Susanna Saw
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Kodaly for Kids (7-12 years old)

SG $80.00SG $160.00

Growing a foundation of solid musicianship skills enables students to work at a higher performance level. Participants will learn key musical building blocks through songs from around the world. The sessions will be fun, engaging and educational, providing young people an opportunity to fully understand the foundations of music.

Susanna Saw is an active music educator promoting music and choral education in Malaysia. She obtained her Master in Music Education (Choral Focus) from Westminster Choir College, U.S.A. She is currently a Lecturer and Choir Director at the Faculty of Music at University of Malaya (UM), University Technology MARA (UiTM) and the Malaysian Institute of Art (M.I.A.), where she conducts the M.I.A. Ladies Chorus, which has won many Gold Medals at various international competitions.

In 2007, Susanna established the Young Choral Academy in Kuala Lumpur, a venue for choral lovers to learn more about vocal and choral education. She was instrumental in bringing the Kodály Teachers’ Training Course to Malaysia to improve local standards of classroom music teaching. She organised the 24th International Kodály Symposium in August 2019, in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, and through this, hopes to bring more awareness on the Kodály teaching philosophy to the Southeast Asia Region.

From 2007 onwards, Susanna has been regularly invited by the Interkultur Foundation, Germany, to be a member of the Jury for the Asia Pacific and World Choir Games. Susanna has been appointed to the Working Committee for the Asia-Pacific Choral Council, under the auspices of the International Federation of Choral Music (IFCM). Susanna is also an active speaker at various Music Education events promoting effective music teaching in the 21st century. She is also the newly elected Vice-President for the International Kodály Society and the Malaysian Association for Music Education.

FOR SINGAPOREANS ONLY

This course is supported under UTAP for 50% course fee support.

National Instructors and Coaches Association (NICA) was formed by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) to be the collective voice to support freelance coaches and instructors from sports, outdoor learning and adventure, visual and performing arts, fitness, wellness, and enrichment, to strengthen skills, standards and opportunities.

In supporting NICA members with skills deepening programmes at the Academy, NICA members enjoy lower course and conference fees through the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) which provides 50% subsidy of the balance unfunded course/conference fee, up to $250 or $500 (for NTUC union members aged 40 and above).*

If you wish to be part of a bigger voice for coaches and instructors, please sign up to be a NICA member at: http://www.ntuc.co/nica (Note: to indicate ‘NICA’ under the field for Company Name). Find out more about NICA at: http://www.nica.org.sg or http://www.facebook.com/nicasingapore

*This excludes miscellaneous fees such as GST and registration fee etc.

Here are some additional info regarding UTAP eligibility:

Please note that members are required to fulfil the following conditions to be eligible for UTAP reimbursement:

  1. Paid-up union membership before course commencement, throughout whole course duration and at the point of claim
  2. Course by training provider must be supported under UTAP, and training must commence within the supported period
  3. Course must not be funded through company sponsorship or other types of funding
  4. Unfunded course fee must be S$20.00 and above
  5. Member must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and sat for all prescribed examination(s), if any
  6. UTAP application must be submitted within 6 months after course completion

Please refer to the UTAP Application Guide for members to apply UTAP via the U-Portal. Should trainees have queries on the funding scheme, they can email to UTAP@e2i.com.sg or call NTUC Membership Hotline at 6213-8008.