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Courses Pop Vocal


Fundamental Level

Everyone can sing. Explore the potential of your vocal chords
and start impressing people around you. You can be a true
performer.

– Discover basis elements in singing.
– Identify your voice quality and vocal type.
– Proper breathing techniques and posture.
– Vocal drills (intro to basic vowels & Vowels replacement)
– Vocal Resonance
– Vocal Maintenance.


Intermediate Level

Get emotionally involved in your song. Inject “life” into your voice.

- Phrasing and lyrics interpretation.
– Intro to more vowels.
– Patterns and colors of your tone.
– Singing sensation.
– Focus on improving tone and resonance.
– Anchoring high notes.
– Transition between true voice and falsetto.
– Singing with un-plugged accompaniment


Performance Level

Step into a studio and record your own demo.
Exposure for students on bigger platforms.
Stage Craft
Microphone Techniques
Individual demo evaluation

Courses Vocal Fees and Duration

Master the most difficult instrument – the human voice. Eliminate
the highcracks on high notes, voice fatigue and strain. Enjoy the
pure pleasure of singing now!

Our teaching approach is simple yet effective. We believe in
delivering core concepts and yearn to see our students graduate
to becoming independent musicians.
Our vocal course is divided into 3 stages. Students will go
through an assessment at the end of each stage.

Group

Stages Duration Monthly Fees
Level 1 3 months $138
Level 2 6 months $138
Level 3 9 months $138

Individual

Stages Duration Monthly Fees
Level 1 3 months $208
Level 2 6 months $208
Level 3 9 months $208

Courses Pop Piano

Fundamental Level
– Locating the ‘C’ note and the alphabets assigned
to each key.
– Simple right and left hand coordination
– Playing simple melodies
– Learning 6 basic chords
– Application of chords
– Essential music theory
– End term performance and detailed evaluation to each student.

Intermediate Level

– Rhythm training
– Playing intermediate melodies
– Simple chords substitution
– Application of chords
– Ear training
– Essential music theory
– Style training
– Application of chords and style
– End term performance and detailed evaluation to each student.

Performance Level

– Playing advance melodies
– Advance chord-substitution, fill-ins and style training
– Application of chords, styles and fill-ins
– Chord harmonizing and embellishment.
– Application of all techniques learned
– Playing by ear
– Exploring different genres
– End term performance and detailed evaluation to each student.

Courses Pop Piano Fees and Duration

The school has created a unique complete syllabus to train our
students into effective pop keyboardists through the aural
approach.

Our instructors will start you off with the secrets of keyboarding and understanding how to play music the pop way. You will need to play and improvise, which is in contrast to the classical approach whereby emphasis is placed on music theory.

You will discover the concepts of rhythm and time, thus applying
different styles to different songs.

Ultimately, you will be able to translate the music you hear into chords and rhythm yourself. Lastly, the instructors will impart their skills on band playing and stage performance as well.

Group

Stages Duration Monthly Fees
Level 1 3 months $118
Level 2 6 months $138
Level 3 9 months $168

Individual

Stages Duration Monthly Fees
Level 1 3 months $168
Level 2 6 months $188
Level 3 9 months $208

Courses Classical Piano (ABRSM Syllabus) Fees and Duration

Individual

Grade Duration/Lesson Monthly Fees
Preliminary 45 mins $138
1 45 mins $148
2 45 mins $168
3 45 mins $188
4 45 mins $208
5 1 hour $248
6 1 hour $268
7 1 hour $288
8 1 hour $308

Courses Pop Guitar

Level 1: Start off on the Right Note
Recommended entry level for any beginner or budding guitarist of any age.This level is essential in building a strong and sound foundation for any guitar player.

– Parts of the guitar: Types of Guitars and Tuning a guitar with an
Electric Tuner
– Fingering Exercises – Getting accustomed to the Fretboard Basic
Finger, Hand and Body Posture
– Using a Guitar Pick (Plectrum) and basic Finger Plucking
– Open Position Family Chords, Power Chords and Changing of
Chords
– Rhythm Values – Learn how to Count and Follow a Beat: Play with
a Metronome
– Strumming and Plucking Exercises – tied in with Rhythm Exercises
– Identifying Notes on the Guitar Fretboard
– Learn to read Guitar Tablature or the optional Standard Music
Notation
– Application of Rhythm Patterns to Chords Progressions and Songs
– Coordinating – Learn to Sing and Play your first song
– The opportunity to Gain Experience by Performing to a live
audience at our regular in-house Students’ Showcase and weekly performances at our partner cafés!

*Plus: – Various Practice Methods, Simple Ear Training, Learn to
Read Guitar Tablature and Basic Reading in Stand Notation.

Level 2: Deeper Understanding of Guitar and Theory
Recommended for intermediate guitarists with prior experience,
and students graduating from Level 1

This crucial level provides the formal instruction, guidance and music
theory that empowers each student with the techniques and
knowledge that distinguishes him/her from the average self taught
guitarist.

– Various Chord Shapes and applying them to Barre Chords and other Advanced Chords
– Know how Chords and Scales (melodies) work together in the
context of the Guitar as a musical instrument.
– More Detailed Rhythm Patterns – opens up endless possibilities
to Styles
– Understand how Chord Progressions work within songs
– Analyzing Song Structures and how to Learn Songs Efficiently on
your own
– Playing of Styles – Exposure to various styles. e.g. Rock, Blues
Funk, etc.
– Playing Melodies and Introduction to Lead Guitar Playing
– Transposing Chords and Key Signatures
– The Major Scale – Finding Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do all over your
guitar
– Other Scales – The Pentatonic (5 Note) Scale and the Blues Scale
– Arrangement of pop songs on a Solo Guitar piece
– Build a List of Songs for Performance (Your own Repertoire, get to
perform it at our Student Showcase!)

*Plus: – Playing in a Band, Guitar Maintenance, Lead guitar
Techniques (bends, pull offs, hammer on, etc.)
Level 3: Fine Art of an Advanced Guitarist and Musician
Recommended for Advanced guitarists and students graduating
from Level 2

This is an advanced stage where students are groomed to further
their passion for guitar playing and studies in music. Students at this
stage get to develop their own style as a guitar hobbyist, player,
musician or performer who can accompany his/her own vocals with
the guitar at a high level of skill and proficiency.

– More Exposure to Playing with Bands and Adapting to Live Band
Situations
– Chord Melodies and Advanced Guitar Arrangement (guitar duets
or arrangement of an original piece of music)
– Improvising Guitar Solos
– Exotic Minor Scales and Modes
– Arpeggios and Advanced Chord Construction
– Studies in Jazz – Learning Jazz songs, improvising and playing
them in various styles.
– Chord Inversions, Substitutions
– Diminished and Augmented Chords/Scales Theory and Application
– Detailed Analysis of Songs in various Genres and Styles
– Preparation for Session Guitarists – Playing and recording in a
studio environment
– Learning about Guitar Effects and Gadgets
– Helping the Students find their focus in guitar playing. Guidance
on their musical direction. (Guitarist, Sing and Play or Songwriting)

*Plus: perform in public with our numerous activities to showcase
our students with regular appearances at various events.

Courses Pop Guitar Fees and Duration

Objectives:
To Provide a course that is suitable for aspiring guitar
players of all levels. This outline serves as a comprehensive guide for the 3-tier program that is easy to understand to the layman, yet maintaining a high level of musical integrity which we pride ourselves upon.

Here at Maranatha Music, we cater to the needs of these students and help them explore their creativity, challenge their will to improve, and help realize their potential.

Our aim is to provide the proper learning environment for the advanced leisure guitarist and even those who aspire to be professionals in the music industry.
Group

Stages Duration Monthly Fees
Level 1 3 months $108
Level 2 6 months $128
Level 3 9 months $148

Individual

Stages Duration Monthly Fees
Level 1 3 months $158
Level 2 6 months $178
Level 3 9 months $198

Courses Ukulele

Ever wanted to start learning to play a musical instrument but feel bogged down by having zero musical background? Introducing the cute and charming ukulele, which is rapidly gaining its popularity in Singapore. Being one of the easiest instruments to learn since there are only 4 strings, it is comparatively easier to pick up than the guitar.

Students will learn how to master the instrument in a short period of time and be able to sing and play at the same time! With the fulfilment of being able to play ukulele, students are able to gain confidence in learning other music instruments as they cultivate their interests in music playing.

Topics Covered

– Understanding Major Scale and Major Family Chords
– Note Duration & Rhythm Reading
– Playing C, F and G major Family Chords in Ukulele
– Learn Different Strumming Techniques to Accompany Fast and Slow Songs
– Simple Plucking Techniques
– Music Score Reading – Learn to Read Music Staves and Ukulele Tablature
– Simple Melody Playing

Ukulele Fees & Duration

Group

Stages Duration Monthly Fees
Level 1 3 months $98
Level 2 6 months $118

Individual

Stages Duration Monthly Fees
Level 1 3 months $148
Level 2 6 months $168

Courses Electric Guitar

Objectives:
To provide a course that is suitable for aspiring electric guitar players of all levels. This outline serves as a comprehensive guide for the 3-tier program that is easy to understand to the layman, yet maintaining a high level of musical integrity which Maranatha Music prides ourselves upon.

Here at Maranatha Music, we cater to the needs of these students and help them explore their creativity, challenge their will to improve, and help realize their potential.

Our aim is to provide the proper learning environment for the advanced leisure guitarist and even those who aspire to be professionals in the music industry.

Group $128
Individual $198

Courses Classical Violin

Courses Pop Violin

Courses Songwriting

“Stage 1 : Fundamental Stage
This stage serves as a cornerstone for people who do not have
any musical background to eventually be able to identify, play
and write their own songs. For students with adequate classical
training or pop-piano training, they can skip this stage and
proceed to Stage 2 immediately.

Essential knowledge on keyboard playing and keyboard functions

– 6 basic chords – C, Dm, Em, F, G, Am and their application.
– Basic accompaniment styles using pop songs
– Basic melody / bass playing using jingles and pop songs
– Rhythm training
– Ear training to identify different chord – progressions and notes

Basic music theory

– Time values
– Bar lines and time signature
– Treble Clef
– Rests

Appreciating pop music

– Let students listen to songs from years back till now and feel the
change through the years, be it method of singing, feel of the
song or the genre of songs etc . Encourage students to listen to
more songs of different genres.
– Basic solfege reading
– End term mini performance led by instructor.
Stage 2 : Intermediate Stage
The objective of this stage is to equip students with knowledge of
the music publishing industry and the necessary skills to compose
endless songs. Students are encouraged to think of unique
ideas to add to their songs to serve as a “hook” to listeners.

Song Structure – old vs new
– Role of a songwriter and a music-publishing house
– Simple contract layout
– Royalties
– Common writer benefits

Experimenting with different chord-progressions
– Melody construction – how to write a tune that captures the ear
– Inspiration
– Where, when and how to capture inspiration?
– Is it that important after all?

Hook
– Melodic hook
– Rhythmic hook
– Arrangement hook
– Lyrics hook

The role of LYRICS versus the role of MELODY
– Which is more important?
– Which pays more?
– What to take note when writing lyrics?
– What kind of lyrics do you want?

2 term projects to be completed

1st deadline : end of 5th month
2nd deadline : end of 6th month
Students will be trained to be able to play their own songs using
the piano in accompaniment style or chord/melody style.
Stage 3 : Advanced Stage
Upon entering this stage, students are expected to be well versed
in the usage of chords. Students will gain more studio experience in
this stage of their learning. They will be exposed to different
genres of music, music arrangement (using sequencing software
like Cubase SX (original) and ProtoolsFree) and they will have a
chance for their songs to be arranged into a decent demo, with
vocals recorded too.

– Expose students to songs of different genres: Rock, Heavy metal, Hip Hop, Rap, Blues, New Age, Dance and Techno, Country, Jazz etc.

1st term project is to write a song in a genre other
than Ballads.

Advance pop-piano accompaniment playing
– Appreciating different chord moods.

Introduction to music arrangement
– Computers VS Keyboard Sequencers

Midi sequencing
– Students will get hands-on experience with CubaseSX and
ProtoolsFree.
– Choosing attractive and suitable sounds for your song.

Demo versus real production
– How important is a good demo?
– Showcase some good and bad demos

Picturing a song, giving your song an identity.

Final term project
– To visualize, write, arrange and package your own song that you
would expect to ROCK the market.

Courses. Songwriting Fees & Duration

Individual

Stages Duration Monthly Fees
Level 1 6 months $198
Level 2 6 months $198
Level 3 6 months $198

Courses Music Production

Be the next successful musician of the era!
This course aims to provide a complete step-by-step learning to Music Production. Students are given the opportunity to experience working in a recording studio and each student will be provided professional music sequencing systems for hands-on in classes. Reference materials and handouts will be given to all students and a library of music cds will be provided for as well. At the end of the course, each student will have an opportunity to arrange, record, edit, mix and master their own production using a song example or their own demos.

Student who excel in the course will have a chance to work along with arrangers and producers on albums and commercial projects.

1) Introduction to Professional Studio Recording (Pre-production, Production, Post-Production)

2) Basics of setting up your personal Home Studio: Learn how to plan and configure your Home Studio hardware components such as Mics, Instruments, Mixer, Monitors, Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) and PC Systems

3) Music Arrangement: A step by step approach to learning how to arrange professional sounding backing music for your songs using basic Midi on Professional Music Sequencers. Course covers basic understanding of different instruments’ application in different music styles and genres as well as usage of great sounding melody, chords and grooves.
Students will learn how to develop musical ideas and edit and create your own synthesized sounds.

4) Studio Recording: Working with Multiple Audio tracks such as vocals and other recording of live instruments (eg. Guitars). Course
covers technical knowledge of audio recording and students will receive hands-on experience of recording in a real recording studio. Usage of samples and sample loops will be covered and students will learn to edit
Audio Files and understand and use standard audio effects for best results. Topics such as pitch-correction, applying fades, correcting envelopes and other common editing methods will be covered.

5) Mixing and Mastering: Understand and use standard audio effects in post-production for the best results. Students will learn to mix multitrack audio projects and covers topics such as Equalization (EQ), Panning, Compression, Gating, Filters, Limiters and Noise Reduction.

6) Final Project and Evaluation

Courses. Songwriting Fees & Duration

Individual

Stages Duration Monthly Fees
Module 1 3 months $198
Module 2 3 months $198
Module 3 6 months $198
Module 4 6 months $198

Courses Church Music

Maranatha Music Schools offers the following courses in Christian worship context in group or individual basis:

– Vocal
– Keyboard/ Piano
– Guitar
– Ukulele
– Drum
– Songwriting
– Music Production
– Worship Band Workshop

These music courses helps to equip believers who would want to improve their service in church worship ministry.

Different worship styles: traditional & contemporary (e.g. pop, rock, jazz, blues) will be covered to broaden students’ musical ideas and achieve greater spontaneity in their regular service in church.

Courses Popular Music Theory

Why Popular Music Theory?
Improve Your Musicianship and Gain a Qualification
– Studying this series will enable you to gain internationally recognised qualifications that are equivalent in stature to those available in the classical music education field.
– As well as helping you to pass the London College of Music grade examinations in popular music theory, the series will help you improve your musicianship (whether or not you intend to take an examination).

Making Theory Relevant and Practical
– All topics are covered in a way that is directly relevant to the music you play, with the focus very much upon how to apply theoretical knowledge in a practical music-making context.
– Regardless of which instrument you play and whichever style of popular music you like, if you have any interest in learning about the musical foundations of popular music – then this series is for you!

(Quoted from LCM Popular Music Theory)

Aims of Syllabus

– To offer a structured and comprehensive method of studying the theory of popular music which is relevant to the practical needs of the modern day musician.
– To set worthwhile and well-defined standards for students of popular music theory, by providing a reliable system of assessing progress.
– To offer formal recognition of the musical knowledge of musicians in the field of popular music by the award of internationally recognised qualifications.
– To value the language and notation systems of contemporary popular music – reflecting the fact that expertise in the use of traditional notation is not the highest priority in this field.
– To encourage the practical application of theoretical knowledge, particularly with regard to composition and improvisation.
– To encourage the academic study of popular music, including a knowledge of: the use of instruments and technology; performers, history, development and range of styles.

Subject Areas

The examination syllabus aims to particularly recognise and evaluate the following:

– A knowledge of scales, keys, chords and intervals.
– A knowledge of rhythmic notation.
– A knowledge of the performers, instrumentation, history, development and different genres of popular music.
– An understanding of popular music harmony and its application, with specific emphasis on the composition of chord progressions and the application of scales in improvisation.
– An understanding of transposition with regard to both chords and melodies.

(Quoted from www.popularmusictheory.org)

As well as helping you to pass the London College of Music grade examinations in popular music theory, the series will help you improve your musicianship.

Popular Music Theory Fees & Duration

Group

Stages Duration Monthly Fees
Level 1 3 months $98
Level 2 6 months $118
Level 3 9 months $138

Individual

Stages Duration Monthly Fees
Level 1 3 months $148
Level 2 6 months $168
Level 3 6 months $188

Courses Classical Music Theory

Individual

Grade Duration/Lesson Monthly Fees
Preliminary 45 mins $120
1 45 mins $130
2 45 mins $140
3 45 mins $150
4 45 mins $160
5 1 hour $170
6 1 hour $180
7 1 hour $190
8 1 hour $210

Courses Others

Maranatha Music School also offers other music lessons like:

– Saxophone
– Violin
– Classical Guitar
You may call us at 6226-7479 or drop us an email at info@maranathamusic.com.sg for more details. We will be glad to answer all your enquiries.