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Group Programmes

Mandeville Junior (MJR) Group Courses

Mandeville Junior (MJR) offers courses for children from newborn to 5 years old. Click on the button below to learn more about the courses available:

Aural training is a fundamental criterion in the development of a complete musician. All music examination boards include aural tests as part of their examination assessment.

Aural groups are conducted 4-6 months before the Practical examinations.

  • Grade 1-5: Once a week, 45 Minutes per lesson
  • Grade 6-8: Once a week, 60 Minutes per lesson
    *Students must undergo at least 3 months of Grade 6 Aural training in order to attend Grade 7-8 Aural Group.

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

Our Theory Accelerated Group course assists students in achieving a Grade 5 Theory certification, so that they meet the requirements to pursue Grade 6 (and above) Practical certification. It covers Grade 1-5 Theory within 1 year.

Admission requirements:

  • Minimum Age: 9 Years Old
    *Parent supervision at home and in class is require for students below 9 years old.
  • Minimum of ABRSM Grade 3 certification, or equivalent playing skill in their chosen instrument.
    (Please consult his/her instrumental teacher if student is unaware of their playing ability)

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.

Courses Offered:

1. Children Group Singing (4 years old and above) – learning fun English folk songs and nursery songs
2. Adult Group Singing – learning repertoire from musical theater, 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