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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
HORN player, Tan Chai Suang
KUCHING: International Music House (IMH) will hold a recital by renowned horn player Tan Chai Suang accompanied by pianist Wong Chee Yean on Aug 15. IMH will also hold a brass workshop and piano masterclass on Aug 14 from 7pm to 9pm, giving the music lovers the opportunity to meet the two musicians.
A publicity release yesterday said Tan is a graduate of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore, who studies under Han Chang Chou, principal horn player of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. She is also a recipient of the inaugural Borneo Reeds Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Professional Development Prize 2014.
In 2011, Tan won the Best Horn prize at the Brass Explosion competition. With the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Horn Ensemble, Tan received second prize in the senior division of the Singapore Ensemble Competition. She has appeared with many ensembles such as the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
An active participant in international festivals and competitions, she has attended the Jeju Summer Festival in Korea, the Chiayi City International Band Festival in Taiwan, the 13 Festival Internazionale dei Duichi d’Acquaviva in Italy, and the BI’serurlaub in Austria among others.
Tan has also performed in the master classes of Hermann Baumann, Stefan Dohr, Stefan Hinterholzer, Raimund Zell, Michael H’Itzel and Olivier Darbellay. She will commence her studies at the Hochschule Luzern (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts) in Switzerland next month.
For more information or to reserve a place for the workshop, master class or horn recital, contact 082-424 658, visit IMH official facebook page, www.facebook.com/IMHKuching.
KUCHING: Educators did a survey on the state of higher learning in Asia and found out that there is too great a focus, on imparting a narrow of skills rather than on educating students broadly. Many higher learning institutions emphasise professional education and forget character cultivation. We want to prepare students to work professionally and live soundly.
Colleges in Asia often focused less on the arts and humanities because they felt the pressure to concentrate on the sciences. That is because the global university rankings include measures of scientific research in their calculations.
IMH Academy has successfully nurtured and groomed its tertiary students into professional musicians over the past 10 years. Whether it be in performance, teaching, lecturing, arranging, recording, composing, conducting or band coaching, its students have gone on to complete their Bachelor in Music qualification in style and have proved themselves in their respective career choice.
Many students are now aware of the focus on the sciences which is getting too competitive. They are now making their way to a career in the arts and music is an area with lots of potential. They are now making their way to a career in the arts and music is an area with lots of potential
Students say that it is a choice of their own passion and they know they it is a career they will be happy with for life. Rather than choose careers that are crowded in the market, with no job prospects when they graduate, they know that the Music Industry is still very untapped and there is a lack of expertise in the region, especially in Sarawak.
In the cities of Miri ,Bintulu, Sibu and Limbang, many students are aware that they will have very good future if they graduate as professionals ,as there is hardly any qualified people in the region. Talented and intelligent musicians are rare and hard to come by. Many are musical, but more often than not, they lack the discipline and academic qualifications for leadership skills and positions.
Students who have passed their SPM or STPM with at least credits in English and Grades 7 or 8 in their major instrument, may opt to take the IMH diploma twinning with Australian Universities such as University of Tasmania , University of Southern Queensland or James Cook University, University of South Wales Prifysgol in Britain and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore. Others who do not yet make the required qualifications, may opt to do the foundation year first. There are also options for students who do not have the music qualifications but are already performers in their own fields, to apply for the diploma in collaboration with the University Malaysia Sabah program. This program only needs credits in Bahasa Melayu and passes in SPM. Auditions are in progress and students may come in to IMH Academy to be assessed or to discuss their level of intake with the Director of Studies.
IMH graduates in Music are very marketable ,because they are able to do multi tasking in teaching, performing, arranging, music technology, recording, jingle writing etc and many who have graduated with honours, won prizes at the Universities, etc have got jobs that already getting them with good work experience .In the teaching line, students who opt to major in teaching and lecturing, take up education units such as Principles of teaching , Pedagogy and hands on teaching attached to the Junior music school.
For more information, please contact Mdm. Surie at 082-424 658 or drop by at IMH Academy, 2 ½ mile Rock Road.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
As we approach the last quarter of the year and with school holidays just round the corner, we encourage students to continue their lessons to keep up with their performance and improve their playing skills. For those who will be away for holidays, students are advised to inform their respective teachers for proper arrangement of replacement classes for we do not want students to miss out lessons that will eventually hold back their progress especially for those who are preparing for exams next year.
Due to parking shortage, IMH is looking into this matter to provide convenience for our customers. Parents who intend to drop in to pay fees, may call our front office in advance for receipts to be ready upon payment or for our staff to bring the receipts to your car the moment you arrive at IMH. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank all parents for their understanding and cooperation.
There are several interesting year end programmes and upcoming holiday events for students to participate and enjoy. Details will be out soon. Stay tuned!
We would like to listen to your feedbacks and suggestions. There will be a suggestion box for parents to send in suggestions for improvements and better services, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Though we may not be able to fulfill all your expectations, rest assured we are doing our best to ensure a “Rebranding” and improved service provider as an excellent one stop education specialist centre for you.
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Located next to IMH Rock Road (below Language Specialist House), IMH Café offers a variety of delicious and healthy home cooked meals and other local delicacies. Whether it is for a meal or a cup of coffee, IMH Café provides convenience to students and parents alike with its homely and friendly ambience and freshly prepared meals.
IMH Café also offer take away packed meals service for students which is made available upon request by calling the café through 082 424658. Kindly refer to the meal package/menu attached. Suggestions for café are welcome through email at floridaSClaw@gmail.com Or by calling 082 424658 extension 22
IMH Cafe opens from 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m. from Monday to Saturday. IMH Café serves no pork and does not use MSG. Be our guest!
SALES AND PROMOTIONS CAMPAIGNS
1. September – October Enrolment Campaign. Enrol and receive a cash voucher worth RM30 for redemption for any musical instrument. Terms and conditions applied.
2. ‘Introduce – a – friend – to – IMH Group of Companies’ Campaign. Introduce a friend (non IMH student) to IMH and receive a voucher and some gifts depending on the courses. Campaign starts now till December. Terms and conditions applied.
3. Book sales for stock clearance! We have Bach to Debussy and Urtext for you to choose from. Browse through our wide range of repertoires and own them at a fraction of a price. Hurry! While stock last!
4. Have you ever thought of learning vocal, guitar or drum as your 2nd or 3rd instrument? If yes, now is the best time and opportunity for you! In conjunction with IMH Vocal, Guitar and Drum campaign, IMH has a superb promotional package deal for students to enjoy. It is a month of great deals and bargains, don’t you think? So, what are you waiting for? Call us at 082 424658 or visit us at IMH Rock Road for further details.
1. Congratulations to all students on their excellent results in the recent ABRSM and LCM performance exam! We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to parents for their continuous support.
2. We are pleased to announce that IMH has launched its resident orchestra under the baton of IMH very own experienced conductor, Mr. George Tay. As we are short of brass players, we encourage students to take up trumpet or trombone as their 2nd instrument and be trained to play in the orchestra.
3. Please be informed that although we have discontinued the IMH vouchers, all past vouchers issued are still valid for redemption.
2013 Educational Trip
The Academy students recently went on an educational trip to Kuala Lumpur to watch the Towering Ninth Concert at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas played by our very own Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestra performed Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 which has a unique finale with a setting for four soloists backed by the Transylvannia State Philharmonic Choir. Before the students went on the trip they were guided to read up on the background of the symphony.
Students are also exposed to the professionalism of the orchestra members and the protocol required for an orchestra performance. The Academy constantly arrange activities for the students to increase their knowledge in areas related to music and to develop their own perception of their musical pathway.
IMH Academy offers school leavers an opportunity to seek higher education while continuing their passion for music with affiliations with Australian, British and Singaporean universities as well as local universities. For more information on this course, please give us a call at 082 424658 or visit us at IMH Rock Road.
IT can be said music plays a significant role in our lives as there is hardly anyone not touched by music in some ways — whether for the enjoyment in performing or listening to soothing tunes from classical to pop.
This rings true for medical student Ryner Lai who plans to continue playing the piano when his undergraduate medical programme starts in London this September.
KUCHING: IMH Academy here offers school leavers the opportunity to seek higher education while continuing their passion for music.
Students who have passed their SPM or STPM with at least credits in English and Grades 7 or 8 in their major instrument, may opt to take the IMH Diploma twinning with Australian universities such as University of Southern Queensland, University of Western Australia or James Cook University.
They can also gain entry into our local universities such as the Univesiti Sains Malaysia in Penang or even in Singapore at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.
KUCHING: Musicians and the like will stand to benefit from the International Music House (IMH) 33rd anniversary sale beginning July 10.
There will be unbelievable discounts for stock clearance and as a return to the society for 33 years of success in Kuching’s music industry. The sale will be unprecedented with low prices for all types of instruments.
Students enrolling and buying instruments will not only get unbelievable prices and discounts but also cash vouchers and free gifts for some instruments, new offers for teaching materials, and a wide range of new instruments at never-before-seen prices.