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SPECIAL PRIZE GIVEAWAY FOR THE LUCKY 5!

We’re excited to find out what your favourite music is and why. Just by answering this question, you get a FREE gift from our music gifts shop! So, hurry, what are you waiting for? Type out your favourite song in the comments section of our Facebook post and let us know why! 😀

The first five people to answer the question on our Facebook post get to choose from our wide selection of beautiful and quality earphones and bring it home for FREE!

A great song should lift your heart, warm the soul and make you feel good.

 

 

MUSICAL THEATRE COURSE FOR CHILDREN: FAQ

Below are the most common questions we have been asked about our Children’s Musical Theatre Course. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us and, we’d be happy to help you.

Q: Why do you offer a Musical Theatre course?

A: We know the enormous benefits that Musical Theatre provides such as developing learning skills, discipline, social skills, and so much more, apart from skills in acting, singing and dancing! We would like to make Musical Theatre accessible to everyone, especially the young generation. A more detailed list of benefits can be found here.

Q: On which days will the Musical Theatre course be conducted?

A: The current intake will begin on Friday, the 11th of October, 2019 at 4:45 pm. Classes will be held ONCE a week, on Fridays at  4:45 – 5:45 pm.

Q: Are there any Musical Theatre exams available should my children decide to pursue it further?

A: Yes, we are an accredited examination centre for the London College of Music Exams and the RSL Awards which both offer Musical Theatre examinations from the United Kingdom.

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Q: Do you have any students who have taken Musical Theatre exams?

A: Yes! We have students who have taken Musical Theatre exams. Some have pursued Musical Theatre as a career in various parts of the world and are now performing in countries like Germany, Australia, and the UK.  A number of our students have also been offered scholarships.

Q: Why are you offering this course at such a low price?

A: This is our promotional price. Thereafter, it may stay the same or change depending on the demand and response, and of course, the expenses to keep the course going.

Q: Will this course really benefit my children?

A: Based on all our previous experiences, we have seen the direct benefits of these lessons on our students in terms of vocabulary enhancement, voice projection, building confidence and social skills, comprehension skills, pronunciation, and enunciation, as well as improvement in listening and concentration, and so much more! The benefits list just goes on and on.

Q: What does this course include?

A:  We provide great value and excellent quality. Check out what our on-going course includes below.

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Q: How do I enrol? Can I enrol more than 1 child?

A: Yes, you may enrol more than 1 child by changing the quantity at the Paypal enrolment button. You may enrol through the Paypal link below or through our online form here Enrolment for the current course is now closed. Sign up for the next session in January 2020 by clicking the button below.

 

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Ace Your Music Theory!

What many people do not know is that singing or playing a musical instrument well requires an excellent understanding of Music Theory. Simply put, an excellent music performance on any instrument requires the performer to know the piece inside and out – that’s Music Theory.

If you have ever experienced memory slips during a performance, the highest possibility is that you have not completely understood your piece and have been relying mostly on muscle memory. Too risky.

The solution to avoiding memory slips? You guessed it, Music Theory. A solid foundation in Music Theory ensures that the performer knows the musical structure, harmonic progressions, melodic patterns, basically, everything about the piece.

Many students who come to us are surprised to learn that they need the Grade 5 Music Theory Certificate in order to sit for their higher grade Practical Music Examination. And although some music examination boards, like Trinity, do not require a theory certificate for their graded practical exams, the student is still expected to have a thorough theoretical knowledge of the music he/she is playing.

At NeoClassic Music School, we prepare students early on with a solid grounding in Music Theory as they build their practical skills on their chosen instrument.

We are especially fortunate to have music expert, Dr. Kamaruddin Ahmad, deliver our Music Theory courses. Dr. Din, as he is fondly called, has served as a College Dean and as an Associate Professor in Music as well as the Director of Music of the Kuala Lumpur Orchestra, Malaysia.  He has a deep and extensive knowledge of the subject, so whether you are sitting for a music exam or not, you can be sure to have a solid foundation and understanding of music through his Music Theory courses.

To register and enroll, simply click on the Paypal button below corresponding to the Music Theory Course of your choice or fill in our online registration form.

Important:  To pay in BND, or enroll in any of the courses (including our Advanced Individual classes), please use the online form. 

Please note that Paypal is in USD and is only available for the following classes – Individual: Beginners up to Grade 5 & Group: (Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced

 

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS

 

 

ACE YOUR MUSIC THEORY! – Beginner’s Level

12 Individualised Lessons; 1 hour per lesson; Course materials provided; Be Exam-Ready; Flexible Lesson Schedule

$95.00

 

 

ACE YOUR MUSIC THEORY! – Grade 1

12 Individuliased Lessons; 1 hour per lesson; Course materials provided; Be Exam-Ready; Flexible Lesson Schedule

$95.00

 

 

ACE YOUR MUSIC THEORY! – Grade 2

12 Individualised Lessons; 1 hour per lesson; Course materials provided; Flexible Lesson Schedule; Be Exam-Ready

$95.00

 

 

ACE YOUR MUSIC THEORY! – Grade 3

12 Individualised Lessons; 1 hour per lesson; Course materials provided; Be Exam-Ready Flexible Lesson Schedule

$105.00

 

 

ACE YOUR MUSIC THEORY! – Grade 4

12 Individualised Lessons; 1 hour per lesson; Course materials provided; Be Exam-Ready; Flexible Lesson Schedule

$105.00

 

 

ACE YOUR MUSIC THEORY! -Grade 5

12 Individualised Lessons; 1 hour per lesson; Course Materials Provided; Be Exam-Ready; Flexible Lesson Schedule

$118.00

GROUP THEORY CLASSES

 

 

ACE YOUR MUSIC THEORY! – Beginners

12 Group Lessons; Small Class Size (Minimum 3 pax, Maximum 7 pax); 1 hour per session; Be exam-ready; Course materials provided; Class Sessions: Every Tuesday (starting August 6, 2019) @ 7:30 – 8:30 pm * Upon request, we can schedule a free assessment session to confirm your skill level.

$55.00

 

 

ACE YOUR MUSIC THEORY! -Intermediate

12 Group Lessons; Small Class Size (Minimum 3 pax, Maximum 7 pax); Be exam-ready; Course materials provided; Class Sessions: Every Wednesday (starting August 7, 2019) @ 7:30 – 8:30 pm * Upon request, we can schedule a free assessment session to confirm your skill level.

$65.00

 

 

ACE YOUR MUSIC THEORY! – Advanced

12 Group Lessons; Small Class-Size (Minimum 3 pax, Maximum 7 pax); Course materials provided; Be exam-ready; Class Sessions: Every Saturday (starting August 10, 2019) @ 7:30 – 8:30 pm; *Upon request, we can schedule a free assessment session to confirm your skill level.

$85.00

To see our Instrumental Courses, click here. For more information on any of our courses, call or WhatsApp +673 892 8844 (Sharon) / +673 725 50 35 (Dr. Din), E-mail: neoclassicmusic@gmail.com

 

 

 

NCMS Vocal Ensemble Sings for German Unity Day 2018

On the occasion of the German Unity Day, the NeoClassic Vocal Ensemble was invited to sing the European Hymn and the Brunei National Anthem at the Empire Hotel and Country Club last 12th October, 2018. The German National Hymn was sung solo by our very own student, Shana Holmes.  After the performance, the choir was treated to a lavish buffet of delicious German cuisine and given gift bags of exquisite German products. It was indeed a very memorable event for everyone.

The NCMS Vocal Ensemble Singing the Brunei National Anthem

Our student, Shana Holmes, singing the German National Anthem

The NCMS Vocal Ensemble and Shana Holmes singing the European Union Anthem (Beethoven’s An Die Freude)

A group photo with His Excellency Peter Hermann Wolff, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to Brunei, and his wife, Madam Maria Renee Juan-Wolff.

ON THE NEWS

We were on Berita Perdana dated 13th October, 2018. Listen to our singing at about 18’40” of the video. (Video courtesy of RTB News.)

 

 

 

Dr. Kamaruddin Ahmad

Dr. Kamaruddin Ahmad is a professional music arranger, composer and educator. He has arranged and directed performances for many distinguished world leaders that include His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah Sultan Dan Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, His Royal Highness Prince Charles, His Excellency President Bill Clinton, His Excellency President Nelson Mandela, His Excellency President Mr Jiang Ze Min, His Excellency President Vladimir Putin to name a few.

 

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with Dr. Kamaruddin Ahmad during her visit to Brunei Darussalam.

He was the Director of Music and Arranger for the Opening Ceremony of the 20th SEA Games, as well as the 2000 Asia Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) Official Gala Performance.  He has performed at various ASEAN cities, in Europe, China and New Zealand besides producing music for regional television programmes and dance festivals such as the ASEAN Dance Festivals and the International Dance Festivals in Japan and Europe. His recent works include programming music for the World Championship of Performing Arts held in Long Beach, California, USA, and, composing and arranging commercial songs and jingles for television advertisements in Malaysia.

with His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah Sultan Dan Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, His Excellency Mr. Nelson Mandela and wife Mrs. Graca Machel.

In the field of music education, he has authored a series of graded Music Theory Workbooks for the Australian Guild of Music Examination Board. Dr. Kamaruddin has served as an Associate Professor, College Dean, Music Examiner and Adjudicator for various public and private universities throughout Malaysia.

In the local scene, he has successfully transcribed the traditional songs of Brunei Darussalam under the ASEAN Sonic Order Project.  He has composed original songs as well as transcribed and arranged a large number of Brunei traditional songs and music for Radio Television Brunei.

Click below to listen to samples of his composition and arrangement of Bruneian traditional music (Copyright Radio Television Brunei).

To listen to his original composition, Inang Darussalam (Copyright Radio Television Brunei), click the Play button below.

Playing Bruneian traditional music in Paris, France during the United Nations’ ASEAN Music Festival.
After the performance of Bruneian traditional music in Paris, France.

Dr. Kamaruddin is a member of the Malaysia National Advisory Board in Music Development and the Malaysia National Occupational Skills Standard Certification Board in Music and is a lifetime member of the National Professional Honor Society, Alpha Psi Sigma, USA. He is recognized as the National Industrial Expert in Music by the government of Malaysia.

 

PHOTOS

Dr. Kamaruddin Ahmad performing with Hong Kong English and CantoPop singer, Francis Yip.

 

 

Dr. Kamaruddin in a performance at the Istana Negara (Grand Palace) in Malaysia with Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza.

 

 

 

In a rehearsal with Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza.