Taking the first step into playing musical instruments, most people will want to buy themselves cheap musical instrument thinking it’ll save their money while they’re just the beginner.

But is it truly good for you?

While it might be good (If we’re talking about money here) but there’re also downfalls of it. Here we’ll talk about Reasons why top quality is better

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-Materials: there’s no cheap musical instrument which used a top quality material to build (If there’s, then how could the creator benefits from selling it?). The simple sample would be a guitar if it’s built with cheap materials, imagine the woods that easily break, the strings that might actually cut your finger (just kidding! LOL), wouldn’t it be hard to play?

-Sound: of course! the sound will be different between a cheap and a good quality. So, if you’re a beginner and you’re trying to play songs from your favorite artists the answer is, you might not like the result that much (because an artist uses a good quality instrument)

-Money: yes, this point used to be the advantage of getting a cheap instrument (plot twist!). This point is here because just like the point we’ve mentioned above. This kind of instrument is easily broken or damaged, so if it can be fixed you’ll have to spend your money keep fixing it (you probably have to spend more money than when you’ve bought it). Maybe it’s too damaged to be fixed and you started to get sick of this kind of instruments and want to buy a good quality one now. That means you’ve spent money two times on buying the same musical instrument.

 

So, maybe try and get the best quality musical instrument that is affordable for you and fit your level (This should be a good choice :D)


តន្ត្រី គឺជាមុខជំនាញមួយដែលត្រូវបានមិតិមួយចំនួនវាយតម្លៃថាមិនសូវផ្ដល់ផលប្រយោជន៍។ ប៉ុន្តែការគិតនោះពិតដែរឬទេ?

ពីមួយឆ្នាំទៅមួយឆ្នាំ រហូតមកដល់បច្ចុប្បន្នកាលនេះ យើងសង្កេតឃើញថាមានឪពុកម្ដាយវ័យក្មេងមួយចំនួនបានយកកូនៗរបស់ពួកគេមកទទួលការសិក្សាខាងតន្រ្តី ស្របពេលដែលមានមិតិមួយចំនួនបានចោទថា ការយកកូនមកសិក្សាផ្នែកតន្រ្តីគឺជាការបង្ហិនពេលវេលា។

ផ្ទុយទៅវិញ មានការសិក្សាស្រាវជ្រាវជាច្រើនដែលបានបង្ហាញថា ការសិក្សាផ្នែកតន្រ្តីពិតជាមានអត្ថប្រយោជន៍ច្រើនមែនទែន ក្នុងនោះមានដូចជា៖

១. ជួយអោយអ្នកមានការគិតលឿនជាងមុន៖ ការហ្វឹកហាត់លេងឧបករណ៍តន្រ្តីជួយអោយអ្នកមានការចងចាំច្រើនជាមួយទំនុកភ្លេង និងការផ្ដោតអារម្មណ៍បានច្រើន។ លើសពីនេះទៅទៀតវាអាចជួយអ្នកអោយខ្លាំងខាងគណនា និង ដោះស្រាយបញ្ហានាៗបានយ៉ាងប្រសើរ។

២. ជួយអោយអ្នកប្រើប្រាស់អវ:យវ:នៃរាងកាយដូចជាដៃជើងបានប្រសើរជាងមុន៖ ជាមួយនឹងការលេងឧបករណ៍តន្ត្រី វាតម្រូវអោយអ្នកប្រើដៃសងខាង ឬប្រើដៃនិងជើង ដែលជាហេតុធ្វើអោយការប្រើប្រាស់ផ្នែកផ្សេងៗនៃរាងកាយធ្វើដំណើរការដោយរលូន។

៣. សិក្សាតន្រ្តីក៍ដូចជាសិក្សាភាសាផ្សេងទៀតដែរ៖ វាមិនមែនជារឿងងាយទេដែរអ្នកអាចអានអក្សរតន្រ្តីបានដោយរលូន ព្រោះថាជាមួយនឹងសៀវភៅតន្រ្តីដែលមានទំព័រសងខាង ដែលទំព័រខាងឆ្វេងគឺសម្រាប់ដៃឆ្វេង និង ទំព័រខាងស្ដាំសម្រាប់ដៃស្ដាំ។ មិនត្រឹមតែប៉ុណ្ណោះយោងតាមឯកសារមួយបាននិយាយថា ការសិក្សាតន្ត្រីជួយអោយរៀនភាសាផ្សេងទៀត បានល្អជាងមុន។

៤. ជួយអោយមានការជឿរជាក់លើខ្លួនឯង៖ យោងតាមការស្រាវជ្រាវរបស់គេហទំព័រ parenting website បាននិយាយថាការសិក្សាតន្រ្តីជួយបណ្ដុះភាពជឿរជាក់របស់កុមារ។ ដោយការដើរលើឆាក ការសម្លឹងរបស់ទស្សនិកជន និងការទះដៃជាដើម ទាំងនេះធ្វើអោយកុមារចេះប្រឈមមុខនៅទីសាធារណ:។ ចំណុចនេះពិតជាល្អសម្រាប់កុមារនៅប៉ែកអាសុី។

៥. ជួយកាត់បន្ថយភាពតានតឹង៖ ការលេងឧបករណ៍តន្រ្តីប្រៀបដូចជាអ្នកបានបញ្ចេញអារម្មណ៍ និងភាពតានតឹងទៅតាមបទភ្លេង ទាំងនេះហើយទើបគេប្រើបទចម្រៀង ឬបទភ្លេងសម្រាប់រំងាប់អារម្មណ៍តានតឹង។

 


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.


Hey there guys!

Did you know that we held a Khmer New Year music performance?

Our talented students played great, and once again it was very impressive of our students that they are brave enough to have their own performance in front of a crowd and to show how talented they are. Well done!

Of course, this comes as no surprise given our amazing teachers (lol!)

Check our Facebook post for complete photos >> 


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, Students and Friends!

I hope you are all having a wonderful time learning music at SoundsKool, please note the important changes below:

From 2018 we are adopting Cambodia’s International School Calendars. This means we are changing our event schedule and billing too.

New Music Study Term from 2018:

ONE TO ONE LESSONS (Private Lessons)

There will only be Two Semesters per year (Jan-June and July-December). This means that the term of study matches that of international schools. It will be easier for families to plan holidays and know when our term starts again. 

Existing students will be automatically switched, and billing will be adjusted. Check out payment options on the registration page >> Note that there is a 12% discount if you pay early.

New student can join at any time, even in the middle of the semester. Your billing will be adjusted so you pay only what you owe.

ADULT LESSONS

Adults have now an upgraded study option – you can still enjoy taking music lessons even with a busy working life! Study anytime between Monday and Friday 9am to 2pm, and access special rates. You can switch, swap or move lessons as many times as you wish within the semester (around 5-6 months).

GROUP LESSONS 

If you are taking group lessons (KoolKids, or any other group), note that the term of study will be of around 9-10 lessons depending on the semester. Billing is charged monthly and there will be a one month deposit.

FEES OVERVIEW

For an overview of our fees, visit the registration page >> and if you have any enquiries simply call our School Desk on 023 211 416

We hope you find these changes helpful, and happy practice!

PS – A letter from the school will be sent shortly about this article, including some interesting offers and discounts on pianos and guitars!


SoundsKool welcome the month of October by celebrating a Mini Concert!

 

A Mini Concert was held at #13 St. 178 Phnom Penh Cambodia last Oct. 1, 2017 that showcased the amazing progress of our students on their musical program.  Around 20 confident students performed in the event and dedicated their performances in front of family and friends.

Mini Concert

This event is made as a platform for our students to engage with an audience so they can learn how to perform.Beyond that, this kind of activity could help them build their self-confidence.  Without it, it’s too easy to fall into the trap of negativity and self-doubt.

And the worst part about being less confident is that it robs them the enjoyment of playing and the opportunity of even trying.

This is why we encourages our students to participate. We want them to take their chances and realize that it is okay to make some mistakes.

For as Peter T. Mcintyre once said: 

“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” 

And we firmly believe that cultivating this kind of mind set will help them learn from their experiences and succeed in life.

 

For more photos, click here.

 

 


Clearance Sale Blowout: Great Brand Selection!

Take advantage of this huge clearance sale for guitar packages, drum kit and keyboards.

This special offer is the best deal to get amazing musical instruments at a discounted rate. Our brand selection includes: Yamaha, Roland and Ibanez.

Check out the list of our amazing offers:

Ibanez Electric Guitar Jumpstart

Grab an Ibanez Electric Guitar Jumpstart Pack and start rocking out like the superstar you’ve always wanted to be.

Jumpstart Package Includes:

  • GRX70DXJ Guitar (Black)
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  • Electronic Tuner
  • Gig Bag
  • Guitar Strap
  • Picks
  • Accessories Pouch

Yamaha Gigmaker

For over a decade, the Yamaha guitar has been one of the best values in electric guitars providing quality workmanship and outstanding playability.

Gigmaker Package Includes:

  • ERG121U guitar (Metallic Blue)clearance sale-03-03
  • 10 watt dedicated guitar amp
  • Yamaha YT120 Tuner
  •  String Winder
  • Picks
  • Gig Bag
  • Guitar Cable
  • Guitar strap

 

 

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Perfect for solo entertainers and home hobbyists alike, the BK-3 Backing Keyboard brings a new level of performance to entry-level auto-accompaniment instruments.

Featuring a wide range of quality onboard sounds and rhythms, song playback via USB memory, built-in speakers, and more, this portable, self-contained keyboard puts the power of a full ensemble under your fingertips.

 

 

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The BK-5 features high-quality, fresh sounds combined with an easy user interface and advanced features. It’s the perfect partner for the “one-man band” as well as music hobbyists and amateurs.

 

 

 

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This deluxe model includes the new TP70S snare pad that allows playing snare head, open rimshot, and closed rimshot voices in each of the three zones for more musical expression.

 

 

 

Now, this is not your ordinary clearance sale. Some shops may opt to sell out products that are not in good condition just to have everything go , but not SoundsKool.

We make sure that you get the best price and  quality with 1 year warranty!

So, what are you waiting for? experience this top of the line instruments and visit us at #13 St. 178 Phnom Penh Cambodia!

 

 

 

 

 


HOT NEWS:

WorldShip Orchestra Plays in Cambodia!

What a wonderful treat from the hundreds of students attending the Phnom Penh concert, see the video below. An orchestra in Cambodia is a pretty rare event, never mind a tour!

The WorldShip Orchestra is a project dedicated to spreading the value of music in communities throughout South East Asia, including Cambodia.

This tour is organized in collaboration with the Cambodia Arts Foundation (website will be live soon), The Piano Shop Cambodia and SoundsKool Music Cambodia.

More details will be published about this wonderful project which is changing the lives of so many via the love and power of music.

Share and Comment on this video – click here for direct link >>


Music Exam News!

With great joy and pride, SoundsKool Music Cambodia would like to present to you the first RSL Passers in Cambodia!

As you may know, Soundskool  has recently teamed up with Rockschool UK  to provide the full range of RSL Music Exam here in Cambodia.

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This Music exam is renowned for their practicality, flexibility and rigorous academic standards. It serves as a valuable tool for most musicians around the world to fit into real-world music situations.

 

In line with this principle, we decided to make it available in Cambodia.

Soundskool held the first RSL Graded Music Examination last June 19, 2017 which was participated by 10 of our students.

And guess what?

All of the ten (10) candidates triumphantly passed with merit and distinction under careful supervision of our great teacher Mr. Adam Lane.

Here is the list of our remarkable students’ that gained the first international recognition for music excellence here in Cambodia.

  • Carol Angeline Tech Poh Suan
  • Sofia Granes
  • Yilei Ouyang
  • Chaing Sovathana
  • Lilian Khov
  • Erika Khov
  • Solyian Granes
  • Nay Katyapich
  • Ruo Ti Hsu
  • Chonghwi Jang

Congratulations to your success! Your tremendous hard work and dedication are truly commendable.

And to express our gratitude, we would like to invite everyone to come and join as we honor their achievements on our upcoming RSL Awarding Ceremony!

Click here to join this amazing ceremony!

RSL Awarding