Aural Music Training for all Instrumentalists

Aural skills are an essential part of the ABRSM exams. For ABRSM Grade 1 to 8 practical examinations. Learn to be an all-rounded musician through Aural Music Lessons. Aural music skills are important for a musician to be a complete musician.

For All Instrumentalists

The ABRSM aural tests are delivered using the piano. Therefore, all instrumentalists who do not play the piano should train with a specialized Aural Music teacher to ensure they are comfortable responding to the ABRSM aural tests.

Develop your Musical Ear

Become a well-rounded musician with a musical ear by improving your aural skills.

Benefits of Aural Music Training?

Awareness of your Own Playing

Aural training in your music helps you feel your music. The benefits include a sense of balance and beautiful sounding phrasing of the music.

Blending and Balancing with other Musicians

Having a good musical ear is essential when playing in an ensemble. Aural Music Classes is the best way to training a musical ear which helps musicians to listen to other musicians and blend in beautifully.

Memorising Music

Hearing music in your head and singing out loud is the best way to remember your repertoire.

Singing and Playing in Tune

Another benefit of Aural Music Training is it helps to develop a sense of pitch. An excellent musical ear gives the instrumentalists the ability to tune their instrument to another and be able to tell the difference between sharps and flats.

Playing with Rhythm and Expression

Aural Music Training is the perfect way to practice the pulse of the musical piece. The training gives the instrumentalists the ability to feel and be aware of the overall dynamics of the music.

Aural Music Lessons for ABRSM or Trinity Exams

Aural Music Training is available for either the ABRSM or Trinity College London exams.

What Parents and Students Say

Dalini Selvam
Dalini Selvam
7 January 2024
Ms Germaine helped my 10 year old son to prepare for Grade 5 theory. She was very patient and her methodical approach meant he could cover a significant amount of material within quite a short period of time. She was engaging and explained concepts well. He thoroughly enjoyed her lessons. Additionally, she provided me with regular updates about his progress and this open communication meant we could better support him to achieve his goals.
Chris Lee
Chris Lee
6 January 2024
Germaine is an excellent theory teacher and works very well with kids. She updates us frequently on the progress and is always encouraging and supportive. Thanks to her help, my 7 year old daughter got a distinction for her grade 5 theory exam.
TzeTsien Sum
TzeTsien Sum
17 July 2023
Ms Germaine helped both my sons prepare for grade 5 theory exams, where they scored distinctions. Thereafter, she taught my older boy piano, and he just recently obtained a Merit grade for ABRSM grade 8 exam, despite a demanding academic schedule. She is currently teaching my younger son (who plays violin) aural, sight reading, and grade 6 theory. He enjoys his weekly lessons, and looks forward to them. Ms Germaine is a very knowledgeable, experienced and caring teacher, who is passionate about building up a good musical foundation in her students. If you're looking for a teacher for music theory, aural, sight reading and piano, we highly recommend her.
E. Sum
E. Sum
17 July 2023
Teacher Germaine is a very skilled and enthusiastic teacher .She helped me prepare for both my grade 5 theory and my grade 8 piano practical .In the beginning ,I was woefully underprepared coming from a music school which had little focus on the fundamentals and only on being able to play the pieces mandated by abeam .However her style of focusing on musical details and understanding their whole not only helped me play and learn the music better ,she also helped me develop a better appreciation for music . Furthermore ,she is a very good music oral teacher helping me overcome my usual deficiencies and helped me understand and listen to cadences and identify chords in only 3 weeks .Furthermore she is a very kind and understanding teacher . So if you are looking for a music teacher to help u progress in your overall music journey both in and out of exams I would highly recommend her .
Adeline Tan
Adeline Tan
17 July 2023
Germaine is a patient, caring and dedicated music teacher. She is also very good with kids. We are so happy to have found her to guide my 7 yo boy for his G5 music theory exam. My boy used to dislike music theory and finds it very boring. However after attending her lesson, he is always so eager to share with us what he has learnt after class. My boy adores her, and we have nothing but full of praises for her. Thank you Germaine for reigniting our child’s love for music theory, and helping him in his music learning journey! You are a GREAT teacher! ❤️
Yiling Li
Yiling Li
30 June 2023
Big thank you to Germaine for helping my girl get distinction for her theory exam! Germaine is always very patient and encouraging and my girl loves going for her lessons 🙂 Also greatly appreciate all her feedback after the lessons to keep us updated on her progress!
Jade Yong
Jade Yong
26 June 2023
I have nothing but praise for Teacher Germaine! My playful 9-year old signed up for theory lessons with the aim of taking the ABRSM Grade 5 exams. Teacher Germaine is very good at assessing a student’s abilities and interests, and tailoring her lessons accordingly. She is a very effective educator and through her clear explanations, regular homework feedback, and encouragement, my son was able to obtain a distinction in his theory exam. Thank you Teacher Germaine for your dedication and hard work!
Happiness Goh
Happiness Goh
10 September 2022
Took music theory G5 exam and scored FULL marks all thanks to Ms Germaine's tutelage. All just in 3mths. 😍 Really grateful for her help.Came in with very basic music theory knowledge and she retaught me everything so I could understand better. Her aural training lessons really helped me to become a better musician.💯
Audrey Ng
Audrey Ng
3 September 2022
Germaine is a wonderful and wonderfully effective teacher. I sent my 8 yo as a tag along “optional” to 12 yo older sister’s Theory G1-5 course, both girls achieved G5 Distinctions after 6 months of lessons. I don’t know how she did it but I am so impressed! She gently pushed the girls (and me!) to keep up the momentum through periods of low motivation. She has developed a system that works. I am so glad to have had Germaine take the girls through this checkpoint.
Sum Tze Tsien
Sum Tze Tsien
17 July 2023
Ms Germaine helped both my sons prepare for grade 5 theory exams, where they scored distinctions. Thereafter, she taught my older boy piano, and he just recently obtained a Merit grade for ABRSM grade 8 exam, despite a demanding academic schedule. She is currently teaching my younger son (who plays violin) aural, sight reading, and grade 6 theory. He enjoys his weekly lessons, and looks forward to them. Ms Germaine is a very knowledgeable, experienced and caring teacher, who is passionate about building up a good musical foundation in her students. If you're looking for a teacher for music theory, aural, sight reading and piano, we highly recommend her.
Daphne Lee
Daphne Lee
18 December 2018
Meredith started her music theory lessons with Mrs Ho in September and she looks forward to the lessons each time. While her instrument is the violin, Mrs Ho is able to bring alive the knowledge of music theory with the importance of enjoying the musical journey and instrument. Her lessons are integrated with the child’s pace of learning, and Meredith knows that she is able to ask questions comfortably. Mrs Ho was also able to observe that a larger print of the sight-reading scales book might benefit our child better and indeed it has. We are thankful for Mrs Ho’s patience and keen interest in developing our child’s musical appreciation, not just from the mind but also from the heart.
Pearlyn Lim
Pearlyn Lim
18 November 2018
Mrs Ho is a patient and encouraging teacher. She explains clearly and has reasonably high expectations of her students. She also keeps parents updated of their child's progress. Within a span of about five months, she prepared my son for Grade 5 theory. This was his first music theory exam and he obtained distinction. We are very grateful for her guidance. 👍
Lui Ling
Lui Ling
14 November 2018
Matthew started Theory of Music lessons with Mrs Ho when he was 7 and hasn’t looked back since. It has been an amazing journey for him and he looks forward to his weekly lessons with Mrs Ho who enthuses with her passion and engaging stories about the history of music. In fact, so inspired was he, that he decided, on his own, to take up piano lessons under her tutelage. Kudos to Mrs Ho, for gifting Matt, the joy of learning Music! 🎶
Josephine Leow Ting Ting
Josephine Leow Ting Ting
31 October 2018
Mrs Ho taught both my kids (7 and 10 years old) Grade 5 music theory. I was impressed that she was able to teach Grade 4 and 5 music theory in 2 - 3 months compared to the previous theory teacher that taught Grade 1-3 in 7 months. When she took over the teaching, she was sharp to observe what are the issues my kids was having on music theory and could rectify it.Professional and reliable teacher!Jo
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