Kids Piano Lessons – What All Kiasu Singaporean Parent Needs To Know

Here are some key things that all Kiasu Singaporean parents need to know before sending their kids off to piano lessons! If you require free assistance in looking for a private home piano teacher, you can engage the free services of local agencies in Singapore such as facebook.com/sglearnpiano.

First and foremost,  you need to understand that for your child to excel in piano playing, practice is one of the most important things. Therefore, if you are serious about wanting your child to become the best pianist, then invest in a good Yamaha piano for your child to play and practise his or her piano playing skills on. When you have  a piano at home, your child will be able to practise on a daily basis – something that’s needed for him or her to truly excel.

Second of all, when you project your kid’s piano lesson costs, remember that as the ABRSM grade your child is learning increases in difficulty, the amount of tuition fees that your engaged private home piano teacher will also increase. This is something important that you need to consider because it can add up to a hefty sum in future.

Third of all, the younger your child starts learning the piano and music scores, the greater and stronger the increase in brain development and IQ increase in your kid. Studies have shown extremely high correlation and causation between piano lessons at a young age and positive brain development in children. If you want your children to score better in school, send them for piano lessons in Singapore.

Did You Know That Playing The Piano Benefits Your Brain?

Did you know that playing an instrument, especially the piano, drastically increases your IQ and improves your brain development positively? This is because when you play the piano, you activate all parts of the brain. This makes it the equivalent of a full body workout for your brains when it comes to playing the piano!

Therefore, whether you are trying to improve your own or your child’s IQ while enjoying yourself and having a fun time, make sure to learn the piano instead of going for endless studying sessions!

If you are based in Singapore, you can take piano classes at the comfort of your home or a teacher’s home.

Yuja Wang – World’s Fastest Pianist?

As a pianist, one of the coolest things to watch is a pianist who is capable of playing piano songs at break neck speeds while maintaining rhythm, accuracy and melody. And now, it seems like Yuja Wang has achieved all of that and more. Check out the following video by Yuja Wang as she plays the flight of the Bumble Bee on piano on stage.

Well, I certainly want to eventually play piano like that. I can play the same song very well, but not at this rate (perhaps 10% slower). I think Yuja Wang is arguably one of the prettiest and most talented pianists in the world. She has come to Singapore from time to time to showcase her playing. I have been there everytime she is in Singapore.

What do you think? Do you think Yuja is arguably one of the world’s top pianists? Let me know below! Also, if you want to learn the piano in Singapore, make sure to contact a local agency to help you find that talented and good home private piano teacher. I got a good recommendation, and you can contact them here to help you get a private music teacher for home piano lessons in Singapore.

Part Time Piano Teacher Salary In Singapore – How Much Can You Make?

As a part time piano teacher, you get to command your own hours. Rates generally fall into a certain range. The higher the grade of your student, the higher the fees you can charge to teach them. Of course, the fees that you charge students is also dependent on the piano certification level that you have. The higher your certification, for example Diploma vs Grade 8 ABRSM, the more you can charge your customers. You can contact a local match up agency to help you find students and get piano teaching gigs here: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sglearnpiano.

In general, here are the range of the fees that private piano teachers in Singapore charge their students. The following are average fees for 45 to 60 minute private piano lessons.

For Grade 1 students, piano teachers charge around $140 to $170 for 4 lessons.

For Grade 2 students, they are charged around $140 to $180.

For Grade 3, it is $150 to $190.

For Grade 4, students are charged between $160 to $210.

For Grade 5 students, they are charged $190 to $250.

For Grade 6 students, they are charged $210 to $260.

Grade 7 students are charged $250 to $280.

Finally, Grade 8 students, the most advanced of all, are charged $260 to $350 for 4 lessons.

As you can see, if you work as a piano teacher, and teach your students well and stick with them as a dedicated teacher, your income will rise not only because you get more students, but because your students are now learning a much higher ABRSM grade than the past. Therefore, if you want to be a music teacher, it is important to start today.

If you want to do this part time, and you have a 9am to 6pm job, you can perhaps get a maximum of 2 students per weekday evening. To be realistic, you may only have 1 student per weekday evening, and perhaps 3 to 5 students per day on the weekends. Assuming an average of $200 for 4 lessons (in a month), that is an average of $2600 per month! This is a decent amount of money. If you teach fewer students, you will probably still make between $1000 to $2000 per month extra.

How Do You Find A Good Piano Teacher In Singapore?

Finding a good piano teacher to teach your kid or yourself at your home may seem like a daunting task if you have no idea where piano teachers hang out.

Here are some great tips to use if you want to find a good piano teacher in Singapore.

First of all, if you want to look for a private home piano teacher to teach you (or your child) in the comfort of your own home or the teacher’s home, then you should understand that most piano teachers teach students who live relatively close to where they stay. This means less travelling time for them, and easier for them to cater to your timing requirements.

Second of all, there are several places you can look for a piano teacher in Singapore – make sure to state the above-mentioned location preference to your chosen agency or teacher. You can look for home music teachers either on forums or simply by Googling for them. Many piano teachers work together with agencies to help them find more students like yourself. The easiest way to get a teacher who stays near your area and charges good prices while being reviewed is through a reputable agency like SG LEARN PIANO.

Third of all, if you know people or people’s kids who have learnt the piano, then feel free to ask them for a recommendation! This is also a great way to find a teacher. Of course, this suggestion may not be viable for people who don’t know anyone else who likes the piano.

Best Beginner Piano Exercises

Hi everyone, this is the Grand Master, a piano teacher in Singapore. Just like learning anything else, when it comes to mastering playing the piano, the foundation is the most important. Here are some of the best beginner piano exercises.

One of the most important things you need to do is to have the proper finger positioning, as it helps to improve your technique for more difficult songs in future.

Here are some tips:

  • First of all, your knuckles should generally not be straightened. This is because the primary source of power for piano playing should actually come from your fingers, and not the wrist or arm! You should relax your arm, elbow and shoulders in order to really focus on using your fingers to play the piano. This is because if you play from the arm, the piano song may end up being overly-rhythmic even when the piano song is not supposed to sound that way.
  • Play pentascales using one finger at a time – CDEFG. Play one finger at a time and listen to the result, while focusing on using only your finger muscles. It may sound ridiculously easy, but for those who do not have much finger muscles, it will be more difficult than it seems!
  • Using a pentascale, play in thirds and skip notes. It is important during this beginner piano exercise to still play every single note legato-connected.
  • Now, you want to try over-legato. This is essentially a way of playing the piano, and a music exercise in which you will play the piano notes in a way such that every note overlaps with the subsequent one. It may sound very easy, but it can be surprisingly difficult for beginners to perform this!
  • Get yourself some Hanon technique books. They work great, and most local piano teachers in Singapore will definitely recommend and buy you some of these books to practise with as well. Czerny can be a little harder than the beginner Hanon books, so keep that in mind.

In a nutshell, if you keep performing these beginner piano exercises daily, you will soon be able to build a solid foundation. In future, you will find it easier to play difficult songs too!

Remember that consistency is the key to mastering the piano! I hope you find these beginner exercises helpful as you learn how to play!