In-School Instrumental Lessons Return in Term 3

Dear Parents and Students,

Our instrumental program has got off to a very good start in Term 2. We are now looking to open the program further to include our vocal lessons, woodwind and brass lessons. This means you may now enrol for any of the instrumental lessons listed below.

Please note that due to a limited stock of instruments for loan at AISHK, you will need to provide your own instrument for any of our woodwind or brass lessons. Students will not be sharing school instruments.

Instrumental Lessons Available

  • Piano
  • Violin (and Viola)
  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Guitar (electric guitar, bass guitar and classical guitar)
  • Drums
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Flute
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Voice lessons

The lessons will be taught during school operating hours, from 8:00am until 2:30pm. Lessons will operate on a rotational basis for Primary students whilst Secondary students will be allocated a fixed time either during recess (10:30 to 11:00am), lunchtime (1:00pm to 1:30pm) or before school (8:00 to 8:30am).

Our instrumental lessons at AISHK are taught by well-established teachers in Hong Kong, many of whom have extensive performing experience both in Hong Kong and internationally. Our instrumental lessons are tailored for the individual student concentrating on the musical development for their chosen instrument. Whilst the importance of technique is seen, teachers will also encourage students to try a wide range of repertoire and performing styles. Students are encouraged to read musical notation, as well as develop their aural skills. Students may take instrumental exams such as ABRSM (which is the international equivalent of AMEB), although this is entirely optional. Other performance opportunities are also encouraged, which could be entry to the Hong Kong Music festival or participation in our Primary recitals and other concerts hosted by the Performing Arts faculty. Above all else, it is our desire that students gain a life-long love of learning to play a musical instrument and appreciate the enjoyment that it brings.

If you are interested in having instrumental lessons in school please can you complete the google form by clicking on this link.

For those students who are interested in learning an instrument but are not quite decided yet on which instrument they should choose, they may enrol in our Instrumental Introductory Scheme. This program allows students to have two trial lessons on three different instruments in one term.  The Introductory Scheme will not be able to offer woodwind and brass instruments for the time being.

More information about this, as well as our regular instrumental program policy can be found here.

Once you have submitted the Google Form for enrolment into instrumental lessons, Ms Daphne Tse our Performing Arts Administration Officer will create the timetable for lessons. She will then contact you by email with details of the schedule for students. We will not be able to offer any fixed lesson times and we kindly ask that we are given 24 hours’ notice by email or on phone in case of student absence from lessons. If you have any questions about our program please contact performing_arts@aishk.edu.hk

I am really looking forward to welcoming back our instrumental teachers to AISHK and to seeing our students enjoying instrumental lessons once more.

With kind regards,

Peter Stapleton | Head of Performing Arts