Saturday, June 27, 2020

Points worth Pondering

My motto to all music students:

The more you practises, the better you are and the more you like it provided you practise correctly and the vice versa will make you give up eventually.

  • Genius is not borned but is the result of hard work and proper nurturing. ~Anon
  • Good musicians execute their music but bad ones murder it. ~Anon
  • Music is what feelings sound like. ~Anon
  • Music is the poetry of the air. ~Richter
  • Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence. ~Robert Fripp
  • Music's the medicine of the mind. ~John A. Logan
  • Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. ~Confucius
  • It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself. ~J.S. Bach
  • Music is moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness and a gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order and leads to all that is good, true and beautiful. ~Plato 427-347 B.C
  • Music is the art of the prophets, the only art that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificant and delightful presents god has given us. ~Martin Luther
  • Where words fail, music speaks. ~Plato
  • If I don't practice one day, I know it; two days, the critics know it; three days, the public knows it. ~Jascha Heifetz
  • There is no top in muisc. There are always further heights to reach. ~Jascha Heifetz
An afterthought:
Anything which is worth doing is worth doing well - SO do your best and arrange time for it. Never say you don't have time - you "make" time. "Busy" is just an excuse for not doing your homework.

Plan, Do, Practice, Focus, Concentrate, Be Creative & Enjoy whatever comes - that is the way to succeed as a true musician. Learning is an infinity process.

Do the thing you like and you will never need to complain. One will never complain about how plentiful the food they like but a pinch of what they don't like will be too much. Dealing with obstacles, failure and problems in life will make one stronger, more experienced, wiser, more knowledgeable and more careful in the future AND be thankful for all that. Don't do or live a life of what others want you to live. You make your own decision, make your own choice, have your own opinion and most important of all - Live Your Own Life.

I strongly believe that everyone has a God-Given-Talent to excel in at least one thing in their life. So find it and make use of it. Everything is possible if you have the mind and heart for it. Remember "Man can go to the moon".

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Prelude Children Ensemble and Kian Kok String Quartet Performing for the Closing of the Welfare Month 26 July 2011

Lee Chan Ning, Tay Xin Le, Wendy Lo and Stephen Tseu.

Back Row: Jessica Kong, Chong Shi Ian, Yap Yi, Benjamin Chang, Cheong Xunyi, Chong Jo Lynn & Lauren Lok.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Lunch with former students from Sibu on 21 Mar 2011

The couples were here in Kota Kinabalu for their Wedding Photo Shoot. Jane is a former cello student of Yap Ling and piano student of Grace Lee. Henry Ling is a former "boy" from the 1st Sibu Company of the Boys' Brigade. Both were also members of the Orkestra Dewan Suarah Sibu (ODSS) where Yap Ling was their conductor. Yap Ling, Grace Lee, Jane Law & Henry Ling.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

4 Prelude Music students selected for Permata Seni Muzik

22 October, 4 of our young music talents from Prelude Music did a pre-concert performance in front of live audience at the foyer of the Istana Budaya Kuala Lumpur, in conjunction with the National Symphony Orchestra concert, appropriately themed as “Discovering Malaysia Young Stars”

Yap Yi (9) and Yap Qin (11), from SK ( C ) Anglo Chinese, Penampang ; Lauren Lok Hui Shan (10) from SRS Datuk Simon Fung; and Bryan Liew Chun-Sin (13) from Tshung Tshin Secondary School mesmerized the audience with their colorful traditional Sabah tribal costumes and their captivating music. Their repertoire included a medley of Gunung Kinabalu and Jambatan Tamparuli, The Entertainer, Blue Danube, Spring Song and La Paloma.

(back row from left: Yap Qin, Encik Zulkefli Ahmad [PSM Programme Coordinator], Bryan Liew)
(front row from left : Lauren Lok, Yap Yi.)
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Dinner with former violin student, Chan Ning LEE

Dinner treat by Chan Ning LEE and his parents at the Cafe TATU, Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, KK. Chan Ning is now studying Medicine at the King's College London. But he still keeps up with his violin playing a lot by joining the Universities of London Orchestra and playing chamber music. At the moment he is back in KK for Summer holidays and has been helping out in the JPO and the KKYO for the Tip of Borneo's Music Festival on 3 July in Kudat and the Kian Kok Youth Orchestra Concert on 14 August in KK.

Photo: Grace Lee, Yap Qin, Jessica Lee, Mr.Lee, Chan Ning, Yap Ling & Yap Yi

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