Group Programmes

Mandeville Junior Group Courses

For information on our Mandeville Junior classes (Baby Violin, Piano Group, Preschooler, Mandeville Baby Stars), click here to access our Mandeville Junior (MJR) microsite.

Group Programmes (Aural & Theory)

We offer Aural & Theory Accelerated Group programmes for our students at Mandeville. Students go through Aural classes as part of their preparation for the ABRSM exams. Our Theory Accelerated Group classes covers Grade 1-5 Theory for students. This is to assist our students in achieving a Grade 5 Theory so that they can proceed with Grade 6 (and above) Practical Exams.

Violin Stars

Our violin performance ensemble, with the aim to provide exposure to performances, and to enhance valuable performance skills. More information down below.

Ensemble Classes

Being a part of ensemble groups is one of the features of our student’s distinctive musical journey. Through such groups, our students develop a strong sense of camaraderie. With fellow musicians, everyone can appreciate the hard work, discipline the joy of performing together.

Our ensemble groups include: Cello, Guitar, Ukulele, Violin and Woodwind. View the schedule here.

Aural training is a fundamental criteria in the development of a complete musician. One of the key benefits in aural perception is to train the students’ ears in musical discrimination so that they can perform musically and listen appreciatively. All music examination boards include aural tests as part of their examination assessment thereby further stressing the all important aspect of this fundamental technique. Benefits: 1. Develops a comprehensive foundation for rhythmic skills 2. Develops a good sense of pitch 3. Develops critical listening skills 4. Develops vocal skills 5. Builds aural awareness on the different genres in the history of music 6. Develops ability to distinguish between the composers’ distinctive styles of writing

Courses Offered: 1. Individual Singing 2. Children Group Singing – learning fun english folk songs and nursery songs 3. Adult Group Singing – learning repertoire from musical theatre, opera, rock, pop and jazz genres Features: 1. To provide a fundamental grasp of vocal technique 2. Focus on breathing exercises, posture and aural awareness Objectives: 1. To build self-confidence singing in and outside of class 2. To sing songs and sustain a clear harmony line 3. To develop a wide repertoire according to the individual’s desired singing style 4. To encourage musicianship through performances as a soloist or in an ensemble

Admission Requirements: 1. Minimum age of 9 years old. 2. Possess performing skills in their chosen instrument at a level similar to the ABRSM Grade 3 and above. If the student is unaware of what their playing ability level is, please consult his/her instrumental teacher. 3. The student must already know how to read most music notes from a score. 4. If the student is 10 years old and below, there must be a commitment of parent supervision at home and in class. Outcomes: 1. The student will have sufficient theoretical knowledge to sit for an ABRSM Grade 5 Theory examination. 2. The student will learn the fundamentals of music composition. 3. The student will learn to understand the theory of music better, enabling him/her to sight-read the music scores better. 4. The student will have the basic theory knowledge to be applied upon future Aural Skills. Duration: 12 Months

Age group: 5 – 12 years old Admission Requirements: 1. Minimum playing ability – at least Suzuki Book 1 no. 9 Perpetual Motion or equivalent level. 2. Violin students are required to attend an audition with the assigned teacher to assess their suitability. 3. Compulsory participation of a parent during the lesson. Features: 1. Violin Stars is a performance ensemble 2. Weekly group lesson with the assigned teacher Objectives: 1. To provide violin students with more exposure to performance. 2. To fine tune their performance abilities. 3. To broaden the students’ understanding of different genres of music through varied repertoire.