Category: Teaching and Learning

Pop and Jazz Music to be included to O-level syllabus

The Ministry of Education has recently announced that Jazz, Pop Music and Music Production will henceforth be included into the 'O' level Music syllabus. This is great news for music education. For too long, the focus on studying only classical music leaves students the lack of opportunity to experience and study genres that have evolved since the time of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart.

A Comparison Between Different Music Exam Boards

How do you know which music exam board suits you and your style of learning? Read on to see a comparison between different music exam boards such as ABRSM, ANZCA, TCL, Rockschool, LCME.

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?

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'