Profile of Piano Teacher
- 6 Years Of Teaching Experience
- Currently Pursing Diploma in Piano
- ABRSM Grade 8 In Piano
- ABRSM Grade 5 In Music Theory
- Experienced in teaching kids 4 to 16 years old.
- 12 Years As Vocalist In Choir
- Use games and creative teaching methods to make lessons fun for kids
- Teaching Locations: Home Studio in Woodlands, and lessons at students’ place at Woodlands, Admiralty, Choa Chu Kang, Yew Tee, and northern areas of Singapore.
Hi, I’m Ms Jean, and I’ve been teaching piano for the past 6 years. My students are mainly kids range from 4 years old to 12 years old, up to 16 years old. I teach music appreciation, leisure and also prepare students for graded exams too.
Ever since I started teaching before I turn 20, I make sure my students build up their interest in music and enjoy their learning process too. Hence, I always come up with small games and creative teaching methods to keep my kids engaged in learning.
Just like the picture below.
I spent a few hours to brainstorm and design this ‘bee’ to teach my kids student about music. But looking at how my students enjoy identifying the music symbols instead of struggling to memorise, gave me the motivation to continue enlightening more students in art of music.
Over the years, I have also taught students from various backgrounds, and this helped me gain experience in teaching students as well.
I have help students who had lost interest due to pressure in achieving gradings in examination to regain their interest by learning songs that they like. And through that, I regain their motivation in their passion for their love of music again.
To keep my student motivated in their piano learning journey, I often came up with interactive programmes such as 5 mins of piano warms up, Music Appreciation on different period of Music History in simple and fun way for engaging young kids.
This music assembly not only bring the kids from different backgrounds together, but also boost the overall performance of the kids as they feel challenged and motivated by each other. And this makes their music learning journey no longer lonely and bored.
I also conduct workshops on teaching them the importance of piano warm up to build their speed, strength and hand coordination.
During this circuit breaker, I also have students playing duet together with me through live streaming too.
I have also encountered many kids who are poor in their sight-reading when they first joined me. There are many reasons why their sight-readings are poor. One of the most common bad habit is they tend to stare at their fingers instead of reading the notes.
As the saying goes, ‘Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish, and you feed him a life time.’
Hence, I always emphasise and rebuild the kids to have stronger sight-reading foundation so they can progress faster in their learning.
I believe that learning is a commitment beyond classes. I realise that when a child is enthusiastic, along with supportive parents, the student will progress by leaps and bounds in her progress.
Other than just piano, I’m also involved in choral singing for the past 12 years. This has helped me impart my singing and vocal skills with my students as well, especially in helping them for ABRSM exam syllabus.
When my students learn the correct technique of singing, it will help them listen the voices of the pieces correctly, and thus, improve their piano playing as well.
I conduct lessons at my cosy home studio at Woodlands, and I also do lessons at students’ homes. Hope to see you at my class!