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Monday 20 Jan 2020 - 10:00am - 1:30pm

KAWAI Recital Studio @ CentrePoint Orchard [Location Info]

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Exploring the New TRINITY College London Strings Syllabus 2020 (Initial to Grade 5)

An interactive workshop for String Teachers & Parents:  

  • Exploring DUETs and 'Non' Classical pieces

    • Refreshed repertoire lists featuring a wide range of styles and showcasing more female composers and contemporary works.

    •  Duets are now an option for Initial to Grade 3 for all bowed strings.  

  • Working on pieces from initial to grade 5 materials

    • Shall work on selected Violin repertoire up to grade 5.

    • Supporting a range of teaching approaches is at the heart of the syllabus, with pieces suitable for group and whole-class strings programmes.

    • Intuitive and bespoke technical work is a hallmark of Trinity exams. With a variety of options available, each individual learner can play to their strengths and build confidence in their technique.
  • Tackling scales and arpeggios

    • Learning and teaching scales and arpeggios in a stress free environment

  • Stringstastic - Theory for string players

    • Stringstastic Theory books are designed for stringed instruments (violin, viola, cello) of all ages who are quick leaners or who are interested in successfully completing  music theory exams.

    • These books are suitable for the Trinity College London theory syllabus and can be used to assist violinists studying the syllabuses of other examination boards.

    • Explaination of music theory from a string players point of view rather then the typical piano way.

    • Providing a fun and exciting way of learning String Theory and can be used in a private or group setting.


 About the Presenter

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Lorraine Chai

Lorraine is a multi talented instrumentalist and educator with over 20 years experience in both private and group tuition.  She graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music Studies in 2008 and then completed her Graduate Diploma of Education at the Australian Catholic University a year later.

Having grown up with a musical family, Lorraine began piano lessons at the age of four, taught by her mother and began learning the violin at the age of six, giving her first violin performance at just seven years of age. Lorraine started teaching violin at the age of 14 and founded a string ensemble at her local church. From there, teaching and performing became her passions.  

Lorraine loves finding new and exciting ways students can learn the violin in either a classroom setting as well as in private lessons. Along her musical journey and exposure to the various educational methods including Kodaly, Suzuki, Orff, and Dalcroze, Lorraine has also attended Alexander Technique workshops, and has found that she can integrate these various methods into her own teaching technique for the benefit of her students.

Lorraine has extensive ensemble and orchestral experience in Malaysia and in Australia. Lorraine is currently the Music Director of Musicreator Pty Ltd. She also co-ordinates instrumental programmes and runs string ensembles for some of Sydney’s most celebrated schools. Lorraine is also a council member on the Music Teacher's Association, MTA NSW and was a committee member on Australian Strings Association, AUSTA NSW.

In her spare time, Lorraine enjoys traveling and occasionally giving motivational talks to youths when overseas. Lorraine also enjoys trying new food and spending time with her dog Tilly, who enjoys listening to string instruments.  (Official Website)




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