Our courses and lessons cater to a wide range of age groups and interests. Due to the current situation, most of our lessons are conducted online while only a few lessons are conducted physically. Do get in touch with us to let us know your preference.
This is a one-hour group music appreciation program. In these sessions, we develop children’s sensitivity to pitch through introduction to Solfege singing, nursery rhymes and the Melodica. A strong sense of rhythm is instilled in children through body movement activities and rhythmic games using hand drums. In addition, children are exposed to Western notation using play cards and games. The musical activities in this class are designed to ensure that children internalize basic musical skills needed to learn an instrument when they are a little older.
Online: Not Available
Children (ages 5-6)
The program for 5-6 year old children is a 1 hour 30 min session, once a week. Currently, there are several streams for this age group throughout the week, therefore please call us if you are interested in finding available times and slots. This session consists of the following three components.
- Instrument (30mins): One-on-one lesson with a professional musician. Instruments offered currently are piano, drums, guitar, bass, violin, woodwind, brass and voice.
- Ear Training / Theory (30mins): Ear training is done in a small group class. The basics of reading and writing musical notation is covered using a combination of singing, clapping, Melodica playing and written activities.
- Ensemble (30mins): The ensemble sessions for this age group place an emphasis on developing listening skills while playing with others. Children are made aware of core musical aspects such as dynamics, tempo and texture. They are encouraged to express themselves freely and improvise using their instruments as well as playing simple structured music.
Online: The 30 min ensemble lesson is replaced with an additional 30 min instrument lesson.
Children (ages 6 and up)
This program consists of a 2-hour session, held once a week. The session follows a similar format to Ages 5-6, however, the ensemble session is extended to 1 hour to allow students more time for music making.
- Instrument (30mins): One-on-one lesson with a professional musician. Instruments offered currently are piano, drums, guitar, bass, violin, woodwind, brass and voice. Specific skills and sequences in which they are taught are clearly defined in each instrument curriculum specially designed for Musicmatters. Progress of students on their instrument is informally assessed during the Performance Week Concerts scheduled each term which places an emphasis on solo performances.
- Ear Training / Theory (30mins): Conducted in a small group setting, Musicmatters Ear Training levels are designed to establish a solid and practical understanding of music theory with an ultimate goal of understanding the mechanics of harmony used in popular music. The classes involve, singing, sight reading, transcribing and clapping excercies in order to develop students’ understanding of rhythm.
- Ensemble (1-hour): The ensemble session allows students to gain valuable hands-on experience in making music with others. Students are placed in the most appropriate ensemble according to age and musical experience. Ensemble activities include listening, playing cover songs, composing original music and arranging an individual instrument piece into a group setting. Each ensemble is featured at end of term Student Concerts and these concerts help focus the ensemble sessions throughout the term.
Online: The 1 hour ensemble lesson is replaced with an additional 30 min instrument lesson.
Whether you are interested in starting to play an instrument for the first time in your life or you want to pick up an instrument you played as a child, we’d be happy to help! Adult classes consist of one-on-one lessons with a professional musician. The direction and focus of the lessons are customized according to individual needs. Please contact us so that we can assign a tutor who is most suitable for your interests and requirements.
We offer master classes on selected instruments for professional musicians. Availability depends on instrument and visiting musicians at the time of inquiry. Do get in touch with us if interested.
Our audio production program offers training in the fundamentals of working with a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), understanding signal flow, as well as working with and recording both virtual and live instruments in order to achieve the ultimate goal of music creation. There are no pre-requisites to this course; however we do offer rudimentary music theory lessons for those who wish to progress faster.