On the back of its popular holiday programmes, D-Flat Studios will be launching the Jazz For Kids programme again, introducing the world of jazz to participants 9 to 14 years old. This time, the 3-day programme will give students the opportunity to engage in structured jazz improvisation, learning the rudiments of jazz chords and scales.
For the longest time, O-level Music has been limited to Western Classical Music and Asian Music Studies. It delved into Operas, Art Song, Orchestra Music, Keyboard Music, Musicals, Chamber Music, Malay, Indian, Chinese Ensemble Music, and Gamelan. Though these are important historical developments in music, they are disconnected from the music of today, from what our children are listening to, and what Singapore’s cultural leaders are creating.