Learning to read 5-lines score requires a good interpreting skill. Many teens and adults gave up halfway because it is tedious and they don’t feel like they are playing music. Why not make it more direct? We impart you with the relevant concepts which you can apply instantly to your favourite pop songs. You will feel more connected with music too!
When we sing, we usually do not need to rely on music instructions. You can actually do so with piano playing as well! During the lessons, we help you to strengthen your pitch and rhythm senses. Combined with the knowledge of concepts and applications, very soon you’ll be able to play what you hear in your mind. The process is so much more meaningful and satisfying.
Don’t get too engrossed in following the exact music instructions. It’s time to have more freedom! We encourage that you exercise more creativity to express your own music style and expressions. Do you know most people prefer to listen to the same song being improvised in a different way?
That’s why in YouTube, you can find many cover songs performed in various unique styles.
The experience is so much more refreshing and exciting.
Everyone feel motivated to practise on songs we like, don’t we? We don’t believe you need to start with kiddy songs or traditional folk songs (if you are not into them), just because they are easy for a beginner. At Hark Music, you start to learn how to play the mainstream pop songs or any songs that you like! We know it is important to make the learning process fun & enjoyable so that you are more motivated to spend your time with the piano.
Level 1Introduction to the “Blacks & Whites” | Music Theory Essentials | Rhythm and Feel Training | Chord-Melody Concept | Basic Chord Construction | Accompaniment Styles Part 1
Level 2Chord Inversions | Voice leading Principles | Accompaniment Styles Part 2 | Breakthrough Performance
Level 3Expressive Playing | Relative Pitching Concept | Chord Voicing | Rhythmic Fill-ins | Accompaniment Styles Part 3
Level 4Basic Chord Improvisation | Song Arrangement | Accompaniment Styles Part 4 | Breakthrough Performance
Level 5Harmonised Melody | Syncopated Groove | The Bass-line | Melodic Embellishments | Accompaniment Styles Part 5
Level 6Identifying Chords by Ear | Analysing Current Hits | Advanced Chord Improvisation | Accompaniment Styles Part 6 | Breakthrough Performance
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Expect to have more fun & encouragements when you learn with fellow music lovers
Customized course syllabus is available
Change of lesson timing is allowed4 lesson to be utilized in 6 weeks
Learn EXPRESSWAY® in comfort of your home
Lower rates compared to In-studio coaching
Exclusive Access to Director’s MasterClass and Online Stage
Digital Learning Aids for Home Practices
You can play the piano without reading scores by understanding the big picture of piano playing. For example – the left hand is primarily responsible for playing the harmony, while the right hand is primarily responsible for playing the melody.
You will learn the basic chords that fall within a family key (every song has its own Key, meaning they are in a ‘framework’, with relevant notes in a harmonious environment.)Then, you will learn the notations in a major scale which makes up 90% of pop genres and work on your fingerings.
With the above as a foundation, you will slowly work your way up to build new playing concepts, rhythmic styles, adding harmony notes, improving aural skills. Eventually, you will be able to understand the concepts and improvise with the music you hear within your mind.
In our piano classes, you will be guided to play and sing with coordination. Should you be looking to improve vocal techniques, that will be a different course altogether. You can attend our Vocal lessons. You can attend our Vocal lessons if you are looking to improve your singing techniques.
You do not need to purchase 1 before you commence your piano lessons. However, eventually you definitely need to have a digital piano or acoustic piano at home for practice between lessons. We will highly recommend a digital piano so that you can do transposition (aka key change) for ease of play and sing.
As fast as 3 to 4 piano lessons, you can play a pop song and sing along, from a total beginner! We will pace you up slowly to achieve songs with varying difficulties. Most importantly, we will ensure short-term and long-term goals are set in conjunction with the lesson plan.
You will learn piano concepts such as chord formation, chord improvisation, rhythmic playing patterns, fill-ins, chords/melody playing etc. It will cover topics suitable for accompaniment playing (play-and-sing) and also instrumental playing styles.
Our Piano classes are suitable for people who have learned classical piano before. In fact, it is best suited for them as they have acquired the basic fingering skills. The main difference between classical piano and pop piano is that the former plays classical pieces relying solely on 5-lines scores, while the latter focuses on conceptual learning, playing pop songs and promoting creativity.
We cover pop songs, from mainstream like English Pop, Mandopop. In our syllabus, there is a balance of English and Mandopop for students to choose from. During the piano lessons, you can choose your favourite pop songs or current likes. Your coach will guide you on how to apply the concepts you have learned so far into application. This makes the piano lessons really fun!
We have developed our proprietary piano syllabus – Piano EXPRESSWAY® since 1999. Based on the constant changes to learners’ behaviors, we update our syllabus regularly and create multimedia contents (PlayAlong™ tracks, HarkLearners Portal, Learning Slides, etc) to enhance learning experience. Unlike most freelancer piano teachers, we do not just go through song-by-song. We provide a holistic learning path, create a community of like-minded students and events to let you achieve your best.
Yes, we can customise if you share your music background and learning objectives. In a Small-Group class, your coach will also cater the class pace according to class dynamics.
In the Private Coaching setting – your coach will customise the syllabus according to your learning objectives and background. E.g preparing for a performance, learning for a song, etc.
Each of our Piano Coaches has their own diverse background and experience. Besides being trained to teach the EXPRESSWAY® techniques, they’re teaching exclusively at Hark Music®.View highlights of their profile here: Hark Piano Coaches
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