in mah house. i let my students perform.
It’s a very joyful moment, to see how our children grow, and to see how well they can play. I purposely held this mini concert mainly to let students know that learning piano is not something boring and rigid but enjoyable and meaningful, and whoever puts effort in it, he gets to become talented.
I’ve seen some of my friends gave up piano after they have finished grade 8, some even sold their piano, isn’t it wasteful after all the fees paid? I am someone who is exceptional, who gave up piano at the age of 9(I didn’t even pass grade 1), and picked it up again at the age of 15, and when I was 18, I passed grade 8 with distinction, and then passed diploma with distinction when I was 19.
The secret behind it is not mysterious at all. The most important thing is to INDULGE. Yes. Playing piano is not doing mathematics where we have to use lots of intellect skills. That’s why; I put more efforts to encourage my students to understand what the music is about besides training them in their skills. I strongly belief that a pianist who understands and appreciate music plays piano better than those who are forced to “pass the exam”. Passing the exam doesn’t mean you are a good pianist, you know, in western countries, piano exams are not that important (unless they need the cert for something, of course!). But in the “Kia-soo” society of some culture, a cert is a must. So… it depends on the parent. If they demand a cert, I teach this way; if they want their child to become a real musician, I will teach in another way. =]
I hope what I do here can give our children a happier tomorrow through playing music. Thanks and enjoy!
4:15pm 1.李华光- Mary had a little lamb
2. 罗晋恒-4 easy pieces (one hand)
3. 吴芝颖- 2 easy pieces (both hands)
4. 罗晋轩- 2 easy pieces (both hands)
5. i) Brahms Rhapsody op.79 no.2
ii) Alladin theme song~ A Whole New World
6. Bryan- i) Minuet (Gd 1)
ii) Secret Garden (Gd 1)
7. Syamin- 2 easy pieces
8. 扬雯妃- i) 童话
ii) Snow White song~ Someday My Prince Will Come
9. Chan Khang Way- i) Sweet bye and bye
iii) Winter Sonata