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Piano Lessons

Postby Philly_Mary » Wed, 18 Nov 2009 3:50 pm

Hello,

We are looking for a good piano teacher who can interact with the kids well. Currently staying near West Coast Park.

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Postby lovelyJen » Fri, 20 Nov 2009 9:22 am

hi, we are a family with 2 young kids that just got shifted to Singapore this year. My friend (singaporean) recommended me this piano teacher and I have my daughter and son to learn from her. She is actually quite good and skillful and able to handle young kids and able to generate them the interest in music. She has been coming to our place but now she shifted to Dover and got her own nice piano room with grand piano and so we decided to send our kids over to her house for lesson since it's quite near also. However if you still want her to go your house, you can negotiate with her directly. If you need her contact you can visit her website at http://www.mymusicroom.sg

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Postby Philly_Mary » Sat, 21 Nov 2009 1:11 pm

Hi, thank you very much for the recommendation. I am amazed that she uses a grand piano to teach. I'm excited to let my kid play on a grand piano which we might not even have a chance to buy it. Have emailed My Music Room and got a reply promptly. Arranged a session with her to assess my kid to make sure she feel at ease with her. On the phone she definitely sounded experienced and organised. Think I will have confidence in her.. thanks again.


lovelyJen wrote:hi, we are a family with 2 young kids that just got shifted to Singapore this year. My friend (singaporean) recommended me this piano teacher and I have my daughter and son to learn from her. She is actually quite good and skillful and able to handle young kids and able to generate them the interest in music. She has been coming to our place but now she shifted to Dover and got her own nice piano room with grand piano and so we decided to send our kids over to her house for lesson since it's quite near also. However if you still want her to go your house, you can negotiate with her directly. If you need her contact you can visit her website at http://www.mymusicroom.sg

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Postby StephenieJ » Sat, 16 Jan 2010 3:08 pm

Came across this post and decided to call My Music Room. Has been looking out for a good piano teacher and finally settled on Pearlyne for my daughter. Definitely an experienced teacher with more than 10 over years of teaching. Friendly, cheerful and yet strict. Amazlingly she can interact with my daughter well. Asked her and she mentioned that that's because of her interaction with 50 over young chlidren every week. Another good point is the condusive and clean environment with grand piano. Definitely worth recommending to everyone who needs a quality and good piano lesson. Thanks lovelyJen.

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Piano Lessons

Postby li_xuan » Sat, 30 Jan 2010 8:41 am

Hi, would like to check if my daughters are too young for piano lessons? I moved over from Taiwan and my two daughters are 4 years old and 7 years old. I think the 7 years old is good but not sure at the age of 4 is it good to start piano lessons? please advise.

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Postby fristromcan » Sat, 30 Jan 2010 2:57 pm

Many of my friends' kids are learning piano (or at least keyboard), some as young as 3. I am no expert here but there seems to me no advantage in kids starting so young. Since parents these days are eager, I am sure it won't be difficult to find some places willing to take the kids on.

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Re: Piano Lessons

Postby lovelyJen » Sun, 31 Jan 2010 8:26 am

li_xuan wrote:Hi, would like to check if my daughters are too young for piano lessons? I moved over from Taiwan and my two daughters are 4 years old and 7 years old. I think the 7 years old is good but not sure at the age of 4 is it good to start piano lessons? please advise.


Hi li_xuan, I would think that 4 is a good age to start. that would be the age where children are absorbing the most and developing their various motor as well as intellectual skills etc, so i would think it is a good time to develop their musical skills as well. Also, this is the age whereby they are not shy to express themselves through playing and singing. Hope that helps. just my two cents.

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Postby pearline » Fri, 05 Feb 2010 7:51 pm

My kids are in the Yamaha course. It's more of music appreciation and if you buy into the Yamaha method, starting them early helps them train their listening. They don't stress a lot of playing of instruments but more listening and singing, plus a little playing. Both my kids love the lessons.

Not sure about other music schools though, but I suppose when they are very young my experience is that their motor skills are not that fantastic yet so the finger skills will be limited. It will differ from child to child and I prefer to allow my kids to enjoy the music classes for now rather than be too focused on the keyboard/ piano.

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Postby lovelyJen » Fri, 05 Feb 2010 9:54 pm

Hi Pearline, yes you are correct. My son is currently 4+ now and he is taking piano lessons with his sister, 9, under Ms Pearlyne at My Music Room. Most of his lessons will be more of singing, listening and having fun just like the way Yamaha is doing. The way I like about Ms Pearlyne is that apart for cultivating the interests and making the lesson very enjoyable for my son, she will try to make him familiarize with piano keyboards by just having him to hit keys he likes and explain to him the note and the sound. Just sharing some experience with everyone here. Hope it helps.

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Postby pearline » Fri, 05 Feb 2010 10:02 pm

That's great! I believe the best way to introduce music to little ones is to expose them. They love to sing and from there they begin to be interested in making music. :)

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Re: Piano Lessons

Postby li_xuan » Fri, 05 Mar 2010 9:20 am

lovelyJen wrote:
li_xuan wrote:Hi, would like to check if my daughters are too young for piano lessons? I moved over from Taiwan and my two daughters are 4 years old and 7 years old. I think the 7 years old is good but not sure at the age of 4 is it good to start piano lessons? please advise.


Hi li_xuan, I would think that 4 is a good age to start. that would be the age where children are absorbing the most and developing their various motor as well as intellectual skills etc, so i would think it is a good time to develop their musical skills as well. Also, this is the age whereby they are not shy to express themselves through playing and singing. Hope that helps. just my two cents.


After a detailed search for the piano teacher, finally settled with Pearlyne Lye from My Music Room. Both kids happily learning from her now. Thanks everyone for all the advise for me.

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any piano teacher for my 2 kids (Newton MRT area)???

Postby retaw » Mon, 15 Nov 2010 9:25 am

Hello
I'm also looking for a piano teacher for my 2 children (8 and 5), I live really close to Newton MRT . are there any music schools around? thank for any help or advice.

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Postby Jenny1994 » Sun, 24 Apr 2011 10:11 am

Could anyone tell me if we can rent a piano in Singapore? Thank you very much

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Postby silvermavis » Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:54 pm

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