in piano faculty of Methodist School of Music years 2013-2014.
Due to her many years of teaching and variety accompanying experience, she has certain expectation on student's classical playing technique and their understanding of performing art, therefore she knows the value and important of organising student's recital so her students could gain an experience of playing in front of audience through 'performing lesson', this is beneficial to both students and parents.
Here are the lessons and accompanying service she offers:
1) Students who keen to learn proper classical piano techniques from 5yrs old beginner(select by assessment) to diploma level.
2) Leisure playing for teenager late beginner.
3) Church improvisation playing short term course.
4) Free assessment and consultant for those who willing to transfer from other piano teachers.
5) Intensive grades 1-5 or 6-8 theory individual/group lesson available during June and December holiday which allow you to complete entire grade's content in days or weeks intensive course, this is suitable for those who are not free for consistent theory lesson during school day or other instrumentalists without theory lesson in their regular classes.
6) Piano accompanying for ABRSM exam, O level music, all kind of auditions and even your solo recital.