TUITION

PLAM’s Tuition

PLAM offers personalised one-to-one tuition for the following instruments: The piano, violin, viola, cello, flute & singing. PLAM’s lessons provide a comprehensive music education that includes technique, theory, ear training, and sight reading. PLAM provides three levels of teaching-learning programmes in each performance subject.

Piano Lessons

PLAM piano tutors will cover all the fundamentals necessary to become proficient at playing the piano. Whether you are interested in becoming a concert pianist or just want to play for fun, we will tailor your lessons to fit your needs. Our tutors teach beginners the fundamentals of the piano, such as posture, hand position and proper technique. Intermediate and advanced students are introduced to advanced techniques and various musical styles which are needed to play more challenging pieces.

Violin Lessons

PLAM violion tutors will introduce beginners to the fundamentals of violin lessons, such as posture, bow and left hand technique, and music reading, and learners will perform repertoire from a variety of musical periods. Intermediate and advanced students are introduced to advanced techniques such as spiccato and sautille, advanced hand/finger positions and transitions, vibrato, scales, speed work, chords and harmonics, right hand martele, tremolo, mute and col legno, and they will master a repertoire of important pieces at this level.

Viola Lessons

PLAM viola tutors will introduce beginners to the fundamentals of viola lessons, such as posture, bow and left hand technique, and music reading, and learning simple songs. Intermediate and advanced students continue to progress with increased proficiency in technique such as spiccato, shifting, vibrato, correct intonation, and phrasing.

Cello Lessons

PLAM cello tutors are here to teach you everything you need to know to play the cello well. The tutors will introduce the beginners to the fundamentals of the cello playing, such as holding posture, bow and left hand technique, and music reading, and learners will perform a repertoire from a variety of musical periods. Intermediate and advanced students are introduced to advanced techniques such as spiccato, shifting, vibrato, correct intonation, and phrasing.

Flute Lessons

PLAM flute tutors will teach beginners the fundamentals of the flute, such as posture, finger placement breath control, proper tone production, and music reading. Intermediate and advanced students will develop proficiency in intervals, breath control and support, finger dexterity, articulation and vibrato. They will also learn a number pieces which are essential at this level and how to incorporate core principles in their flute lessons.

Singing Lessons

PLAM vocal tutors will show you how to strengthen your vocal skills in any genre. The tutors will teach beginners the fundamentals of singing, such as posture, breath control, how to use the diaphragm effectively, vocal toning, and “passagio”. Intermediate and advanced students are introduced to advanced techniques such as high quality vocalization, covering, “messa di voce”, and a number of vocal pieces in different languages which are essential at this level. Since the voice changes drastically with age, we recommend beginning voice lessons no earlier than 11 years old.

GRADE EXAMS

The Associated Board of The Royal School of Music (ABRSM) and Trinity College London grade examinations are the most popular in the world. There are eight levels (1 to 8) and a diploma for those studying at a higher level.

PLAM’’s tuition is based on the aforementioned 8 grades. Therefore, if students maintain a good attendance and practice hard this will automatically prepare them for the grade exams.

Grade exams are a very good way of ascertaining a learner’s progress. However, if a learner is only trained to pass an exam, learning outcomes can be distorted.

Students tend to take lessons only to acquire a certain grade, enter a prestigious college or get a particular job. In this regard, some teachers tend to concentrate only on helping the student pass a grade exam and consequently neglect the development of the student’s musical abilities.

PLAM is faithful to the original goal of music education. Our top priority is to develop our students’ musical abilities. In addition to this, our tutors use the best learning strategies, which enable students to pass the grade exams. As a result, our students achieve a very high pass rate.

Piacere London Academy of Music
Sheephouse Way New Malden, Surrey KT3 5PL GB
Phone: +44(0)7914 120 677 Website: www.plam.uk