MUSIC WORKSHOP(BEGINNER)

Details Application
Level
Beginner
Instrument
Bass Guitar Drum Set Keyboard
Duration
2 hours per session 1 session per week 6 sessions for 1 term 3 terms in total

Wanna learn to play music from scratch or pull out your dusty instrument from under your beds and start playing again? It’s never too late to begin exploring a life-long pursuit that is both fun and creative. Make good use of your time, energy and talent!

Connect with our Music Workshops:

We offer:

  • Small class size: 5-7 students for a more intensive learning environment;
  • Jamming session to learn to improise with other players; and
  • Guidance from experienced teachers and students from the advanced classes

Why should I Join?

  • Learn continually through our Beginner, Intermediate and Master class;
  • Meet other students with common interests; and
  • Opportunity to showcase your music and experience.

Fees: 

90% of the tuition fee ($1800 for 6 lessons) will be subsidised with a 90% attendance 

Who's eligible to attend?

Before diving into our great instrumental music programme, here is a quick checklist for you:

  • Aged 13-27 years
  • Have a real passion for your chosen instrument
  • Value this opportunity, and be committed to the programme

How can I take part?

Enrollment is now open!

STEP ONE: Write a paragraph to let us know the top reason why you would be a great student for our Music Workshop. (Chinese or English, no word limit)

STEP TWO: Submit the completed Application Form and paragraph by post to the Hong Kong Arts Centre

STEP THREE: Shortlisted applicants will be intereviewed in person 

Please submit the completed Application Form by post to the Hong Kong Arts Centre: 8/F, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong (Attn: Samantha Kwok) or by email to registration@hkac.org.hk. Successful applicants would be informed by email with payment methods, anyone with financial difficulty could call 25820246 for enquiries.

Detailed Schedules
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Guitar
Duration
18 sessions for 3 terms
Hours
12
Cost
$1800.00
Max class size
7
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Bass
Duration
18 sessions for 3 terms
Hours
12
Cost
$1800.00
Max class size
7
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Drum Set
Duration
18 sessions for 3 terms
Hours
12
Cost
$1800.00
Max class size
7
0
Dates
18.12.2015
Deadline
18.12.2015
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Dates
18.12.2015
Deadline
18.12.2015
Music Mentors
Tsui Chi Hung

Guitar

Tsui Chi Hung

Tsui Chin Hung is a Chinese composer, guitarist and conductor.

Raised in Hong Kong, and was educated at the Lok Sin Tong Young Ko Hsiao Lin Sec School, New Territories. Tsui began his musical studies as a pupil of Irina Boutyrskaya and Lap Hang Choi. He studied composition with Robert Drasnin and later conducting with Eímear Noone at University of California, Los Angeles Extension. He graduated from the Berklee College of Music, where he was admitted on a scholarship major in composition and studied under Shostakovich's pupil Yakov Gubanov. Tsui has also been coached by Francine Trester. He participated in the Los Angeles Conductor's Workshop at Los Angeles Ballet School in 2010, under the supervision of Noone. As a guitarist, Tsui studied at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles where he became a student of Jimmy Wyble, as well as Bruce Buckingham, Brad Rabuchin and Scott Henderson. In parallel to this he studied improvisation with Larry Koonse, Adam Rogers, Mick Goodrick and Hal Crook. He had attended seminars led by Charles Bernstein and masterclasses led by Theodore Antoniou, Gene Bertoncini and John Stowell. While in Boston, he also studied with guitarist Zaira Meneses at the New England Conservatory.

Tsui later received the Outstanding Stylist Award from Musicians Institute. Besides leading his own group, he has performed with many renowned artists, including Candy Lo, Kay Tse, Louis Cheung, Zhou Bichang, Dick and Cowboy, Josie Ho. Tsui has studied music from different cultures and has worked as a composer for various media. He collaborated with director Mike Shalyapin by writing the music for his recent reality show and has scored original short films by directors Aimee Long, Xing-Mai Deng, Laura Grose. His full-length album “Memories of Herbal” will be released in Fall 2014. Tsui has been appointed as composer for ALEA III Contemporary Music Ensemble's 2014 concert, On and On Theatre Workshop's Postcolonial God of Food and Black Bird Theatre's No One Party.

Soni Cheng @ GDJYB
Guitar

Soni Cheng is a guitarist and full-time musician majors in Digital Music and Sound Effects. She specializes in Pop, Rock, Funk, Alternatives and Shoegaze, and she loves developing her own set of finger style. In 2010 she formed the local indie band TickTock Museum and now she is the guitarist of GDJYB. She has participated in various musical performances at Silvermine Bay Music Festival 2013, GrassFest, Fringe Club and Hidden Agenda. In 2014, GDJYB is selected as one of the 23 New Rising Stars in Hong Kong’s New Music by Time Out Hong Kong Magazine.

Tomii Chan

Guitar

Hong Kong based 23 years old producer, composer, arranger, live/recording sessionist and singer-songwriter. Been active since 2012. 

 
Have worked with Canto-Pop artists like Andy Hui, Vivian Chan, C All Star, J Arie, Subyub Lee, Lowell Lo. Also active in local band scene, being the band leader for Jazz-Funk/Soul group Tri-deuces, guitarist/singer and producer for Indie Folk/Folk Rock group Stranded Whale, guitarist for Funk bank The Majestic G and supporting guitarist for Rockabilly band The Boogie Playboys
 
Given his varieties and willingness in exploring music, Tomii also participated in film scoring, producing soundtracks and co-op in production with different indie artists.
 
Wong Tak Chung

Bass

Wong Tak-­‐Chung is currently a local jazz bassist, studied with Tsang Tak-­‐Hong 曾德康 who is one of the most famous and versatile bassists in Hong Kong.  
In  2007,  after  Wong  was  awarded  the  best  bass  player  in  a  local  youth  music  competition,  he  decided  to  turn  his  passion  for  music  into  a  career  and  finally became a full-­‐time musician. 
Wong  Tak-­‐Chung  is  very  experienced  in  jazz  music  performing  with  different  musicians  and  groups.  He  has  been  playing  with  famous  musicians  such  as  Ted Lo(羅尚正),  Wilson  Lam(林之秋),  Andrew  Gander,  Orlando  Bonzi,  Dulip  Charith,  Bob Mocarsky, Ng Cheuk Yin(伍卓賢), Stephen Lam(林思聰), Ray Wang(王利名), Joey Ou(歐新明), Eddie Tang(鄧志和), Patrick Tang(鄧健泓), Rebecca Pan(潘迪華),Anthony Wong(黃耀明),C All Star e.t.c. He is now performing at Cali  Cali (TST), Peel Fresco, Fringe Club, Manchester United Bar. 
Wong  was  performing  in  the  Tai  Wan  Jazz  Festival  2009,  Beishan  World  Music  Festival 2011 and Beishan International Jazz Festival 2011. 
Wong is now playing with different groups, a song writer, and rearrangement

Arrangement reference:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-­‐D4NP3s1SIU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFqs0HsGUeo 

CMgroovy

Bass

CM is a bass guitar and double bass player from Hong Kong, active in the local indie and pop music scene. CM has been working with some of the top acts in Hong Kong, such as Sammi Cheng, Tat Ming Pair, Anthony Wong Yiu Ming, Miriam Yeung, Grasshopper, Chet Lam, Eman Lam, Endy Chow, Pong Nam, just to name a few. He has also worked with top classical musicians/orchestra, such as world renowned tenor singer Andrea Bocelli, virtuoso violinist Yao Jue, and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. 

CM is a member of the HUSband, the team of musicians who work closely with young diva Eman Lam (At17). Lam's first self-titled album "Eman Lam" was released in 2012 and has won rave review. The album has won the '2012 CASH Best Song of the Year" award, 'Best Cantonese Female Artiste', 'Best Recording' and 'Best HiFi Album' at the 13th Chinese Music Media Awards.

CM is the band leader of original Funk/Soul septet The Majestic G, a member of piano rock trio Brothers of Roadkill and jazz trio Freeminds. Recently, in an attempt to expand his sonic spectrum and explore different musical possibilities, CM has launched a bass solo experimental music project called [Begins Within]. 

When he is not busy making music, it is very likely that he is in Big Wave Bay surfing. If the wave is right, he most likely will be there even when he is busy making music.