(Yamaha Music School
Certificate of Attendance for completion of Yamaha Electric Guitar Course (Step 3)
1997 GCE O
(St Patrick's Secondary School
English Language (B3), History (A2), Geography (B3), Mathematics (A2), Science (Phy/Chem) (A1), Principles of Accounts (B3), Chinese Lanuage (C6), Chinese Lanuage (Oral/Aural) (Pass)
Currently heavily involved in the music team in a church, playing electric guitar, acoustic and bass guitar from 2006 til present.
I have done short term acoustic guitar classes with people before and they have improved, receiving something out of the session. I have also conducted and taught a 3-day (mornings) acoustic guitar course for youth in Timor Leste and my translator herself was able to learn from the sessions. She also commented I should do more classes. The course grew from the first day at about 6 students to the last day with 13 students.
One of the things I don't believe in is rushing forward and just giving an information overload without first seeing that the student fully understands the portion formerly taught. I believe that the student needs to set the pace and the teacher has to be patient and guide where he or she can, and not just talk or show without actively accessing the needs. My goal is to see that at the end of every session, the student has learnt or realized something new and that he or she is encouraged to continue pursuing and not giving up.
Commitment Level Weekday evenings, after 730pm, last session to end by 930pm Saturday flexible Sundays Afternoons only