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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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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

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"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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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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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... See More

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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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... See More

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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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... See More

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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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... See More

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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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... See More

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz was an American classical pianist and composer born in the Russian Empire.

He was acclaimed for his virtuoso technique, his tone color, and the excitement engendered by his playing. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of all time.

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Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz was an American classical pianist and composer born in the Russian Empire.

He was acclaimed for his virtuoso technique, his tone color, and the excitement engendered by his playing. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of all time.

#DoYouKnow #VladimirHorowitz #Horowitz #virtuoso #biography #teacher #student

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The Grand Ballroom of the SS United States, which once played host to presidents and celebrities of the 1950s and 60s, was filled nightly with the sounds of a custom Steinway.

Recently acquired by the SS United States Conservancy, the historic baby grand piano specially designed for America’s Flagship will be available for public display for the first time at Steinway Hall in Manhattan starting February 1.

The new Steinway Hall opened in 2016 at 1133 Avenue of the Americas in... See More

The Grand Ballroom of the SS United States, which once played host to presidents and celebrities of the 1950s and 60s, was filled nightly with the sounds of a custom Steinway.

Recently acquired by the SS United States Conservancy, the historic baby grand piano specially designed for America’s Flagship will be available for public display for the first time at Steinway Hall in Manhattan starting February 1.

The new Steinway Hall opened in 2016 at 1133 Avenue of the Americas in Midtown Manhattan.

#steinway #SSUnitedStates #SteinwayHall #grand #celebrity

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Howl's Moving Castle, Merry go round of life Joe Hisaishi beautiful soundtrack cover by Grissini Project.

#JoeHisaishi #GrissiniProject #HowlsMovingCastle #RomainVaude... See More

Howl's Moving Castle, Merry go round of life Joe Hisaishi beautiful soundtrack cover by Grissini Project.

#JoeHisaishi #GrissiniProject #HowlsMovingCastle #RomainVaude #cover #StudioGhibli #theme #movie #HayaoMiyazaki #animated