my colleague's wife is a piano teacher. i think you have the choice of going to her house at jalan membina (tiong bahru) or she may go to yours. if you PM me your contact, i can ask her to contact you? then you can ask her about prices etc. good luck!
by the way, me too, i'd like to re-take up piano lessons too. stopped about 15 years ago hehe.
haha yes but i was a bad student. don't worry unduly, personally i think what's most important is your enthusiasm.
honestly i think you should try out the lessons first then buy. it's still an investment and would go to waste if you decide after a few lessons that you don't like piano playing. i remember my parents rented a piano for me. i think it was about $100 a month. BUT please remember that was many years ago. with more thought into my calculation, i'd say it was almost 20 years ago!!! i think the name was robert piano. not even sure if they are still around but hope that helps. or, i've seen carrefour selling the electric kind for about $600. been itching to re take lessons too but not sure if i can afford the time commitment cos i'm due in july
i got a PM from someone, not sure who. just to let you know that i've passed on your contact to my colleague's wife.
oh yes that sounds familiar! gosh i have not been to parkway for so long. i'm not sure if 3 is too young. i remmeber many of my friends started at 5 or 6 but they were forced into it and most of them hated it. many dropped out. i started at 11 and i begged my parents for classes. but in the end also lost interest at 15 or 16 (when other things were more cool la!). maybe see if your daughter is keen or not, because if not then it would be a very big waste of money
just my 2 cents la. honestly, what most of us hated was that we had to do all the theory stuff as well. for me, i just wanted to play for the sake of playing. i didn't see the point in being examined about composers' lives. that really took the joy out of learning for me.
i have heard of non graded piano lessons, where you learn just for fun, no exams. but for those of you who want to be graded, i.e. go through grade 1, 2, 3 etc, maybe it is good to consider this too - how do you think you would feel when you are in the exam hall/room and you're the only person in your 20s and 30s when the other candidates are 6 or 7? another thing that made me feel silly. i was at many years older than the other kids and as a teenager, that really bugged me.
learning piano for we adult is a challenge too , i start to learn piano at the age of 29, my teacher always said my finger like people do typing
(cos last time always type type..),so spent time to practise in order to take exam ..till grade 2 and theory grade 3(theory is earsier for adult) then stop cos must take care of children no time.. thinking of continuing when my child start to learn, it's better to let your child learn at the earlier age, their finger can be very skillful after training ,but for us need more time to practise. my teacher is serious but quite good , she will let me repeat n repeat playing the same if i haven't played well.
the difference between cc and private music class is one cheaper(cc), the private teacher is more expensive. and if you want to take exam, you must attend the classical piano course, if not you can attend the adult leisure piano course.
hi there, me already 32 years old & interested in learning piano too but i dun wanna go thru those exams. js wanna learn casually & be able to play some simple pieces...hehe. but i dun hv a piano at home
izzit neccessary to hv one if i only want to learn casually?
actually in my opinion, an adult usually picks up faster except that the fingers is not as flexible as a kid, but more practice will fix tat. Also an adult usually can skip grade faster than a kid becos adults understands more be it theory or practical. Bt again most important of all is the interest and whether you enjoy playing the piano anot. I had a student who is 50years old who just started learning piano she is still in beginner. So dun hold back becos of the age.
Its never too old to learn, i have students from 2.5 to 70 yrs old. Of course if you started late, technique will be a prob but note and rhythm reading will be able to pick up very fast. Hence for adult beginners, most of the time will be doing technique studies and leisure pieces to keep you motivated
I think there are no words to say late for learning everything, like get piano lessons. If you want to learn hard, continuing, and alwasy practicing. I believe you could be a good piano player.. Maybe you can try the piano avenue ? I've heard that they're good in teaching, maybe you can find their contact details and detail of their lesson at 88DB's website (music's category - lesson & category's sub category), good luck with your practicing..
Hi, my son, 7, interested in piano classes too. any good teacher to recommend? Staying at Bukit Gombak MRT area.. went for trial lesson at Christofori Bt Gombak, but a school girl teaching... Any good piano teacher staying nearby teaches at home??.. Tks...
Hi I started learning piano last year and I am 33 years old.. indeed i find it hard to coordinate my left and right fingers and very slow in reading the notes, but through hardwork and effort, still able to play something decent. Cheers.