soundskool opened its doors to the general public in Siem Reap with a big grand opening event. The grand opening was on Sunday 24th March and families, musicians, teachers or anyone interested in starting to learn music came. The day was jam packed with wonderful activities including Q and A’s on why music education is important in Cambodia, music performances from teachers, competition giveaways, instrument demos and many more.

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soundskool is an amazing all-in-one music school & store company offering international music standards and international RSL (RockSchool) Certification. The soundskool music shop sells global top brands such as Fender and Roland.

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Mey Mey is the store supervisor for soundskool in Siem Reap. Mey Mey joined soundskool back in 2017 as part of the sales team. Her hardworking and adaptable attitude resulted in her quickly moving up in the company where she managed soundskool’s second store in Phnom Penh before moving to Siem Reap. She is a friendly and motivated soundskool employee and is excited to be running soundskool’s first store in Siem Reap.

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She was quoted in saying

“soundskool is my family,  soundskool is my life, all for one and one for all. I am excited to be the manager of the new store in Siem Reap I can’t wait to see the progression of all the new students that will be joining our wonderful school and the incredible musicians that will benefit from our new store”.

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For more information please visit:

www.soundskool.asia or Soundskool music Cambodia Facebook


ពេល​ដែល​ចង់​រៀន​ភ្លេង អ្វីដែល​យើង​គិត​ឃើញ​មុន​គេ​គឺ​បើក​យូធូប​មើល​ហើយ​រៀន​លេង​ភ្លេង​តាម​គេ​។ ធ្វើ​អញ្ចឹង​ស្រួល​ហើយ​អត់​អស់​លុយ​ច្រើន​ទៀត គ្រាន់​តែ​ទៅ​ទិញ​ឧបករណ៍​ភ្លេង​ដែល​យើង​ចង់​ចេះ​មក​ចប់​ហើយ​។

ប៉ុន្តែច្បាស់អត់ថាជម្រើសហ្នឹងល្អសម្រាប់យើង?

ដើម្បីអោយសម្រេចចិត្តអោយបានកាន់តែច្បាស់យើងនឹងផ្ដល់ពីគុណសម្បត្តិនិងគុណវិបត្តិថា រៀនភ្លេងខ្លួនឯងល្អអត់?

 

+គុណសម្បត្តិ៖

   -ថវិកា៖ ក្នុងការរៀនភ្លេងដោយខ្លួនឯង គឺយើងមិនចាំបាច់ចំណាយលុយឡើយ ឬបើយើងចង់រៀនតាមអុីនធឺណែតក៍មិនចំណាយលុយច្រើនលើវាដែរ។

   -ពេលណាក៍បាន៖ បើសិនយើងបង្រៀនខ្លួនឯង យើងអាចរៀបចំពេលរៀនពេលណាក៍បានអាស្រ័យលើកាលវិភាគ និងការចង់បានរបស់យើងរៀងៗខ្លួន។ ឧទាហរណ៍ បើសិនជាយើងរវល់ពេញពីរសប្ដាហ៍ អញ្ចឹងយើងអាចរៀបកាលវិភាគនៅពេលដែលយើងទំនេរ ឬក៍ពេលដែលយើងមានអារម្មណ៍ថាចង់រៀនវិញក៍បាន។ គ្មានអ្នកណារអ៊ូដាក់យើងឡើយ។

   -មិនប្រឈមច្រើន៖ បើរៀនដោយខ្លួនឯង យើងមិនចាំបាច់បង្ហាញគេថាខ្លួនឯងលេងភ្លេងខុសយ៉ាងម៉េចខ្លះទេ អញ្ចឹងហើយយើងអត់ខ្មាសគេ។ ចាំបង្ហាញគេ ពេលយើងចេះស្ទាត់ល្អជាង មិនអញ្ចឹង?

 

+គុណវិបត្តិ៖

   -គ្មានអ្នកវិនិច្ឆ័យលើការសិក្សា៖ បើសិនជាយើងធ្វើអោយមានកំហុសអ្វីមួយ តែយើងមិនដឹងខ្លួនឯង អញ្ចឹងយើងធ្វើដូចម្ដេចអាចកែរវាបានបើសិនជាអត់មានគ្រូផង? ជួនកាលយើងអាចដាក់ដៃខុស ឬដាក់ជើងខុសក៍ថាបាន ហើយបើសិនជាយើងអាចដឹងពីកំហុសខ្លួនឯង ប៉ុន្តែវាអាចនឹងត្រូវការរយ:ពេលយូរទម្រាំដឹង។

   -ពន្យាពេល៖ ដោយសារតែអត់មានគ្រូ គ្មានកាលវិភាគច្បាស់លាស់​ អញ្ចឹងយើងចង់រៀនពេលណា៎ ហ្វឹកហាត់ពេលណា៎គឺស្រេចចិត្តយើងទាំងអស់។ អញ្ចឹងហើយការហ្វឹកហាត់ និងរៀនភ្លេងនឹងត្រូវបានពន្យារហូត។

   -អស់ការជំរុញទឹកចិត្ត៖ នៅពេលដែលយើងមានអារម្មណ៍ថារៀនចាប់លែងសូវបាន យូរៗទៅយើងនឹងអស់អារម្មណ៍ក្នុងការហ្វឹកហាត់បន្ត។ បន្ទាប់មកយើងអាចនឹងបោះបង់ចោលក្នុងការរៀនលេងភ្លេង ទោះបីជាយើងដឹងច្បាស់ក្នុងចិត្តថាបើយើងចេះស្ទាត់ នោះយើងនឹងសប្បាយចិត្តប៉ុណ្ណាក៍ដោយ។

 

 


Learning how to play musical instruments for free or cheaper price – who wouldn’t love that?

But are you sure that it’s the best choice for you? Of course, in order for you to decide properly, you need more information about this. In fact, here we’re about to tell you a list of Pros and Cons of self-taught Music

Pros

Money: If you’re spending on lessons online, then it won’t cost you as much as paying for school fees. Sometimes, you don’t even have to spend a penny to teach yourself how to play an instrument.

Anytime you want: If you’re your own teacher, then you can arrange your study schedule according to whenever you like. Maybe you’ll be busy for these two whole weeks, so you can just do other things first, right? You can teach yourself later when you feel like it.

Comfort zone: You don’t have to show anyone how you can make mistakes in playing the instrument, so you don’t have to be embarrassed. You can show them how you play after you’ve mastered the skill, right?

Cons

Who will evaluate your work: What if you’ve made a mistake without even realizing it? Who will correct it for you? Even if you’ve come to realize your own mistakes, but don’t you think it will take sometimes for you to know that?

Procrastination: Remember, we’re only doing our homework because our teacher will check it. Without teacher and proper schedule, we tend to delay and delay our practice and lessons. We will just get back to practice whenever we want.

Demotivating: When you start to feel like you’ve lost track or you don’t know what step you need to take next, you might start to lose your interest. Gradually, you might end up choosing to cast your lessons away even though you know it yourself that you would love to master it.


New Adult Music Lessons

Music is a passion shared by many, kids and adults alike. Sometimes our working lives can eat away at our passions. But fear not!

SoundsKool’s come up with a flexible study time using private lessons in our rooms specifically designed for adults, be it for beginners or restarters.

Study Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm and enjoy 12-15% off standard fees!

Buy 4 lessons  $130, or 10 lessons for $300

And, you can change, swap and move your lessons to fit your schedule. Sounds good?

Call us on 023211416 or register directly online >>

 

 


Dear Parents and Students!

Check out these cool events in December – to book your place follow below:

Miss Leak 012 454 621 (School) / Miss Mey 012 698 349 (Instruments)

FREE Guitar lesson

Piano day Gabi revision

Family day Gabi

Guitar day Gabi Revision


Dear Parents, Students, Friends and Supporters!

SoundsKool is now a recognized RockSchool UK Examination Center offering SoundsKool/RockSchool Music Exams in Cambodia, with the first theory exams taking place in November/December.

Students participating (and passing!) these firsts tests will gain a Theory Debut Certificate which is recognized worldwide. That’s great!

 

SoundsKool will contribute to the first set of exams, offering extra group classes and tuition to allow student to obtain a THEORY DEBUT CERTIFICATE.

  • All students over the ages of 10, and who have been in our school for 2 terms will be automatically entered.
  • Other students have the option of entering, we will need to check with the parent and teacher.

$55 fee includes the following:

  1. RS Theory Book Debut Stage
  2. In-Class Lessons and Fun/Easy Homework
  3. Group Theory Classes
  4. Exam Entrance Fee
  5. Original International Certificate

For more info call 012 454 621 or email [email protected]


Our Summer Music Camp in Phnom Penh kicks off in August – Yeah!

Enroll Now Here >> or Call 012 454 621 to enroll over the phone.

Below are details:

  • When? August 2016 (from 1st to 29th)
  • What? Learn Keyboard or Guitar or Drums
  • Where? Street 178, Near Sisowath High School.
  • How Many Hours? 10 Lessons = 10 Hours
  • How Much? $99 per student (includes student bag and course material)

 

 

 

TAKE 2 FRIENDS = 10% discount!

 


Music School Workshops by SoundsKool – at ELT

Here at the latest workshops (June 2016) from our tour of ELT Schools – those include the ELT Institute as well as the Elementary, Primary & Secondary campuses too!

It was great fun, and had a great response from students and parents. Even the school teachers were at it.

We showed both  guitar and keyboard courses, helped by SoundsKool music teachers, with many students excited to have the chance to hold or touch those for the first time. It was great to see Khmer children and teens have a passion for music and we wouldn’t be surprised if many of those will pick up an instrument in the future.

Some time ago, one of our teachers – drummer Matthew Millar – held an interview with Khmer Times. An interesting short read if you have time.

Khmer Times – Article on Soundskool > click here

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SoundsKool begins music lessons at ELT Schools, in Cambodia. The two schools have joined forces to offer music courses in the main campuses of ELT (Toul Kork, and Phsar Kandal), in Phnom Penh.

Music courses at ELT will be offered from July/August 23rd 2016, pricing is $99 per term.

Here’s 10 reasons to study music at ELT!

  1. Learn GUITAR / KEYBOARD in just a few lessons
  2. Learn Music in groups, with your friends
  3. Take lessons right here in your school
  4. Experienced and Professional teachers
  5. Learn from USA original music books
  6. Play on Original Yamaha and Aria instruments
  7. Rent your instrument for one term, and 100% money back if you buy it!
  8. You can perform at end-of-term Concert
  9. Dedicated Facebook Music Group
  10. Receive a certificate at end of term

Are you are an ELT student, or interested in taking music classes at ELT? Register today, with your friends, simple ask your school’s reception!

Learn more about ELT, Click Here >>


Learn Piano in Cambodia – Piano Styles 

In Cambodia, there are a few music schools, most of which will focus on the so-called ‘traditional method’. You will be taught to read music, to write it down, to analyze it and perform it. This is the standard way of learning in the West. However, this is only a base instruction useful only to those who take this to the next level.

Adaptation for the Khmer student is necessary to ensure sustainable propagation of piano playing in Cambodia.

It is important that the student understands that there are several styles possible on the piano. It may seem rediculous to the western teacher, but, in Cambodia, most think of the piano as producing ‘one type of sound’ or only ‘one style’. This is due to superficial nature of TV programs that present musical content, especially on TV.

Classical music is present only sporadically in the region, whereas Jazz is seen as dinner entertainment at best, if you can find any at all. Local and international Pop instead has huge reach in Cambodia and that’s what everybody wants to play.

K-Pop (Korean Pop) has been a hit, so even a song like River Flows in You (by Yiruma, a Korean pianist) are extremely popular (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXeValS-RMM).

Below is a short description of the 3 main piano styles, with example videos. This is not a definitive guide, rather a little help for Khmer students and teachers to identify the style that best suits them.

 

  • Classical Piano Music

The term Classical Music is used to demark the Classical period in Western Music (1732 to 1827, the birth date of J. Haydn and the death of L.V.Beethoven, respectively).

Wrongly, however, most  music dating from 1650 to 1900 is referred to as Classical Music – this is a simplification used by record labels and enthusiasts to easily demark a period before Film, Jazz, Rock and Roll and Electronic music. Classical Music is deeply rooted within keyboard instruments, as most composers would write whilst sitting on the harpsichord or the piano.

Classical piano playing is perhaps the most technically demanding of all styles, with years of study required to master even simple compositions. Classical piano in Cambodia has a very high drop-out rate because students wrongly enroll in these courses without truly understanding what is their goal. Continue reading