What’s the differences between LLMC & Roundabout Cantonese Music Class?
LLMC is for children 3 – 8 years old. It is a progressive music class, learning Music in Cantonese. The programme is referenced by the Kodaly philosophy: emphasising on internalising music through singing and games, not only learning the theory but also experiencing the music itself. We also include musical story time and listening activities.
For Piano Workshop: I’d recommend you to get a full size keyboard (88 keys) with weighted keys. However, this is not essential for the classes. Here are some beginner’s models that I recommend:
We are hoping to learn to play the actual instrument – piano, not only the keyboard. The above models are imitating a real piano with weighted keys and have a nice quality of sound.
If you are not sure you want to commit to a full size keyboard, Casio little keyboard would be a good choice to start with.
They are suitable for the Do Re Mi Workshop. Little ones can still learn to find the notes on the keyboard, looking into musical patterns and play some easy songs before the serious journey.
For private piano lesson you will need a weighted piano keyboard or an acoustic piano.
Do you offer any Cantonese class?
I offer private Cantonese group classes, including conversation games, arts & crafts and storytelling for children 3-8. You are welcome to form a group with other families and send me a message to get more information. I no longer teach Chinese reading and writing.
Do you offer 1-1 private piano lesson?
I take young beginners (3-7 years old) who would like to have lessons at my home studio SE16 2PY. We look into variety of repertoires, learning to read traditional music scores, improvising, composing, learning theory and doing aural training through fun games.
I mainly adopt Piano Safari Approach and using Piano Adventures method books in my lessons, depending on the child's interest and ability. I am also happy to assist students with their ABRSM graded exams, but only if they wish to take this challenge.
Music Bells are a very good start for young children to learn about pitch. Almost all songs that we cover in LLMC can be played on bells.
Here is my recommendation:
Any brands will do as long as they are following the same colour code:
Red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise (or light blue), dark blue, purple
Also make sure the bells have a press or push function to ring the sound, not the hold and ring kind. These are much easier to play.
Children love the bells because they are very satisfying to play! Providing a clear sound and it’s almost impossible to miss the hit. The rainbow colour makes everything so straightforward and attractive!