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Dear Members

It is with great humility and honour to announce our 20th Anniversary of The Teachers Coterie.  Our mission remains the same as we initially started, to support and improve Performing Arts Education, specifically in Music.  Through the years, we have added Drama and Communication Skills to our area of focus.  Our team wish to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for all your continuous support for us.  

As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we wish to INVITE you to join us in our Celebration Gathering [ZOOM Meeting]

Wednesday 15 DEC 2021, 11am -1230pm

  1.  Discussion - Engaging and Inspiring Young Learners, this is a sharing session with a few of our members who are active with young learners.  They will share their experiences and ideas in this area.
  2.  New Normal - The covid situation has reminded us that change is the only constant.  A new format such as Digital Examination is just an example.  We wish to explore some ways and suggestions to cope with such "Changes".
  3.  Lucky Draw [Prizes worth more than $1,500.00!] 
    • 1 unit 1st Prize - miseko Digital Piano worth $899.00
    • 1 unit 2nd Prize - miseko Stage Piano worth $599.00
    • 3 units 3rd Prize - miseko Keyboards worth $129.00 each
  4.  Door Gifts for all Participants 
    • TRINITY / TCM  Filofax organiser
    • Complimentary Extension of your coterie membership till 1 Jan 2023.
    • 30% Online store discount voucher (one-time purchase)
    • 50% discount voucher for miseko keyboard

 (Note: Terms and Conditions Apply)

 

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  • $10.00 registration fee.  In return, you shall receive a $10 online store voucher.
  • Gathering [ZOOM] details shall be forwarded to you by 10 DEC 2021.
  • [CLICK HERE] to Register and pay. (do remember to register an account with your membership email and mobile, so that we can verify your membership status and contact you)

 

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For more information or assistance, please do contact us at

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Celebrate The Gift of Music and Win 2

 

Dear KAWAI Parents and students,

We would like to share the joy of Christmas with each other CELEBRATE THE GIFT OF MUSIC, a Kawai Xmas Video Contest this November and December.

Simply record a video of your performance (any instrument - Piano, Violin, Vocal, Drums, Guitar or Ukulele) and post it on your Facebook or Instagram or both. Don't forget to hashtag us #kawaixmas and if possible, write some festive comments on the post.

We will have 3 sessions for this contest, 3 winners will be announced for each session, closing date will be on:

  - 20th November (First session) - 3 winners
  - 1st December (Second session) - 3 winners
  - 15th December (Third session) - 3 winners

The most liked and shared post will get a FREE miseko keyboard worth $129.00 each. (9 winners in total).

As a THANK YOU gesture, all participants will get a 50% e-voucher for purchasing a miseko keyboard.

Let us start and share this greeting with our family and friends.

Thank you!  

For more details about the contest kindly see below:

1. Students can do recording at home, or in the lesson, or can do before or after the lesson if we have available room
2. Instruments: Piano, Violin, Guitar, Singing, Drums
3. Can do a duet, maximum 2 in a group (covid)
4. Unlimited length for Facebook and Instagram
5. Like and share is counted total in Facebook and Instagram
6. OPTIONAL - a short testimonial (about the lesson, teacher or admin) in the post
7. Hashtag #kawaixmas
8. All students who joined can get 50% miseko e-voucher to purchase a miseko keyboard (while stocks last)

 

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EXAM PIECES EXPLORER SERIES - GRADE 7 PIANO

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Join us in this Exam Pieces EXPLORER series to explore the new Trinity College London exam pieces. 

The objective is to provide both candidates and teachers some suggestions and ideas about approaching the new Trinity College London Syllabus.

For this second instalment, we shall be looking at the Grade 7 Piano pieces.

 

Main Areas that will be covered:

 1. Selection of pieces:

- All contemporary programme
- All classical (baroque, classical & romantic) programme
- Suggested balanced programme

 2. For a selection of pieces, some of the most difficult sections will be picked and given suggestions on how to practice them.

 

  

About the presenters

Suan Ying

 

Low Shao Suan & Low Shao Ying

Twin sisters, LOW Shao Suan and LOW Shao Ying, are award-winning classically trained pianists and self-taught composers from Singapore. They have won prizes at international piano competitions and they have performed as soloists numerous times with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra under the batons of Maestros Choo Hoey, Lim Yau, Shui Lan, Lü Jia, Darrell Ang and Joshua Tan. As chamber musicians, the sisters have collaborated with world-renowned musicians such as tubist Øystein Baadsvik, trombonist Jörgen can Rijen, cellists Alexander Ivashkin and Amit Peled, violinist Jin Li and members of the Boston Brass.

As songwriters, a handful of the sisters’ songs have been sung by Asian pop singers such as Jolin Tsai, Vivian Hsu, Suzanne Hsiao and mink. As composers, their original compositions have won international awards and are being performed worldwide. Shao Suan and  Shao Ying’s joint debut album, “Romance in the City”, featuring their original compositions, received the “2014 Artistic Performance Album of the Year” award at the “10th Hi-fi Album Awards 2014” in Guangzhou, China. The sisters released their second album, “Music Diaries”, featuring their original chamber music works, in 2016. Their third album, “Summer Vacation”, was released in May 2020, and this album was ranked no. 1 on iTunes’ Top 100 Classical Albums Chart, and no. 3 on iTunes’ Top Music Albums Chart in Singapore. Their music has been aired on American and Canadian radio stations as well as on local classical radio station, Symphony 92.4FM.

Shao Suan and Shao Ying are published composers with world-renowned Viennese music publisher, Universal Edition. They are also members of the Composers and Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS), as well as co-founders of local chamber ensemble, Ensemble de la Belle Musique (www.ebmusique.com). 

Please visit their website at https://thelowsisters.com/ for more information.

 

 

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EXAM PIECES EXPLORER SERIES - GRADE 8 PIANO

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Join us in this new series to explore the new Trinity College London exam pieces. 

The objective is to provide both candidates and teachers some suggestions and ideas about approaching the new Trinity College London Syllabus.

For the first in this series, we shall be looking at the Grade 8 Piano pieces.

 

Main Areas that will be covered:

 1. Talk about the choice of pieces for the 3 main groups: small hands, not so strong players and strong players.

 2. For each piece, some of the most difficult sections will be picked and given suggestions on how to practice them.

  

The pieces that we will be covering are: .

1. Either Scarlatti Sonata K513 or Kuhlau Rondo or Mozart Allegro K570

2. Either Tchaikovsky October or Granados Andaluza

3. Bartok No. 2 from 6 Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm

Some other possible pieces that might be touched on if time permits:

4. Scarlatti Sonata K513 

5. Kuhlau Rondo

6. Either Granados Andaluza or Poulenc Nocturne no.8

7. The Cascades by Joplin

8. Romance by Sciarra

9. Prelude no.2 by Gershwin

 

  

About the presenters

Suan Ying

 

Low Shao Suan & Low Shao Ying

Twin sisters, LOW Shao Suan and LOW Shao Ying, are award-winning classically trained pianists and self-taught composers from Singapore. They have won prizes at international piano competitions and they have performed as soloists numerous times with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra under the batons of Maestros Choo Hoey, Lim Yau, Shui Lan, Lü Jia, Darrell Ang and Joshua Tan. As chamber musicians, the sisters have collaborated with world-renowned musicians such as tubist Øystein Baadsvik, trombonist Jörgen can Rijen, cellists Alexander Ivashkin and Amit Peled, violinist Jin Li and members of the Boston Brass.

As songwriters, a handful of the sisters’ songs have been sung by Asian pop singers such as Jolin Tsai, Vivian Hsu, Suzanne Hsiao and mink. As composers, their original compositions have won international awards and are being performed worldwide. Shao Suan and  Shao Ying’s joint debut album, “Romance in the City”, featuring their original compositions, received the “2014 Artistic Performance Album of the Year” award at the “10th Hi-fi Album Awards 2014” in Guangzhou, China. The sisters released their second album, “Music Diaries”, featuring their original chamber music works, in 2016. Their third album, “Summer Vacation”, was released in May 2020, and this album was ranked no. 1 on iTunes’ Top 100 Classical Albums Chart, and no. 3 on iTunes’ Top Music Albums Chart in Singapore. Their music has been aired on American and Canadian radio stations as well as on local classical radio station, Symphony 92.4FM.

Shao Suan and Shao Ying are published composers with world-renowned Viennese music publisher, Universal Edition. They are also members of the Composers and Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS), as well as co-founders of local chamber ensemble, Ensemble de la Belle Musique (www.ebmusique.com). 

Please visit their website at https://thelowsisters.com/ for more information.

 

 

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EXAM PIECES EXPLORER SERIES - Initial - Grade 2  Violin

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Join us in this Exam Pieces EXPLORER series to explore the new Trinity College London exam pieces. 

The objective is to provide both candidates and teachers with some suggestions and ideas about approaching the new Trinity College London Syllabus.

For this instalment, we shall be looking at the Violin Initial to Grade 2 pieces.

 

Main Areas that will be covered:

1.  Selection of pieces: 

-  Approach and exploring the pieces

-  Exploring Duets

2.  New Normal - Digital format

-  Differences between the two formats

-  Factors to consider

3.  Q & A

  

About the presenter

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UNA LAUW (President - Suzuki Talent Education Association Singapore)

At 3½, Una Lauw learned to play the violin from her father, S.C. Lauw, who with his wife, belong to the only pioneer group of Singaporean Suzuki Teachers trained by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki.


Una completed the Suzuki Book 8 at 10, and Grade 8 exams at 11. She continued her violin studies with Ms Vivien Goh, Mr Foo Say-Ming, Mr Ng Yu-Ying, and had masterclasses with Ms Takako Nishizaki, Mr Ronald Woodcock, Mr Chua Lik Wuk, Mr Yasuki Nakamura, and Professor Lan Ku Chen. She also holds certification of violin performance at all three diploma levels from the Trinity College of Music: ATCL, LTCL & FTCL.

Una started to give violin lessons at 16 and has more than 30 years of teaching under her belt now. She strongly believes in the Suzuki Method Philosophy, that “Every Child Can Learn” and that students should be nurtured with love. She has trained under various Suzuki trainers (Mr Yasuki Nakamura, Dr Lan Ku Chen, Prof. Carmencita Arambulo, Ms Chen Wan-Tsai, Mr Edward Kreitman) from 1995. She received her full Suzuki Violin Teaching Certification in 2005 and still does review training regularly to improve her teaching skills and playing techniques. She is a trained Level 3 Suzuki Early Childhood Education teacher and has done Suzuki piano training out of interest. She has also done courses for Dalcroze Education. In her interest to understand her young students better, she has also completed 2 diplomas – Childcare & Early Learning and Child Psychology.  [Full Biog]

 

 

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