What should one be aware of before starting piano lessons? First of all, chat with your piano teacher. You should feel comfortable interacting with your coach. Find out his teaching experience as we as qualifications, as well as understand what motivates him to teach. Your teacher needs to be able to clearly explain the concepts and techniques of piano playing. He must also be able to inspire you and impart correct playing techniques. You should also discuss with your teacher, your goals and objective in starting piano lessons in Singapore. Do also have a time frame in mind when setting goals.
Secondly, relax and be yourself. Understand and absorb what the teacher shares with you during your lesson. When you get home, make it a habit to practice every day. As a beginner pianist, you need not spend hours each day practicing the piano. Quality time is more important than quantity
Piano lessons for kids build self-discipline in the student, this is an asset for any child. The child understands the importance of self-discipline after going through daily piano practice over the years and seeing the improvement in piano playing skills over an extended time period.
Practicing new piano playing techniques also instill patience in a child, as well as the mindset of not giving up when faced with obstacles. Going through the phases of intrinsic techniques, warm-up techniques and conditioning techniques, the child may sometimes feel that they are not improving. Any musician will encounter good days and bad days. Sometimes bad days are prolonged period. However if he or she does not give up, the imaginary glass ceiling will be broken one day.
It is also a great idea to expose your child to performances, whether it be informal performance among peers and family members or as formal as a national competition. This helps your child gain self-confidence. This self-confidence will flow through the other areas of life and be an asset in the future.
Most adults lead a stressful life, with stress coming from work, having to raise up children and concurrently taking care of aged parents. Some adults are also stressed from relationship issues. As such many adults start piano lessons as an outlet to relieve stress. The plus point is that reduced stress levels often result in reduced contraction of chronic illness, especially heart disease, multiple sclerosis and type II diabetes.
Adult piano learners also develop a better memory. The brain also is able to adapt and change. Thus, we highly encourage adults especially senior learners who are near retiring age, to start piano for beginners. This also prevents or slows down the onset of dementia.
The most trusted way to look for a suitable piano teacher is through a school like Stradivari Strings. We vet through our team of teachers not only for qualifications and experience but also gather feedback from students. Our team of teachers are committed and dedicated and have in place a great lesson plan for piano lessons. After your music foundation is built, we can progress your via the ABRSM exam route if desired. Alternatively, you can also progress via the leisure route.
All of our piano teachers are accredited by the Associated Board of Royal School of Music (ABRSM), Trinity Guildhall exam board, or renowned music conservatories around the world. They produce results, whether it be coaching young children or adults.
Piano lessons in Singapore can be arranged at Sultan Plaza, your place or at piano teacher’s location. Do contact +65-98137769 to arrange.Book Lessons
Yi Jia attained DipABRSM in Violin Performance. He is also proficient in the study of piano.
He has been involved in classical music since 2007, playing as first violin of River Valley High String Ensemble and leading as conductor and music director on different occasions.
He possess a deep understanding of the inner workings of classical music and the pedagogies on violin and piano.
Yi jia is also a first violinist at the NUS Symphony Orchestra.
Siak Lee achieved ABRSM grade 8 qualification in violin and piano. She is currently pursuing Diploma qualifications in both music instruments. She has ABRSM grade 5 qualification in music theory and currently pursuing ABRSM grade 8 theory.
She started coaching violin and piano in 2015. She scored Gold in the National Music Strings Orchestra Competition as a violinist and soloist. In 2016, she was selected to attend Clement Curtin Violin masterclasses and was recognized for her skills. In 2018 she was awarded Silver in Euroasia Competition.
Matthew is a gifted multi-instrumentalist, proficient in the piano, keyboard, clarinet, saxophone, flute and cello. Without a piano mentor or teacher, he picked up the skills of piano playing by himself till ABRSM grade 7. He achieved distinction in ABRSM grade 8 and is on track to achieve Diploma in piano in 2018.
Matthew has be coaching private students since 2016, and he has received numerous positive feedback from his students.