covid19

Sunday, 29 March 2020 - 07:34
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

#WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus... See More

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

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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