KUCHING, 16th May 2015 – IMH Music House students celebrated Mother’s Day by showering gratitude on their mothers who gave them love and the gift of music.
They gave their best music performances which made mothers present beam with pride and joy. From young, they were trained to hold their composure and display confidence and skills. They showed their ability with trained poise and style. Performances such as vocals, guitars, keyboards, and violins were beautifully rendered; the music dedicated specially to their mothers. The evening closed when all mothers received CDs as gifts from IMH.
To discover learning through music and culture for early childhood learners and oral communication skills, visit the JLH Open Day tomorrow, May 17 from 10am to 3pm.
The Junior Learning House (JLH) Kindergarten and Childcare Centre, a well-established preschool, prides itself on being the centre that pioneered the use of creative music,drama and self-propelled thinking skills for learning, is now enrolling new applicants.
Its curriculum, based broadly on the New Zealand early childhood curriculum, emphasised different strands of learning – through play and integrated with the Malaysia Preschool curriculum. It offers a wealth of developmentally appropriate experiences for children to grow happily and develop as competent and confident learners.
“Young children are just like flowers and treasures. They need to be cared for; valued and nurtured by experienced and caring gardeners to blossom into beautiful and colourful flowers and individuals,” said JLH Kindergarten Principal Valerie Wong.
At JLH Kindergarten, students will be exposed to JLH Reading Programme, the UK’s GINN reading series, and oral communication exams by University of West London are available for three years-old and above.
Creative and communicative development is nurtured in a very stimulative learning environment and outdoor activities.
In addition, students would be proficient in three major languages: English, Mandarin and Bahasa Melayu. Music courses are also offered – junior piano, junior violin and junior ukulele course, where students participate after class.
JLH philosophy ensures music, culture and moral as powerful tools for character building.
At JLH Childcare Centre, children develop strong foundations in personality and character building. The centre also offers after-school care.
JLH is located at 1941-1942, Lorong Batu, Off 2.5 Mile, Rock Road, Kuching. For more information, call 082 – 424 658 or 016 – 879 4658 or email email@example.com.
KUCHING: Homegrown IMH Academy, established since 1999 for music education in East Malaysia, is now accepting applications for the May intake of Diploma in Music.
The first and only private college in Sarawak offering tertiary music education approved by the Ministry of Education and accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), it offers the two-year programme where students study a wide spectrum of modules including major and minor performance, music history, music pedagogy, orchestration, arranging and composition to name a few.
Students will also be exposed to Sarawak music instruments to have a better understanding of ethnic music roots and heritage at the academy.
“We are training our graduates, in whatever area of music they choose be it classical, contemporary or technology to have understanding of their roots and their own heritage and see how to bring these to the area of their expertise so that the music will be done in taste and refinement. Not destroy our arts,” IMH Academy executive director Dr Geraldine Law-Lee said, stressing on the importance of exercising care with traditional music.
IMH’s Business Development/Corporate Affairs Ho Swee Jack explained upon completion of the programme, a student can either look for a job with this nationally recognised qualification, or articulate into a Bachelor Degree with advance standing from IMH Academy’s partnering universities in Malaysia and overseas.
IMH’s partnering universities include University of Tasmania, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, University of South Wales, Universiti Sains Malaysia and Universiti Sabah Malaysia.
The minimum entry requirement for this Diploma in Music Programme is 3 credits in SPM (including Maths and English) and at least Grade 6 theory/practical qualification for piano major, or Grade 5 for other instrument major.
“However, for those who do not have formal training in music but can play an instrument or sing well, we will provide intensive courses to help develop the required skills and knowledge before they enrol themselves in this programme,” Ho said.
In IMH, students are required to attend an audition as part of the entry requirement in order for IMH to identify their strength and weaknesses.
One of the unique features of studying a specific module such as pedagogy will be placed in any of the subsidiary companies within the group for practicum and therefore have the opportunity to get hands-on experience.
In addition, IMH is consistently involved in may local and international musical events where students will be given a chance to perform on stage in those events.
Ho pointed out: “Some of the major events which involve IMH students include Gawai Celebration 2012 at Pullman Hotel, AIFFA 2013, Azam’s 31st Anniversary Luncheon at Hilton Kuching and Una Noche de Musica 2014 at ACCPC St. Joseph’s Kuching to name a few.”
At IMH Academy, students will be learning from experienced and qualified lecturers, as well as many frequent visits by world renowned musicians and concert pianists to conduct master classes and workshops.
Apart from teaching staff, IMH is also fully equipped with its own small and larger auditorium, simple recording facilities for education purpose and library that houses hundreds of titles related to classical and contemporary music.
Students enrolled in this programme are entitled to apply for PTPTN loan. Parents can also withdraw part of their EPF savings to fund their children’s education.
Music alway brings joy as well as fulfilment as a career. Graduates of this diploma will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to be a professional performer, educator, and even a successful music business owner.
Under their professional tutelage, IMH has produced many successful musicians who have achieved excellence in teaching, performing and even running their own music business.
This diploma in Music is particularly suitable for those who already have some prior training in music to develop their fullest music potential and to contribute to the social welfare of the community.
For more information about IMH Academy, visit us at www.imh.my or like our official facebook page at www.facebook.com/IMHKuching.
For enrolment, please call 082 – 424 658 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.