News 2017


7 Oct 2017 - TRITONE Recital B (PBE student recital concert)

Venue: Theatre - Alliance Française de Singapour

1 Sarkies Rd, Singapore 258130

  • 1 Yee Hong Wonderful tonight by Eric Clapton
  • 2 Afiqah H The One That Got Away by Katy Perry.
  • 3 Rosalind Tai Over the rainbow
  • 4 Mark Chan HanRong Flower Dance by DJ Okawari
  • 5 Kenneth Bogoshipda(Korean) by Kim Bum Soo
  • 6 Loo An Qi Tong Hua by Guang Liang and Wo Huai Nian De by Stephanie Sun
  • 7 Brando Soen "Married Life (Pixar’s UP Theme song)
  • 8 Candy Wong Reflection by Christin Aguilera
  • 9 Joe Z. Indiana by Jon Mclaughlin
  • 10 NP Lim Nat King Cole and Misty by Johnny Mathis

  • - 15mins break - - 15mins break -
  • 11 Shahdon One Voice by Barry Manilow
  • 12 Zhou Zhou Oriental Wind by Joe Hisaishi
  • 13 Chua Xin Lin Put Your Records On by Corinne Bailey Rae
  • 14 Colin Er Wo Huai Nian De by Stephanie Sun
  • 15 Sam Chung When i was your man - Bruno Mars
  • 16 Cassandra Sim Li Ying Walk on Water by Britt Nicole
  • 17 Sara Fu Shimo Ye Zi by Su Yunying
  • 18 Wang Yichen River flows in you by Yiruma
  • 19 Prize giving X factor award & Most improved student award
  • 20 Instructor performance
26 July 2017 - Kaili Ong Cover

We present to you our very first music video , graced with the presence of our local artiste, Kaili Ong

Song cover: Angel | Artiste: Sarah Mclachlan

Raw video footage shot in 4096 x 2160 (4K) resolution / 30fps (S-Gamut3Cine/S-Log 3 encoding) using Sony PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 Camera (E mount) System and E 24-70mm f/2.8 GM | Post production cloning technique using Adobe Premiere CC.

Inspired by Director Robert Zemeckis and the science-fiction movie 'Back to the Future', that uses cloning as a story device

Click here ► to watch the music video #07 (Directed and produced by Play by Ear Music School)
20 Jan 2017 - Syllabus Improvements

For the past 13 years, PBE, an international franchise, has created its very own P.B.E.Syllabus™ which has been in use by authorized PBE centres and schools in Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Canada and Brunei. In 2003, the first P.B.E.S™ book was published, which was then sold on-line as a package. In 2004, PBE discontinued as an on-line store and setup its first branch at Bugis.

Improvements were made to P.B.E.S™ every year and in 2017, the vastly improved 9th edition of P.B.E.S™ was relaunched, where techniques are further refined and simplified for better learning. Keyboard diagrams, notations and rhythmic patterns are re-illustrated and further elaborated. The syllabus has also been systematically re-arranged into 5 different musical levels (Level 1 to 4, with Level 1B) and the methodology for music acquisition is now easier for students from all music background, especially complete beginners, allowing for easier progression of each musical level. The 9th edition also comes with translated Japanese native text for our Shinagawa (Japan) branch.

12 Feb 2018 - The Saiyong

We present to you our very first short film – "The Saiyong" written, directed and produced in-house by - Play by Ear Music School. The intended budget was a mere $2000, but later stretched according to more than what we expected but an 11 minute film has thus been created. The story focuses on a young girl who is insulted by a friend due to her bad vocal at a KTV pub. As a result of this discrimination, she is then later saved by a fictional character – a "Sai-yong" who then teleports her to PBE music school, where she receives her vocal training. Click here ► to watch the short film #07 - titled "The Saiyong"

The entire production was developed over a period of a year and a half, from writing to producing. It involved more than 50 actors, crews and production members and by far the most ambitious work we have pursued. Raw video footage shot in 4096 x 2160 (4K) resolution / 30fps (S-Gamut3Cine/S-Log 3 encoding) using Sony PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 Camera (E mount) System and E 24-70mm f/2.8 GM | Rotoscoping using RED giant version 2.1 | Color grading using Adobe Premiere CC

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