Hi Wan Wan
Yes pianojazzy is my son's teacher. Very happy with the way she teaches him. She's very patient and a nice lady
I actually sat in with him during all his lessons cos I myself dun really play piano tho I've learned it for a short while. I wanna be there so that I know what songs she teaches him and what are some of the things that I shld take note when playing the pieces, eg. finger movement, how to read the scores etc. And then when I am home and practice with him, I can "rectify" his mistakes if he plays wrongly.
So far, it works well. Actually everyday I wld sit down with him for practice for like 15-30 mins. When he first started learning, he cld only sit for 15 mins or so but slowly he can sit longer and longer and now he wld have abt 7-8 new pieces every week for practice which wld take abt 20-30 mins to practice depending on the difficulties.
I think parent support is very important. Not only the kid has to spend time practising, we as parents also have to be there, sit in with them, so that they knows that they are not dumped there to do something that they dun really wanna do.
Actually I think every night when he's practising, it's like a mini concert time. My hubby and my girl wld also be in the same room, sing and dance there. And apparently he enjoys the fact that he can play some songs that the baby sister enjoys and dances to.
Oh yes I have heard about Singapore Piano Hub before. In fact I got my piano from them - a brand new Wilhelm Tel 124 Geneva. It's made in China but the quality and parts are from Europe so I think it's pretty reliable? Also, it's much cheaper than a brand new Yamaha so I decided to get it for my girl. Their service is good, I got to select from a list of various options and I can see where the pianos are made etc. I would recommend trying out if you want to buy a piano. You may look for Jaden, he was very helpful and knowledgeable about the pianos. http://www.singaporepianohub.com/buy-a-piano
To be honest, I haven't tried their piano marketplace. I've only found a teacher through them because I already had a piano. But Singapore Piano Hub is definitely a legit company with good service and I can be sure of that. The person whom I talked to was Ryan and can feel that he was genuine. If I were you, I'll just go ahead and use their services. Hope this helps!
I am looking for a piano for my girls. What will be a good model to get from Yamaha or Kawai?
Thanks in advance.