SMART (Seimpi MIM Accelerated & Robust Training)

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

To give an all rounded and robust training to students who possess the abilities to accelerate their music studies.

To give more opportunities to students to perform in public and to work together with students of similar talent to gain more exposure and experience in music performance.

To give students a good and proper foundation for more serious music learning in the future.

To prepare students who have the potential to use DSA (Direct School Admission) in music to enter certain secondary schools.

PROGRAMME MODULES

 

(1) Instrumental Training

Students will get weekly individual coaching in their instruments on a one to one basis. At least 1 - 2 hours (depends on the grades) of instrumental practice at home each day is strongly encouraged, in order for the child to benefit fully from this programme.

 

(2) Aural & Musicianship Class

A weekly group lesson is given to students of each level to develop their skills in aural & musicianship. This is important as it provides the software needed in the training of a fine musician. A fine piano performance relies largely on the performer's inner hearing and understanding of the music. This intangible skill is normally an important deciding factor in the achievement of excellent results in any music examination or competition.

(3) Interactive Class

The monthly Interactive Class is designed to help the students to develop into well-rounded musicians. The topics introduced monthly will surely enrich their musical knowledge and overall musicianship. Topics include : music history, listening and analytical skills, musical vocabulary, musical styles and many more. Students are encouraged to express their thoughts, to interact with teachers and their peers and be outspoken, as our process of grooming charismatic future professional performers.

 

(4) Masterclass

A bi-monthly class. Each student is required to play 1- 2 pieces of his/her current repertoire. This aims to further prepare the mind and techniques for performances or examinations in the future. Students are also required to listen more to repertoire of all genre to gain understanding and develop an analytical mind.