Music Academic Tuition

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Music at an academic level can be demanding, taxing, and challenging. With high standards to meet, it is not easy to satisfy the demands of the Singapore Music Elective Programme (MEP), which requires the student to have detailed knowledge in various areas spanning across music theory, music history, music analysis, aural musicianship, and composition. To meet these rigorous demands, our highly-qualified teachers will be able to help with theory, ear-training, remediation of general musical knowledge, as well as training in music writing and music research skills. The music papers we provide are current and up to date, in accordance with the MEP syllabus provided by MOE. This extends to IB Music as well. IB students need not worry as our IB music lessons will be conducted by our skillful teachers.

Our Programme Director, Ms. Jon Lin Chua, is a prizewinning composer with plenty of experience in teaching music at all levels from beginners to conservatory students. She is currently also an adjunct lecturer with the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, one of the leading conservatories in Asia. With her impressive teaching resumé, she will be able to tailor lessons specially just for you based on your learning needs and ability, to equip you in tackling the various components in the non-practical aspect of the Music Elective Programme Examination (MEP).

In addition, we boast a strong team comprising of specialists in various world music traditions, who will be able to help you excel in the world music component of the listening paper.

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‘O’ level Music / Music Elective Programme (MEP) Components covered include: O-Level Music and MEP ‘O’ Level Music, ‘O’ Level Higher Music, Music Elective programme, share the same general syllabus. The syllabus can be found here. The only difference is that in Music Elective Programme (MEP), and ‘O’ Level Music there is an Additional Study which we would also cover during classes. $100 per 1 hour lesson Individual lessons only Syllabus for ‘O’ level Music https://www.seab.gov.sg/content/syllabus/olevel/2018Syllabus/6085_2018.pdf Syllabus for ‘O’ level Higher Music / Music Elective Programme (MEP) https://www.seab.gov.sg/content/syllabus/olevel/2018Syllabus/6086_2018.pdf Lesson objectives:
  • Explain in detail, and make sure you understand the various concepts and theories in the MEP syllabus.
  • Prepare and train your aural skills, which is key in scoring well in the unprepared listening and analysis sections in the MEP written paper. We will also conduct aural practices for all topics in the unprepared listening and analysis sections.
  • Hone your essay writing techniques and help you score in your music studies component by using the correct format and keywords.
  • We will teach you music composition as well as review your own compositions. We teach you how to write for the prescribed lyrics with various orchestrations, and instruments.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Music

Components covered include: Music Perception, Music writing, Essay writing $120 per 1 hour lesson Individual lessons only Syllabus for International Baccalaureate (IB) Music http://www.ibo.org/globalassets/publications/recognition/music-brief-sl-en.pdf * Should the need to learn a second instrument or accompaniment by an ensemble is need, we are able to make such arrangements.

Listening Paper

The listening paper encompasses a wide scope of musical knowledge, spanning across the areas of music theory, music analysis, aural skills, music history, as well as performance practices and stylistic traits in various musical cultures. Due to the wide array of skills required to excel in this portion of the MEP examinations, the listening paper is extremely challenging and difficult to score on. To meet the varied demands of the listening paper, our team comprises of music professionals with immense knowledge and teaching experience within each of these fields, as well as close knowledge of the SEAB syllabus. We will tailor a course plan to suit the needs of each individual student.

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Why choose us?

Academic tuition provided by Eight Tones Music School offers an intense training in music theory and practical playing. You will learn how to avoid commonly made mistakes, in addition to acquiring in-depth knowledge of music theory, which would equip you with the skills to better improvise when necessary. This is a key ability within a high-pressure exam setting where you are graded based on your performance in front of a panel of invigilators. Quick thinking is essential for success in such situations.

We understand that with demanding schedules and new challenges arising every day, sometimes you may not be able to make it for academic tuition. We offer a flexible schedule – just let us know early!
Eight Tones Music School is well–equipped to meet the needs of every musician. To create the most conducive environment for you to excel, each individual studio is climate-controlled for your comfort to provide the optimal setting for your learning.

Located just outside the Singapore Central Business District, you can reach Eight Tones Music School easily via the Expressways. (Nicoll Highway, Marine Coast Expressway, East Coast Parkway, Ayer Rajah Expressway and Central Expressway) We are a 5-minute walk away from Lavender MRT.

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