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Pop Piano Improvisation | Play by ear. Improvise like a pro. Now you can.

COURSE SYNOPSIS
✔ Re-create songs with style using techniques from various genres like R&B, rock & New Age
✔ Develop your ability to play by ear!
✔ Supercharge your musicianship with techniques like syncopation, runs/fills & harmonisation

HOW LESSONS WORK
✔ 45-minute weekly lessons with flexible make-up system
✔ Customised curriculum combining theory & application
✔ Lesson notes, chord charts, and fake sheets provided
✔ Play your way: PLAY | PLAY & SING
✔ Learn your way: By ear | Cipher (简谱) | Western notation

MY MUSIC STUDIO
• Yamaha MOX-8 88-key synthesizer
• Korg SP-170 88-key digital piano
• Hartke KM60 4-channel keyboard amplifier
• Gibson Chet Atkins CEC electric guitar
• Yamaha GL-1 Guitarlele

ONLINE LESSON SETUP
• Real-time lessons, powered by Microsoft Teams
• See what I play with virtual keyboard visualisation
• Hear what I play with enhanced Steinway piano sounds

Extra information

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Location

At teacher's location: Whampoa Drive, Block, Singapore
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:
Age:
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Intermediate
Duration:
45 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Chinese

About Me

Kelvin is a contemporary pianist, educator & composer with his own piano improvisation curriculum catered to learners of all levels: Pop Piano for Beginners, Pop Piano Improvisation, and Jazz Piano Improvisation.

An award-winning educator, Kelvin nurtures musicianship and deep learning by encouraging creative expression within a well-defined curriculum combining theory and applied techniques, while customising lessons around popular hits and YOUR favourite songs.

If it is classic & modern pop/rock, Mandopop, J-Pop, K-Pop, R&B, jazz, funk, or even Bollywood songs that you want to play, play & sing or even play by ear, Kelvin is your coach, mentor & guide to help build the necessary piano skills & music knowledge.

Piano studio location: Singapore
Online lesson setup: Microsoft Teams

K E L V I N
jazz pianist | educator | composer

Education

Master of Education (First Class Honours) | University of Melbourne, Australia
Bachelor of Arts (Pass with Merit) | National University of Singapore, Singapore

Experience / Qualifications

Senior Jazz Piano Instructor | Play by Ear Music School, Singapore
Resident Lounge Pianist | Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore
COURSE SYNOPSIS ✔ Play and improvise pop songs within weeks ✔ Proven techniques to learn chords, rhythm and hand coordination HOW LESSONS WORK ✔ 45-minute weekly lessons with flexible make-up system ✔ Customised curriculum combining theory & application ✔ Lesson notes, chord charts, and fake sheets provided ✔ Play your way: PLAY | PLAY & SING ✔ Learn your way: By ear | Cipher (简谱) | Western notation MY MUSIC STUDIO • Yamaha MOX-8 88-key synthesizer • Korg SP-170 88-key digital piano • Hartke KM60 4-channel keyboard amplifier • Gibson Chet Atkins CEC electric guitar • Yamaha GL-1 Guitarlele ONLINE LESSON SETUP • Real-time lessons, powered by Microsoft Teams • See what I play with virtual keyboard visualisation • Hear what I play with enhanced Steinway piano sounds
COURSE SYNOPSIS ✔ Play and improvise on jazz standards in styles like swing, blues, bossa nova, and funk ✔ Master jazz harmonies and voicings to sound like the jazz greats ✔ Transform pop songs into an authentic jazz equivalent ✔ Improvise "solos" like a pro HOW LESSONS WORK ✔ 45-minute weekly lessons with flexible make-up system ✔ Customised curriculum combining theory & application ✔ Lesson notes, chord charts, and fake sheets provided ✔ Play your way: PLAY | PLAY & SING ✔ Learn your way: By ear | Cipher (简谱) | Western notation MY MUSIC STUDIO • Yamaha MOX-8 88-key synthesizer • Korg SP-170 88-key digital piano • Hartke KM60 4-channel keyboard amplifier • Gibson Chet Atkins CEC electric guitar • Yamaha GL-1 Guitarlele ONLINE LESSON SETUP • Real-time lessons, powered by Microsoft Teams • See what I play with virtual keyboard visualisation • Hear what I play with enhanced Steinway piano sounds

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