Acoustic Guitar Courses
The Philips School Music Acoustic Guitar course is a well designed and comprehensive method for learning acoustic guitar. The content is centered around the ABRSM and RGT Acoustic Guitar graded programs, supplemented with the student's repertoire of choice from Mel bays / Alfred and other popular methods.
Skills developed in lessons include right hand finger technics, left hand finger technic, chords, scales, strumming patterns,’ finger-style’ studies and learning well-known melodies, plus an emphasis on musical knowledge, accompaniment playing and ABRSM aural awareness to develop your musical abilities. Note reading, songwriting, alternate tunings and rhythm skills also play an important role in the Acoustic Guitar syllabus.
For home practice students will need either a nylon or steel string guitar, of the appropriate size for their height, and body size.
Classical Guitar Courses
Having taught several thousands of students at PSM all these twenty years, we have used methods like carcassi, pumping nylon and Christopher parkening., compiling all the best things for an Indian student now the courses that are designed so carefully to fulfill your passion of classical guitar, once the foundation level is achieved we encourage the students to take the graded repertoire prepared by ABRSM publishing LONDON, and to move on to the grades till a diploma.
The PSM program in Classical Guitar studies is a comprehensive method for learning guitar that is appropriate for beginners ages 6 and up. Similar to traditional guitar lessons, all Classical Guitar students learn basic musical skills through reading, theory, and correct playing habits. Features of the program included yearly recitals, personally monitored courses and performances, and optional participation in local, state and international festivals, competitions, and examinations.
As an ABRSM accredited teaching institution, enrolled students have access to yearly graded music examinations which provide an internationally recognized qualification and record that is useful for gaining entry to higher education in the U.S. and abroad.
Drums & Percussion courses
The PSM program in drums is a comprehensive approach based on well-researched teaching techniques. Our well rounded curriculum covers everything from basic musicianship, ear training, rhythm reading, to stick technique, and drum kit. Opportunities for performance development include recitals, and ensemble concerts. We offer London College of Music examinations at this time, we do adhere to the LCM curriculum, which ensures logical progression, and development. Many of our students also participate in their school band/orchestra, and we offer support and training to succeed in this area.
"It is recognized that concepts of syncopation and different time values are not inherent. Such concepts require development in a logical method. The exercises and pieces [in the LCM examinations handbook] are designed to aid that development. Rudiments are played using the drum kit which it is hoped will help candidates to relate to their use in a wider sense, and avoid the scenario of such disciplines being learnt ‘just for the sake of an examination’, without any notion of their practical application, and consequently being forgotten almost instantly after the examinations."
"The progressive integration of the rudiments into the pieces as the examinations progress also aims to avoid this problem, and along with other technical requirements make this integration a worthwhile musical activity. The important technical and educational benefits of fundamental technique are thus gained in a positive and rewarding way."
Electronic Keyboards courses
Electronic Keyboard is a modern revolution in music making, it has millions of voices & rhythms hidden inside, we can say it ‘’all in one’’ instrument
At PSM we have programs to teach you the very basic to a professional level , that deal with all the features of an Electronic Keyboard
TONE / VOICE : The different sounds on the keyboard are called voices or tones . They are grouped under headings such as Reed, Strings, Brass, Pipe etc., so that pupils soon learn about instrumental families.
Many instruments these days offer a range of oriental sounds too, but in case not, a dual voice of banjo and harp makes a passable imitation of Chinese dulcimer! Most keyboards have the facility for dual voice, (the layering of two sounds at once).
You may want to play Piano on left hand and strings on right hand , split the voices from middle C and above you can take strings and Middle C below you can take Piano, Work out how to access split voice.
Touch : touch sensitivity helps the player to control the dynamics and perform the piece with lots of expression
It can be seen that the LEFT HAND is kept busy attending to many aspects of the registration.
Rhythm : The keyboard offers you a wealth of rhythmic backing styles from Samba, to Viennese Waltz, or Swing. It can be used on its own as a drum pattern and can be stopped and started during a piece.
Accompaniment : When the accompaniment is engaged, notes played from the F # below middle C downwards (although the precise note can be altered) produce harmonies. Without the rhythm engaged, you will hear soft string chords, which remain only as long as your hand depresses the keys. When sync-start is activated, a rhythmic orchestrated accompaniment in your chosen style and tempo will begin as soon as you play LH notes, and continue in one harmony until you change the chord.
Harmonization : Even in the very first lesson pupils can learn to supply tonic and dominant chords for a song (eg ‘One man went to mow') and soon they will be able to accompany tunes needing three chords (eg ‘My bonnie lies over the ocean).
Electric Bass Guitar courses
The PSM program in Electric Bass is a comprehensive course designed to train students in all aspects of Electric Bass playing, including technique, reading, repertoire, and theory/harmony/ear training. Beginner students work through the RGT Early Grades bass material, while more advanced players are placed according to an initial evaluation into an RGT grade.
From the very beginning, students are exposed to a variety of styles including rock, swing, jazz, blues, funk, Latin and reggae.
Live performance opportunities are available to students in the Annual recital concert that is conducted every year in the month of December.
Electric Guitar courses
The Philip’s School brings you this accelerated Electric Guitar Course designed to take you from beginner to intermediate player in no time. The instruction with world renowned guitarist methods takes you step-by-step through the basics. You start by learning the parts of the guitar, proper hand position, tuning, essential chords and scales, lead patterns, practice tips, rhythm techniques and exercises to build hand coordination. You then move onto advanced lead guitar techniques like Hammer-ons, pull offs, bending and complete rhythm progressions. This comprehensive course will get you ready to play in your own band.
The Piano Studies program at PSM provides comprehensive training to children ages 5.5 and older. Our unique approach combines the best of traditional teaching methods with cutting edge pedagogical systems such as the Suzuki Method. Our instructors are all highly trained professional musicians with a passion for teaching. Our students regularly achieve perfect scores in local and national competitions, and gain a love of music and performing.
While each instructor has their own individually developed curriculum and set of books & teaching materials that they use, all students are encouraged to follow the ABRSM (Royal Schools of Music) progression of technique and repertoire, so that they will be qualified in the event that they wish to enroll for the grade exams.
The Piano Studies curriculum covers all aspects of piano playing including repertoire, technique, and sight-reading as well as important subjects such as music theory, ear-training, music history, rhythm training, and general musicianship. More advanced students in theory can take the ABRSM theory exam.
The PSM program in Classical Violin Playing is a comprehensive method for learning violin that is appropriate for beginners ages 6 and up. Similar to traditional piano lessons, all Classical Violin students learn basic musical skills through reading, theory, and correct playing habits. Features of the program included yearly recitals, group courses and performances, and optional participation in local, state and international festivals, competitions, and examinations.
As an ABRSM accredited teaching institution, enrolled students have access to yearly examinations WHICH ARE CONDUCTED AT OUR SCHOOL PREMISES , provide an internationally recognized qualification and record that is useful for gaining entry to higher education in the U.S. and abroad.
Wood winds courses
Our woodwinds program is great for students who play an instrument in school band/orchestra, and who would like to improve their skills through private study. Weekly lessons with a professional, plus a yearly recitals focusing on solo music, will foster a deeper knowledge and understanding of music and connection to the instrument. Other benefits include technical development, sight-reading skills, theory, ear training, interpretation, and many other topics that would never be covered through group lessons in school.
Students who study privately also achieve much higher scores on local, state, and national competitions & festivals.
Younger students who are not yet ready for a band instrument can begin with recorder lessons, either as their main instrument, or in combination with piano lessons.