Written by Simon Cheong
Thursday, 02 April 2009 00:41
This article written by me was published in the Classical Guitar Society Malaysia‘s website and is reproduced here.
On 20 November 2008, I was invited to teach an ensemble from St Gabriel’s Secondary School from Singapore at the Grand Season’s Hotel, Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur. Ms Pan Shiyun, the education officer was here with the school’s guitar teacher Mr Daniel Lim. There were 30 students who took part and they played 3 pieces for me to listen to. They played Child, Quizas,quizas, quizas and Summer’s Breeze. After hearing them, I asked them which piece would they like me to work on with them and they wanted Summer’s Breeze. I spent the whole two hours working on the piece with them. I hope that I had managed to help them improve on the playing of the piece and wish them a happy, and have a great, performance in the near future.
After the class, Ms Pan was on hand to give me a token of appreciation – their schools year book, T-Shirt and medal. In return, I gave to Ms Pan and Daniel our Society’s T-Shirt and copies of my arrangemnents of Tanah Pusaka (solo and quartet), Mak Inang (solo) and Putra Putri/Mak Inang (quartet) for their schools library.
Below are some Photos that has been very badly taken as my 14 year old son is really not a professional photographer but was on hand to help out while my 16 year old was taking the video.