...through the years
nalysis - Thinking critically enables problem solving when faced with musical challenges.
Our teaching method helps students to think about their musicality and technique. As students become more acutely aware of their own playing, they improve on their musicality and technique faster than if they are just told what to do.
WHY WE TEACH
Today, learners of the guitar and ukulele (self-taught or taking casual lessons) of various levels, have access to an ever-growing myriad of materials via the internet today. Being able to have information almost instantaneously is a great thing. However, these abundant threads of information can be confusing for some and often lead to a misunderstanding of various topics, rather than bring clarity. As such, Living Strings wants to help learners both young and old who are beginners, as well as those seeking to improve musically to realize their musical potential by providing sound guidance though our creative programmes.
OUR E.A.R PHILOSOPHY
Learning to play an instrument should be as intuitive, natural and logical as possible. Our lessons are carefully planned to cultivate and foster the following:
xploration - Experimentation leads to discovery which is intrinsic to growth.
Children naturally have a sense of curiosity. As such, they learn fast because they do not have a fear of trying. In a world that moves fast, it may seem contrary to explore and tinker with our instrument when there are tons of educational videos and tab or chord sheets out there. However, when we explore, we grow with fascination for our instrument. This fosters and sustains interest in the instrument. We are more likely to remember what we have learnt because we have participated in the exploration process.
esolution - Building a good technique allows a musician to execute musical ideas at will.
Though we may dislike practice at times, practice is essential to attain mastery. Here at Living Strings, students discuss and come up with possible solutions to remedy a particular musical difficulty. Our instructors then help students sort out what is necessary to build a good technique and understanding of their instrument.
Trust your E.A.R!
Co-founder, ukulele hero and
The brainiac who handles everything. Tickles the ivories too.
Co-founder. Plays the guitar as much as he talks and loves teaching.