How To Easily Ace Your Piano ABRSM Pieces

In the piano ABRSM exams, the pieces take up the largest portion of the exam’s marks. Therefore, it is important that you score well in the pieces so that you can easily score a distinction in the overall piano ABRSM practical exams. Make sure you get piano lessons from a good piano teacher in Singapore so scoring a distinction becomes way easier for you too. Visit SG Learn Piano if you want to look for a good piano teacher in Singapore. They will find you a highly great reviewed piano teacher in no time at all!

Anyway, while many Singaporean students do not have much problems with the pieces, I would still like to share some tips with you.

First of all, you should always have practice sessions where you go through the entire exam procedure. This is to make sure that you will be used to the actual exam day. Some people practise each song normally, and yet never carry out mock exams. This difference can make you nervous during the actual exam. During a normal practice, you may break down the pieces into various segments and practise on them. If you make a mistake, you will probably keep trying to correct it. However, you want to hold practice sessions where you have to go through the entire song in one go as though you were playing the piano pieces during the actual ABRSM practical exam.

Second of all, always make sure to keep your forearms in particular warm. When your forearm muscles are cold, you tend to type slower. This is because of physiological changes in your body. When that happens, your fingers may not be as nimble enough to perform the piano pieces as well as you should. Always keep yourself warm by wearing or bringing a jacket to the examination location.

Third of all, if you are a student in a Singapore school, chances are, there is a public piano in your school. Although it can feel awkward to play your actual exam piano pieces on a public piano, that is exactly what you must do. The reason for this is because you want to feel as awkward as possible during your mock exam sessions or practice sessions. Practise as though it was your exam, and your actual exam will feel as though it is just a typical practice session. When you get through the awkwardness the first time or first several times you do this, you will get used to it. After that, no amount of awkward silence of tense atmosphere in the exam room can possibly unnerve you. This is a simple but powerful trick I have for you!

For technical tips, refer to the following video.

How Much Salary Can You Make As A Singapore Piano Teacher?

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How much can you expect to make as a private home piano teacher teaching local piano classes in Singapore? Singapore has a high standard of living, and a high cost of living. This means that making a decent salary is definitely necessary to live comfortably and well in Singapore.

Let us take a look at how much salary you can possibly expect to make as a piano teacher in Singapore.

First of all, piano teachers in Singapore teach weekly lessons to students, and charge a monthly rate to students. This monthly rate varies depending on things such as your academic qualifications, experience, among several other factors. However, in general, most teachers in Singapore charge approximately $130 for grade 1 lessons per month up till around $300 for grade 8 piano lessons. This means an average of approximately $215 per student per month. With this said, let us move on to the next paragraph.

Second of all, there are a few limiting factors to how many students you can possibly teach. It is the hours spent teaching as well as travelling time. Since average travelling time by public transport is around 20 to 40 minutes if you teach within a certain section of Singapore only, and each lesson is around 45 to 60 minutes, this means that each student will cost you around 120 minutes at most. This is equivalent to 2 hours. Therefore, if you were to work a total of 9 hours a day, you can teach 4 students a day and get 1 hour lunch break.

Third of all, let us take a look at the projected earnings or rather, salary that you can make as a result of that. If you were to work a normal 5 day work week, that is a total of 20 students. Since an average student will net you $215 per month, you will make $4300 per month working 5 days a week, 9 hours a day. That is a very decent income in Singapore. In fact, if your spouse made a similar amount to you, you will nearly not be able to qualify for a HDB house in Singapore! Keep in mind that the $4300 you make is strictly only with 4 hours work days. This is because the remaining are estimated travelling time. This is an insane amount of money compared to most Diploma and University graduates make.