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Happy Birthday April Angels!

April is my favourite month, because it is the month of my birthday! I usually celebrate April with much grandeur, because me-time can be so precious when you are a mother of three! If you have a special someone you want to wish on his/her birthday, do it with love and style! Here’s a tutorial […]

Teacher Feature: Teacher Valarie

Today we would like to introduce Ong Yu Ting, our Piano teacher at Bloom School of Music & Arts. Interviewed Teacher: Valarie Ong Yu Ting Teaching Course: Piano Instrument Piano Highest Music Qualifications ABRSM Grade 8 Piano Practical   What first inspired you musically? Esplanade performances especially piano recitals and my music teachers.   Can […]

Teacher Feature: Teacher Jolene

Today we would like to introduce Jolene, our Early Childhood & Piano teacher at Bloom School of Music & Arts. Interviewed Teacher: Jolene Seah Teaching Course: Early Childhood & Piano Instrument Major in piano and keyboard, secondary instruments are guitar, double bass, synthesizers Highest Music Qualifications Diploma in Sonic Arts (Republic Polytechnic), ABRSM Grade 8 Piano and Theory (2007)   What first inspired you musically? To […]

Blooming Bellies — Uku-luau

Note: Enjoy this song while reading this post Hawaiians marked special occasions with feasts called ‘aha ‘aina. During these feasts celebrated among families and friends, there are many delicacies and symbolic practices observed that illustrates the unity of the participants; names and attributes of certain foods represented virtues or goals which participants hope to achieve. Men and women ate separately, […]

Choosing the right guitar

I believe once you’ve found a great instrument, you wouldn’t change it for the world. Once you decide to start guitar lessons, getting the right fit has never been more important than for beginners. These are points to take note of when choosing a guitar: ·         Decide what type of music you want to play […]

Blooming Bellies – Electrifying Strummers

I love attending family functions for the food. Sometimes I get to enjoy Grandma’s home-cooked comfort food; sometimes it’s my Father-in-law’s curry chicken or sambal prawns; and I especially enjoy my husband’s aunty’s recipe for fried chicken. So here, recreated specially for this Blooming Bellies feature, is the recipe for spicy, tongue-tingling, finger-licking good tandoori […]

Musikgarten, Family Music for Babies class

Today, my Little One and I had the privilege to attend a Family Music for Babies (FMB) lesson at Bloom School of Music & Arts, accredited by Musikgarten, a leader in early childhood music education in the US. The Musikgarten curricula, adopted by Bloom School of Music & Arts, boasts of parent-child bonding with simple, […]

Music and its effect on emotions

In school, the result of children’s learning show when they confidently (and often randomly) break out into song. Most preschool teachers are aware of the beneficial effects of music in enhancing memory and learning. Thus, many of us teachers choose to sing, use songs, rhymes, music, dance and/or movements to bring their attention to less-than-interesting […]

Music as Therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine

During this period of revelry of all things Chinese, let’s delve into the history of music in Ancient China. In Ancient China, musical instruments such a pottery ocarinas and stone chimes were a discovery that dates as far back as 1500 BC. By mid 3rd century BC, the classification of musical instruments by the type of […]

Arty Smarty: Santa Elves’ Jingle Bells

As a mother of three, I can vouch that the children will play with anything other than their own toys. So it became a habit of mine to collect nice and sturdy recyclable materials for them to use during play. You can do your part to save Mother Earth by recycling: repurpose recyclable materials and […]