Year of 2018 Miss Jin Loh Received

Trinity College London (UK) Letter of Commendation/Appreciation for Her Outstanding Music Students Exam Results 

Miss Jin Loh Received

ABRSM (UK) Letter of Commendation/Appreciation for Her Outstanding Music Student Exam Result 

The 5th Hong Kong International Music Festival 2018 Music Competition Winner - Bronze Medal (Malaysia Region)

Congratulations to Miss Jin Loh's Singing Diploma (ATCL) music student, Alyson Ng, for winning in the recent 2018 Year "5th Hong Kong International Music Festival 2018 Music Competition". Alyson Ng won Bronze Medal (3rd Prize) in the Malaysia region. This is her first time taking part in a singing competition. Alyson Ng is selected to represent Malaysia to compete in the final round singing competition in Hong Kong. However unfortunately Alyson is unable to travel to Hong Kong during the final round competition in Hong Kong... 

Miss Jin Loh's Piano Diploma Students Represented Malaysia and Won Gold, 1st Prize in National Round, Silver Prize, 2nd Prize in International Piano Competition

Miss Jin Loh’s ABRSM (UK) Practical Music Student High Distinction Exam Result 144/150 marks

ABRSM (UK) High Scorer's Music Result High Distinction 144/150 marks

Distinction: 130-150 marks
Merit: 120-129 marks
Pass: 100-119 marks

~ Miss Jin Loh's music student was specially invited by ABRSM (UK) to perform in ABRSM High Scorer's Music Concert.

Mid Year of 2019 Miss Jin Loh’s Trinity College London (UK) Singing Student's Exam Result - High Distinctions 94/100 Marks 

High Distinction (94/100 Marks) 

Distinction: 80 marks and above
Pass: 60-79 marks

Congratualions to Alicia Lao, Miss Jin Loh's singing student who scored High Distinctions 94/100 marks in the recent singing exam. Alicia scored FULL MARKS (30/30 marks) in "Accuracy & Fluency" singing section + FULL MARKS (10/10 marks) in Programme Notes & Presentation.

Year of 2018 Miss Jin Loh’s Trinity College London (UK) Singing Students Exam Results - All High Distinctions 95/100 Marks and 91/100 marks 

Trinity College London (UK) Singing May 2018 Exam Result 

100% pass with High Distinction (90-95/100 Marks) 

Distinction: 80 marks and above
Pass: 60-79 marks

All Miss Jin Loh's singing students scored High Distinctions 95/100 marks and 91/100 marks. Miss Jin Loh is all the students' first singing teacher.

Professional Jazz/Contemporary Piano Lessons/Classes in Malaysia

Jazz/Contemporary piano lessons/classes in Bangsar, Hartamas Heights, Damansara Heights, Mon't Kiara, Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (KLGCC), Sri Hartamas, Desa Sri Hartamas, Bandar Utama, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (TTDI), Petaling Jaya (P.J.), KLCC and Kuala Lumpur (K.L.)  in Malaysia by experienced Jazz/Contemporary piano instructor/teacher/pianist.

How to Play Jazz Piano?

Playing jazz piano is very enjoyable because one gets to play a jazz piece/song in his or her own style. To learn jazz piano, one needs to learn how to play jazz piano improvisation, jazz scales piano (I.e. Blues scales, Dorian scales, natural minor scales), jazz piano voicings, jazz and contemporary piano theory/harmony and Ear Training/Jazz Aural. Besides learning jazz piano, students would also learn how to play blues piano and other jazz piano or contemporary piano playing styles.

Jazz and contemporary music harmony/theory is very different from the Classical music theory (I.e. ABRSM music theory) that Classical musicians studied. In this jazz and contemporary music harmony/theory course, students learn about the different music modes and their characteristic (I.e. Lydian scale, Mixolydian scale), the available chord tensions for example, V7(b9, #9, #11) for different chords, Sus4 chords, Reharmonization, chord substitution and modal interchange.

Utilizing this jazz and contemporary harmony/theory knowledge, a jazz musician understands how to make a chord sound ‘jazzy’ by adding different chord tensions. They know how to make a song sound ‘Bluesy’ by using Blues scales and Blues characteristic notes in their playing. A jazz musician would normally reharmonize the chords given on the lead sheet or real book according to their personal styles or preferences. This is also done by applying the knowledge learnt from jazz and contemporary harmony/theory.

Ear Training/Jazz aural is another important subject that Jazz musicians need to work on/practice. Ear Trainings help to improve and strengthen our sense of rhythm and to train our ‘inner ears’. It enables us to transfer the melodic line or ideas that we ‘hear’ in our head while improvising, to playing the actual notes out on piano spontaneously and accurately.

Miss Jin Loh would prepare and design some jazz piano exercises for her students to work on according to their levels, for examples, exercises on jazz piano progressions, jazz piano riff, piano jazz licks and jazz piano voicings.

Minimum music requirements to study this Professional Jazz and Contemporary Music Classes/Lessons conducted by  Miss Jin Loh are: -

♪  Practical: Grade 8 and above's (piano diploma) music students.

♪  Music Theory: Grade 5 and above.

Note: Miss Jin Loh does not teaches lower grades piano (piano beginner till piano grade 7) students this jazz piano class. This Professional Jazz piano class is technically demanding, thus it is more suitable for more advanced classical pianist who are interested to further explore their piano studies in the jazz field. 

♪  For students who may not have the above requirements yet, you may consider taking the ABRSM Jazz Piano Lessons/Classes first. This ABRSM Jazz Piano Lesson/Class is also suitable for pianists who would like to sit for Jazz Piano exams.

Music is Love.

Love is Music

~ Jin Loh