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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

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 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

March 19, 2020 at 7:56pm

On the basis of official and local advice, we have decided to suspend all Practical music exams outside the UK and Ireland from now until 1 July 2020, and our Representative will contact applicants with further guidance. We will update specific territories in due course in relation to exams after that date. We are sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your loyal support during this challenging time.

Unfortunately due to recent measures announced by the UK Government, we have... See More

On the basis of official and local advice, we have decided to suspend all Practical music exams outside the UK and Ireland from now until 1 July 2020, and our Representative will contact applicants with further guidance. We will update specific territories in due course in relation to exams after that date. We are sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your loyal support during this challenging time.

Unfortunately due to recent measures announced by the UK Government, we have taken the decision to cancel the remaining practical exams in this current session in Singapore from Friday 20 March to Friday 27 March. All future exams until 1 July 2020 have been postponed, including the theory exam on 28 March. Our representative will contact applicants with further guidance. We are very sorry that this has impacted your candidates’ exams, and thank you for your loyal support during this challenging time. Please keep checking the website and social media channels for further updates.

Notice regarding Music Theory exams on 28 March

Unfortunately the Music Theory exam on the 28 March 2020 will be postponed due to continuing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak.

ABRSM are sorry this is the case but candidates’ and exam staffs’ safety and wellbeing must remain our top priority.

#abrsm #exam #theory #WuhanVirus #covid19 #coronavirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #pandemic #teacher #parent #application #register #practical

March 19, 2020 at 6:37pm

Piano Cleveland will be hosting virtual "quarantine" concerts weekly.

The organization said the concerts are designed to bring live music into homes during a time of social distancing.

The Quarantine Concerts will feature local musicians and give the community a chance to donate to support the artists.

The concerts will be held every Thursday starting at 7:30 p.m.

The first concert will be an all-piano program featuring Yaron Kohlberg and piano duo Natsumi... See More

Piano Cleveland will be hosting virtual "quarantine" concerts weekly.

The organization said the concerts are designed to bring live music into homes during a time of social distancing.

The Quarantine Concerts will feature local musicians and give the community a chance to donate to support the artists.

The concerts will be held every Thursday starting at 7:30 p.m.

The first concert will be an all-piano program featuring Yaron Kohlberg and piano duo Natsumi Shibagaki and Irwin Shung.

#PianoCleveland #coronavirus #covid19 #WuhanVirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #teacher #parent #virtual #pandemic #concert #livestream

March 19, 2020 at 5:23pm

At this point, just about every concert has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic — and if it’s not, you really shouldn’t be going anyway.

As artists scramble to figure out what to do next, many have started livestreaming concerts on social media from their homes, empty venues, or wherever they can while they practice social distancing.

Here’s a list of the performances you should be checking out while you stay inside too, updated as more artists announce their... See More

At this point, just about every concert has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic — and if it’s not, you really shouldn’t be going anyway.

As artists scramble to figure out what to do next, many have started livestreaming concerts on social media from their homes, empty venues, or wherever they can while they practice social distancing.

Here’s a list of the performances you should be checking out while you stay inside too, updated as more artists announce their livestream plans.

#coronavirus #covid19 #WuhanVirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #teacher #parent #virtual #pandemic #concert #livestream

March 19, 2020 at 4:04pm

Pink is the latest musician sharing her music amid times of self-isolation and social distancing.

The three-time Grammy winner did her part to lift spirits amid the coronavirus outbreak by performing for her followers on Instagram. Pink, 40, played the piano while belting out Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love”. It is the first song she learned on the piano.

#coronavirus... See More

Pink is the latest musician sharing her music amid times of self-isolation and social distancing.

The three-time Grammy winner did her part to lift spirits amid the coronavirus outbreak by performing for her followers on Instagram. Pink, 40, played the piano while belting out Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love”. It is the first song she learned on the piano.

#coronavirus #covid19 #WuhanVirus #wuhan #SocialDistancing #lesson #teacher #parent #virtual #grammy #instagram #BobDylan #pandemic #livestream

March 15, 2020 at 3:19pm

Core Classics is a collection of seven books of music from the piano canon, selected and graded by leading educationalists.

All pieces have been carefully selected to ensure that each book is nothing short of a ‘teacher’s toolkit’ – works that any teacher would want their pupils to learn as part of their musical journey.

Each book is authoritatively graded, with techniques introduced progressively throughout. The books are equally valuable for learners working towards a grade... See More

Core Classics is a collection of seven books of music from the piano canon, selected and graded by leading educationalists.

All pieces have been carefully selected to ensure that each book is nothing short of a ‘teacher’s toolkit’ – works that any teacher would want their pupils to learn as part of their musical journey.

Each book is authoritatively graded, with techniques introduced progressively throughout. The books are equally valuable for learners working towards a grade exam, between grades, or playing for leisure, building technical skills and confidence. With an elegant and attractive design, and unrivalled range of repertoire, this is an essential collection for piano teachers and learners alike.

#abrsm #book #buy #teacher #parent #student #classical

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