16 Aug 2019

WIS Instrumental and Voice Lessons 2019 – 2020

Music is good for you. It’s good for your well being, and it’s good for your brain health too. At West Island School we encourage our young people to engage and be active with music. Check out this short video about the work of Dr.Anita Collins who shares her research via TED-Ed.

We would like to encourage our young people to learn a musical instrument while at West Island School. It is important to us that you have as much information as possible concerning teachers and choices available.

The lessons are conducted by visiting instrumental and voice teachers, and are held during lunch breaks and between 3.30pm and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday in the music department at West Island School.

Students may be taught in groups or individually, depending on the teacher’s recommendation. Please note that tuition fees are set and billed by the visiting teachers, and all tuition arrangements are negotiated directly between the teacher, parent and student.

For the school year commencing August 2019, we are pleased to be able to offer tuition in the following instruments:

Piano
Ms Bonnie Chung
Tel: 9849 0856
Bonnie_uhr@hotmail.com

Flute
Ms Jacqueline Leung
Tel: 6338 7601
jacqueline.musictherapy@gmail.com

Clarinet, Saxophone, Theory
Ms Susan Edwards
Tel: 9177 8352
susangedwards@hotmail.com

Saxophone (limited spaces only)
Mr Oliver Smith          
Tel: 9677 6170
oliver.sax@gmail.com

Drum Kit
Mr John Abraham
Tel: 9833 3229
abravac@gmail.com

Guitar (electric & acoustic)
Mr Steve Gardner       
Tel: 2983 1014
gardnerguitar@icloud.com

Bass Guitar
Mr Jimmy Pittman
Tel: 9549 1579
jimmypittman89@gmail.com

Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium
Mr Gary Liu                            
Tel: 9081 7480
garyscliu@gmail.com

Er-Hu, Guzheng, Dizi, Yanqin
Mr Yuen
Tel: 9805 3060
cmus001@yahoo.com.hk

Zhong Ruan
Mr Justin Ng
Tel: 6409 1516
ngjustin125@gmail.com

There are a small number of instruments available for loan through the school. Please contact Ms Leigh Dalgarno, Head of Creative Arts, for further information.

To find out more about lessons, availability and tuition fees please contact the instrumental teacher directly to organise the lesson time and location. Lesson fees should be paid directly to the instrumental teacher.

When choosing an instrument it is important to consider the suitability and size. If you have any queries regarding choosing an appropriate instrument for your child we recommend consulting the music staff at West Island School or the instrumental music teacher directly.

If your child receives instrumental or voice lessons, they may be interested in joining a CAS music group offered at the school. The CAS opportunities offer additional value and rewarding musical experience allowing them to make faster progress.

Should you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact the music department.

Yours sincerely,

Ms Leigh Dalgarno                                                                   Mr Ben Jolly
Head of Creative Arts & Performance                                        Performance Leader
leigh.dalgarno@wis.edu.hk                                                        benjamin.jolly@wis.edu.hk