Tuesday 15 DEC. 2020, 11am - 1pm



Calling all Coterie Members!

Join us in this inaugural gathering.

This will be the first of regular gatherings for Coterie's Members, virtual ZOOM meeting for this round.

Informal AGENDA:


New Normal! New Mindset, discussion about the new Digital Examinations

(Although shall be generic, Trinity Music syllabus shall be used as reference)

Resources available for Members

Additional business opportunities

Lucky Draw

Q & A and AOB


In addition to the FaceBook AD, LIKE & SHARE, and WIN!  Every participant* shall receive the following:
(*First 50 Registered Participants) 

 'DOOR' GIFT for everyone*!


 5 more sets to be WON! in Lucky Draw 

Filofax 2s   Filofax 1s       RPC Keyboard 640x270 







MfLM Workshop 2020 888

ZOOM Meeting - Monday, 17 August 2020, 11am - 1pm. 

S$30 per participant

(Inclusive of "Meet the Music Friends" book worth S$18.70. )

  Register ONLINE!  


Join us to learn more about this Unique and Exciting system to inspire early learners through

Storytelling and Music. 

 About the Key Speaker



Mary Ann is a Performing Arts practitioner based in Singapore where she directs, choreographs, and lectures. She is a consultant for MS Works Pte Ltd where she runs Training Workshops and seminars for Teachers. She advises on training programmes for various companies including Julia Gabriel, Stagecraft, Mindstretcher, and other companies in Singapore and Malaysia. She is an examiner for Trinity College London, 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, pantomime and physical theatre. 

(Full Biog)


WHO (who should attend?) 

  • Teachers and Trainers engaging early learners.
  • This is especially useful for non-music trainers, as only minimal music background will be needed. 
  • MfLM teachers are welcome too, as focus shall be on "Storytelling".

WHY (why should I attend?) 

  • Are you looking for new ways to engage and inspire your student(s)?
  • Are your parents looking for more value in your offerings?
  • Would you like to include communication skills & public speaking module as part of your curriculum?
  • Any YES response to the above is a good 'WHY' to attend.

WHAT (what topics will be covered?)

  • Effective use of voice for both teachers and students. 
  • Enhancing through body language and movement.
  • Using Storytelling to engage student(s)
  • Encompassing all styles of learning.
  • Capturing the learning process in a fun way
  • Sharing of Tips and Ideas on the business side of things.


  • ZOOM Meeting
  • Monday, 17 August 2020, 11am - 1pm.

HOW (fees and how to register?) - [CLICK Here]

(*For MfLM members whom may already have this book, it is possible to exchange for MfLM CD)


  Register ONLINE Now!  

(limited to 20 participants)



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

KAWAI Recital Studio @ CentrePoint Orchard [Location Info]

$20 per pax (Group of 3 @ $45) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Bookings or futher info



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)




This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Bookings or futher info



UPDATES due to COVID-19 situation

Due to the current COVID 19 situation, the scheduled 'LIVE' audition on 22 MAR 2020 is cancelled.
ONLINE Audition Entries deadline has been extended to 1 MAY 2020. 

We shall contact those registered if they wish to change to ONLINE entry, else we will proceed with full refund.

See updated details below.

Watch this space or follow us on Facebook ( for the latest updates.


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The Chicago International Music Competition will be held July 25 - August 1, 2020 in Chicago, USA. The competition is sponsored by the International Institute of Piano Artistry, and co-organized by Wheaton College. The International Institute of Piano Artistry, a branch of the non-profit organization "Reach Out Kansas, Inc.", or "ROK". Founded in 2009, the agency has successfully cooperated with many U.S. artists and performance agencies. These collaborations bring outstanding artists and their extraordinary talents to major venues and offer students unique learning opportunities and experiences.

ROK and the International Institute of Piano Artistry are collaborating to host the Chicago International Music Competition, which aims to find and cultivate a new generation of music talents in the world and to promote the development of classical music and cultural exchange.

Each year, we invite many young musicians from all over the world to gather in Chicago which we hope will be a platform to launch their own successful careers!


Meet the Adjudicators for the 'LIVE' audition

('Live' auditions are cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation.  We shall contact those registered if they wish to change to ONLINE entry, else we will proceed with full refund)

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Benjamin Loh

Teacher, Educator, Performer

Steinway Artist

Artistic Director for Prelim Audiition

[Click for Full Bio]


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Nicholas Keyworth

Teacher, Composer, Performer

Director of Revolution Arts

Former Chief Examiner (Music)
Trinity College London 

[Click for Full Bio]


MS WORKS is proud to be the exclusive audition agent and the registration agent for the Chicago International Music Competition and Festival 2020 for the following countries:


  1. Singapore

  2. Malaysia

  3. Indonesia

  4. Thailand

  5. Philippines

  6. Brunei

Due to the overwhelming responses from the past years, for 2020, our aim is to provide an initial audition/screening of interested participants for CIMC, especially for the competition sections.


NOTE: OBSERVER for the Festival - no audition is necessary.  Just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Registration process for Competition and Festival Performer:

  1. To apply for the competition or festival (performer), participants must submit:

    1. A completed online Application Form [Click Here] by 8 MAR 2020 1 MAY 2020 (Extended)

    2. Applicants have the option of ‘Live’ audition OR Video Submission.

  2. Categories and FINAL Competition Repertorie – full information [LINK].

  3. Audition application Fees:

    1. Instruments / Vocal Solo Category - US$100

    2.  Chamber/ Orchestral Category

        1. Duo - US$150

        2. Trio - US$210

        3. Quartet - US$240

      1. Choir - US$300 per ensemble

  4. ‘Live’ Audition shall be held on 22 MAR 2020 at KAWAI Recital Studio @ Centrepoint Orchard [Venue info]

  5. Video Submission must be submitted by 15 April 2020 1 MAY 2020, in MP4 video format sent using OR a Youtube private video link to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

  6. Each Entry (Solo or Group) for this specific preliminary audition's reoertoire - shall be required to perform ANY piece or pieces up to a maximum limit of 10minutes.

  7. Each Entry (Solo or Group) shall receive* the following:

    1. Report on the submitted performance.

    2. Certificate with grading of Gold, Silver, bronze or Certificate of participation.

    3. Invitation letter to the competition shall be offered if awarded Gold or Silver.

    4. All other participants are welcomed to join the festival in Chicago.

    5. *Additional charges may apply for posting to the respective addresses in Singapore or in the region.

  8. Full schedule and Information of the Competition and Festival in Chicago can be found at

  9. All payment options are listed on MS WORKS Payment Page. Please note some options may not be available to certain countries.

  10. All applications fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

  11. All queries shall be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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25th and 26th October 2019, 7:00 PM

Venue: KAWAI Recital Studio @ Centrepoint Orchard (#04-13) [Location Info]

Tickets: Standard @ $25.00 each  / 10% Off for 4 or more tickets  /  $15.00 for Full time students

Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for tickets




You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid’. She finds it hard to be happy.

So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for:
1. Ice Cream
2. Kung Fu Movies
3. Burning Things
4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose
5. Construction cranes
6. Me
You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own.

Hilarious, thought-provoking and interactive - A new play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love. 


‘A beautiful performance. Every time I was close to tears, there was a moment to make me laugh and be grateful I’m alive. Thank you.’
J. Robbins.

‘A thoughtful piece… it was brilliant!’
C. Sheppard.

‘It was superb, brilliantly portrayed, thought-provoking and funny.’
R. Boast