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March 27, 2020 at 12:52pm

Mr. Andrew Lloyd Webber playing the piano as the country remains under lockdown due to Corona Virus COVID19
With us all spending a bit more time at home, which ALW musical number would you like to see Andrew play?

I didn’t think I’d ever get such a response to this little tryout! Here I am in my own self-isolation. The song that came out on top was ‘All I Ask Of You’ - ALW

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Mr. Andrew Lloyd Webber playing the piano as the country remains under lockdown due to Corona Virus COVID19
With us all spending a bit more time at home, which ALW musical number would you like to see Andrew play?

I didn’t think I’d ever get such a response to this little tryout! Here I am in my own self-isolation. The song that came out on top was ‘All I Ask Of You’ - ALW

#alw #AndrewLloydWebber #phantom #PhantomOfTheOpera #WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #live

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March 27, 2020 at 11:38am

Piano Teachers > Will private tutors who are not based in centres be required to suspend their lessons?

We urge private tutors who conduct lessons outside of centres (e.g. home-based tutors) to take appropriate and sensible measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including observing guidelines on social distancing, segregating students should they be from different schools, and ensuring that those who are on LOA or SHN do not attend. They should also ensure that parents are... See More

Piano Teachers > Will private tutors who are not based in centres be required to suspend their lessons?

We urge private tutors who conduct lessons outside of centres (e.g. home-based tutors) to take appropriate and sensible measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including observing guidelines on social distancing, segregating students should they be from different schools, and ensuring that those who are on LOA or SHN do not attend. They should also ensure that parents are comfortable with the arrangements.

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #sgunited #SingaporeTogether #TogetherAtHome #teacher #parent #lesson

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March 27, 2020 at 8:40am

Dr. John Mortensen suggest five ideas for practicing the piano in time of global pandemic.

1. Play easy/intermediate pieces to "close the loop".
2. Record yourself and make a list you're bad at.
3. Go after a technical deficiency.
4. Listen to non-piano music to gain a perspective on what the piano is good at and not so good at.
5. Learn the Art of Partimento

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Dr. John Mortensen suggest five ideas for practicing the piano in time of global pandemic.

1. Play easy/intermediate pieces to "close the loop".
2. Record yourself and make a list you're bad at.
3. Go after a technical deficiency.
4. Listen to non-piano music to gain a perspective on what the piano is good at and not so good at.
5. Learn the Art of Partimento

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #teacher #parent #student #lesson #methodology #pedagogy #Partimento

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March 26, 2020 at 7:52pm

Following COVID-19 measures announced by the Ministry of Health as of 24 March 2020 regarding events and limiting group sizes to 10 or fewer, we will unfortunately be closing all Conservatory activity from public access for the rest of the concert season at least until further notice.

We need to do this to prioritise the safety of our students, staff and audience members, while continuing to deliver our curriculum and programming as fully as is sensible.

As such, all concerts... See More

Following COVID-19 measures announced by the Ministry of Health as of 24 March 2020 regarding events and limiting group sizes to 10 or fewer, we will unfortunately be closing all Conservatory activity from public access for the rest of the concert season at least until further notice.

We need to do this to prioritise the safety of our students, staff and audience members, while continuing to deliver our curriculum and programming as fully as is sensible.

As such, all concerts and events have been cancelled, postponed or made internal-only. While internal-only events will still take place, they will now be open only to the YST students and faculty/jury members who are taking part in the respective classes, assessments or competition, with no public audience.

Senior Recitals will be open to the jury panel only, but they will also be live-streamed on our Youtube channel (more details to be announced). Click below to visit our channel and check out some past performances and highlights as well!

We hope to be back bringing you more great music in person soon. Thank you for your kind understanding and continued (if more virtual) support during these challenging times. Please take care and keep well!

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #sgunited #SingaporeTogether #TogetherAtHome #school #announcement #conservatory

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March 26, 2020 at 6:34pm

Today the Singapore Symphony Orchestra announces the cancellation of all remaining live concerts in the 19/20 season.

All corresponding SSO pre-concert talks will also be cancelled.

The cancellations are due to guest artists being unable to arrive in Singapore because of travel restrictions, as well as the Ministry of Health’s 24 March 2020 advisory to cancel all concerts until 30 April. For the SSO Mother's Day outdoor concert, we have concerns about the ability to maintain... See More

Today the Singapore Symphony Orchestra announces the cancellation of all remaining live concerts in the 19/20 season.

All corresponding SSO pre-concert talks will also be cancelled.

The cancellations are due to guest artists being unable to arrive in Singapore because of travel restrictions, as well as the Ministry of Health’s 24 March 2020 advisory to cancel all concerts until 30 April. For the SSO Mother's Day outdoor concert, we have concerns about the ability to maintain safe distancing in the venue.

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #sgunited #SingaporeTogether #TogetherAtHome #announcement #MothersDay #concert #recital

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March 26, 2020 at 5:17pm

[COVID-19 Update] We announce, with great regret, the cancellation of all remaining live concerts in our 19/20 season. All ticket holders will be fully refunded. Please see our press release below for full details.

All is not lost: we are working hard to bring performance livestreams to you online, with the next one this Saturday evening. Please stay tuned for further announcements. In the meantime, we are extremely heartened and grateful to the support and understanding shown by all... See More

[COVID-19 Update] We announce, with great regret, the cancellation of all remaining live concerts in our 19/20 season. All ticket holders will be fully refunded. Please see our press release below for full details.

All is not lost: we are working hard to bring performance livestreams to you online, with the next one this Saturday evening. Please stay tuned for further announcements. In the meantime, we are extremely heartened and grateful to the support and understanding shown by all of you, our patrons. We will keep the music alive.

#sso #announcement #WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #sgunited #SingaporeTogether #TogetherAtHome

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March 26, 2020 at 4:00pm

The fascinating new research proves that music heals and suggests that in future, music could be prescribed to help us focus, feel happier, relax and overcome sadness.

New research from the British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST) has shown there is a common dosage for music and revealed how long an individual needs to listen to it for a therapeutic effect to be experienced.

In recent years, psychologists have proven that music can have a positive effect on our health, so... See More

The fascinating new research proves that music heals and suggests that in future, music could be prescribed to help us focus, feel happier, relax and overcome sadness.

New research from the British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST) has shown there is a common dosage for music and revealed how long an individual needs to listen to it for a therapeutic effect to be experienced.

In recent years, psychologists have proven that music can have a positive effect on our health, so researchers at BAST were keen to discover whether it would be possible to prescribe music to help us with specific mood states.

#therapy #research #mood #psychology #health #heal

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March 26, 2020 at 2:45pm

Dear all,

We are still awaiting for an official answer from MOH.
The news came too sudden. MOH hotline unreachable since 830am till now 535pm, with repeated calls every 10mins. Tomorrow we are heading down personally.

It is very unclear as of now, because the reason for all centre-based tuition and enrichment classes to be suspended is to reduce the intermingling of students from different schools.
However,

1) Our student base is 99% working adults. There is... See More

Dear all,

We are still awaiting for an official answer from MOH.
The news came too sudden. MOH hotline unreachable since 830am till now 535pm, with repeated calls every 10mins. Tomorrow we are heading down personally.

It is very unclear as of now, because the reason for all centre-based tuition and enrichment classes to be suspended is to reduce the intermingling of students from different schools.
However,

1) Our student base is 99% working adults. There is no intermingling of students from different schools.

2) At any one time, there are less than 10 people at each level of our school as well. Probably less than 6 on average for the past recent weeks.

3) All lessons are 100% (1to1) No group classes
And of course, we have already been implementing temperature taking, wearing of mask, wiping of all music instruments with alcohol wipes (70% Isopropylalcohol, not wet towels) and using of hand sanitizers.

We will only do exactly what the government wants us to do. As of now, its very vague. We hope to have an official answer from MOH by tomorrow 2359hours 26 March 2020.

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #sgunited #SingaporeTogether #TogetherAtHome #teacher #parent #PlayByEar #school #announcement

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March 26, 2020 at 1:25pm

In response to the latest advisory from Ministry of Health, Singapore, all Yamaha music lessons, including both group and individual sessions, will be suspended from Friday, 27 March to Thursday, 30 April. Please refer to the Important Notice issued below.

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In response to the latest advisory from Ministry of Health, Singapore, all Yamaha music lessons, including both group and individual sessions, will be suspended from Friday, 27 March to Thursday, 30 April. Please refer to the Important Notice issued below.

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #sgunited #SingaporeTogether #TogetherAtHome #teacher #parent #lesson #yamaha #school #announcement

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March 25, 2020 at 4:31pm

"All centre-based tuition and enrichment classes will be suspended." - with effect from Thursday at 11.59pm to Apr 30 this year.

This is one of the latest measures announced this evening.
And now, we are echoing a common concern of some piano teachers right after the announcement:

How does this potentially affect home-based piano teachers, or piano teachers who travel to students' homes to conduct their lessons?

Some teachers conduct group theory classes or... See More

"All centre-based tuition and enrichment classes will be suspended." - with effect from Thursday at 11.59pm to Apr 30 this year.

This is one of the latest measures announced this evening.
And now, we are echoing a common concern of some piano teachers right after the announcement:

How does this potentially affect home-based piano teachers, or piano teachers who travel to students' homes to conduct their lessons?

Some teachers conduct group theory classes or masterclasses. Some full-time teachers travel to as many as 8 students' homes in a day.

Where do we go from here?

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #sgunited #SingaporeTogether #TogetherAtHome #teacher #parent

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March 23, 2020 at 11:25pm

During this time when everyone is advised to stay at home, some take to the balconies and start a concert right there!

这个厉害,被关疯了。盆友们18-31号可以考虑给邻居们来点娱乐🤣

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan... See More

During this time when everyone is advised to stay at home, some take to the balconies and start a concert right there!

这个厉害,被关疯了。盆友们18-31号可以考虑给邻居们来点娱乐🤣

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #live #concert #neighbour

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March 23, 2020 at 10:06pm

At first, she emailed students to assure them she’d be disinfecting piano keys and doorknobs, but many students responded that they couldn’t come because they were too scared. And as the social distancing measures became stricter, she knew she needed a more permanent solution to keep teaching.

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At first, she emailed students to assure them she’d be disinfecting piano keys and doorknobs, but many students responded that they couldn’t come because they were too scared. And as the social distancing measures became stricter, she knew she needed a more permanent solution to keep teaching.

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #teacher #lesson

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March 23, 2020 at 8:53pm

2 hours of songs from "Joe Hisaishi in Budokan - Studio Ghibli 25 Years Concert" comprising:
- Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
- Mononoke Hime
- Kiki’s Delivery Service
- Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
- Laputa, Castle in the Sky
- Porco Rosso
- Howl’s Moving Castle
- Spirited Away
- Tonari no Totoro

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2 hours of songs from "Joe Hisaishi in Budokan - Studio Ghibli 25 Years Concert" comprising:
- Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
- Mononoke Hime
- Kiki’s Delivery Service
- Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
- Laputa, Castle in the Sky
- Porco Rosso
- Howl’s Moving Castle
- Spirited Away
- Tonari no Totoro

#JoeHisaishi #StudioGhibli #live #concert #anniversary #SpiritedAway #Totoro #HowlsMovingCastle #PorcoRosso #Laputa #Ponyo #KikisDeliveryService #MononokeHime #Nausicaa

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March 23, 2020 at 7:35pm

Celebrities aren't exempt from social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. So, they've simply found new ways to entertain us while we're all shut in.

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Celebrities aren't exempt from social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. So, they've simply found new ways to entertain us while we're all shut in.

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #coldplay #live #ig #ChrisMartin #TogetherAtHome #JustinBieber #HaileyBaldwin #MarkDuplass #ChelseaHandler #DavidSpade #DianeKeaton #EllenDeGeneres #ellen

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March 23, 2020 at 6:21pm

Fondation Louis Vuitton - Lang Lang International Music Foudation Masterclassess with Janice Carissa, 17 years old, Indonesia.

Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 (Appassionata), 1st movement, Allegro assai

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Fondation Louis Vuitton - Lang Lang International Music Foudation Masterclassess with Janice Carissa, 17 years old, Indonesia.

Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 (Appassionata), 1st movement, Allegro assai

#langlang #JaniceCarissa #masterclass #teacher #student #live #learning #beethoven #sonata #appassionata

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March 23, 2020 at 4:59pm

This quarantine cutie is keeping the streets alive through song from the safety of his balcony.

Barcelona-based pianist Alberto Gestoso brought joy to his neighbors this week, performing “Imagine” and Céline Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” from his balcony. Those living nearby walked out onto their balconies to cheer him on — and saxophone player Alex Lebron Torrent even joined in.

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This quarantine cutie is keeping the streets alive through song from the safety of his balcony.

Barcelona-based pianist Alberto Gestoso brought joy to his neighbors this week, performing “Imagine” and Céline Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” from his balcony. Those living nearby walked out onto their balconies to cheer him on — and saxophone player Alex Lebron Torrent even joined in.

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #TogetherAtHome #AlbertoGestoso #live #CelineDion #AlexLebronTorrent #neighbour

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March 23, 2020 at 2:23pm

One strange side-effect of the coronavirus pandemic? We're getting to see a lot more of the insides of celebrities' homes and some surprising glimpses of their daily routines.

The actor, Anthony Hopkins, best known for playing Hannibal Lecter posted a video of himself playing the piano to his cat, Niblo, on Twitter Wednesday, and it's the purrfect piece of content for these frightening yet tedious times.

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One strange side-effect of the coronavirus pandemic? We're getting to see a lot more of the insides of celebrities' homes and some surprising glimpses of their daily routines.

The actor, Anthony Hopkins, best known for playing Hannibal Lecter posted a video of himself playing the piano to his cat, Niblo, on Twitter Wednesday, and it's the purrfect piece of content for these frightening yet tedious times.

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #AnthonyHopkins

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March 23, 2020 at 1:08pm

亚洲天王-周杰伦Jay Chou & 陶晶莹音乐讲堂,现场指导淡江高中学生如何即性创作,即兴编曲!!

Asian King-Jay Chou & Tao Jingying Music Lecture Hall, on-site guidance to students of Tamkang High School on how to improvise!

#JayChou #TaoJingYing #improvise... See More

亚洲天王-周杰伦Jay Chou & 陶晶莹音乐讲堂,现场指导淡江高中学生如何即性创作,即兴编曲!!

Asian King-Jay Chou & Tao Jingying Music Lecture Hall, on-site guidance to students of Tamkang High School on how to improvise!

#JayChou #TaoJingYing #improvise #compose #live #masterclass #teacher #student

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March 23, 2020 at 11:54am

"The Entertainer" - Written by Scott Joplin, Arranged by Jacob Koller - Insanely Difficult Jazz Arrangement.

#JacobKoller #ScottJoplin #ragtime #cover

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March 21, 2020 at 5:56pm

Lang Lang performing Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in C sharp minor. Live From Teatro Del Silenzio, Italy / 2007

Composed by Liszt, arranged by Horowitz and performed by Lang Lang.

[Comment from YouTube users]
- Feel sad that some people think that everyone should have same taste in music and play everything exactly as it was written

- And actually the manner of not clapping during a performance was developed in modern times. back in the days concerts were a lot more... See More

Lang Lang performing Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in C sharp minor. Live From Teatro Del Silenzio, Italy / 2007

Composed by Liszt, arranged by Horowitz and performed by Lang Lang.

[Comment from YouTube users]
- Feel sad that some people think that everyone should have same taste in music and play everything exactly as it was written

- And actually the manner of not clapping during a performance was developed in modern times. back in the days concerts were a lot more casual people talked and clapped whenever they wanted to and there was a lot of moving around.

#langlang #live #performing #liszt #Horowitz #FranzLiszt #VladimirHorowitz #HungarianRhapsody #Rhapsody

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March 21, 2020 at 4:40pm

In recent years, people have devised methods to take care of the body to ensure that it stays in top form. Just as professional athletes watch their diets and have enough sleep so that they are in tip-top condition during training and on the track, pianists have their unique ways with which they take care of their bodies to ensure they are on top of their game.

One such approach is known as Piano-Yoga, a relatively recent technique developed by virtuoso pianist Génia.

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In recent years, people have devised methods to take care of the body to ensure that it stays in top form. Just as professional athletes watch their diets and have enough sleep so that they are in tip-top condition during training and on the track, pianists have their unique ways with which they take care of their bodies to ensure they are on top of their game.

One such approach is known as Piano-Yoga, a relatively recent technique developed by virtuoso pianist Génia.

#yoga #masterclass #fun #genia #virtuoso

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March 21, 2020 at 3:26pm

British pianist Hamish Milne passed away at the age of 80 over the weekend.

Milne was a piano professor at the Royal Academy of Music up until his death.

He was one of Britain's leading pianists over the last few decades, and was renowned for his recordings of the Russian composer Nikolai Medtner. The recordings were produced by CRD Records back in 1975.

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British pianist Hamish Milne passed away at the age of 80 over the weekend.

Milne was a piano professor at the Royal Academy of Music up until his death.

He was one of Britain's leading pianists over the last few decades, and was renowned for his recordings of the Russian composer Nikolai Medtner. The recordings were produced by CRD Records back in 1975.

#HamishMilne #death #professor #biography #HyperionRecords #discography #interview #teacher #bach #NikolaiMedtner

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March 21, 2020 at 2:15pm

We hope you enjoyed our livestream video of this concert, which is still available to watch on our YouTube and Facebook channels.

We are grateful to the 250 of you who came early and lined up early in the hot sun to enter the grounds; and also thankful to those who watched by the sidelines due to the restrictions. To those who were turned away, please accept our sincere apologies! We present three gardens concerts a year and hope to be able to host you at one in the near future. Until... See More

We hope you enjoyed our livestream video of this concert, which is still available to watch on our YouTube and Facebook channels.

We are grateful to the 250 of you who came early and lined up early in the hot sun to enter the grounds; and also thankful to those who watched by the sidelines due to the restrictions. To those who were turned away, please accept our sincere apologies! We present three gardens concerts a year and hope to be able to host you at one in the near future. Until better times, we'll always keep music alive for you. Thank you for your support and understanding!

#sso #gbtb #public #garden #livestream

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March 21, 2020 at 12:57pm

Liszt - La Campanella performed by Nobuyuki Tsujii as an encore piece at his BBC Proms appearance in July 2013.

BBC Proms is the largest music festival in the UK with nearly 7,000 audiences watching.

The appearance was also acclaimed by most critics of the major local newspapers and seemed to impress the British audience.

Comment from a YouTube user:
"have we been too wrong to learn our instruments with our eyes ? The absence of vision makes expression limitless"... See More

Liszt - La Campanella performed by Nobuyuki Tsujii as an encore piece at his BBC Proms appearance in July 2013.

BBC Proms is the largest music festival in the UK with nearly 7,000 audiences watching.

The appearance was also acclaimed by most critics of the major local newspapers and seemed to impress the British audience.

Comment from a YouTube user:
"have we been too wrong to learn our instruments with our eyes ? The absence of vision makes expression limitless"

#NobuyukiTsujii #Liszt #LaCampanella #BBCProms #proms #festival #concert #recital #performing #live #FranzLiszt

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