Teaching Matters (Phase Two)

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26 Feb, 2015 12:00am - 30 Apr, 2015 12:00am

Conducted by Professor Thomas Hecht, Head of Piano Studies at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YSTCM)

Venue: Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Keyboard Lab

Course Dates
Session I: 26 Feb ’15
Session II: 26 Mar '15
Session III: 30 April ‘15
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Only 12 places are available.

Course fee is tax deductible
All fees will go to the Steven Baxter Scholarship Fund to benefit student scholarships

In association with the Yong Siew Conservatory of Music (YSTCM), The Singapore Music Teachers’ Association (SMTA) is pleased to present the continuation of the successful “TEACHING MATTERS" Course, conducted by renowned pianist and pedagogue, Professor Thomas Hecht, Head of Piano Studies at the Conservatory.

Phase Two will offer a new approach to teacher-training. The specialised pedagogical topics introduced in his first series of lectures will now be integrated into his teaching of beginning and intermediate level students in master class settings, whereby participating teachers will have the opportunity to work silently on taught concepts (using individual keyboards) while the class is in progress. A review at the end of each lesson will provide an opportunity for teachers to clarify any remaining concerns as they engage with Professor Hecht in further teaching demonstrations.


Interested piano teachers who wish to supplement and enrich their studio teaching with "hands-on” classes should apply now on a first-come-first serve basis for 12 places only.

Click here for the registration form

Application closes on 14th Feb 2015 or when places get filled.

Sessions will be held in the Conservatory’s Keyboard Lab, where each participant will be provided with a Yamaha Clavinova.

Click here to see Teaching Matters Phase I

For enquiries: Ms Julie Tan, President enquiries@smtasingapore.com

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