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There are different advantages when it comes to having lessons conducted at a studio, teacher’s house or at the comfort of your home.
Apart from the normal piano lessons fee, some piano teachers charge you for other supplies such as music books while others do not. In the United States, piano lessons may be offered by teachers without higher education specifically focused in piano performance or piano pedagogy. The field of piano pedagogy may be studied through academic programs culminating in the attainment of a bachelor, master, or doctoral degree at music colleges or conservatories.
Although virtually all piano pedagogy programs include a significant portion of performance requirement, the pedagogy major may be distinct from the performance major at some schools. Many piano teachers hold memberships in professional organizations, to maintain their commitment to pedagogy and to network with peers and others in music.
The main organization that offers certificates and testing curriculum in Canada is Royal Conservatory of Music. Piano pedagogy involves the study and teaching of motor, intellectual, problem-solving, and artistic skills involved in playing the piano effectively.[3] Citing the influence of Zoltan Kodaly, Carl Orff, Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Russian-American piano pedagogue at Longy School of Music, Dr.
Teaching rhythm is important for the student to be able to learn a piece accurately, and also to confidently perform a practiced piece. Good piano playing technique involves the simultaneous understanding in both the mind and the body of the relationships between the elements of music theory, recognition of musical patterns in notation and at the fingertips, the physical landscape of the entire range of the keyboard, finger dexterity and independence, and a wide range of touch and tone production for a variety of emotional expressions. Modern piano lessons tend to emphasize learning notation, and may neglect developing the creative spirit and sensitive ears which lead to expressive music-making.
Sight reading heavily depends on the students' ability to understand rhythm, and recognize musical patterns.
The teaching of piano playing most often take place in the form of weekly private lessons, in which a student and a teacher have one-on-one meetings.
The issue of how it is possible to play the piano without striking it was raised by Chopin: one must 'caresser' and not 'frapper' the piano. Body movements require the activity of muscles fired by their motor neurons, controlled and coordinated according to central motor patterns modulated by the sensory feedback. As an experienced Singapore piano teacher, playing the piano for over 17 years, giving piano lessons Singapore for more than 3 years, I believe that the role of piano teachers is not only to have students learn the piano well, but also to inspire them to enjoy the beauty of piano music. Since 2009, I have been conducting piano lessons in Singapore ranging from young kids to adults, teaching graded piano classes, to recreational piano lessons.
Valerie took her first graded piano examination at the age of 9, while juggling with the academic stress in Singapore’s educational system. Valerie sang as a Soprano in her school choirs since her secondary school days and served as the President in St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School Choir and as the Assistant Student Conductor in Tampines Junior College Choir as well.
To further her interest in music, Valerie also learns how to play the Keyboard (similar but yet different from piano), and performs with her friends in church.
Thus far, she has helped young children to pick up the art of piano playing, fulfill the dream of adults who always want to learn the piano, and even teach pop songs on piano for students who are performing in a month’s time.
Other than just piano lessons, Valerie also organize annual concerts for her students to gain experience performing on stage. Valerie conducts most of his one-to-one piano lessons at her home, which is located at Pasir Ris (opposite Downtown East). The length of one piano lesson vary from 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the level of the students. What differentiates Valerie from other piano teachers is her expertise in teaching classical and pop piano lessons. Piano students who wants to learn any pop song, simply have to let Valerie know and she will source for the piano music sheet and teach it to them. Although a piano at home would be good for learning, but it’s understandable that you might not want to get a new one right from the start, as it is not cheap (minimum S$9xxx). Probably yes, as you’ve known more about her here, than any random piano teacher assigned to you by a piano lesson agency or music school. Probably no, as you might want to know more about Valerie, and let her know what are your specific needs for your piano lessons so she can help you. If you'd like to find out more about my lessons, or would like to work with my teachers, drop me your enquiry here! Each decision I made was based on a framework I had dreamt about (okay… creepily obsessed about) for years.
And while wedding planning was fun, it was over really quickly… and so my organizational itch had to be satisfied in some other way.
If you dream about perfectly organized and coordinated piano lessons where every aspect has a clear purpose … today’s tips are a great jumping off point!
One thing I learned while planning weddings was that you can never be prepared for everything that might happen.
This means that the off-bench activities you include, the piano games you choose, the supplementary repertoire you select… even your teaching strategy for that lesson, should all have the same end goal (the end goal being the theme you chose in Step 1. Does it make sense to get up and use physical movement to explain a concept before your student opens his method book? Allow yourself the flexibility to move back and forth between activities to engage all styles of learning. We obviously don’t have a photographer in a piano lesson, but making those learning connections last is important. While all of this may sound like a lot of work, I promise it’s easier than you think.
If you do not have a piano and have no intention of getting one anytime soon, you might want to consider learning at our Awesome Piano teachers’ place instead.
Jasmine is a passionate teacher who believes that every person, young or old can benefit though learning music. Personally, she believes education is a creative process where the educator must provide an environment to cultivate interest for the child. Mavis has 16 years of teaching experience. Most of her students have merits or distinctions in ABRSM piano and music theory examinations. Soh Yian recognizes that examinations provide useful standard and can act as a motivating push, giving the student a definite aim to work towards. Wayne Teo is a prize-winning pianist who has performed in numerous venues around Europe and Asia.
Sin Yee’s principal mentor includes Assistant Professor of Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Dr Lee Pei-Ming.
Christopher is a highly patient and dedicated teacher who is committed to teaching students good practicing and performance habits. Melissa is a friendly, creative and understanding teacher with 16 years of piano teaching experience.
Upon graduation, Caryn had the privilege to teach in an international school as a music teacher in conducting keyboard ensembles and choir. Caryn makes appropriate selection of teaching methods to encourage and stimulate interest in budding learners. Having graduated with a degree in music from Lasalle College of the Arts, Julia has experience in teaching keyboard and piano privately and in Global Indian International School.
She also completed her grade 8 in flute under ABRSM and has been performing together with the Singapore Jazz Orchestra for the past 10 years. Michelle is currently based in Singapore as a full-time piano teacher and has been teaching since early 2006. A passionate, patient and understanding piano teacher teaching kids from 6 years old to 30+ year old adults. From the age of 13, Shu Hui had various piano performing experience in her secondary school (Swiss Cottage), Singapore Youth Festival, Drama club, in cafes (Colours Bistro in SMU), nursing homes (Bethany Nursing Home), accompanist at ballet classes and theatre production in Lasalle College of the Arts, restaurants (Stewords Riverboat), Esplanade Library Musical Theatre Showcase.
She is able to teach both classical and pop piano as she has performed in public places and arts venues before. A qualified and patient piano teacher with 5 years of piano teaching experience, Caleb is passionate in passing on the skills and knowledge he has acquired in piano playing to people who would like to learn how to play the piano.
He is looking to teach students of ages 6 and above, be it if for formal grading examinations or simply just for leisure. Besides focusing on the examination syllabus, Caleb believes that it would be very beneficial for students to learn how to effectively and efficiently learn new piano pieces independently, develop good piano playing techniques, and also to improvise and play-by-ear if the student is proficient and interested. His piano journey began at the age of 6, and he has been actively playing different genres of music such as classical and pop piano till today.
Melody Tan is a piano teacher of 6 years who has teaching experience at home and in Music Schools. Sheng En is a part-time private piano tutor who enjoys and is passionate in teaching piano. Sheng En has experience in teaching students ranging from 3.5 to 30 years old for both classical exams and leisure.
For students interested in composing, Sheng En is also able to provide insights to their composition as she has been through composition class in schools (in A level as well in University). Adeline teaches mainly the ABRSM syllabus as well as pop piano for students who wish to do lessons for leisure. Mr Daniel Foo, who enjoys 23 years of fruitful experience,is a patient,respected and talented teacher, always with a heart for his students.


Daniel has inspired and groomed a large pool of students from ages 4.5 till 76 from all walks of life and nationalities.
Having graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts with a Bachelor’s degree in music composition, Sandy is a versatile musician who has also attained an ATCL diploma in piano performance and a Diploma in Music and Audio Technology from Singapore Polytechnic. Yun Qi has 3 years of experience teaching piano, keyboard and music theory in a music school and 2 years of private teaching.
Brenda has been pursuing music from the age of 5, and is passionate about sharing her love and the beauty of music to everyone and anyone.
Brenda believes Music is more than just achieving certificates and hence, always ensures her students genuinely enjoy Music and are able to appreciate it. She is experienced in teaching various styles of piano (ranging from Classical to Pop music), and various age groups (ranging from toddler groups to adults).
Besides the Grade 8 (ABRSM) qualifications, Wendy is also AMIS certified (2012,MOE): Art and Music Instructor scheme, Piano Adventures Expert Course (2011), Harmony Road Music Course (2009) and Performer Certificate in Classical Singing (Trinity Guildhall).
She has taught piano since 2000 in 4 different music schools and before converting to teaching private lessons at her home studio.
With a strong interest in music and a huge passion in teaching children, Cheryl believes she would be able to bring great value in helping students develop their talents while nurturing their passion for music. David had experience teaching in APSN (association for persons with special needs), hence he considers himself to be more patient than most.
She began her Piano Journey at the age of 12 years old because of an inspiring, musically talented lady she met in her church choir. Sarah aspires to perform on stage once again, playing for annual concerts and letting others listen and feel what she wants to tell them through her piano playing. If you have any questions or comments or would like more information about piano lessons, you can contact Julia here. Take for example, when you have lessons at home, you get to save on the transportation time and expenses. Remember to always check if the teacher charges any other additional fee before hiring them. Whereas the professional field of music education pertains to the teaching of music in school classrooms or group settings, piano pedagogy focuses on the teaching of musical skills to individual piano students. Some teachers may hold degrees in another discipline in music, such as music education or another performance area (voice, orchestral instrument, etc.).
The undergraduate level may require many years of prior piano studies and previous teaching experience as prerequisites for application. These organizations often offer teachers' workshops, conferences, mentorship programs, publications on piano pedagogy, and opportunities for scholarships, competitions, and performances for the students of members.
There are three levels in their certificate program; elementary, intermediate and advanced. Teaching sight reading can include teaching students to recognize intervals, scale passage patterns, note reading and the ability to internalize rhythm. It gives the student ability and freedom to experience the music for all of its intricacies as opposed to focusing on the technicalities of notes and rhythm. Instructions may sometimes be offered semi-privately (one teacher meeting with a small group of two or more students) or in classes of larger groups, in other intervals of time. No time to practice, not enough money for lessons, or even worse, think you're too old?
You can sign up with music schools, piano lessons Singapore agencies, or private piano teachers.
Still learning ballet then, she discovered the love for the piano after a few piano lessons. With her strong background in piano, she also plays the piano accompaniment for her choir in concerts and competitions. She found her passion in teaching piano, and would love to share and inspire her students in their musical journey.
Valerie works with experienced piano teachers as well and interviews them extensively before inviting them to join her teaching faculty. For example, she has given piano lessons to an adult student who want to learn a Korean pop song on piano – Can You Hear Me by Taeyeon. But do note that Valerie will still conduct basic piano lessons (if needed) to equip students to play the pop songs. You can plan like a fiend only to have a grumpy student arrive without books and without having practiced. Choose an overall theme for the lesson – Just like a wedding needs a color scheme or theme to guide your decision making, a piano lesson needs a concept, a technique or a learning objective to lead the way. Pick your theme based on your personal goals for each individual student: what do you want your student to achieve or know by the following lesson? Having a large library of teaching materials makes this coordination a snap… so start collecting!
Resist the urge to follow the same structure you have always followed and instead, allow your theme, materials and student’s needs to take the lead. Make Memories Last – Often the wedding couple is so engaged with the festivities that they forget to notice certain things. In fact, we do have students who have pianos at home, but they still do head over to our teachers’ place for the lessons. She is currently a full-time piano teacher with approximately 35 students to handle every week.
Her passion towards classical music led her to Australia to further studies in music, majoring in classical piano performance, and second study in accompaniment. When a child acquires sufficient interest, their learning capacity will increase exponentially. Although graduated with a Computer Science Degree from the National University of Singapore in 1990, she answered her musical calling by becoming a full time music teacher from 1994. Everyone can make music, with practice and training, we can enjoy music to its highest level. However music-teaching is not simply preparing students for one exam after another- and nothing else.
His awards include prizes from Ecole Normale de Musique, the International Nikolai Rubinstein Competition in Paris, and the International Chopin Competition in Thailand. She has accumulated 6 years of teaching experience, both as a full-time school music teacher as well as a private music teacher. He firmly believes that while music is to be enjoyed, it must also be accompanied with a good and responsible learning attitude. She achieved her LTCL + AMusTCL diplomas by giving piano lessons while studying in the university. Personally, she has worked with Singapore Lyric Opera and was the resident school pianist in her secondary school.
She obtained her Grade 8 (Practical and Theory) from Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, UK (ABRSM) and continued to pursue her studies in the University Putra of Malaysia in Bachelor of Music (Education) (Hons). After that, she worked in a music school as an instrumental teacher and teacher-trainer, teaching individual and group lessons for children as young as 2 years old to adults of various levels.
She understands the needs of different students and caters each lesson to the pace of each student. She is active in the local music scene as part of the Singapore Wind Symphony (SWS) and its Percussion Ensemble (SWSPE), taking part regularly in performances year-round, such as the annual Singapore Musical Celebration series at the Esplanade.
Students will receive quality, professional and insightful musical training including sight-reading techniques and ear training. She believes that music is a special gift that should be learnt by everyone who is passionate in it, as it will bring joy and satisfaction to life. She has taught piano and music theory in a music school, where she has students ranging from 4 years old to adults. Besides teaching, Caleb also has experience in playing in public events such as weddings, and is currently playing in a band as a keyboardist as well. She has the passion to generate appreciation and interest in music when students are in the process of learning. In addition, she also gives aural training skills if the student is interested to learn how to play by ear. She is able to teach students ranging from leisure learners to beginners to ABRSM Grade 1 to Grade 8. Their aptitude range from beginner till diploma levels, for exams, leisure, auditions and competitions. She has taught in music schools and students’ home before but is currently only teaching at her place. This is done so by planning and catering suitable lessons for each student, depending on their personality and abilities.
Throughout her teaching career, she has been driven to help students achieve their very best. He tries to conduct lessons in the most fun and enjoyable way possible, as he believe one has to truly enjoy doing something to be good at it. Music is her passion and she aims to influence both children and adults with a creative approach towards teaching. The lady was gifted by God musically and the sound of the piano keys always intrigued Sarah to listen to her play every Sunday.


She is a firm believer in taking a grounded approach in teaching where students develop their interests and better their technique. Current Students and Parents:Click on the "Login" page link to sign in to your student account.
Apart from that, feel free to enquire about their success rate with past students and the common weaknesses of students. However, if you were to have piano lessons in a studio, you’ll learn to adapt to different kinds of pianos, allowing you to feel and play differently. This is often done via private or semiprivate instructions, commonly referred to as piano lessons.
Other teachers, without higher education in music, may have studied piano playing independently or have been self-taught. Elementary pedagogy certificate enables teachers to teach beginners up to grade two piano, while intermediate certificate allows teachers to teach up to grade 6 piano.
Teachers may encourage students to count out loud when practicing, or practice with a metronome to develop a steady internal beat. The ability to have strong knowledge of different major and minor key signatures can also help students anticipate the accidentals they should expect when sight reading.
Valerie also has her Grade 8 in Music Theory with Merit in her bag of music qualifications. The concert is not organized to compete among students, but to let everyone gain stage experience, and of course, a stage to perform for their loved ones.  More about Say It With Music 2014 can be found here.
Valerie can refer to you piano teachers who can do piano lessons in the North, South, West, and Central of Singapore. Every single aspect of every single thing had to coordinate, match, and flow with everything else. Using materials that are outside of your selected theme can interrupt the flow of a lesson and can steal time and attention away from meeting the goals you’ve set. They’re ensuring that the flow of activities is smooth and that the appropriate amount of time is spent on each. But thankfully the photographer is there to capture all of the moments and make those memories last. If you can send your student home with an appropriately paired supplementary piece that he or she loves, then you’ve successfully completed the carefully coordinated lesson and have ensured it will carry over into home practice time.
With “out-of-the-box” repertoire based on important educational concepts delivered to subscribers every month, your unique lessons will be the talk of the town! I’m approaching 50 games from you (including all the the free ones on your website), which is awesome! Just yesterday I had a student having a hard time staying focused so we played the Adventures of Tie Guy (because it fit with his lesson material about ties and slurs) and it got us laughing. I spend much less time explaining and fixing things now… and instead spend more time playing games! One of the reasons is due to convenience, perhaps it being nearer to where their office or school is located.
She is also a firm believer in adopting a structured teaching approach, and presenting material in an organised manner. Her students have all been graded well, ranging from merit to high distinction across all grades. She has since trained more than 50 students including several at Diploma level. Soh Yian also serves in church as pianist and keyboardist. A good balance between solid music education of wide repertoire and pursuit of excellence through examinations must be attained.
He is versatile in French and English, having both studied and taught in France and Singapore.
Aside from that, she has been coaching students to excel in piano practical, music theory, aural and musicianship. To prepare her students for the ABRSM exams, she provides a well-rounded music education comprising practical, theory, aural and sight-reading skills. She believes that the exposure of various pieces and genres of music would enhance one’s knowledge of music. In her free time, she likes to read, and enjoys attending musicals and plays, especially lending her support to local artistes and productions. She teaches useful techniques for graded exams and is also able to teach student accompaniment skills for leisure if the student is interested. All of her graded students have passed their graded examinations and a majority of them have obtained ‘Merit’ under her coaching. She has a Performer’s Certificate (Trinity College) and ABRSM grade 8 (Piano and Theory). She has prepared students for ABRSM syllabus examinations for piano and music theory as well as Trinity College London syllabus for keyboard.
With a down-to-earth and amiable personality, one of Cheryl’s greatest strengths is her communication skills.
David’s best ability is his keen sense of hearing and of perfect pitch, allowing him to pick out mistakes readily.
Always identify what your needs are first, before finding a teacher who can cater their time to your needs. The practitioners of piano pedagogy are called piano pedagogues, or simply, piano teachers. Advanced piano pedagogy is known as "ARCT" (Associate of Royal Conservatory of Toronto), which enables teachers to teach up to grade 10. Then head over to a piano game to reinforce the concept in a different way before returning to the piano. Same goes for supplementary repertoire – I love having a ton to choose from as it makes for a more tailored learning experience for my kids.
We’d both rather be doing the latter and it is more effective so yes, it’s a complete win!
More importantly, our teachers tend to have better quality pianos and also more conducive learning environments.
More specifically, she teach a wide repertoire of musical works of various genres and styles. In fact, she has experience in coaching beginner students to complete their Grade 5 theory within a year’s frame.
Her current teaching approach infuses methodology from renowned music philosophies, including Suzuki, Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze. She hopes to develop the musical growth and talent of every student in an encouraging and friendly way. His aim is to provide a holistic learning experience that cultivates not only music competence but also love and enjoyment of classical and contemporary music. She understands that everyone works and learns differently, and this is something she always bear in mind whenever she has to communicate tasks that need to be accomplished with positive reinforcement. Sarah feels that it’s not just about attaining certifications but being able to spread her piano playing with others, teaching the next generation of children and sharing her performance. Once you have decided on what your goals are, then you can begin your search for a piano teacher.
As we know, certificates are mere papers, it would be ideal if you could request them to preview their skills as a teacher.
There are also a number of theory and history examinations that accompany each certificate program which must be completed.
However reliance on muscle memory alone can hinder students if they have not made the cognitive connection between every note they play, and leaves room for lots of memory slips. Your “fun factor” is built into your “learning needs”… your off-bench time has a purpose… your repertoire selection is well-timed. He left in a little better mood, and feeling more confident than when he came in…that’s a win! Sin Yee is also a member of the international award-winning Vocal Consort choir, under the direction of accomplished local conductor, Nelson Kwei. She has also worked closely with students from the Middle East, North America, Europe and Asia.
Some of his outstanding students have clinched prizes in the National music competitions locally and most recently, the SPAF in 2014.
He achieves this through his vast experience, intelligence, strategies in teaching coupled with knowledge and passion. To have a strong foundation of memorization, students should be able to visualize everything that they play, and be able to start from any passage. Through home concerts and recitals, students will gain confidence and derive pleasure in music making.



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