Score Analysis of Festival on Earth

Score Analysis of Festival on Earth

Preface I previously wrote an article ‘Score Analysis of Sunny Island’ a few months before 2017 Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation (Secondary School Level), and I heard that it was welcomed by some band directors. This year, I’d like to share my ideas about...
The Problem with Music

The Problem with Music

Difficulty of musical performance “That’s enough. One by one”, I barked. It was an atmosphere too familiar. My students brought up their instruments and started playing the first 5 notes printed on their music for me. As my finger went down the row rapidly, I barked...

Developing Singapore’s Wind Instrument Prodigy

“There is no prodigy in our profession. If you see all the great singers of the past, none of them are.” – Luciano Pavarotti Often than not, we would come across Youtube videos or TV shows featuring young instrumentalists whom displayed amazing talent. One such...
Buying New or Used Instruments

Buying New or Used Instruments

[blockquote author=”Velominati, the principle of bike ownership”]The correct number of instruments to own is n+1. While the minimum number of instruments one should own is three, the correct number is n+1, where n is the number of instruments currently...
Seven Myths about Leadership

Seven Myths about Leadership

[blockquote author=”R. Buckminster Fuller”]The things to do are: the things that need doing, that you see need to be done, and no one else seems to see need to be done.[/blockquote] There are countless myths many young people have about the mysterious...
Character Traits of Student Leaders

Character Traits of Student Leaders

[blockquote author=”Lao-Tzu” ]A leader is best when people barely know he exists, Not so good when people obey and acclaim him, Worse when they despise him. Fail to honor people, they will fail to honor you; Of a good leader, who talks little: When his...