Higher Music Education in the UK Seminar: Malaysia

//Higher Music Education in the UK Seminar: Malaysia

Higher Music Education in the UK Seminar: Malaysia


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Higher Music Education in the UK seminar



When: 1st September 2019

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Venue: The lounge 37, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



8:30-9:00        Registration

9:00-10:30       Presentation and Introducing the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

10:30-12:00      Choosing the Right Music Major that will meet your Academic interests

12:00-1:30      Lunch

1:30-2:30.         Tips for a Successful Music Audition and Interview

2:30-3:15         Career Opportunities- What can you do with a music degree?

3:15-4:00.         Question and Answer Session


Half-Day String Teacher Workshop


When: 2nd September 2019

Time: 4 hours, including 15minutes break

Venue: The lounge 37, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


8:30-9:00          Registration

9:00-9:45          Violin Sound Production : Create a beautiful Tone on the Violin

9:45-10:30.        The Art of Vibrato

10:30-10:45.     Break

10:45-11:30.     Principles of Interpretation

11:30-12:15.     Importance of Ensemble playing for musical artistry and technical mastery

12:15-1:00        Introducing ESTA and CfT course



Program Development- Learn about recruitment, retention, motivating students, and creativity teaching method.

Venue Details


The Lounge 37


The function room is a flexible and extendable event space. The 560 sf per function room can expand up to 2,282 sf to cater for bigger event.

The venue can fit up to: Theatre setting: 50-200, Classroom setting: 30-180

The event space is fully equipped with a full audio system, projector, lighting, recording capabilities and high speed Wifi. Configuration of space is fully customizable to the event needs.



An unrivalled location in the heart of the bustling city connected by vast transport network, Menara SUEZCAP is a strategic alignment for all business events from around the world. Menara SUEZCAP has a direct access to The Federal Highway, Kerinchi Link, NPE Expressway, 100 meter covered link bridge to the KL Gateway-Universiti LRT Station.



Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar ( 1 KM)

Hilton Kuala Lumpur ( 5.4 KM)

Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel (5.5 KM)




Seminar/WorkshopGeneral Admission TicketEarly Bird Ticket
Half day Workshop£40£35
Higher Music Education in UK Seminar£20£15


Combined Packages for both Workshop and Seminar£50£40



  • Group Package Ticket


By purchasing group tickets, attendees could enjoy reduced prices rate. ( e.g. Bring 2 colleagues and receive 20%off (group of 3) and bring group of 5 and receive 25% off for tickets.


EarlyBird deadline: 31st May, 2019


Presenter Biographies

Higher Music Education in the UK Seminar: Malaysia


Dr Simon Jones
After graduating from Bristol University, Simon spent a year at Oxford University, concurrently becoming one of the founder members of the European Baroque Orchestra, of which he was made the first ever leader. He subsequently toured and recorded with most of the UK’s leading period
instrument ensembles and held principal posts with The Academy of Ancient Music and the Brandenburg Consort. From 1997 to 2004 he was concertmaster of The King’s Consort, a role he combined with regular guest leading, directing, teaching and running his own ensemble
Also, at this time Simon completed his PhD in string performance practice at York University where he also taught violin and lectured. In 2004 he accepted the role of Head of Historical Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and in 2013 was appointed Head of the String
Department. He continues to have responsibility for college-wide Historical Performance activity,
and also fulfils external consultancy and examining roles for other institutions. These include appointments as external MMus examiner for Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, the Royal Scottish Conservatoire and The Royal College of Music in London. Over recent years he has undertaken masterclasses, coaching, adjudication and has curated performance projects at several institutions including The Royal College of Music, The Royal Academy of Music, Arts Academies at Idyllwild and Interlochen, and The Juilliard School in New York.
Simon is a diploma examiner for the ABRSM and in this capacity has undertaken several tours to the Far East. He was the recording consultant for the ABRSM’s current violin syllabus, and, in this role, he advised on the recording sessions as well as performing on several of the recordings of the current violin graded pieces.
Simon is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has won several Learning and Teaching awards for his work in developing the RWCMD string syllabus and in recognition of his contribution to string teaching both nationally and internationally. In 2016 he was thrilled to be
selected as one of only 55 National Teaching Fellows selected from all the UK Universities and Conservatoires. Simon’s work with the European String Teachers’ Association is particularly important to him, and he serves as a trustee and council member as well as being one of the mentors for the PG Certificate course.
Simon continues to perform and record with award-winning UK ensembles such as The Sixteen and Arcangelo as well as enjoying commercial recording work for film and TV, and he is particularly excited to have performed on one of the Harry Potter film soundtracks!


Higher Music Education in the UK Seminar: Malaysia


Philip Aird FRSA
After graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Philip completed his Post Graduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. Philip now enjoys a career in music with roles in senior management, performance and education. He is currently Chief Executive
of European String Teachers Association, Director of Young Grittleton Chamber Music Courses, Joint Managing Director of PartPlay LTD and a member of the 1st violin section of the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.
His playing career includes guesting with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Opera House, Welsh National Opera, English National Opera, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Philip loves musicals and has played frequently in London’s West End
for shows such as Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Carousel, Showboat and West Side Story. His studio work includes numerous recordings for film and TV, including Harry Potter (The Half Blood Prince) and drama series for the BBC and ITV.
As an educator Philip has held teaching posts at several independent schools and also lectured at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. In collaboration with Thomastik-Infeld, Philip as co-founder of PartPlay has launched a free app and on-line resource for students wishing to study chamber music.
In his role as CEO of ESTA UK, Philip has developed the strategic pathway for its professional development courses and accredited programs. Philip is also in demand as a consultant and works closely with the music industry. In 2018 became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and String
Ambassador for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Hobbies include supporting Welsh Rugby Union, cooking and collecting (and occasionally drinking) vintage port.

About the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Dr Simon Jones
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama enjoys a location in one of the UK’s most beautiful parks, and combines award-winning, state-of-the-art facilities with locations that include a part of historic Cardiff Castle. Our teaching faculty comprises an inspiring mix of concertmasters,
principals, soloists and chamber musicians, all of whom share a common passion for pedagogy.
String Department students are therefore immersed in a stimulating, collaborative environment, experiencing high levels of engagement with the music profession throughout their studies.
In close collaboration with our partners BBC National Orchestra of Wales and The Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, our course gives unparalleled orchestral experience, including side-by-side schemes, placements and tuition in all aspects of orchestral playing. Our chamber music programme is delivered by inspirational ensembles in residence as well as members of internationally-known ensembles, allowing us to provide a rolling programme of workshops, performances and mentoring. Contextual and stylistic matters are discussed as an integral part of the course with faculty specialists, and in close association with such important artists as Rachel Podger, a regular teacher and collaborative partner.
Our students benefit from a curriculum that prioritises adaptability and employability. A key part of this work involves association with a range of external partners, such as ESTA (The European String Teachers Association) with whom we are fortunate to work particularly closely in terms of teaching and professional development. Individual lessons, coaching, accompaniment sessions, studio classes, concerts, masterclasses, seminars and performance classes all combine to ensure that each student has every opportunity to become the best they can be. Our personalised and supportive approach further encourages collaboration and artistic
experimentation, encouraging each student to broaden their horizons whilst honing their skills.
If you would like to know how we could look after your musical future, please email simon.jones@rwcmd.ac.uk.

Royal Welsh Presentation

Event Details

Start date: September 01, 2019

End date: September 02, 2019

Start time: 09:00

End time: 13:00

Venue: D-37-01, Menara Suezcap 1, No.2, Jalan Kerinchi Kiri, Kampung Kerinchi, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia