25th and 26th October 2019, 7:00 PM
Venue: KAWAI Recital Studio @ Centrepoint Orchard (#04-13) [Location Info]
Tickets: Standard @ $25.00 each / 10% Off for 4 or more tickets / $15.00 for Full time students
You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid’. She finds it hard to be happy.
So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for:
1. Ice Cream
2. Kung Fu Movies
3. Burning Things
4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose
5. Construction cranes
You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own.
Hilarious, thought-provoking and interactive - A new play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.
‘A beautiful performance. Every time I was close to tears, there was a moment to make me laugh and be grateful I’m alive. Thank you.’
‘A thoughtful piece… it was brilliant!’
‘It was superb, brilliantly portrayed, thought-provoking and funny.’
A step by step guide to the new Trinity Rock & Pop exams with an insight into how to revolutionise your teaching
Trinity’s Rock & Pop syllabus changed in 2018. Are you up to date? Learn more about how to chose your songs, what happens in the exam, how is it marked and how can your students can get the best possible marks.
Your students might be great at playing the Rock & Pop songs for the exam - but what about the Session Skills? Whether it is Playback or Improvising, these are worth 20% of the exam - so it is important to make the most of this important section of the exam in this practical workshop for all levels. Nicholas will give you a foolproof step by step guide through this aspect of the exam.
And for more classical teachers of the piano, are your pupils getting a bit bored with playing classical music? Are their interests with more popular music? Then perhaps Trinity’s Rock & Pop keyboards syllabus is just what you have been looking for. Pop Goes the Piano is exactly what you need to help understand more about teaching Rock & Pop Keyboards. It’s fun, it is different and it is not as scary as you think!
Revolutionise your teaching strategies through collaborative piano activities
The purpose of this seminar is to encourage greater musical interaction between students and teachers.
This helps to keep the lessons vibrant, the learning fast and fun, and the musical engagement real and authentic.
Two’s Company is a half day of interactive professional development activity for piano teachers led by Trinity College London’s former Chief Examiner, composer and pianist, Nicholas Keyworth
So often as piano teacher we sit and watch our students play, correcting their wrong notes and offering words of wisdom and encouragement. But this can mean that learning and teaching the piano can be a slow, tedious and repetitive journey.
Playing music with other people in duets and ensembles is one of the most effective and rewarding learning strategies. As well as speeding up the learning process it can help develop greater listening and coordination and improve musical understanding.
Two’s Company explores duetting skills between teacher and student in the lessons. Revolution Arts’ latest innovative publication, Explorer is designed for just that purpose proving 27 short pieces to integrate into your teaching.
But this ‘hands on’ seminar goes further… Nicholas Keyworth will show how interactive teaching strategies can be a great way of learning new pieces - and fast! Using backing tracks, duet & ensemble playing, and improvisation, this can really speed up the learning process.
And it's much more than just playing the notes. Nicholas is keen to develop greater Communication and Interpretation in playing - absolutely essential in successful exam performances. Nicholas goes ‘Behind the notes’ to show how teachers can explore the musical context of the pieces they are teaching offering some terrific insights in the music and opening up new opportunities to play the music more musically.
Two’s Company culminates in a rehearsal and performance for all participants for Nicholas Keyworth’s exciting Shackleton’s Circus for 6 pianos - an ensemble piece you can also use with your own students.
Discover the exciting new Piano Publications from Revolution Arts
Join Nicholas Keyworth to find out more about Explorer and Globetrotter - a brand new series of publications for piano from Revolution Arts.
Trinity College London’s former Chief Examiner, composer and pianist, Nicholas Keyworth will guide you through these innovative new books to help support your teaching and to provide some brilliant new repertoire for your lessons.
Explorer is a book of 27 short piano duets for adventurous piano teachers and students. Composed by Australian composer, Wendy Hiscocks , these are designed to integrate into your teaching in many ways supporting everything from scales and keys to stylistic awareness. Each of the pieces is fun to play for both teacher and student - not the usual boring accompaniments with a predictable melody in the treble clef. They also provide great support for progressing sight reading and technical skills. And the books are beautifully illustrated in full colour by Wendy herself.
Globetrotter 1 & 2
Globetrotter 1 & 2 are two books of original music for solo piano composed by Nicholas Keyworth and inspired by people, places and travels to over 50 countries around the world. Globetrotter 1 starts with some easy pieces and progresses up to approximately Grade 3 standard. Globetrotter 2 takes thing further to approximately Grade 6. There is some fantastic new material here to support technical development, broaden musical and general knowledge or provide supplementary material for exam preparation. They are also a great collection of pieces for playing for fun or for performing at anytime and anywhere in the world.
This exciting and free launch event will include some welcoming refreshments, a chance to hear the music from the books and take a closer look at the music. There will be some special offers waiting for you too!
Information Page for Entries from Malaysia
In Malaysia, Singapore Performing Arts Festival (SPAF) is proud to partner with StageCraft, our Official Representative for all entries from Malaysia. StageCraft is Johor’s largest Speech & Drama and Speaking Skills Training Centre, offering classes and courses in Acting, Communication Skills, Public Speaking, and Performance Arts. A division of the company, StageCraft Theatre Productions, promotes children’s theatre in Johor.