ALICE YAP (Mrs)
Author of the PIANO GYM & FINGER GYM BOOK Series
A master’s graduate from Germany majored in Piano & Chamber Music as well as Music Pedagogy, Alice who based in Singapore, is a very active & experienced music trainer-mentor & pedagogue. She also equips preschool principals & teachers at tertiary levels. Along with her husband James, she has been regularly co-conducting creative piano workshops for young pianists & teachers’ workshops/seminars since 1998 in Singapore & Malaysia. In 2017 together with James, she co-founded eMusiKinder Artscademy to help foster integrative music learning online.
Alice believes in the strong synergy between creativity, music learning & music making and that it should not be broken. For this reason, Alice & James formed the MusiKinder Ensemble (with their music students) in 1998, and with its much-acclaimed frequent public performances, it eventually grew to become Musikinder ArtSkool in 2005.
Alice has always been a great advocate of the Multiple Intelligences Approach in her pedagogical philosophy & practice which is apparent in her GYM books that co-synced with other best teaching methods (Kodaly, Delcroze, Carl Orff etc.) for more effective & complete whole-brain learning experience.
Besides being frequently invited as a guest lecturer at various tertiary music institutes including Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, she is a prolific author, sedulously writing to complete her new music method project series for toddlers (2 mins a day MUSIC GYM) & preparing music exam related learning materials (including Fun & Easy PIANO SCALES for Smart Fingers) for publication.