Embarking on a music career is very rewarding. Those who have chosen this journey would have likely made this decision out of passion and talent. It is one of those careers that attract people who love what they do, and are passionate about sharing their craft.
"This is challenging! I played this passage everyday last week, but I am still not getting it! How do I practice this?"
Practice and rehearsals are critical to anyone picking up any instrument or sport. Some skills are harder than others, and require a more thoughtful and dedicated approach. Here are a few suggestions which may help you maximise your practice sessions!
It has long been said that learning to play the piano, violin, trumpet or trombone - engaging in music lessons, has always been associated with better cognitive skills and improved brain power. Many would agree that it is a great skill to have, and in one way or another improves one's perspectives and senses. What does the science say? We list some known studies and uncover other observable benefits of music!
In our teacher profile this week, we want to get to know more about our talented and fun-loving piano teacher, Dickson Goh. Dickson brings much laughter to the classroom, and our young talents have been learning much from his energetic classes since April 2018. When asked about what they love most about his classes, students have said that he is funny and colourful, bringing music to life through his patience and passion.
Purchasing a piano is an important decision. It brings so much joy to the family, bringing music to the household, creating a lifetime of musical enjoyment. There is a vast variety to choose from - acoustic or digital, upright or grand, black or white - choosing a suitable piano may seem like a tough choice. D-Flat Studios is here to provide some quick tips before you make that decision
At D-Flat Studios Singapore we have many adults picking up piano for the first time. Our teachers are always excited to introduce the piano to fresh and mature minds, and are also encouraged by the great number of adults coming back to the piano after shutting their lids on those ivories for decades. Everyone who has come back to the piano enjoy the mental challenge of learning or re-learning the instrument. And some of them have been moved to tears when they are back making music!
D-Flat Studios' students put up a stellar showing in the first music exam season of 2018!
In March 2018, 18 students presented themselves for the 1st session of the ABRSM theory and practical exams. The practical exams were held on site at our Tanglin Studio and the theory exams were held at Concorde Hotel.
17th April 2018 - D-Flat Studios is constantly looking for talented individuals to join our small team, and we were so happy to have Lydia join us in 2018! Lydia is an accomplished teacher, nurturing talents for the past 10 years, having taught in Singapore, Malaysia and the United States to students of different ages and across nationalities. She is passionate about sharing her love for music as well as improving her craft.
13th April 2018 - Music and piano education is commonplace in Singapore, and parents' appetite for the best learning opportunities shows no signs of waning. Piano lessons continue to gain popularity, and D-Flat Studios brought a first to the music education landscape. Joshua Hanitio, 9, presented the country's first Associated Board of the Royal School of Music's (ABRSM) exam conducted on a digital piano at D-Flat Studios' Tanglin branch, scoring a distinction.