Music lessons for children in Singapore: Where to learn the piano

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Does your little one love fiddling with a toy keyboard? Here’s where your child can learn to play the piano in Singapore...

Do you have a mini maestro who wants to try piano lessons? Study after study has proven why kids should learn to play a musical instrument. The benefits are numerous; children develop coordination and motor skills, improve their academic skills (music training is closely linked to math) and cultivate social skills. If the piano is your child’s instrument of choice, look up any of these music schools and studios in Singapore for classic and pop piano classes

Aureus Academy
Specialising in a variety of music lessons, award-winning Aureus Academy believes that the best environment to learn a music instrument is a one-on-one situation, with lessons tailored to suit the student’s learning pace and style. Whether your child’s looking to work towards official exam certification or simply wish to learn pop piano for fun, the skilled and highly qualified teachers at Aureus Academy will customise lessons accordingly. With over 1200 students enrolled in its three centres at The Forum Shopping Mall, Rochester Mall and 112 Katong, this school is the fastest growing music school in Singapore! Students are taught by passionate full-time teachers, who have a combined 40 Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees. Lessons are tailored to each individual child’s needs, abilities, and interests. Parents are also encouraged to sit in during lessons and even participate.
Aureus Academy, Locations at Rochester Mall, Forum the Shopping Mall and 112 Katong; p. 6235 6488, e. Contact@aureusacademy.comwww.aureusacademy.com

WIN FREE PIANO LESSONS AT AUREUS ACADEMY!
Here’s your chance to give your child a shot at picking up the piano. Aureus Academy is giving away two 30-minute piano lessons, valued at $100, so your little one could very well be the next Mozart. These lessons can be redeemed at any three of Aureus Academy’s three branches. To stand a chance to win, visit the HoneyKids Facebook page and answer a simple question! Competition starts Friday 20 November and ends Sunday 29 November; winners will be announced Monday 30 November. Click here for full competition terms and conditions.

Yamaha Music School 
This acclaimed music school is a household name for budding musicians. The piano courses for children from six to eight years old are designed for kids with little to minimal background in music. Helmed by a team of skilled instructors, the carefully selected curriculum includes performance opportunities so kids will learn self-confidence while sharing their talent with loved ones. Duration of the course stretches to four years and includes eleven lessons per term.
Yamaha Music School, Various Locations; www.sg.yamaha.com

Best Piano Lessons Singapore 
Over at Best Piano Lessons Singapore, piano classes are seen as a wonderful investment that lays the groundwork for learning more complex instruments. Whether your child is a complete novice or a seasoned pianist, these one-on-one lessons by experienced coaches are tailored to suit a spectrum of levels. Classes are kept fun and light and kids will learn to play various genres like rock, jazz and classical.
Best Piano Lessons Singapore, p. 9722 1701; www.bestpianolessonssingapore.com/piano-music-lessons/

Staccato!
At Staccato, your child will never dread the piano classes as they’re taught in fun, creative and unconventional ways. Suited for children as young as four years old, the curriculum encourages self-confidence and self-esteem through improvisation, composition and performance, Individual lessons are offered to cater to the needs and talents of different kids.
Staccato, Locations in Horse City, Bukit Timah Plaza and Katong, e. info@staccato.com.sg; www.staccato.com.sg

Sylvia Ng 
Helmed by prominent recitalist and teacher Sylvia Ng, this piano studio is all about passion for music. Home to the Louansyl teaching method – which focuses on the individual’s needs and learning process despite a group setting – the acclaimed piano faculty has sent off numerous successful students to renowned music schools abroad.
Sylvia Ng Piano Studio, #01-211, 2 Pandan Valley, Singapore 597626; www.louansyl.com

JuzMusic
Following the teachings of Dr Shin’ichi Suzuki, the experienced teachers at Juzmusic encourage students to trust in their abilities. The holistic programme for the individual piano lessons include an annual progress report, regular discussions with teachers on student’s progress and challenging performing opportunities.
JuzMusic, Locations in Marine Parade, Tanglin Mall and One KM; www.juzmusic.com

D-Flat

Located in the charming and hip suburb of Tiong Bahru, D-Flat Studios takes on a piano-playing approach that is both personalised yet suitable for group needs. Group Kids Piano classes are available for three to four year olds while more tailored learning experiences are available in Individual Kids Piano classes.
D-Flat, Tiong Bahru Studio, #01-33, 71 Seng Poh Road, Singapore 160071; www.dflat.com.sg

Seimpi School of Music 
Seimpi School of Music believes that every child is a born genius – all it takes is dedication in cultivating their knowledge, skills and mindset to help them reach their fullest potential. What sets this school apart from its competitors is its Music for Intelligent Minds Approach, which involves the stimulation and the development of the music brain capabilities. Classical piano classes involve an all-rounded training, which include musicianship skills and the understanding of music of different genres.
Seimpi School of Music, Funan, #05-37, 109 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179097; www.seimpi-music.com.sg

Hark Music School 
At Hark Music School, piano lessons are made fun and effective through a focus on pop music and…get this – no-score reading! The school’s aim is for students to strengthen their music sense and play what is heard in the mind. Less emphasis is placed on instructions here, as students are encouraged to be as creative as possible.
Hark Music School, 62 Prinsep St, Singapore 188660; www.harkmusic.com

Stradivari Strings 
Look no further than Stradivari Strings for top quality music lessons. Teachers are picked based on a strict selection and are armed with qualifications from some of the best music schools in the world including London College of Music. Piano for Beginners covers crucial elements like proper posture, piano chord progressions and aural training while Advanced Piano Lessons include music theory, improvisation and piano technique.
Stradivari Strings, Sultan Plaza, #02-23 100 Jalan Sultan, Singapore 199001; www.stradivaristrings.com

Cristofori Music School
Global brand Cristofori believes in the ‘Whole Person Approach’, which focuses on teaching kids to listen, learn and organise info into knowledge actively. Piano education kicks off with Piano Adventures, which starts from just five years old. For students with a basic foundation of music skills, the school also offers a graded piano course.
Cristofori Music School, Various locations; www.cristofori.asia/ver4

Replugged Music 
Replugged Music prides itself on its sole focus on teaching music. If you’ve got budding performers on your hands, the Pop Piano class is a great way to introduce them to possibilities of performing in public. The class covers everything from basic music theory to lead and rhythm improvisation so your child could be simultaneously singing and playing, in no time.
Replugged Music, Bugis Village, 249B Victoria Street, Singapore 188034; www.replugged.com

Intune Music
For serious music lovers, sign them up at Intune Music School where like-minded musicians believe in providing high-quality music. The Classical Piano Program teaches students the basics of playing the piano, basic notes of the staves and musical scales, which are necessary for finger development. Experienced teachers will help your kids with any possible obstacles, and teach them songs which can be customised to suit preferences and learning levels.
Intune Music, PoMo, #02-12/13, 1 Selegie Road, Singapore 188306; www.intunemusic.com.sg