Admissions Requirements

Piano Master Class
Open for professional or advanced students.
Minimum level of repertoire:
Czerny, Opus 740
Beethoven or Schubert Sonata
Major romantic work

Intermediate Level
Open for level 1 – level 4 students.
Minimum level of repertoire:
Czerny, Opus 849
Sonatina (any composer)
Tchaikowsky “Album for Young”

Beginning Level
Open for children age 4 and older
Minimum level of repertoire:
None

Course Introduction

钢琴表演课(一至四级学生)
钢琴演奏是一种很有说服力的表演艺术,演奏者需要通做自己对音乐的理解,把无
生命力的音符转变成有生命力的故事和情感。一个好的演奏者可以通过音乐让人流
泪,或使人振奋。我们鼓励学生不要从一个学生的角度来对待音乐,而是从一个演
奏家的观点来思考。要运用自己的主见,想象力,判断力和创造力来征服自己的观
众。钢琴演奏课对年幼的学生也是很好的一个机会学习怎样在公众的场合与人交
流,演奏,谈自己的想法等等。

Piano Performance Class
Piano performance is a performing art that is both of conviction and creativity. A good performer
can turn lifeless notes into touching stories. We would like to encourage our students to
approach music as if they were an artist, not a student. Performance class teaches students how
to communicate with the audience through music.

乐理课(四级以上学生)
针对各类定级考试制定教材,并且辅助音乐学生有更全面的发展。

Theory Class
Theory courses are designed for RCM test.

作曲课(三级以上学生)
在20世纪以前的音乐界里没有明显的作曲家和演奏家的分别。所有的作曲家都必须
会演奏自己写的作品。所有的演奏家也都会创作。这个概念在21世纪已经逐渐模糊
了。“弹钢琴的学生不作曲”已经成为学生意识上的障碍。从而限制了,甚至磨灭了
学生的创造力。很多人经常问为什么21世纪不再涌现出许多类似巴赫,莫扎特和贝
多芬等创作人才。试想大多数21世纪的音乐家都不作曲,音乐学生也从来不学习作
曲,当然出现大师级的创作人才的机会也就更少了。我们教授作曲课的目标是提高
学生学习音乐的主动性,培养他们的创造力。

Composition Class
Before the 20th Century, there was no clear distinction between pianists and composers. The
definition of a pianist was not only limited to people who could perform on the instrument.
Most pianists composed their own music and most composers performed their own work. After
the 1900, the idea of a pianist has changed to people who can only play the instrument. In a
way, music students’ creativity and imagination are limited because of that concept. Through
teaching students to compose music, we are training them to be more creative. Consequently,
they can also learn how to perform music in a more in-depth way.

音乐欣赏课 (三级以上学生或各年龄音乐爱好者)
学习音乐的过程当中学生逐渐从对技术的掌握转变成对音乐的理解。这不但有
助于提高学生的演奏水平,培养其对音乐的喜爱,更能增加艺术方面的修养。当你
在学习演奏钢琴的时候,只有对自己所学的内容有一种更深的了解以后才会对
其发生感情。我们要培养学生不但能够“弹”奏钢琴,也能够“谈”论音乐。也就是对
音乐有见解。有一句格言:“音乐如同生命,你得到什么取决于如何和去演奏”。

Musicianship Class
For intermediate students, it is very important for them to experience the
transformation from playing the notes with fingers to understanding music with
their hearts and mind. Learning how to play the piano cannot be only limited to
training the virtuoso technique. It must include the comprehensive understanding
of the composers, music background and music history. The musicianship
course aims to teach students more in depth about the music they play.