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rachel sj
19-12-2008, 10:26 AM
Anyone knows of any good piano teachers/schools in USJ/Subang area ?
(BTW, no Yamaha nor Techniques syallabus pls)

The teacher must be passionate about music and allows student opportunities to perform (group recital etc) as part and parcel of their learning - since piano is a performaning art...

My girl is turning 6 next year..thinking to start her with the right mentol.

Thanks very much.

orangusj
14-03-2009, 11:37 AM
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AaronOng
17-03-2009, 02:23 AM
Anyone knows of any good piano teachers/schools in USJ/Subang area ?
(BTW, no Yamaha nor Techniques syallabus pls)

The teacher must be passionate about music and allows student opportunities to perform (group recital etc) as part and parcel of their learning - since piano is a performaning art...

My girl is turning 6 next year..thinking to start her with the right mentol.

Thanks very much.


And while you're at it throw out ABRSM as well. Having gone through many years of endless drills and exams I feel that "structured learning" has not helped me to become a well rounded musician. Other people might disagree of course. All through my formative years I was taught to do nothing but pass the bloody exams after exams. There was little inclination for anything else, say a jamming session or a practicing for a upcoming school concert. There was little appreciation for the passion of music itself. A fat lot of good the certificates has done for me.

Now my kid is 7 and I aim to teach him the strings instruments to instil in him the passion of music. What do I care about exams? My kids got more than he can handle already. Even before he was born he was exposed to beautiful music while still in his mothers womb.

Any way sorry to go off topic here. Just wanted to let off some steam here.

Best of luck to you in your search for a good teacher.

elizabethyong
18-03-2009, 09:30 PM
And while you're at it throw out ABRSM as well. Having gone through many years of endless drills and exams I feel that "structured learning" has not helped me to become a well rounded musician. Other people might disagree of course. All through my formative years I was taught to do nothing but pass the bloody exams after exams. There was little inclination for anything else, say a jamming session or a practicing for a upcoming school concert. There was little appreciation for the passion of music itself. A fat lot of good the certificates has done for me.



I agree 100%...I took nearly 10 years of piano classes, from both Yamaha and ABRSM...and didn't do me much good, I can still barely play anything. Music should be for enjoyment. Thank god my mum never added in Trinity.

rachel sj
19-03-2009, 12:00 PM
Thanks for the contribution...will give eliz and mrs lee a call later.

rachel sj
20-03-2009, 04:51 PM
Called mrs lee yesterday, wow she charges RM150 per month for each lesson of 1/2 hour, once weekly and only for beginners !!

I think this is totally rediculous, I've made similar enquiries with some private instructors and some in music school - averagely RM70-90 per month on similar terms !

Could anyone tell me what's the current rate for piano lesson for beginner, each lesson of 1/2 hour, once weekly ?

thanks a bunch !

meowmeow123
23-03-2009, 10:55 AM
i believe that everything comes with a price, a professional teacher will have to always upgrade him/herself, expose themselves with latest musical knowledge and teaching material, those resources does not comes cheap, sometimes a piano material can cost up to rm200 per book. If the piano fees is higher, the teacher might have more experience and up to date material to teach compare to musical institute which most of the time hire fresh graduate. I personally spend roughly 20% of my total salary to buy books and material to upgrade for myself. I seldom came across a parents who complaint that educational fees for children is expensive. You always get what you paid for.

alicephua
23-03-2009, 11:30 AM
rachel sj,

Current rate for beginner (each lesson is half hour, once every week) is RM85 or RM90 in Puchong area.

By the way, just my comments and thoughts about music exams like ABRSM and Trinity:

The purpose of sitting for music exams is to set a target for the kid to acheive and that if the kid achieves it, there's black-and-white recognition for the acheivement. For most average kids, if you don't set a target for them, they will remain stagnant or end up very slow in their progress. But if the parents feel that exams rob their children of the joy in playing music, then just tell the music teacher that you only wish that your child go for piano lessons, but no need to register for any piano exams, and I bet you any piano teacher will readily accept and be thankful that you inform them early enough of your plans for not taking exam. In many cases encountered, many parents will complain when the piano teacher does not register their children for exams simply because the teacher is of the opinion that the child is not ready or has not reached enough of the skill to face a cartain grade's exam expectation. Don't forget, the teacher can teach the child so much, but at the end of the day, the child still has to do his/her own practice (many, many practices, in fact!) to incorporate/refine/polish the skills that the teacher taught.

Also, regarding instilling the joy of playing music or the passion of music, the child can and is encouraged to continue playing whatever pieces he/she fancies after sitting for the music exams. For that, parents can take their children to bookshops (music books section in Kinokuniya KLCC and MPH in MidValley) or whichever music schools' music books for sale to choose music books that their children fancy of playing. For more selection, you can try La Musique (http://www.hotfrog.com.my/Companies/La-Musique), a music book stockist in Klang. Or parents can take their children to choose and then buy whatever music book that the child fancies as a reward for passing an exam. After that, the child can take that book with them during piano lessons and ask the teacher to teach/guide him/her in playing their favourite pieces.

Hope this sheds some light about taking music exams, developing the passion for music, and what the child (and parent) can do after the exams to 'keep the music flame burning'.

rachel sj
06-04-2009, 05:34 PM
Thanks for the infos, alicephua. I totally agree with you...

evan1222
28-08-2012, 11:52 AM
Hi! My kid is 7 and has a year of keyboard experience from USJ9, plan to send him for piano lessons. Any recommendations?

lily2009
28-08-2012, 04:47 PM
I recommend my daughter's piano teacher Ms Tan.

I wanted to send you a PM to inform you her phone number, but the system shows that your PM box is full.


Hi! My kid is 7 and has a year of keyboard experience from USJ9, plan to send him for piano lessons. Any recommendations?

lily2009
28-08-2012, 05:03 PM
Hi meowmeow123,

I totally agree with you! You always get what you paid for.


i believe that everything comes with a price, a professional teacher will have to always upgrade him/herself, expose themselves with latest musical knowledge and teaching material, those resources does not comes cheap, sometimes a piano material can cost up to rm200 per book. If the piano fees is higher, the teacher might have more experience and up to date material to teach compare to musical institute which most of the time hire fresh graduate. I personally spend roughly 20% of my total salary to buy books and material to upgrade for myself. I seldom came across a parents who complaint that educational fees for children is expensive. You always get what you paid for.

LMei
29-08-2012, 09:00 AM
My son goes to Opus in PJS 9, Sunway. They have good music programs there.

Fledgeling
31-08-2012, 02:16 PM
Just a suggestion: Play By Ear in USJ Taipan: Sharon 012-2013590 but price is also more than RM100/month for beginners (can't remember exact amount).