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Technique and Stylistic Considerations in Intermediate Piano Repertoire (Recordings)

SG $100.00SG $200.00

Note: The live version of this course has recently concluded. You are purchasing recordings of the classes.

This course looks at the stylistic and technical issues one should consider when playing or teaching Baroque, Classical and Romantic repertoire on the modern piano. Technical issues include decisions on articulation and touch, tonal production as well as pedalling will be discussed. Stylistic matters pertaining to ornamentations, use of rubato, rhythmical characteristics etc. in pieces from the various periods will be covered with examples taken from standard, intermediate-level pieces familiar to teachers and students.

Week 1 – Dances and Voices: stylistic and technical issues in Baroque pieces
Week 2 – Discussions and demonstrations of selected Baroque pieces
Week 3 – The Age of Elegance: stylistic and technical issues in Classical pieces
Week 4 – Discussions and demonstrations of selected Classical pieces
Week 5 – Moods and Emotions: stylistic and technical issues in Romantic pieces
Week 6 – Discussions and demonstrations of selected Romantic pieces

Since his return to Malaysia after studying at the Royal College of Music, London under an ABRSM scholarship as well as postgraduate studies in Italy, Bang Hean has made regular appearances in solo recitals, chamber concerts as well as concerto performances. He has appeared in most major concert venues in Malaysia and has been featured as a soloist with various local orchestras, including the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO). An active chamber musician, he collaborates frequently with various instrumentalists and vocalists, and is a frequent guest pianist at the MPO chamber concert series. Bang Hean has performed abroad in countries such as England, Italy, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Cambodia and Korea.

Bang Hean has frequently been invited to adjudicate, examine, and conduct masterclasses and in various countries. A frequent presenter for ABRSM, he has presented seminars around South East Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and China, India and the Middle East.


Yes, they will be made available for participants until 6 months after the completion of each course.

E-certificates will be issued on course completion to Active Participants.

Active Participants will be involved in class participation: interacting with course instructors, receiving feedback on class assignments/submissions, and they will have playing opportunities in class etc. Observers will be observing these segments of the class.

Active Participants will receive an E-certificate of participation, and Observers will receive a certificate of attendance.

5 days before the course commences.

Yes, simply get your friends together and send us an email to request for a second round of the course! If we receive sufficient signups we will repeat the course.

We do not conduct make-up classes. Learners who miss a session can catch up on the class content by watching the session recording thereafter. If there are any class assignments, learners are to contact the instructor directly.

We at the Academy do our utmost to make courses proceed as planned. However, there are times when unforeseen circumstances force a class to be cancelled. When this happens, we are committed to refunding the total amount, in an efficient manner, including any costs of using third-party payment gateways.

Should a participant need to cancel, we will make efforts to accommodate refunds, though costs of using third-party payment gateways will be borne by the participant.

Late cancellations may not be able to be refunded, as they will have been factored into the confirmation of running the course. We will provide a full refund for cancellations up to 2 weeks before the start of a course, following this a 50% refund with up to 1 week of notice. Notifications of fewer than 7 days will most likely not be eligible for a refund. We thank you for your understanding.