Beginner

Overview

Never despise humble beginnings. Majority of our students, above 10 years old, enrol in this course as they begin their musical journey as a keyboard player. Unlike other schools, we focus on building a strong foundation in the early learning stage. We customize our lessons according to our students’ needs so that learning would be beneficial for both the educator and student.

Our Beginner Course is designed to introduce the keyboard instrument. Those who are exploring the instrument will develop an interest in finding out more about this craft. The primary focus of this course is to provide an introduction to the keyboard by developing the student’s understanding of music theory and the instrument itself.

At the end of the course, our students will receive an evaluation from our keyboard educator on his/her progress and development. We strive to bring the best in our students with fun and practicality, enabling a more enjoyable academic learning experience.

Beginner Level 1 : FINGERING & CHORDS

Good foundations are essential for the modern musician. The student will be introduced to the keyboard by learning:

  • Counting Exercises
  • Note Exercises
  • Understanding Rhythm
  • Basic Scales
  • Fingering & Chords
  • Chord Progression
  • Hand Variations
  • Ear Training
  • Rhythm Training
  • Triads Inversions
  • Improvisation
  • Basic Melody
  • Music & Mathematics
  • Phrasing & Intervals
  • Basic Chart-Readings

Beginner Level 2 : DYNAMICS & APPLICATION

After Beginner Level 1, the student will be more confident in handling deeper concepts. These include:

  • Intros & Endings
  • Accent & Dynamics Studies
  • Broken Chords
  • Cluster Chords
  • Advanced Chords
  • Chord Memory
  • Further Improvisation
  • Circle of 5th
  • The Pentatonic Scale
  • Further Key Signatures
  • Subdivisions
  • Pop Rhythm Patterns
  • Scale Techniques
  • Blues Rhythms
  • Time & Feel (3/4 and 6/8 Odd Time)
  • Further Chart-Readings (Improvisation and Independence)
  • MKS Level 2 Evaluation & Grading

Beginner Fee Structure

The following payment has to be made upon commencement of the 1st session:

  1. $50 Registration Fees (Non-refundable)
  2. $60 Student Deposit (Fully-refundable upon 4 weeks’ advanced notice of withdrawal from Individual Class)
  3. Course Fees (Pro-rated) for the current month.

The following schedule of monthly fees applies to all MKS students as of January 2017:

Weekdays (10am to 5pm)

Course 30 mins Individual 45 mins Individual 60 mins Group of Two
Beginner Level 1 $155 $230 $155 each
Beginner Level 2 $165 $245 $165 each

Saturdays and Weeknights (after 5pm)

Course 30 mins Individual 45 mins Individual 60 mins Group of Two
Beginner Level 1 $170 $250 $170 each
Beginner Level 2 $180 $265 $180 each

* Course Fees Per Month.
In a month with “5 weeks” (e.g, 5 Mondays in a month), the 5th week is a bonus lesson for the student.

Overview

Overview

Never despise humble beginnings. Majority of our students, above 10 years old, enrol in this course as they begin their musical journey as a keyboard player. Unlike other schools, we focus on building a strong foundation in the early learning stage. We customize our lessons according to our students’ needs so that learning would be beneficial for both the educator and student.

Our Beginner Course is designed to introduce the keyboard instrument. Those who are exploring the instrument will develop an interest in finding out more about this craft. The primary focus of this course is to provide an introduction to the keyboard by developing the student’s understanding of music theory and the instrument itself.

At the end of the course, our students will receive an evaluation from our keyboard educator on his/her progress and development. We strive to bring the best in our students with fun and practicality, enabling a more enjoyable academic learning experience.

Beginner Level 1

Beginner Level 1 : FINGERING & CHORDS

Good foundations are essential for the modern musician. The student will be introduced to the keyboard by learning:

  • Counting Exercises
  • Note Exercises
  • Understanding Rhythm
  • Basic Scales
  • Fingering & Chords
  • Chord Progression
  • Hand Variations
  • Ear Training
  • Rhythm Training
  • Triads Inversions
  • Improvisation
  • Basic Melody
  • Music & Mathematics
  • Phrasing & Intervals
  • Basic Chart-Readings
Beginner Level 2

Beginner Level 2 : DYNAMICS & APPLICATION

After Beginner Level 1, the student will be more confident in handling deeper concepts. These include:

  • Intros & Endings
  • Accent & Dynamics Studies
  • Broken Chords
  • Cluster Chords
  • Advanced Chords
  • Chord Memory
  • Further Improvisation
  • Circle of 5th
  • The Pentatonic Scale
  • Further Key Signatures
  • Subdivisions
  • Pop Rhythm Patterns
  • Scale Techniques
  • Blues Rhythms
  • Time & Feel (3/4 and 6/8 Odd Time)
  • Further Chart-Readings (Improvisation and Independence)
  • MKS Level 2 Evaluation & Grading
Beginner Fee Structure

Beginner Fee Structure

The following payment has to be made upon commencement of the 1st session:

  1. $50 Registration Fees (Non-refundable)
  2. $60 Student Deposit (Fully-refundable upon 4 weeks’ advanced notice of withdrawal from Individual Class)
  3. Course Fees (Pro-rated) for the current month.

The following schedule of monthly fees applies to all MKS students as of January 2017:

Weekdays (10am to 5pm)

Course 30 mins Individual 45 mins Individual 60 mins Group of Two
Beginner Level 1 $155 $230 $155 each
Beginner Level 2 $165 $245 $165 each

Saturdays and Weeknights (after 5pm)

Course 30 mins Individual 45 mins Individual 60 mins Group of Two
Beginner Level 1 $170 $250 $170 each
Beginner Level 2 $180 $265 $180 each

* Course Fees Per Month.
In a month with “5 weeks” (e.g, 5 Mondays in a month), the 5th week is a bonus lesson for the student.