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Piano Teaching as my New Career in Singapore

Post by hoiyat » Sat, 10 Jul 2004 8:34 pm

I have migrated to Singapore for abt 3 months. In this new environment, I'd like to fulfil my dream of being a piano teacher and switch from my past career in Marketing industry to a music tutor.

I have passed Grade 7 Practical and Grade 5 Theory. Now I'm planning to take the Grade 8 practical exam next year. Hence before I pass the Grade 8 exam, am I able to take up a piano teaching post in Singapore with my Grade 7 qualifications in any music institutes in Singapore? Pls adv. :o

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Post by DespeRuth » Sat, 10 Jul 2004 9:44 pm

Contact the music institutes or do some private tutouring..?


Post by pianoforte » Thu, 22 Jul 2004 12:05 am

Hey hoiyat,

I believe u'll usually need to have a minimum of grade 8 practical to teach in the music schools. Well, at least, this seems to be required of yamaha teachers, if you refer to their website at

U might like to call up other music schools to check, such as cristofori, kawai, etc. There are lots of schools around, just do a search on for music schools, you shld be able to obtain a list of numbers from there.

Hope this helps. Good luck!



Post by Star » Sat, 14 Aug 2004 12:46 pm


i have some info of Christofori Music school. Hopefully it helps you. They actually need you to sign contract as a full/part time teachers. And you need to work on weekend as children will be free on weekend. Think you can call them to get more info.

Star :)

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Post by hoiyat » Wed, 07 Dec 2005 9:55 pm

Hi DespeRuth, Pianoforte and Star,

Tks so much for your replies and advice. It's been more than 1 year since my posting of the enquiry. Seldom login into SIngapore Expat since then as I have been trying hard to prepare my Grade 8 Practical Exam. :P

It's really a painful experience to manage my time for the full-time job, family and piano practice. Thank God that I have passed the practical exam and would like to share my joy with you.

I have looked up for recent info in Yamaha and Christofori Music school as suggested, only to find that Yamaha has no longer held the cert of piano teaching course for two years; while Christofori only offers training for full-time teachers.

I am now trying to look out for similar courses and meanwhile I'm preparing the Grade 8 Theory Exam. Good luck to me and just let me know if you have further advices for me.

Wish you all a Merry Christmas!

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Private tutors

Post by prkravi » Thu, 16 Aug 2007 11:57 am

I'm curious to know if i can engage someone as a private Piano Tutor.
How much would they normally charge if they had to come over to my place? Or i can go over to their place as well.
- Ravi.

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Post by Porky Pig » Wed, 19 Mar 2008 3:18 pm

try ossia music school. they have really low requirements.. n pays really low too.. here's the no-->64695963

gd luck! :wink:

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