ALICE YAP (Mrs)
Author of the PIANO GYM, FINGER GYM & MUSIC THEORY 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.
She also strongly believes in openly sharing with fellow educators, mentors, and teachers mutually on educational issues & pedagogical needs to help elevate the level of music teaching & education to greater heights at an international level by offering free & frequent but helpful music education zoominars to music educators worldwide.
Besides being on the adjudication panels in various music competitions & festivals (Singapore & Malaysia) & has been constantly engaged by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Singapore) to deliver lectures on numerous pedagogical modules for its diploma & degree students & render one-to-one mentoring program (Teaching Practicum) for its degree students, she is also frequently invited as a guest lecturer at various other tertiary music institutes including the one as the keynote speaker at the University of Adelaide during the Summer Conference of the Music Teachers’ Association of South Australia (MTASA) in 2020.
As a prolific author, she sedulously writing to complete new music projects that include the series for toddlers (2 mins a day MUSIC GYM) & preparing more music exam-related learning materials (including Fun & Easy PIANO SCALES for Smart Fingers) for publication.