I have 2 children that joined baby music class. They were about 2 years old when they started the class. Now, one is 9 years old and the other one is 4 years old. Both are enrolled in individual class at Mandeville Music with Teacher Ping.
Baby Music has shaped my children about music in a lot of ways.
One of the things that we enjoyed was learning the different type of music associated with the composer. Amazingly, it was fairly easy for the children to understand.
Caden (9 years old) won 1st prize at the Mandeville Piano Competition in 2015 and is preparing for his Grade 8 piano examinations in 2016. Carson (4 years old) has been taking individual classes since January 2015 and has been making a tremendous improvement for the past 1 year. Both of them enjoys playing and listening to many types of music.
I believe Baby Music classes have helped my children to increase their knowledge and interest in music at such a young age. Initially, I started my eldest in Baby Music by "accident" – location was close-by, timing was good, and I was bored at home. In short, I was not serious in music at all. I even thought that my child would only be learning music for a few months. And oh... How time flies, it has been 7 years ago since we started and we have not stopped at all. I am so glad I made that decision to enrolled him to the class and continued it all the way.
Joachim is 14 years old now and he was fortunate to be one of the pioneers of Baby Music and Drama programme where he began his musical journey at the age of two. He continues his journey to study music in The Purcell School, UK today.
The baby music programme was captivating, inspiring, energetic and enriching too. I still have memories of the wonderful time we had together, enjoying and learning music, and also strengthening our parent and child bonding at every session. We had fun dancing and moving with catchy tunes, touching and playing with simple musical instruments, and messing and creating art work with bunch of gigantic cartoon crochets and minims. Famous children musical works 'Peter and the Wolf' and great composers like Mozart and Beethoven were also introduced creatively.
Joachim was always looking forward to each session and he graduated performing 'Mary had a little lamb' and 'Hot cross bun' on the piano for the class. It was his first dressed up performance at that time and today, Joachim is still having this passion of playing the piano and sharing musical ideas with others through performances. We believe that it is an interesting and exciting one to experience and explore in nurturing musical interest in your child!
Note: Joachim has gone on to win numerous piano competitions, and was accepted to The Purcell School in UK without a Grade 8 piano certificate.
My children, Aiden and Sophie, started Baby Music with Teacher Ping when they were 4 and 2 respectively. They are now 10 and 8. Baby Music was instrumental to them falling in love with Music! The best thing of all is that the programme pitches musical training for young children at a HIGH level, and the children learn it without a problem!
My children, from young, has learnt (and are still learning) that they are capable of great things BUT there are no short cuts to success and "Practice Makes Perfect".
Today, my children take pride in being able to rush to the piano every time they hear something they like and play it by out after a couple of tries. Sophie has found it much easier to pick up the violin, and I think they enjoy life more because they enjoy music at a deeper level than a casual listener. We expect music to build their character and enrich their lives, and the programme has not failed us. Thank you, Teacher Ping!
We started out at the Baby Music class conducted by Teacher Ping as an activity to keep our 2 year old occupied. We never imagined that my girl ended up enjoying music and decided to pursue it enthusiastically.
Teacher Ping’s class is fun and encouraging. There is no right or wrong in her class. What matters is that the child tries. As a parent, I also benefitted from her approach to music.
Through the years, Teacher Ping has led by example and shown us that music is beyond reading notes and counting beats. Music is fun, collaborative and can be used to serve the community. We are privileged to be involved in some of her community projects.
We sincerely hope that Teacher Ping will continue to ignite the spark in children and encourage them to embark on the journey of music.
I have 3 kids who underwent Baby Music. Each of them was 2 when they enrolled. Today, they are aged 11, 8 and 3.
Baby Music brings “lofty” aspects classical music (eg composers, instruments, styles) down to very age-appropriate activities. The children particularly remember touching or “mauling” some orchestra instruments in class. They also realized how music can influence what they feel and how it can emote their senses.
By repeating some of the activities at home or even re-playing the songs introduced, the children realise that music moves the soul or body! Baby Music provides an early foundation if they wish to pick up some instrument on their own at 3 or 4 years’ old.
We are pleased with how fun Baby Music has been for them, and yet as well a comprehensive introduction to the wide body of music appreciation!
Teacher Ping is a wonderful and dedicated piano teacher. She is very experienced and has a deep love in music and people. She has been teaching my daughter piano one-on-one for the past 8 years. A very talented professional with in-depth music knowledge and capacity for teaching.
She uses different approaches in teaching different pieces. She is able to teach each new piece in a very effective way. Teacher Ping never compromises the quality of how the piece is being played. She will push you to do your utmost best with each piece you learnt.
My daughter enjoys Teacher Ping’s lessons very much. She not only benefitted from learning piano, but also has a great love in listening and creating her own music.
Teacher Ping has been teaching my 10 year old daughter for about 5 years. An experienced piano teacher who is highly talented, her weekly lesson is always fun and interesting.
She teaches with patience while imparting great musical knowledge and techniques to my daughter. My daughter is currently preparing for her Grade 8 practical exam and recently obtained a distinction for her grade 5 theory exam and the credit definitely goes to Teacher Ping for her comprehensive lessons and concise notes.
We are really thankful to have found a dedicated and inspiring teacher!
The Baby Music Course is truly an amazing experience for me as a music teacher and a mother of 2 young girls. The course has exposed me to innovative, engaging and fun ways to teach music to very young children. Through singing, activities, games and stories, young children learn about music (instruments, theory, keyboard skills) in a stimulating and positive environment.
Prior to the course, my experience with teaching was limited to children ages 3+ and above. It was an eye-opener for me to see how even younger children can be taught in such a systematic manner.
I personally tried experimenting with some of the ideas I’ve obtained through the course with my elder daughter (she’s 2.5 years old), and the results were astounding. While formal instructions were not as effective on her, a change to a more fun approach resulted in a huge difference in the learning.
Through the course, I have seen the importance of a fun-filled environment and a structured syllabus which is tailored for the needs of young children. It has made me understand how to better encourage and motivate children so that they will grow to love and appreciate music. The result? Happier children, happier parents and a happier teacher! I would definitely strongly recommend this course to music educators keen on early childhood education and parents!
I gained confidence in teaching young children between 18 months - 3 year’s old - including how to make impromptu decisions. The program changed the way I teach music – I see things from the students’ point of view and gained patience and understanding.