PBE traveled to Hong Kong for a musical exchange with BARON school of music, a established specialised school in contemporary music for all instrunments. Very impressive. Their school director is Roland Ng, a very young chap. The school has close to 70 professional musicians including local stars like Nancy Loo, Norman Lee, Linxi, Peter Kam, Steven Ip, and Victor Tse. Definitely an eye opener.
Venue: Jubilee Hall Raffles Hotel (1 Beach Road Singapore 189673)
PLAY BY EAR introduced Music Clinics in 2006. We invited local superstars to our masterclass studio to conduct music clinics for our PBE students.
The hall of fame:
Venue: OOSH @ 22 Dempsey Road Singapore 249679
Fantastic food. Great ambience. Expensive. But all worth it.
Finally a break after a year of teaching. A place to do absolutely nothing and relax. Delectable food and friendly people around.
Our team of instructors from Play By Ear visited JP MUSIC (Taipei's most established Pop - Jazz Piano school, with more than 5 branches in Taiwan) The trip was absolutely fulfilling, truly inspiring to all of us and we have learned a great deal from them.
The above is the holy grail of PLAY BY EAR, the very 1st edition of "How to play Pop Piano by Ear" (80pages including Audio CD) published by PLAY BY EAR on 20 Oct 2004.
2005 - 2nd edition of "HOW TO PLAY POP PIANO BY EAR" (Includes MIDI disk) (168 pages)
2006 - 3rd edition of "Pop Piano Improvisation Course Book" (172 pages)
2007 - 4th edition of "Pop Piano Improvisation Course Book - student's edition" (231 pages)
2008 - 5th edition of "Pop&Jazz Piano Improvisation Course Book" (Level 1 to Jazz - 365 pages)
2009 - 6th edition of "P.B.E.S PLAY BY EAR SYLLABUS" (Level 1 to Jazz - 425 pages)