GUZHENG

MUSIC Lesson

Structure

1 to 1

Individual Coaching

1

Lesson Per Week

1

Hour Per Lesson

Other Components

R

Group Learning

R

Progress Report

R

Recorded Lessons

R

Master Classes

R

Performance Opportunities

R

Online Learning

COURSE OVERVIEW

Raffles Talent Academy music courses provide an enhanced arts learning experience to build true passion from within our students. Supported by our own COMPASS ecosystem, the academy is working closely with our teachers to create a multidimensional environment for music learning that encourages student to venture beyond technical abilities and explore artistic depths.

We are developing our students to become confident individuals with an acute awareness of the evolving trend in the global music industry. Through our online integrated learning system, students will be able to supplement their onsite lessons with online support to create more platforms for artistic involvement. They will also been encouraged to take initiative and guided on how to give constructive feedback through master class and performance opportunities.

TEACHER’S PROFILE

Wang Kena is an award-winning Guzheng performer who has performed extensively around the world. Upon the completion of her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance under the joint degree programme between NAFA and the prestigious Royal College of Music, London in year 2015. Kena have continued to contribute to the local arts scene by making Singapore her long-term home.

During her studies, she have clinched top awards in major competitions such as the First Prize at the NAFA Music Essentials Concerto Competition and the First Prize in Singapore National Chinese Music Competition Guzheng Open Category. Kena have devoted her career towards music education, inspiring young aspiring musicians through individual coaching and ensemble training. Under her guidance, students from Fernvale Primary School’s Guzheng ensemble managed to clinch the Gold Award at Singapore Youth Festival Guzheng Ensemble Competition.

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TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

Students will gain a profound understanding of the Chinese music culture through a specially curated coursework, based on their interests and hobbies-The spark will turn into a flame that burns brighter with each competition, performance and graded examination taken on. The best artists will be found.

Learning Outcome

Practical Techniques

Develop strong fundamentals in instrumental/vocals performing technique

Theoretical Knowledge

Develop good aural abilities, with a good understanding of rhythm and a keen ear towards pitch

Develop fluent score-reading ability with high accuracy, and a good understanding of musical direction

Aesthetical Development

Develop a healthy perception of beauty in artistic expression aligned with cultural background, aesthetics and trends

To be able to relate and adopt cross-disciplinary artistic expression

Ensemble Capabilities

To be able to effectively communicate and perform with fellow artists in group settings

Soft Skills

To become a confident individual on and off stage, adventurous in self-expression and bold enough to explore artistic innovations

To develop physical and mental resilience towards learning challenges and stage pressure

Group Learning

Peer-to-Peer

R

Ensemble Training

R

Performance Practice

R

Violin-Piano Duo

Master Class

R

Workshops by established musicians

R

Performance guidance/ feedback from visiting musicians and experts in the field

Performance Opportunities

R

Performing groups

R

Weekly internal performances, for students to gain performance experiences

R

Opportunities to participate in audio & visual recording projects under the Singapore Raffles Production Suite

R

Social Media Projects

Course Fees

* SAFRA members enjoy a further 5% discount

PREPARATORY

$400

4 Lessons
Monthly Payment

 

OR

$1200

$1027

12 Lessons
Package Payment

You save $173

GRADE 1-3

$440

4 Lessons
Monthly Payment

 

OR

$1320

$1127

12 Lessons
Package Payment

You save $193

GRADE 4-5

$480

4 Lessons
Monthly Payment

 

OR

$1440

$1227

12 Lessons
Package Payment

You save $213

GRADE 6-8

$520

4 Lessons
Monthly Payment

 

OR

$1560

$1327

12 Lessons
Package Payment

You save $233

DIPLOMA

$540

4 Lessons
Monthly Payment

 

OR

$1620

$1377

12 Lessons
Package Payment

You save $243

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