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WeIcome! This conference is a landmark in "Music for Little Mozarts" history. It is the first time that all three authors will attend and present sessions. There will be specialized workshops on Teaching Technique, Rhythm, and Reading along with presentations on effective MLM teaching strategies.  It is with great joy that I extend a personal welcome to participants to our 4th "Music for Little Mozarts" Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference a few years ago in Singapore was very exciting and I know that the Bangkok event will be just as stimulating. We look forward to renewing friendships with teachers who were in Singapore and meeting teachers who be attending this conference for the first time. We are eager to learn about how the"Music for Little Mozarts" program has developed in each country here in S.E. Asia. We hope that you share the enthusiasm that the three authors feel for the learning that will take place during the conference. From the opening "Hello Song" to the closing "Goodbye Song;' the conference will be filled with information that teachers can share with students upon returning home.

WHEN:

   

16 - 17 AUGUST 2018 (THUR & FRI)  - 9:30AM TO 4:30PM DAILY
18 AUGUST 2018 (SAT) - 9:30AM TO 1:00PM

WHERE:

 

THE ARNOMA GRAND BALLROOM - 3RD  FLOOR
ARNOMA GRAND HOTEL
99 RATCHADAMRI ROAD, PATHUMWAN
BANGKOK 10330, THAILAND    [LINK TO HOTEL WEBSITE]

 WHO:

 

ALL Music Teachers and Trainers working with early learners and beginners.
ALL Existing MfLM Members, as it will be a very valuable experience to meet face to face with all the three authors. 

WHAT:

 

FULL Information and Details [CLICK to View / Download]
Conference Flyer   [CLICK to View / Download]

HOW:

 

MS WORKS Pte. Ltd. is the Singapore's Coutry Representative for Music for Little Mozarts .

You can Register register DIRECTLY with us through our [ONLINE FORM] or [PDF Registration Form]

By Registering with us, you will receive TWO THANK YOU Vouchers of
-  One 50% Discount Voucher for MfLM CDs and
-  One 30% Discount Voucher for MfLM Publications

Registration Deadlines:
- Early Bird Registration by 10 July 2018
- Regular Registration by 25 July 2018

Alternatively, you may register directly with the organiser:
Alfred Music (Singapore)  -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 6659-8919

 


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Behind the Notes 2018

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MfLM Workshop Poster 1804 888

WHO

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Piano Teachers, Trainers working with young learners and Parents! (with Basic Music Background)

WHERE

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TCM Recital Studio @ Chinese Swimming Club  [Venue Info]

WHEN

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Monday, 9 April 2018, 7pm to 10pm 

HOW

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$60.00 per person (Group of 3 or more at $55 per person)  [Payment Page]

(Free Set of MfLM Lesson & Workbook Level 1 worth $30.00!)

TRAINER

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Ms. Kong Kar Mun (MfLM Trainer and Teacher)

 

Seminar Outline:

-          Introduction & Overview of Music for Little Mozarts (MfLM) Program

  • Characteristics of children ages 4 to 6 yrs
  • Why teach MfLM?
  • How is MfLM different from other music courses for children?
  • MfLM Components.
  • What will students learn at each level?
  • What happens at the end of the course?
  • Principles & Essentials of Group Teaching; Lesson Plan & Teacher's Guides.

 Work & Study on MfLM Book 1 -Lesson Book, Work Book & Discovery Book Work & Study on MfLM Book 2-Lesson Book, Work Book & Discovery Book;

 Demonstration Lesson on how to teach MfLM.  

 Special Focus: "Meet the Music Friends" - 5 Intro Lessons for beginners.

 

About the Trainer: 

Kong Kar Mun

KarMunKar Mun Kong , a native of Perak, Malaysia studied at University of Malaya under tutelage of Miss Choi Hee-Jung. Kar Mun was awarded a Bachelor of Perfoming Arts (Music) with first class honours. Her passion towards music led her to continue postgraduate studies and had been offered scholarships to pursue postgraduate studies in both Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Birmingham Conservatoire. Kar Mun chose to continue her postgraduate in Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and completed her Master Degree under scholarship majoring in Piano Accompaniment at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, UK, studying under Zoe Smith and Benjamin Frith.

Doing her degree studies, Kar Mun was an active performer and accompanist. She is the accompanist for faculty's choir and accompanies students across the departments. Kar Mun accompanies a broad range of repertoire for both singers and instrumentalist. She had given recitals and accompanies in various recital hall, which include Experimental Theatre of University of Malaya, Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra, St.Davids Hall, Wales Millennium Centre and more. Following the outstanding achievement of her final recital during her Master’s studies, she had been selected to perform in the Steinway Hall, London.

Kar Mun was the first prize winner of piano solo in The Malaysian Youth Music Festival 2013. She was awarded a Licentiate (LTCL) with distinction in performance from Trinity College London in 2013. A certificate of excellence was awarded to her during the Trinity Awards and Concert 2014 prior to her outstanding achievement in the LTCL performance. She was given an opportunity to perform during the award concert. Besides majoring in piano, Kar Mun developed a great interest in violin playing and ballet. She obtained a Grade 8 in violin from Associated Board of Royal School of Music and a Grade 8 in ballet from the Royal Academy of Dance.

      

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About the Trainer

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JJ Wheeler

JJ Wheeler is a UK-based drummer, composer, examiner and educator whose work has recently included tours across 5-continents playing world-renowned venues, Radio and TV shows with various artists.

JJ performs regularly around London, the UK and abroad with many artists and bands alongside having a strong reputation as a reliable ‘deputyfor most genres and contexts due to a wide stylistic knowledge, expert sight-reading skills and ability to improvise. Recent tours have seen him work in five different continents as well as appearances at venues including Wembley Stadium, The Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Hippodrome and Pizza Express Jazz Club (London), international festivals including London Jazz Festival, Trondheim Jazz Festival (Norway), World Jazz Day (Tunisia) and many UK festivals. He has appeared on recordings and live broadcasts played on BBC Radio 3, Radio 2 plus prime-time BBC 1, ITV, and MTV (UK, Europe and USA) television networks.

Specialising in Jazz, Pop, Rock, Funk and Soul, JJ started playing drums at the age of 8, inspired by local session drummer, teacher and now close friend Mark Claydon (Liberty-X, The Getup, Gizelle Smith, Rhoda Dakar). Taking every opportunity to perform in all manner of contexts from Symphony Orchestras to Prog-Rock bands and musical theatre to church worship groups a wide range of experience was quickly gained, picking up many ‘musician of the yearand similar awards along the way.  [FULL BIOG]

 

 

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 Registration Closing Date:  2 July 2018 (for Non Group Entries)

 

We are pleased to announce that the main vanue this year shall be at:

LASALLE College of the Arts (Rehearsal Studio G401)

 

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SPAF aims to inspire, so all performers leave with a sense of achievement! Its purpose is to open up the window of performing arts to students, encouraging them to develop a range of communication and interpersonal skills through an interactive environment.

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Entry Forms & Syllabus Booklet - [Click] 

Entry is Simple!

- Download the Booklet above.
- Select your Class(es) (Categories) and note the class number(s).
- Fill in the Entry Form (End of Booklet)
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About SPAF - Singapore Performing Arts Festival - Drama

The 8th Singapore Performing Arts Festival (SPAF) will be held on 28th July to 3th August, 2018. Since the Ministry of Education and government have embraced the significance of drama as part of the education process in Singapore, there has been an increasing demand for drama activities amongst schools, parents and students. This event is specially tailored to the Primary and Secondary school students in Singapore. 

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SPAF is an Associate Member of The British and International Federation of Festivals of which Her   Majesty the Queen is Patron. By being recognised by the British and International Federation of Festivals, Singapore  will join not only the 300+ festivals in the UK but also the festivals in Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the   USA. 

Preparing for and participation in a Festival involves young people in group activity and individual achievement - every skill gained in preparing for and giving a performance is a valuable life skill which will be used in job interviews, in the workplace, in leisure activities and in social and interpersonal  relationships throughout life. 

Most will not make their career in the Arts but will become that educated audience who will keep the arts alive in the coming years. However the festival movement was where many famous names began their career, Julian Lloyd Webber, Maureen Lipman, Wayne Sleep, Dame Janet Baker, & Paul Scofield to name a few! 

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The adjudicator will be a certified Adjudicator of The British and International Federation of Festivals, a practicing professional who will not only make a skilled judgement, but who will also seek to inspire greater appreciation of the work being performed and remarks made in public and on the written report will evaluate and encourage the performers.

 

2018 Featured Categories: 

  • Story Telling - Performance Arts (Solo and Group)

    Telling a story using movement and gesture to illustrate the content would be regarded as 2 skills – expressive speaking and movement.

    Telling a story using props/and/or costume ( e.g. illustrations from the book, puppets, or hats )would be regarded as 2 skills – expressive speaking and use of props
    Telling a story using voice, movement and song would be regarded as 3 skills- expressive speaking, movement, and singing

    Telling a story using voice, movement, song and a musical instrument would be regarded as four skills- expressive speaking, movement, song and playing an instrument.

    The adjudicator is looking for the skills to be integrated into a fluent, structured performance.

  • Creative Writing

    Since the first SPAF in 2011 the Creative writing class has been attracting more and more entries and the standard has risen. We believe very strongly that this ties in with the study of Language and Literature and is of additional benefit to Students in both the Primary and Secondary sectors.

    Students are given absolute free choice of content, the only regulation is to adhere to the word count. The completed story is submitted to the office and then to the adjudicator before the day of the Festival – on the actual day the student may read out their story or nominate someone else to do so- this is not part of the assessment, the adjudicator has already reached his or her decision and written the reports- the idea is to share the content with the audience and so then the adjudicator’s comments are more relevant to the listeners. 

    We will be running a Creative Writing Workshop prior to this year’s festival so do join us if you wish to find out more!!

     

  • Public Speaking

    For many adults the thought of speaking in public is terrifying- it is generally recognised that the younger people are when they begin then the less likely it is that this fear follows them into their adult life. The Public Speaking Classes of S P A F are judged on both content and delivery and these are the aspects that we will be addressing in our workshop prior to the 2016 Festival in July.

    The topics are released to Festival one month before the Festival and we will share those set in previous years as a guide, so this is a workshop that we hope will prove valuable if you are interested in promoting the value of Public Speaking without fear!

 

Other Categories Offered:

  • Impromptu Speaking
  • Verse Speaking
  • Choral Speaking
  • Dramatic Monologue
  • Dramatic Duologue
  • Group Acting (Scripted / Devised)

 

Full details of categories within syllabus info booklet.  Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need further clarifications or assistance.

 

About the Adjudicators

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MARY ANN TEAR

Mary Ann is the consultant in Drama and Performance for South East Asia based in Singapore and a senior examiner and trainer for Trinity College London.  She is a choreographer, director, Performing Arts lecturer and practitioner and a British Federation Adjudicator. Her work has taken her to Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Canada, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Bermuda, as well as centres in Europe and the UK.  
Mary Ann was a UK lecturer in Performing Arts working for the Universities of Hertfordshire and Middlesex, whilst also pursuing her professional theatrical career with performance, choreography, and direction in drama, musical theatre, opera, pantomime and physical theatre. During her time at the universities she was part of the panel who designed the Performing Arts courses at Diploma through to BA levels.  (Full Biog)
 
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MATT GREY

Matt began acting in British television over thirty years ago. He trained at the Guilford School of Acting and Dance and afterwards continued performing in film, television and theatre in the U.K., Australia and occasionally now in Singapore.
In 2000, he acquired a teaching licentiate with Guildhall School of Music and Drama and began to teach voice and speech for actors at across Singapore. Since then Matt has had extensive experience with training Asian and Western actors and acting students.
Matt is also a professional actor and received the Straits Times 13th Life Theatre Best Actor Award for his portrayal of Sigmund Freud in Freud’s Last Session at the Esplanade 2013.    (Full Biog)

 

OVERVIEW OF SPAF (Excerpts from Information Booklet)

Who should Join?

-          Just about ANYONE! who is interested in improving critical life skills such as:

a.  Effective Communication

b.  Confidence in presentation before an audience

-          EVERYONE! This is the perfect festival to experience Speech & Drama whether you have little or no previous experience.

-          From age 6 upwards.

 What will each participant get?

-          A written report.

-          A certificate of participation for achievement of above 75 marks.

 How will the festival be conducted?

-          Individual and Group Participants will be allocated classes based on their age.

-          Individual entry Classes will be conducted in a hall that can seat about 50.

-          Group entry Classes will be conducted in a school hall.

-          Group size will be from 6 to a max of 12 participants.

-          Each Class will last about an Hour depending on the age group and class type/size.

-          During each class:

a.  Participants will take turns to perform in the order predetermined by the organiser.

b.  The adjudicator will evaluate their performance on a report form, which will be presented to the respective participants at the end of each class.

c.  After all the participants have presented their work, the adjudicator will conduct a mini master-class style to comment on the overall performance of the class as a whole.

d.  Certificates will be presented to all participants.

 

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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Q:       I have no prior experience in Speech & Drama, is SPAF suitable for me?

A:     YES! Although we are a professional organization our aim is to attract Newcomers. festival participants, teachers and parents with little or no experience will still be able to participate in, and benefit from, involvement in SPAF!

 

Q:       Is SPAF’s concept something new and not tested before?

A:      On the contrary, SPAF is associated to The British & International Federation of Festivals, with over 300 associated festivals worldwide and attracted over ONE Million performers reaching an audience of around 5 million in 2010.

 

Q:       We already have many activities for Performing Arts, why should we consider SPAF?

A:      One of SPAF’s main benefits is the written and verbal educational feedback provided by the adjudicator. Performers will not only have a chance to perform, but will able to improve themselves through the adjudicator’s feedback and master class.

 

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