Professional Development Programme 2012
This year's PDP seminar for teachers offers an introduction to the new ABRSM Piano syllabus. Using practical demonstrations from Grades 1 to 8, ABRSM presenters will provide an in-depth guide to the new repertoire.
- Find out what an examiner is looking for when marking a performance
- Gain advice on how to reach for those extra marks
- Learn how to select pieces that suit your pupils' strengths and musical tastes
- Explore strategies for dealing with the challenges you face in your teaching
Access PDP resources
Venues and dates
|Singapore||16 July 2012 (1)||Singapore Post Centre|
Theatrette - Level 5
10 Eunos Road 8
(opposite Paya Lebar MRT station)
|17 July 2012 (2)|
|Kuala Lumpur||19 July 2012||Prince Hotel & Residence|
No.4 Jalan Conlay
50450 Kuala Lumpur
|Petaling Jaya||20 July 2012||Hilton Petaling Jaya|
2 Jalan Barat
46200 Petaling Jaya
|Kota Kinabalu||26 July 2012||Sutera Harbour Resort|
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard
88100 Kota Kinabalu
|Kuching||27 July 2012||Hilton Kuching|
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman
|Johor Bahru||29 July 2012||Persada Convention Centre (next to Puteri Pacific Hotel)|
Jalan Abdullah Ibrahim
80000 Johor Bahru
|Penang||30 July 2012||G Hotel|
168a Persiaran Gurney
|Jakarta||23 July 2012|
|InterContinental MidPlaza Hotel|
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav 10-11
|24 July 2012|
|Hong Kong||17 September 2012 |
(Part 1 - 09.00 ? 13.00)
Tsim Sha Tsui
|18 September 2012 |
(Part 2 - 09.00 ? 13.00)
Gary Matthewman BMus(Hons) PGDip(RCM) LTCL
Indonesia, Hong Kong and Singapore
Gary Matthewman returns following a very popular PDP tour in 2011.
Gary studied at the Royal College of Music and is now firmly established as one of Britain's leading collaborative pianists. He gives recitals worldwide, works as a repetiteur at the Royal College of Music, and is an examiner for ABRSM.
Vanessa Latarche FRCM Hon ARAM FTCL LRAM ARCM
Indonesia and Singapore
Professor Vanessa Latarche is Chair of International Keyboard Studies and Head of Keyboard Faculty at the Royal College of Music in London.
Vanessa is a moderator, trainer and diploma examiner for ABRSM, as well as a regular contributor to ABRSM?s Piano syllabus recordings and syllabus selections.
Loo Bang Hean
Bang Hean was a recipient of an ABRSM scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music (RCM), London, where he won numerous prizes and graduated with first class honours.
Since his return to Malaysia in 1995, Bang Hean has made regular appearances in solo recitals, chamber concerts and concerto performances. He has worked with various local orchestras and performed in all major local concert venues. A keen collaborative pianist, he is often invited to play with members of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in their chamber series at the Dewan Philharmonik Petronas. Bang Hean has also performed in Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Korea, England and Italy.
An active and dedicated educator, Bang Hean is an adjunct lecturer at UCSI University and is frequently invited to conduct seminars and workshops as well as adjudicate in music festivals and competitions around this region. He has examined for ABRSM and has co-presented PDP seminars on two previous occasions.
You will have the opportunity to buy ABRSM?s Selected Piano Exam Pieces and supporting publications from our guest retailer at a special discount rate. Please note that photocopied music will not be permitted for use at any ABRSM seminar.
Teacher pack and exclusive online resources
On the day, you will receive an ABRSM certificate of attendance and a teachers' pack with further information from ABRSM. You will also be given access details to our exclusive PDP website area where you will be able to download presenter seminar notes and follow links to all the resources mentioned by the presenters during the seminar.
PDP 2012 prize draw
All teachers who attend this year's seminar can enter our prize draw to win a set of ABRSM publications. Entry information will be provided during registration on the day of the seminar and presenters will award the prizes on stage.
Booking information and contact details
- Hong Kong booking information
- Indonesia booking information
- Malaysia booking information
- Singapore booking information
|T||+852 9105 6217|
|E||Send Petina an email|
|T||+852 9618 0900|
|E||Send Dorcas an email|
|E||Send Denis an email|
|E||Send Jamie an email|
|Singapore Symphonia Co Ltd|
ABRSM Representative Office
4 Battery Road #19-01
Bank of China Building
|E||Send Agnes an email|