NEWS ARCHIVE 2011
10 October 2011 - Promising SME 500 (2012) Award
PBE won the Promising SME 500 Award for the year 2012 by SMBA (Small Medium Business Association) Singapore. The core focus of SMBA is to recognize excellent business practices amongst singapore small medium enterprises. Other winners include prestigious brands such as Adam Khoo Learning Technologies, automobile giant Pinnacle International and ECG Group of Companies, one of Singapore's top property groups.
01 October 2011 - The isle of extemporization concert
Venue: DBS Auditorium Level 3. DBS Building Tower 1, 6 Shenton Way 068809
For the first time in history, PBE organised an experimental conert featuring only PBE instructors. The idea started with a nightmare about a desolate island with nothing but a majestic grand piano sitting atop a small cliff, pounded by trashing waves. And PBE instructors as prisoners on the island are held captive by a pseudo-matrix of illusionary extremist improvisers. In order to break free and return to the reality, one must reach the highest levels of extemporization to solve the melodic code and diminish the isle of extemporization. It was a successful failure.
01 May 2011 - Official Launch of PBES 2 (Seventh Edition)
"The dawn of a new millennium has presumably ushered in a heightened consciousness of the arts and if the piano is indeed the world’s most popular musical instrument, it is utterly incredulous that many who profess to play the piano are unable to improvise."
This is a one of a kind book in the entire universe. An instructional book containing tons of REAL and practical techniques. Published by PLAY BY EAR 2011.
06 March 2011 - Yamaha Piano Dealer Trip
We won the best Yamaha Digital Piano dealer for the year 2010. Our reward is an incentive trip sponsored by Yamaha Singapore (Asia) Pte Ltd.
PBE traveled to Shanghai/Hangzhou Yamaha Piano and B&W/Guitar factory for 4D3N. (Above, from Left to Right): Minoru Saito (Vice GM), Xue Li (Translator), Mr Tiao (Accent Music), Andrew (Play by Ear), Agnes (Accent Music), Cecelia (Yamaha Singapore), Koichi Kobayashi (Hangzhou Yamaha Director), Osamu Uratani (Vice GM)
22 October 2011 - Whole Tone Jam Night
Our first PBE Jam session exclusively for PBE students! A memorable and exciting night at BluJaz Cafe. PLAY BY EAR would like to thank all the performers that night - Soon Fong May, See Lin Wee, Goh Ruyin, Daryl Tan, Desiree, Osman, Cheryl Ong, Lili Laganza, Clara, Yuan Sing, Guat Ling, Ying Hung, Sau Yee, Herlina, Kimmi, Alan Pang, Kee, Pearl Ye, Sheryl Ting, Nicholas, Cheryl Lisa
04 December 2011 - D&D at Wine Bos
PBE D&D at Wine Bos 787 N Bridge Rd Singapore 198755 on 4 Dec 2011. Finally a time for us to take a break, and chilllll.... at the cozy Wineboz. Awesome food, wine, place, prizes. FunX10! First prize - Louis Vuitton Damier Key Pouch goes to lucky PBE instructor - Joel
02 January 2011 - D&D Casa Latina Event
PBE had a D&D at CASA Latina 42 Waterloo Street Singapore 187951 on 2 Jan 2011.
The long awaited PBE D&D at the an authentic Mexican Restaurant & Bar. World class food.
First prize - Samsung HD camcorder goes to lucky PBE instructor - Tony Shen
13 December 2013 - PBE Incentive Trip to Tokyo, Japan
The Play By Ear staff visited the land of the Rising Sun in Dec 2011. Along with visiting the big Tokyo sights and sounds like Harajuku and Akihabara, there were several gigs at the local jazz watering holes. The freshest sushi and the wildest anime characters made an amazing Japanese experience.