Hark Music Junior - Singing Vocal, Guitar, Piano lessons for kids


Never had the chance...
As a young child who love music so much, Mr. Amos Teo (the founder of Hark Music) never had the chance to take up music lesson formally. At times, he would blame his parent for not having been able to afford it.

He then taught himself how to read music and how to play the piano but he always felt that something was missing. The essence of appreciating and expressing the music was just not present. It was simply a process of reading notes and translating them to the keys.

That was the time he knew that the only path to learning music was not through traditional classical music methods. They were not designed for today’s learners and for the modern styles of music.

 

His intense passion for music and tireless search for a way to play music without instructions motivated him to develop a system that allowed him to teach himself. He continued to explore playing the guitar and singing using his natural music senses and started performing at school events and music cafes.

So, it happened for a good reason.

He began to do some “reverse-engineering” on his musical skills which enlightened him to develop the S.K.T. (Sense, Knowledge, Technicalities) approach. This approach breaks down the skills needed to express and understand music into simple and achievable learning steps.

To integrate all the learning components effectively, he created The EXPRESSWAY™ learning system. This proven method allows anyone to achieve results in the shortest time possible while enjoying the music learning process.

 

Even as a completely self-taught musician, he has composed and produced original songs for local talents. “Keeping Running”, “No More Hiding”, “Love Song to SG”, “Compass”, “It's Enough”, and “What Would I Be”, to name a few, have received national airplay on television and radio. Click here to watch...

 

He also served as a judge of numerous singing competitions including SAFRA The Ultimate Voice, Rhapsody (NUS), Talent Quest (NTU), Melody of Hope (Singapore Kindness Movement)


Continue to benefit more people
We are constantly innovating our teaching methods and personalising programmes that cater to the modern learners.

 

Besides providing the traditional weekly-lesson option, we have pioneered the 1-day JumpStart programme that revitalise and accelerate the learning process. This has become our signature programme for music lovers who have difficulty committing to a weekly lesson or simply wish to have a musical breakthrough in 1 day.



Some facts

• Year established: 1999

• Main genre: Contemporary Pop (English and Mandarin)

• Age group of learners at Hark Music: Age 7-20 (24%), Age 21-35 (45%), over 35 (31%)

• Free beyond classroom supports: Learning aids, CDs Library, OpenStage (to gain performing experience)

• All our coaches are teaching exclusively at Hark Music

For Corporate

Through the years, we have also provided our training & entertainment services to numerous organisations.


• Starhub Ltd
• Standard Chartered Bank
• Creative Technology Ltd
• Knowledge Universe Singapore
• Singapore Refinery Company Pte Ltd (SRC)
• Housing Development Board (HDB)
• Alliance Entertainment Pte Ltd
• Wyeth Nutritionals
• SAFRA
• CITISPA
• National Library Board (NLB)
• Singapore Development Unit (SDU)
• Single Mingles Pte Ltd
• National University of Singapore (NUS)
• Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
• Singapore Management University (SMU)
• Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP)
• Marketing Institute of Singapore (MIS)
• CT Hansen International - Miss Earth Singapore 2009

• Westwood Secondary School - Vocal and Guitar Workshops

• Singapore Kindness - Melody of Hope Vocal Workshops for 2014 and 2015

• Boon Lay Garden Primary School
and many more...

Planning to have a training for your staff? Simply email your requirements to enquiry@harkmusic.com.


History
The milestones of Hark Music

Dec 1999
Hark Music started humbly in a 3rd floor of a terrace house in Serangoon.
Jan 2000
First batch of Hark students presented their maiden performance in a local music café.
Jun 2000
In a humble setting with just 2 classrooms and no reception and admin staff, Hark Music built to a strength of 50 students in about 6 months time.

Through website marketing and words of mouth from our satisfied students!
Jul 2000
Held our very first Course Preview to a crowd of 100 participants. It was a successful event, after which we conducted it every twice a year, which many always looked forward for fabulous promotions.
Sep 2000
Hark Music moved to a 1000 sq ft space at New Bridge Road. Now, we have a total of 3 classrooms and a proper reception table. We started to differentiate ourselves by providing students value-added services like Music Resource Facilities, CD Library and Performing Exposures in other than just attending music lessons. This is what we call as Beyond Classroom Learning.
Oct 2000
Hark Music was invited to give a Vocal Workshop to HDB employees who love singing.
Jan 2001
Our 7 selected students did their first external performance at a charity event in Nanyang Technological University
Feb 2001
Hark Music was invited to give a performance at National Library music@library
Oct 2001
Hark Music moved to its new and bigger premises where we still are today at Prinsep Street. With 2000 sq ft, there are 4 classrooms, a small recording studio and an in-house stage for students’ performances.
Nov 2002
An interview of Y.E.S. 933 DJ Weibin with our exclusive in-house instructors, Amos Teo and Wilson Kwa. Showcases original compositions - collaborations between our talented students and their instructors.
Dec 2002
Our exclusive in-house instructors, Amos Teo, Wilson Kwa, Yoong Xin Yun performed original compositions - collaborations between our talented students and their instructors in Youth Park, Orchard. An event to promote local talents/bands.
Jan 2003
Organised NUS Talentquest 2003 - Nationwide Singing and Song writing Competition
Sep 2003
For the first time, we stepped out to an education exhibition at SUNTEC Convection Hall to promote our new music learning concept.
Jan 2004
Hark Music was mentioned in The Straits Times' article - 'Going for a Song'.
Feb 2004
Hark Music was invited to give an evening performance at Waterfront Esplanade to celebrate the romantic month of February!
Mar 2004
Hark Music gave a musical opening to celebrate OG’s new addition to its established group in Orchard.
Jun 2005
Hark Music opened its very own music performing café! Acquiring another 2000 sq ft premises, we aim to give our students and more talented Singaporeans a performing stage to showcase their talents.
Aug 2005
Hark Music Cafe was featured in The Sunday Times - Bencoolen's Hip!
Aug 2005
Hark Music Cafe was featured along with Pop Taiwan Girl Duo - Sweety in Mediacorp's iWeekly magazine.
Sep 2005
Hark Music Cafe held a Y.E.S. 933 Mini Concert for HK Singer-Songwriter - Chet Lam.
Sep 2005
Hark Music first introduced Unplugged Karaoke to Singapore, which is already widely popular in US, Japan and Korea.
Jan 2006
Hark Music Cafe was featured in Xin Min Wan Bao for revolutionary sensation - Unplugged Karaoke which has attracted many singer-enthusiasts to sing on stage with professional musicians.
Jan 2006
Started a weekly Unplugged Singing competition, with a crowned Champion at the month-end. An astounding success which ran for 15 months!
Feb 2006
The Weekly Unplugged Singing Competition-"Let's Challenge!" was featured in Zaobao's NOW.
Mar 2006
The February "Let's Challenge!" winners was featured in Xin Min Wan Bao. The champion was Diya Tan who went on to win Mediacorp Project Superstar2 Female Champion.
Oct 2006
Introduced <Weekly Singer> Performing slot every Friday and Saturday at prime-time for aspiring singers to hold their mini-concert.
Nov 2006
Many of our participants & winners of Unplugged Singing Competition excelled in Mediacorp Channel U’s Project SuperStar 2. Diya Tan (Female Champion), Charlotte Loh, Jeff Teay (Top 12) were all winners from our competition where they gained valuable performing experience.
Dec 2006
Launched our very own Hark Video Channel, to share music performances videos captured LIVE! at our music café. With this, our website gathered more than 10,000 hits every day!
Apr 2007
Hark Music undergoes a major transformation.
May 2007
Officially revealed the new Hark Music - Our new corporate identity, new tagline, new website, new Performing Studio. Launched Hark Artistes Division, Artiste Development Course.
Jun 2007
Hark Music and its artiste-in-progress (AIPs) was featured in Mediacorp Channel 8 News at 6.30pm and 10pm. The story was covered in www.xin.sg too. Click here to view the video.
Aug 2007
Our Music Director, Mr Amos Teo was interviewed by Mediacorp's Radio Singapore International (RSI) on Chinese Pop Schools in Singapore and the local music scene. The interview was broadcasted in different segments, aired on 25 Aug, 1, 8, 15 September.
Aug 2008
Hark Music held its very own Hark Student Singing Competition. More than 160 entries were received.
Oct 2007
First batch of Artiste Development Course Students graduated. 3 students were signed by Hark Music to manage their music careers.
Dec 2007
Hark Music gathered 20 of our outstanding students from all courses to form our Hark Performing Team. Monthly performances and mini-concert was arranged for them to hone their performing skills, and showcase their talents.
Feb 2008
Hark Music, together with Lunar Asian Fusion Bar present Singapore's first-ever Live Singing PK Challenge for a consecutive 8 weeks, from 8 March to 27 April 08.
Jun-Sep 2008
Hark Music is proud to be the 'Offical Artiste Management' for Miss Earth Singapore 2008 ! Hark Artiste - Leonard Tang is invited to be the Guest Artiste for Miss Earth Singapore 2008 Swimsuit Competition & Coronation Night, witnessing the crowning of Miss Earth Singapore 2008.
Sep 2008
Hark Music was featured in Art Jam magazine.

Click here to read the article.
Sep 2008
Hark Music is invited to present an unplugged performance at AMK Hub to celebrate its 1st Anniversary, featuring Hark Instructors, Hark Artiste and Hark Students.
Oct 2008
National Library Board invited Hark Music to conducted a workshop - "Perform To Inspire" at library@esplanade.
Jun 2009
Officially launched a 3-month Skills Improvement Programme to our initiative - "Hark Performing Team (HPT)" which provides weekly performances, monthly feedback session, quarterly director's workshop & quarterly grading.
Sep 2009
Successfully launched a revolutionary programme - Accelerated Guitar Mastery 3-day Programme, jointly organised with SPEAK For Life. The introductory 3-hr workshops attracted over 150 participants in just 2 weeks of publicity.
Oct 2009
Co-organised a nationwide singing competition with SAFRA - <SAFRA PK Challenge>! Attracted over 300 entries; Top 12 singers were selected to vie for the top prize of $1000 CASH on top of hampers and vouchers. An unconventional competing format, it also invited local indie singers as 'External Challengers' to add excitement to the event!
Mar 2010
Held a song composing sharing session for an upcoming Beijing-based singer-songwriter Jiang Yang. Special guest appearance by Zhang Lesheng, 2 times' winner of Mediacorp STAR AWARDS '04 & '07 for Best Drama Theme Song.
Apr - Jul 2010
Worked with www.Yellob.us's Global Talent Search SPIDERIDER & conducted 2 Performing Skill Workshops for TOP 8 Grand Finalists from various countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia, etc)
Jun 2010
We launched our 'THE REAL SINGER' Artiste Development Course Batch 3!
Partnered this programme with EQ Music, Red Planet Music Productions, SAFRA, SPUNKPUNKFUNK, Yellob.us to search for a shining star to release a local EP album!
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Selected 18 Artistes-In-Progress from 2 rounds of auditions!

Know more about the 18 Artistes-In-Progress here:
http://harkmusicsg.blogspot.com/2010/08/get-to-know-our-18-artistes-in-progress.html

All web episodes and performance videos can be found here:
http://www.yellob.us/real-singer/

Aug 2010
2 of our Artistes-In-Progress, Clara Yap and Julian Cheong was invited to perform at Kampong Glam CC for National Day Gala Dinner Celebration 2010.
Mar 2011
Co-organised a nationwide Singing Competition with SAFRA <SAFRA PK Challenge 2011>. Auditions held at Square2@Novena, Semi-Finals & Grand-Finals at St. James DragonFly! Supported by JIA883 and many other kind sponsors (Theresa Beauty, TOUCHE, Kordel's, Kenneth Cole and more)
Dec 2011
Released a festive song <Summer Christmas> publicly. Played in outdoor digital screens - ION, Orchard Central, *scape, Bugis Junction and bus stops along Orchard Road.
Written by our songwriters in Songwriting 2Yr Apprenticeship Programme, together with our Music Director, Mr. Amos Teo. Sang by our artiste from THE REAL SINGER Artiste Development Programme.
Click here
to watch the music video.
Aug 2013
Released a single for Ultimate Champion of <SAFRA PK Challenge 2012> Fairus Adam - "Keep Running". Produced & Written by Hark Music's Founder - Mr Amos Teo.

The song received positive reviews and was debuted at national radio stations, Jia 883 FM and Power 98FM. It was featured in ST Sunday Life!, Straits Times Communities and Channel News Asia.
Click here to watch the music video preview.
Aug 2013
Invited by National Heritage Board to perform at Singapore Night Festival 2013!
Click here to watch the video.
Click here to read our event coverage.
Sep to Oct 2013
Co-organised a nationwide singing competition "THE ULTIMATE VOICE 2013" with SAFRA and 883 Jia FM.
Click here to know more on the event!