Since 2018, we have been looking into developing an e-learning platform which would help improve the learning experience for our students and make it more fun and engaging. We have since partnered with Bobby and Desmond from Siloam Technologies, who are helping us to create a data-driven music theory app which will incorporate artificial intelligence in-app. Last Sunday, we were delighted to invite a small group of testers comprising of our own students to take part in a prototype that we had successfully produced. Here’s what happened during the testing!
Samuel is an avid opera lover and has been pursuing his passion since his secondary school days. A graduate of NUS Theatre Studies, he actively takes up opportunities to enrich his experience as a classical singer and performer, and is a regular in boutique local opera productions. He has sung several roles in shows such as L’enfant et les sortileges (Maurice Ravel), Die Zauberflöte (W.A. Mozart) and Cendrillon (Jules Massenet) with the Music Academy International opera studio in Italy. Recently, he sang as Stephen in Laksa Cantata, part of The Singapore Trilogy written by Chen Zhangyi.
Eileen showed interest in music at an early age, enrolling for piano lessons when she was just 6. She continued her lessons up till 17, where she obtained her ABRSM Grade 8 Piano Performance and Grade 6 Theory of Music. Following that, she proceeded to enrol herself into LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore under the tutelage of Mr. Frank DeMeglio for 3 years, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, specialising in Classical Performance (Piano) in 2019. While she was undertaking her undergraduate studies, Eileen took part in various projects such as winning the Annual Piano Concerto Competition in 2018, playing the Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major written by Mozart featuring her own lead-ins and cadenzas. In the same year, she also directed an interdisciplinary performance entitled, Piano Voyage: The Time Traveller’s Memoir held in Lasalle College of the Arts, featuring animators, and dancers who were an integral part to the performance. Eileen strives to be a better educator for her students, stemming from her personal experience with one herself.
Every student LOVES scales & arpeggios! (Well, not all.) Required in just about every music exam, scales & arpeggios are a hallmark of a students’ learning journey. Our loving and patient teachers at D-Flat Studios will never tire of encouraging our students to kickstart their lessons by warming up with scales. Here’s why!