Our course syllabus is different from other music schools; it is not a rigid, one-dimensional list of things you will have to learn. The syllabus is a highly adaptable and flexible course programme that will take your experience and knowledge into consideration; it encompasses your individual needs. Some of our students are self-taught, while others have studied classical music or played various music instruments. Some of our students are complete beginners, while others may be well-versed in specific genres of music such as rock, classical or pop. They also possess different styles of playing. Some are used to playing solo, while others are accompanists in a duet or band setting. These experiences are all very different.
'No matter what the student's background, the modular P.B.E.Syllabus™ will complement any potential student's previous music training or lack thereof.'
Contemporary music is an immensely wide subject, but if you have previous classical musical background, it will only serve to your advantage. Some of the benefits include providing a better understanding of music theory and notation reading, especially if you have previous background of playing different instruments, such as guitar, brass or woodwinds. This is the case because music has a universal language, whether played or written. The written notation and detailing of chord structures are very similar throughout the eras and cultures. Traditional classical music uses roman numerals such as I, II, III or IV, which are also recognized in contemporary music, as well as fingering notation. What our course covers will help you become a more complete musician with a better understanding and appreciation of music.
'The P.B.E.Syllabus™ simply elevates your knowledge to a whole new perspective. Each music field has its own discipline that will complement the other later on. '
For complete beginners in music, the P.B.E.Syllabus™ acts as a stand-alone course for individuals who do not want to follow the long traditional classical training process. These students can learn music improvisation right from the start with their preferred songs.
'For those with classical or other music background, the P.B.E.Syllabus™ acts as a supplement and does not replace what you have previously learn. Music is a comprehensively wide field; it has a universal language. Thee are countless approaches to understanding and playing music.'
Just as a medical student may learn various medical subjects, such as optometry, dentistry, or psychology, a musician can benefit greatly from learning various musical genres. The subject matter each has its own specialty that is going to complement the teachings of different subjects, but will never be in conflict. What this allows you to do is to acquire valuable skills from multiple ways of playing and not get lost in the sea of possibilities. Learning Pop Piano, Jazz Piano and Classical Piano at the same time will only fill the gaps that you have and nurture you into a well-rounded musician.
'And that is what the P.B.E.Syllabus™ is meant for - to bridge the gaps you may have in your musical education.'