Scales and arpeggios – creating connections

http://hk.abrsm.org/en/about-abrsm/news-articles-and-comment/libretto-abrsms-magazine/libretto-feature-archive/?abrsm%5BnewsId%5D=724&abrsm%5BId%5D=724&cHash=639705105d0fcf12d26919472e0fd72c

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No time to practise?

http://www.classical-music.com/blog/no-time-practise

Do scales really matter?

Do Scales Really Matter?

The answer is YES.

Hey scales are not boring stuff nor just part of the ABRSM exam requirement – they help you to develop your technique, listening and sight-reading skills.

And by the way, don’t you recognize there are always scales and arpeggios in music like sonatina?

For other instrumentalists like violinist, playing scales are important too as they help to improve your intonation.

I know playing scales and arpeggios are sometimes tedious, but they are not useless at all!

3 Reasons Why Music Theory Is Important for Your Children

3 Reasons Why Music Theory Is Important for Your Children

Grade 5 theory is not just a prerequisite for entering grade 6 or above ABRSM exam……

How to Help Your Child Develop a Taste for Classical Music

How to Help Your Child Develop a Taste for Classical Music

I would say the easiest part is to let kids learn a musical instrument (as most of the parents do). But how about bringing them to a live performance? Indeed there are many educational concert that are suitable for children,  like the series by Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

And by the way, one of the way to motivate your kid to practice is to play some recordings. Thanks to the internet, we can find lots of recordings from youtube/spotify (though I will prefer CDs).

 

Music Festival 2016

To all my dearest students,

Good luck and enjoy the music! Do breathe, relax and enjoy the moment you’re on stage(though maybe a bit frightening). I am sure your hard work will pay off! Be humble and learn from others too.

Enjoy! Remember, music making is FUN!

Miss Chen

Stephen Hough in Hong Kong

http://www.pphk.org/concerts/recitals/stephen-hough/

Stephen Hough will be in Hong Kong in May!

Have seen Stephen Hough twice while I was still in RNCM(Stephen Hough is the international chair in piano studies at RNCM). He was holding a piano clinic-something like a masterclass, but aimed at helping students to tackle technical problems. What a nice man and real musician!

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