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Scoring for Film Music (or any other music)

Scoring for Film Music (or any other kind of music) is hard work!. The behind-the-scenes work that includes a sound knowledge of how different instruments work in relation to each other, technical aspects such as working with DAWs, VSTs, knowledge of audio engineering, mixing, mastering, etc. all will come into play. Most of all, if you want to be good at scoring, start with listening!

How to overcome performance anxiety?

A lot of piano students have performance anxiety. This is natural because we all want to do well and we don't want to lose 'face'. However, in order to train our nerves, the only way out is not to read a book on overcoming anxiety, but to perform in front of others. We just have to think small first, but build it deep. This way, we will grow with good foundations.

Improvisation in music lessons

Why should we learn music improvisation? The benefits of music improvisation is tremendous in helping you to be creative and not be stuck in the same mould where you merely play note-for-note, week in week out. Improvisation helps you hear different possibilities in music!

What is the pentatonic scale?

What's the pentatonic scale and how do I use it? What makes it so special?

Morning Light

I love sunrises. The problem is one has to wake up very early, have an unobstructed view of the sunrise, and pray that the weather is fine and dandy.

I have always imagined playing the piano on an early morning where the sun rises...

How to Improve on Your Sight Reading

Ah, Sight Reading! Everytime I speak to people or students about sight reading, you get more or less the same answer: 'My sight reading sucks!', 'Cannot make it', 'Fail', 'too difficult'

Live Interview and Performance at Symphony 92 FM

Today, we were interviewed 'live' at Mediacorp's Symphony 92 Classical Music Radio Station. One of the aims of this is to spread the joy and love of music improvisation to mainly classical music listeners.