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Friendly Piano Lessons for Beginners (Cantonese/English)

Learning how to play the piano is not only musically enriching as it is one of the easier instruments to pick up if you are new to music, giving you a solid base of musical understanding, but also will boost your confidence in general being able to recognise pitches with multiple voicings as we work up the grades.

I adopt a goal-oriented teaching style:
- we will work through ABRSM grades -- breaking down the work needed to master all the way from scales to exam pieces to aural to sight reading.

Location

At teacher's location: City Island Way, London, UK
At student's location: Around Canary Wharf, United Kingdom

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Skills:
Age:
Preschool children (4-6 years old)
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Duration:
45 minutes
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Chinese

About Me

I have a background in MSci Pharmacology with Professional Placement Year with First-Class Honours from KCL, worked at the University of Oxford. I am native Cantonese, proficient in Mandarin and English (~native) - both spoken and written.

Currently teaching the piano, the flute, and phonics in my spare time:) I enjoy interacting with people from various backgrounds. I have a passion for music and I am keen to transfer my musical skills, techniques, and understanding to my students. More importantly, I really enjoy guiding and empowering my students in their pursuits with a positive learning attitude, in so doing also boost their confidence.

I completed the Music Theory Grade 5 exam at age 10. Attained ABRSM Grade 8 for the piano and double bass at ages 11 and 15. Attained LTCL for flute at age 14. I played in both woodwind and strings orchestras, also participated in various local and overseas competitions throughout my school years in HK.

In terms of work experience, I have worked in various cities, London, Oxford, Shanghai, Hong Kong (hometown) using various languages. Naturally, I have an upbeat, cheerful, enthusiastic personality. Having worked at various startups, I also encourage an empowering and proactive leadership/teaching style. I am flexible, comfortable, and versatile. My teaching will be dependent on the student's needs -- I believe in systematic teaching but malleability is also important depending on the student's potential and character.

Education

- First-Class Honours in my MSci Pharmacology with Professional Placement Year degree at King's College London (2017-2021)
* Best MSci Experimental Research Project Prize (2021)
* George Brownlee Prize for the Best Student on the MSc Drug Discovery Skills Programme (2021)
* Undergraduate Pharmacology Prize (2021)
* Professional Placement Year at the University of Oxford (2019-2020)
* Best Overall First Year BSc Student Prize (2018)
- HKDSE (Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education), Belilios Public School, Hong Kong (2011-2017)

Experience / Qualifications

Music:
- Flute Trinity College London LTCL
- Piano ABRSM Grade 8
- Double bass ABRSM Grade 8
- Music Theory Grade 5
- Woodwind and symphony orchestra player (flute/piccolo) for 10+ years
- String and symphony orchestra player (double bass) for 6 years

Languages:
- Cantonese (native, born and raised in Hong Kong)
- English (full ~native proficiency, working in the London)
- Mandarin (full work proficiency)

Reviews (1)

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Cantonese is the spoken Chinese language used in Hong Kong and several provinces in China. It is not an easy language but it is very useful especially for those of you who are looking to further your career or development in Hong Kong, a glamorous international city. Born and bred in Hong Kong, I am native in this language and I will be able to teach my beginner students basic words, strokes if needs be, the 9 tonalities, and the pronunciation of every new word. We'll start with words, and then vocabularies, and further, grammar, sentence structure to formulate simple sentences. My teaching style is casual. I believe that practicing is the key to perfecting any skills not least languages, and I am passionate about having intriguing conversations with people from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
For complete beginners, the things I'll teach you the following in chronological order: - basics of the sounding of the flute, assemble/disassemble the flute - tone development: posture, embouchure, breathing, articulation - basic rhythmic training - fingerings for simple notes e.g. "G", "A", "B" - other notes ("F", "Bb"; "E", "D", "C") - understanding the balance - sightreading simple solo, duet pieces - more advanced notes - pitch (sharp/flat) - tone color - more advanced pieces - musical ornaments My teaching style is goal-oriented. Tone color is the most important skill to master in my opinion. I can help you with the ABRSM grades you want to achieve!
Nailing pronunciation is important in learning a language. I am going to teach you English phonics, including accurate word pronunciation + breakdown, and how to read phonetic symbols in International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). My classes are chill and casual - developing a passive income source. Happy to schedule a call to brief you what you'll learn!

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