FAQ - YOUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ind answers to frequently asked questions and feel free to email suggestions for more answers to be included.
WHICH LEVELS DO YOU TEACH?
All levels - beginners, intermediate, advanced students, professional musicians and teachers; I prepare for all grade exams, diplomas as well as auditions for specialist music schools, music colleges and universities.
Children (from 3+), teenagers and adults of all ages.
HOW LONG ARE LESSONS?
Anything from half an hour to several hours per lesson depending on pupils' preferences and goals.
WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED FREQUENCY OF LESSONS?
Ideally, piano lessons take place once or twice a week depending on pupils' age and goals. Fortnightly classes can be organised if weekly lessons are logistically impossible. For children, I usually recommend 30/45/60 min once a week.
WHERE IN HONG KONG ARE LESSONS HELD?
In Discovery Bay, North Point and Mid-Levels
WHAT IS THE TEACHING SCHEDULE?
Monday - Friday 12 pm -10 pm
Saturday 10 am - 10 pm (Subject to availability)
Sunday 9 am - 10 pm (Subject to availability)
CAN I HAVE PIANO LESSONS AT HOME?
Yes, but this would be subject to availability depending on your location, age, and length of tuition slot.
IN WHICH LANGUAGES CAN PIANO CLASSES BE HELD?
In English, Cantonese and Mandarin
AT WHICH AGE COULD A CHILD START PIANO LESSONS?
At the age of three at the earliest, in some cases even two and a half. However, starting at this early age does require a few essential skills such as the ability to learn at least the first four numbers and perform the most basic additions/subtractions with them and also to learn the first seven letters of the alphabet. The numbers would be necessary at the very beginning, the letters could be learnt slightly later. The main crucial requirement for very young children is the daily participation of the parents or a guardian as well as their presence in lessons. Please check the Lessons for Children page for further details.
DO YOU TEACH ADULTS?
Yes, I teach adults at all levels. Please go to the Lessons for Adults section for more information.
WHAT KIND OF PIANO WOULD YOU RECOMMEND FOR HOME PRACTICE?
There can be many different answers to this question depending on your level, goals, budget, space, and situation with neighbors. Please ask directly by getting in touch as the answers would have to be defined individually and would therefore vary from household to household.
WOULD I BE BUYING SHEET MUSIC/BOOKS/ANY OTHER KINDS OF MATERIALS?
Yes. Buying new music motivates, it helps to develop a much more serious and respectful attitude to music, and certainly contributes to the growth of your personal library. There are of course various kinds of materials and the option to download music for free from IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library. For buying sheet music and books on music, I usually recommend Tom Lee or Parson's Music.
ARE THERE GENERICALLY DEFINED PIANO COURSES OR PROGRAMMES? SOMETHING LIKE A BEGINNERS PIANO COURSE OR AN ADVANCED PIANO COURSE?
No, development plans are formulated on an individual basis depending on a pupil's level, goals, problems, etc. Advanced transfer students often require a certain period of adjustment for 'fixing' technical problems. Beginners should keep in mind that learning to play the piano in one term is a rather unrealistic undertaking.
DO YOU PROVIDE, CREATE, OR ADVISE ON PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES?
Yes, internal non-public events called Piano Hours are organized on a regular basis, and pupils are also prepared for any kinds of external performances such as concerts, festivals, competitions, auditions, exams, and private performances.
DO YOU TEACH DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS?
Yes, and I heartily recommend motivating children to have some lessons during the holidays because this is when they actually have the time to practice.
HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?
Please get in touch to request a full list of fees. You could also find some information on the Fees Pages.
DO I PAY FOR THE FIRST CONSULTATION LESSON?
HOW DO I PAY?
In advance via EPS, Bank Transfer etc. Further details depend on whether you have regular or irregular tuition. Please check the Policy page for more information.
HOW DO I BOOK A CONSULTATION LESSON?
Get in touch by emailing or calling 851 92058887
Diverse Piano Lessons Catering to Different Ages and Skill Levels
Stephanie Fung Sin Tung is an accomplished pianist, highly qualified piano teacher, and adjudicator, holding a Bachelor of Arts (Hon) in Music, a Professional Diploma in piano performance, and a Master of Music Studies, recognized for her solo performances, collaborations with renowned musicians, and her students' achievements in competitions and exams.
Bachelor of Arts (Hon) in Music, majoring in piano performance from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
Professional Diploma in piano performance from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA)
Master of Music Studies in piano performance from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Molly McAulay Memorial Scholarship recipient for further studies in Australia
International Merit Scholarship recipient by the Sydney University
John & Dorothy Vimpani Pianoforte Scholarship recipient by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Extensive performance experience as a soloist in piano concerto performances with various orchestras in Hong Kong, Australia, and Japan
Active involvement in performing Tango music, collaborating with internationally renowned musicians from Argentina, Taiwan, and Japan
Adjudicator in music competitions, including the Hong Kong Students Open Music Competition and competitions held by the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong and international schools in Hong Kong
Students' accomplishments include frequent prize winners in local and international piano competitions, distinctions in piano exams, and admission to music schools and conservatories with scholarships
Teaching piano in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney
Age of pupils: 3+
Levels of pupils: beginners, intermediate, advanced, grade exams, diplomas, degrees, professionals
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