About Ms Jin Loh

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ABRSM Music Theory 
Online Lesson/Class/Teacher 

ABRSM music theory grade 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8 online lessons/classes/teacher in Bangsar, Mon't Kiara, Sri Hartamas, Desa Sri Hartamas, Damansara Heights, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (ttdi), Bandar Utama, Damansara, Ampang, Petaling Jaya (pj), Kuala Lumpur (kl), Selangor, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Pahang, Malacca (Melaka), Negeri Sembilan, Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu, Sabah, Sarawak, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong and other international countries.

Ms. Jin Loh is an international music coach/teacher who train and teaches students from various international countries. She has been teaching music for more than 20 years.

Majority of Ms. Jin Loh's music theory students scored High Distinctions in grade 1-5 ABRSM music theory exams. Some theory student scored eg. almost full marks 99/100 marks; some grade 5 theory students scored 98/100 marks and Grade 6 theory students scored Distinctions..etc.

In the new ABRSM online music theory exam (new format/syllabus from 2021), Ms Jin Loh's theory student ~ Celine See, scored High Distinction, almost full marks 73/75 marks in the new ABRSM online music theory grade 4 exam. Celine learnt her ABRSM music theory lessons 100% via Ms Jin Loh's online ABRSM music theory lessons.

Ms Jin Loh's Online Music Theory Teaching Demo

ABRSM Grade 8 Music Theory Online Lesson Demo 

~ combining Technology + Music Teachings by Ms Jin Loh

Ms Jin Loh’s online music theory lessons are unique and effective, as proven by her music theory students' latest international music theory exams high distinctions results. 

Ms Jin Loh thinks that it is important for students to really hear the music excerpts/scores printed on music theory books. If students could hear the sound demonstrated or played out, they may understand music theory better. Instead of just learning music theory through reading, memorizing rules or analyzing printed music scores on papers, Ms Jin Loh put in extra effort to prepare music excerpts/scores to be "played out" for students to listen, in order for students to understand certain music concepts better.

Depending on the music excerpts/music scores’ instruments, Ms Jin Loh try to arrange these music excerpts/scores to be played on the specific instruments such as on harpsichord, piano, oboe, cello..etc instruments, for students to listen.

For example, when Ms Jin Loh teaches her grade 6/7/8 theory students eg. what is harmonic sequence? What is figured bass? Ms Jin Loh uses the Harpsichord instrument to “play out’ music excerpts by eg. J.S.Bach (eg. from the ABRSM theory books music excerpts) for students to listen, while Ms Jin Loh explains to students.

J.S. Bach keyboard compositions were written for keyboard instrument eg. Harpsichord, not really for piano instrument during the Baroque period. Therefore, it is better for students to listen to the music excerpts played by the authentic instrument - the harpsichord, instead of using another modern instrument such as piano to substitute.

This video is an example of how Ms Jin Loh's music theory grades 6/7/8 students listen to Trio Sonata/Figured Bass music excerpt (from ABRSM Music Theory in Practice Grade 8 page 33 exercise 43) played on Violin I + Violin II + Harpsichord. This audio sound is specially prepared by Ms Jin Loh for her music theory students. By listening to how Trio Sonata sounds like, it will help her music theory students to understand what is figured bass, trio sonata...etc as Ms Jin Loh explains these music theory to her students.

To learn music, one needs to learn music theory. Music theory is the same for all musical instruments. Whether you would like to learn music theory for guitar, cello, violin, flute, singers, piano and other musical instruments. Learning music theory helps music students to for example know how to read music notes and understand various music symbols meanings.

Ms. Jin Loh has 22 years of music teaching experiences. She teaches and prepares her music theory students to sit for the ABRSM (Associated Board of The Royal School of Music) theory exams from grade 1 till grade 8.

Music Theory Grade 1

   Students learn to read notes for example, C (Do), D (Re), E (Mi), F (Fa), G (Sol) in treble clef and bass clef.

♪   Study different types of basic music rhythm and their values. For example, minim (half note) worth 2 counts or equal 2 crotchet beats (quarter note).

♪  Learn what is major scale and its key signatures? For example, C Major, F Major (Bb), G Major (F#) and D major (F#, C#).

♪   Learn basic music symbols e.g. repeat signs.

♪   Italian music terms/words meanings for example, Allegro is quick.

Music Theory Grade 2

♪   Study other music rhythm and their values. For example, semiquaver (sixteenth note) worth 1/4 count.

♪   Learn to read higher and lower notes in treble clef and bass clef with 2 ledger lines.

♪  Learn what is minor scale and its key signatures? For example, D minor has Bb key signature.

♪  Learn to compose 4 bar rhythm.

Music Theory Grade 3

♪   Study smaller or faster music rhythm. For example, demisemiquaver (32nd note) worth 1/8 count.

♪   Learn intervals eg. how to know if an interval is major 3rd or minor 3rd.

♪   Learn how to group notes together, when to do beaming (when to connect notes tails  together).

♪   Study simple phrase structure. How to identify music phrase or sentence in a music score.

Music Theory Grade 4

♪   Learn new clef: alto clef that is used by Viola player.

♪   Study about double sharps and double flats.

♪  Study music short forms and various music ornaments eg. trills, mordent.

♪  Introduction to orchestral music families e.g. Strings, Woodwind, Brass and Percussion families.

Music Theory Grade 5

♪  Students learn how to do transpositions in major 2nd, major 3rd higher or lower.

♪   How to name chords eg. chord I, chord IV.

♪   How to compose a 8 bars melody?

♪   Learn more about orchestral instruments their performance directions..etc

Music Theory Grade 6 - Grade 8

♪  Students learn completely new topics in music. Very different from grades 1- 5 music theory topics.

♪  Students learn about figured bass, how to realise or write figured bass.

♪  Students learn to compose 16 bars melody with modulations (change to different key).

♪  Different musical periods in history and its music characteristics.

♪  Orchestrations.