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FM Pop Music School

Write the Song in You

At FM Pop Music School, we pride ourselves with reaching out to music enthusiasts and helping them bring their love for music to greater levels. Since it’s inception in 2006, FM Pop Music School has seen hundreds of students who not only improved their music skills but also appreciate the joys of music together with like-minded individuals. With 3 of the most prolific Music makers in the Mandopop Industry working hand in hand, FM Pop Music School has never been more focused on nurturing songwriters.

Our signature songwriting courses have helped many passionate aspiring songwriters write the song in them, winning songwriting competitions, such as the SG50 song and publishing songs to popular singers such as Angela Chang 張韶涵Stefanie Sun 孙燕姿Joi Chua 蔡淳佳,through Funkie Monkies Publishing. The school also groomed and successfully launched the music careers of Wu Jiahui 伍家輝, Serene Koong 龔芝怡, Kenny Khoo 邱鋒澤 and Ming Bridges 喬毓明 as singer songwriters.

Whether music is your hobby or you aspire to be the next big thing. Join us and let the fun begin!

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Melody Composing

FM Pop Music School is most well-known for our signature songwriting classes. Founded by veteran song composers/ producers Eric Ng 黄韵仁 and Jim Lim 林倛玉, alongside with veteran lyricist Xiaohan 小寒, the school has a massive track record with students having written songs for renowned artistes such as Stefanie Sun, Hebe Tien, Andy Lau, Ding Dang, Show Luo, Shin, Show Lo, Don Chu, Freya Lim and many more!


Basic Melody Composing Course

Why can’t you get certain songs out of your head? What makes a good song so catchy?

The Basic Melody Composing course is catered for beginners who are interested in learning the fundamentals of what makes a good melody. It aims to instil a strong foundation in songwriting. Our instructors will teach the basics of creating a good melody, as well as sharing tips and tricks for writing catchy hooks and melodies.

Taught by current practitioners in the music industry, our course content remains relevant and true to today’s music industry.

Next Intake!
Date: 4th January 2021
Time: 7.30PM – 9PM (Every Monday)
Venue: FM Pop Music School
Course Fee: $342.40 per month (Inclusive of 7% GST)
Estimated Class Size: 6 – 15 Pax
*4 lessons per month
No. of Lessons: 24 Lessons ( Approx. 6 Months)
*Conducted in both English and Mandarin

Course Overview:
  • Basic Song Structure
  • Basic music theory and chord progression (Notes, Chords, Rhythm, etc)
  • Melody study (Elements of a melody, motifs, melody development)
  • Macro and micro structures of a melody
  • Introduction to music arrangement
  • Understanding various popular music genres
  • Introduction to demo production and basic digital audio workstation (DAW)
  • Regular guided assignments/song reviews will be given to reinforce topics covered.
  • Students will complete the assignments individually or as a group based on what they have learnt during the course. The songs will be presented in class and evaluated by the instructors.
 
NAC CDSA Grant
For musicians in the music industry, this signature course is also eligible for CDSA grant up to 90% and absenteeism payroll.
More information on the grant can be found here.  
 

Advanced Melody Composing Course With
Eric Ng and Jim Lim

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This course is taught by award-winning composers Eric Ng 黄韵仁 and Jim Lim 林倛玉, who will be sharing trade secrets, tips and tricks, and their personal experience in the music industry.

Aspiring songwriters and musicians will be able to finesse their skills in melodic composing and understand what goes on behind the scenes of creating a successful hit song.

Mentorship will be provided for developing your unique songwriting style.

Next Intake!
Date: 15th December 2020
Time: 7.30PM – 9PM (Every Tuesday)
Venue: FM Pop Music School
Course Fee: $620.60 per month (Inclusive of 7% GST)
Estimated Class Size: 6 – 15 Pax
*4 lessons per month
No. of Lessons: 40 Lessons ( Approx. 10 Months)
*Conducted in both English and Mandarin

Course Overview:
  • Productive songwriting thought processes, including how to create a catchy “hook” by using motifs and other melodic concepts, to leave a lasting impression on listeners
  • Understanding how chords work and to introduce more advanced chords to create a more sophisticated sound
  • Learn tips and tricks that are used in many hit songs
  • Understanding and composing for current popular genres and singers
  • Hands-on experience - composing songs based on actual briefs from recording artistes/record labels
  • Foundation demo arrangement, mixing strategies, production and instrument/vocal recording skills
  • Understanding the role of vocals in melody composing, and how to get the best out of your demo recording
  • Understanding the industry’s workings, such as knowledge of copyright and marketing know-hows.
  • Regular guided assignments/song reviews will be given to reinforce topics covered. Collaboration opportunities within the class and with Advanced Lyric Writing course students will be given.
  • Final showcase: Students from both Advanced Melody Composing and Advanced Lyric Writing courses will collaborate to present their completed works at the end of the course.
 
Prerequisite:
Applicants are required to have basic music knowledge to attend this course. For applicants that are applying directly to this course (without completing Basic Melody Composing course), please submit 2 demo recordings in MP3 format with the following details for assessment.

Email to admin@fmmusic.com.sg
Email Subject: Advanced Melody Composing Course Demo Submission

Please include the following:
  • 1) Name
  • 2) Contact Number
  • 3) Gender
  • 4) Age
  • 5) Nationality
  • 6) Occupation
*Note: Phone recordings are permitted, as long as the final audio clip is clear. Vocals are not mandatory in your demos, but a clear melodic line needs to be present. Lyrics are optional.

For more enquiries, contact us at admin@fmmusic.com.sg.

NAC Capability Development Grant
This course is eligible for subsidies of up to 70% of the course fee. More information about the grant can be found at the NAC website.

SkillsFuture Credits
This course is eligible for subsidy with SkillsFuture credits. More information will be released soon.

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Eric Ng 黃韻仁
Eric Ng 黃韻仁
Jim  Lim 林倛玉
Jim Lim 林倛玉
Joshua Goh 吳周爍
Joshua Goh 吳周爍
Pang Jiacheng 庞家成
Pang Jiacheng 庞家成

Lyric Writing

FM Pop Music School is most well-known for our signature songwriting classes. Founded by veteran song composers/ producers Eric Ng 黄韵仁 and Jim Lim 林倛玉, alongside with veteran lyricist Xiaohan 小寒, the school has a massive track record with students having written songs for renowned artistes such as Stefanie Sun, Hebe Tien, Andy Lau, Ding Dang, Show Luo, Shin, Show Lo, Don Chu, Freya Lim and many more!

Basic Lyric Writing Course

Do you have a story that you wish to tell, but not sure how your words and ideas can be woven smoothly into a song?

The Basic Lyric Writing course is taught by Singapore’s pride - multiple award-winning lyricist Xiaohan 小寒, and catered for beginners who are interested in learning the fundamentals on how to write catchy lyrical hooks and lyrics that touches hearts.

Next Intake!
Date: 9th January 2021
Time: 2:00PM – 3:30PM (Every Saturday)
Venue: FM Pop Music School
Course Fee: $385.20 per month (Inclusive of 7% GST)
Estimated Class Size: 6 – 15 Pax
*4 lessons per month
No. of Lessons: 24 Lessons ( Approx. 6 Months)
*Conducted in Mandarin only

Course Overview:
  • Basic song structure
  • Understanding the relationship between lyrics and melody and rhythm
  • Lyric-writing development techniques (metaphor vs movie storytelling, rhyme, groove, etc)
  • Identifying and creating good song titles
  • Introduction to copyright
  • Regular guided assignments/song reviews will be given to reinforce topics covered.
  • Students will complete the assignments individually or as a group based on what they have learnt during the course. The songs will be presented in class and evaluated by the instructors.



Advanced Lyric Writing Course
with Xiaohan 小寒


This course is taught by multiple award-winning lyricist Xiaohan 小寒 who will be sharing trade secrets, tips and tricks, and her personal experience in the music industry.

Aspiring songwriters and lyricists will be able to finesse their skills in lyric writing and understand what goes on behind the scenes of writing great lyrics for a successful hit song.

Mentorship will be provided for developing your unique songwriting style.

Next Intake!
Date: 19th December 2020
Time: 3.30PM – 5:00PM (Every Saturday)
Venue: FM Pop Music School
Course Fee: $620.60 per month (Inclusive of 7% GST)
Estimated Class Size: 6 – 15 Pax
*4 lessons per month
No. of Lessons: 40 Lessons ( Approx. 10 Months)
*Conducted in Mandarin only

Course Overview:
  • Advanced lyric writing techniques (questioning, movie, montage, brainstorming etc)
  • Lyric writing for different genres, understanding and composing for current popular genres and singers
  • Formatting
  • Hands-on experience - composing songs based on actual briefs from recording artistes/record labels
  • Understanding the industry’s workings, such as knowledge of copyright and marketing know-hows.
  • Regular guided assignments/song reviews will be given to reinforce topics covered. Collaboration opportunities within the class and with Advanced Melody Composing course students will be given.
  • Final showcase: Students from both Advanced Lyric Writing and Advanced Melody Composing courses will collaborate to present their completed works at the end of the course.

Prerequisite:
For applicants that are applying directly to this course (without completing Basic Lyric Writing course), please submit 1 lyrical work* re-written to any existing pop song in a Word document (doc/docx) to admin@fmmusic.com.sg with the following details for assessment.

Email Subject: Advanced Lyric Writing Course Demo Submission

Please include the following:
  • 1) Name
  • 2) Contact Number
  • 3) Gender
  • 4) Age
  • 5) Nationality
  • 6) Occupation
*Note: Lyrics submitted have to be written over an existing full pop song. The document submission needs to include a YouTube link to the pop song of your choice that your lyrics were re-written to.
For more enquiries, contact us at admin@fmmusic.com.sg.

NAC CDSA Grant
This course is eligible for subsidies of up to 70% of the course fee.
More information about the grant can be found at the NAC website.

SkillsFuture Credits
This course is eligible for subsidy with SkillsFuture credits. More information will be released soon.

Lyric Writing

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Xiao Han 小寒
Xiao Han 小寒

Music Arrangement

FM Pop Music School is most well-known for our signature songwriting classes. Founded by veteran song composers/ producers Eric Ng 黄韵仁 and Jim Lim 林棋玉, alongside with veteran lyricist Xiaohan 小寒, the school has a massive track record with students having written songs for renowned artistes such as Stefanie Sun, Hebe Tien, Andy Lau and more!

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Music Arrangement Course

Breaking down the science of music arrangement into bite-size pieces, our course syllabus follows a systematic approach that ensures easy understanding and application into modern music. Covering the building blocks of arrangement in various genres, this is the perfect course for students with a strong interest in music making. Our music arrangement course is taught by current practitioners in the music industry, you can be assured our course content remains relevant and true to the music industry of today.

Next Intake!
Date: TBC
Time: 7.30PM – 9PM (TBC)
Venue: FM Pop Music School
Course Fee: $342.40 per month (Inclusive of 7% GST)
Estimated Class Size: 6 – 15 Pax
No. of Lessons: 40 Lessons ( Approx. 10 Months)
*4 lessons per month
*Conducted in both English and Mandarin

What you will learn:
  • Learn the concepts of music arrangement
  • Gain awareness of the interaction between commonly used music instruments
  • Understanding groove and harmony, the basic building blocks of music arrangement
  • Building your own multi-instrument arrangements from scratch, track by track with guidance by our highly qualified and patient instructors
  • Learn the basic concepts of polishing and mixing your tracks

It is advisable for you to have your own set of Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) to hone your arrangements. Though we do provide laptops, it will be at a first come first serve basis.

NAC Capability Development Grant
This courses is eligible to apply for the NAC Capability Development Grant, which can subsidise up to 70% of the course fees. More information about the grant can be found at NAC website.

NAC CDSA Grant
For musicians in the music industry, this signature course is also eligible for CDSA grant up to 90% and absenteeism payroll.
More information on the grant can be found here.

Email your enquiries and interest to admin@fmmusic.com.sg.

First come First Serve Basis. Limited Seats left!

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Eric Ng 黃韻仁
Eric Ng 黃韻仁
Jim  Lim 林倛玉
Jim Lim 林倛玉
Seto 司徒榮傑
Seto 司徒榮傑
Pang Jiacheng 庞家成
Pang Jiacheng 庞家成
Joshua Goh 吳周爍
Joshua Goh 吳周爍

Performance Vocal

A vocal course like no other! Our signature vocal course is tailored for both leisure and serious singers alike. The extensive course syllabus includes both theory and practical aspects, branching on to performing tips and tricks to develop students to be performance ready! Performance opportunities available every six months to help students hone their skills for the big stage. Our signature vocal course has seen students grow from novice to professionals. Trial classes available, please contact our school for more information.

Details
1) Individual Class
Duration: 45 minutes per lesson
Course Fee: $342.40 per month (Inclusive of 7% GST)
*4 lessons per month
*Conducted in both English and Mandarin

2) Duo Group Class (2 Pax)
Duration: 1 hour per lesson
Course Fee: $267.50 per month (Inclusive of 7% GST)
*4 lessons per month
*Conducted in both English and Mandarin

3) Group Class (3-5 pax)
Duration: 1.5 hour per lesson
Course Fee: $214 per month (Inclusive of 7% GST)
*4 lessons per month
*Conducted in both English and Mandarin

Course Details
  • Breathing
  • Discovering the usage of the diaphragm
  • Posture and Breath control
  • Projection Techniques
  • Vocal warm-ups and exercises
  • Different vocal registers
  • Basic Music Theory (Major, Minor scales)
  • Singing in scales
  • Song covering skills
  • Vocal Care
  • Developing wider vocal range
  • Vocal Phrasing
  • Vocal Grooves
  • Tone Production
  • Control and Tension
  • Intonation

Contact us at 68035092 for available timings.

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Regine Han 韩睿君
Regine Han 韩睿君
Lin Si Tong (林思彤)
Lin Si Tong (林思彤)

Fun with Pop Keyboard

Our “Fun with Pop Keyboard” course is targeted at both novices with no musical background, or students who are classically trained and would love to convert their piano playing skills to apply to pop music. All our instructors are professional musicians with years of teaching and performing experience under their belts. Our extensive course syllabus is built on a systematic approach that ensures easy understanding and application in pop music. Students can also have a choice to branch on further in performance techniques with our instructors. Trial classes available, please contact our school for more information.

Details
1) Individual Class
Duration: 45 minutes per lesson
Course Fee: $342.40 per month (Inclusive of 7% GST)
*4 lessons per month
*Conducted in both English and Mandarin

2) Duo Group Class (2 Pax)
Duration: 1 hour per lesson
Course Fee: $267.50 per month (Inclusive of 7% GST)
*4 lessons per month
*Conducted in both English and Mandarin

3) Group Class (3-5 pax)
Duration: 1.5 hour per lesson
Course Fee: $214 per month (Inclusive of 7% GST)
*4 lessons per month
*Conducted in both English and Mandarin

Contact us at 68035092 for available timings.

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Lin Si Tong (林思彤)
Lin Si Tong (林思彤)
Pang Jiacheng 庞家成
Pang Jiacheng 庞家成

Fun with Pop Guitar

Students have a choice of focusing their studies on the acoustic guitar, electric guitar, or both. Taught by instructors who are professional musicians themselves, with years of teaching and performing experience under their belts. Our extensive course syllabus is built on a systematic approach that ensures easy understanding and application in pop music. Students can also have a choice to branch on further in performance techniques with our instructors. Trial classes available, please contact our school for more information.

Details
1) Individual Class
Duration: 45 minutes per lesson
Course Fee: $342.40 per month (Inclusive of 7% GST)
*4 lessons per month
*Conducted in both English and Mandarin

2)Duo Group Class (2 Pax)
Duration: 1 hour per lesson
Course Fee: $267.50 per month (Inclusive of 7% GST)
*4 lessons per month
*Conducted in both English and Mandarin

3)Group Class (3-5 pax)
Duration: 1.5 hour per lesson
Course Fee: $214 per month (Inclusive of 7% GST)
*4 lessons per month
*Conducted in both English and Mandarin

Contact us at 68035092 for available timings.

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Joshua Goh 吳周爍
Joshua Goh 吳周爍

Fun with Ukulele

The ukulele has gained its popularity locally in recent years, and is currently one of the most sought after instrument to study. With its small and compact body, the ukulele is suitable for play for both adults and young children. Our “Fun with Ukulele” course aims not only to instil a strong foundation in the art of ukulele playing, but also focuses on applying these techniques to familiar pop songs everyone loves! Learn to play and sing along to your favourite tunes with this course from lesson 1. Trial classes available, please contact our school for more information.

Details
Individual Classes: 45 Mins/ lesson
Price: $342.40/mth (inclusive of gst)
Group Classes (3-5 pax): 1.5hrs / lessons
Price: $214.00/mth (inclusive of gst)
Lessons are conducted once a week, four times per month.
English and/or Mandarin

Contact us at 68035092 for available timings.

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PLAY & SING

Strum and Sing (Guitar)

One of our school’s most popular courses, the “Strum & Sing (Guitar)” course is the best of both worlds for students who wish to learn to sing and play an instrument at the same time. This course aims to develop a strong foundation in identifying and creating rhythm, as well as breaking down popular songs into guitar arrangements you can sing along to. Trial classes available, please contact our school for more information.

Details
1) Individual Class
Duration: 45 minutes per lesson
Course Fee: $342.40 per month (Inclusive of 7% GST)
*4 lessons per month
*Conducted in both English and Mandarin

2) Duo Group Class (2 Pax)
Duration: 1 hour per lesson
Course Fee: $267.50 per month (Inclusive of 7% GST)
*4 lessons per month
*Conducted in both English and Mandarin

3) Group Class (3-5 pax)
Duration: 1.5 hour per lesson
Course Fee: $214 per month (Inclusive of 7% GST)
*4 lessons per month
*Conducted in both English and Mandarin



Play and Sing (Keyboard)

One of our school’s most popular courses, the “Play & Sing (Keyboards)” course is the best of both worlds for students who wish to learn to sing and play an instrument at the same time. This course aims to develop a strong foundation in identifying and creating rhythm, as well as breaking down popular songs into keyboard arrangements you can sing along to. Trial classes available, please contact our school for more information.

Details
1) Individual Class
Duration: 45 minutes per lesson
Course Fee: $342.40 per month (Inclusive of 7% GST)
*4 lessons per month
*Conducted in both English and Mandarin

2) Duo Group Class (2 Pax)
Duration: 1 hour per lesson
Course Fee: $267.50 per month (Inclusive of 7% GST)
*4 lessons per month
*Conducted in both English and Mandarin

3) Group Class (3-5 pax)
Duration: 1.5 hour per lesson
Course Fee: $214 per month (Inclusive of 7% GST)
*4 lessons per month
*Conducted in both English and Mandarin

Contact us at 68035092 for available timings.

PLAY & SING

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Profiles

Lin Si Tong (林思彤)
Lin Si Tong (林思彤)
Joshua Goh 吳周爍
Joshua Goh 吳周爍
Pang Jiacheng 庞家成
Pang Jiacheng 庞家成

Introduction to Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)

Pro Tools


Course Overview:
This module equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge on operating a Digital Audio WorkStation (DAW). Students will be exposed to ProTools, an industry standard DAW used by many professionals around the world. Students will learn the fundamentals of how a DAW operates; software functions and operation; audio editing; working with Apple loops and using Logic’s internal software instruments to create music. Students will also learn how to use the audio mixing functions in ProTools to achieve balance between the audio elements in the software.

Next Intake!
Date: 5, 12, 19 Sept 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 12 PM - 6 PM
Venue: FM Pop Music School
Course Fee: $588.00 (Incl. GST)
Email admin@fmmusic.com.sg, call 6803 5092 or Whatsapp 9424 4052.

Course Duration:
6hr / lesson, a total of 3 days (18 hours).

Course Outline:
Lesson 1
  • Introduces students to the history and functions of DAW
  • ProTools’s windows and functions
  • Creating Tracks, Organising and Renaming them
  • Types of tracks and their functions
  • Toolbars & Functions
  • Edit Modes in ProTools
Lesson 2
  • Identify settings and tools for audio editing in ProTools
  • Recording In ProTools
  • Cutting, Cross Fading and Editing audio clips
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Mixer Window
  • Audio Plugins
  • Mixing In ProTools
Lesson 3
  • MIDI functions in ProTools
  • Working with MIDI tracks
  • Software Instruments
  • Audio Balancing Tips

Requirements:
  • 13-year-old and above.
  • Students need to have a laptop installed with Pro Tools during the lessons.
  • Please ensure that your laptop meets the minimum system requirement for the Pro Tools software (you may check the minimum system requirement from the Pro Tools website) before you register for the course.

Course Objectives:
By the end of this module, students will be able to:
  1. Understand the function of a DAW
  2. Identify tools used in the DAW
  3. Recording and Edit Audio and MIDI
  4. Create a simple music backing track

Activities:
  • Verbal Q&A revision of topics covered in each lesson.
  • Facilitator will guide students through hands-on practice on Pro Tools operations pertaining to mixing and audio export.

Email admin@fmmusic.com.sg, call 6803 5092 or Whatsapp 9424 4052 to sign up now!

Sign up for both courses at a discounted price of $900!

Logic Pro X


Course Overview:
This module equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge on operating a Digital Audio WorkStation (DAW). Students will be exposed to Logic Pro X, an industry standard DAW used by many professionals around the world. Students will learn the fundamentals of how a DAW operates; software functions and operation; audio editing; working with Apple loops and using Logic’s internal software instruments to create music. Students will also learn how to use the audio mixing functions in Logic to achieve balance between the audio elements in the software.

Next Intake!
Date: 26 Sep, 3, 10 Oct 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 12 PM - 6 PM
Venue: FM Pop Music School
Course Fee: $588.00 (Incl. GST)
Email admin@fmmusic.com.sg, call 6803 5092 or Whatsapp 9424 4052.

Course Duration:
6hr / lesson, a total of 3 days (18 hours).

Course Outline:
Lesson 1
  • Introduces students to the history and functions of DAW
  • Logic Pro X’s windows and functions
  • Creating Tracks, Organising and Renaming them
  • Types of tracks and their functions
  • Preset Library & Apple Loop Library
  • Working with Loops
  • Toolbars & Functions
Lesson 2
  • Identify settings and tools for audio editing in Logic
  • Recording In Logic
  • Cutting, Cross Fading and Editing audio clips
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Mixer Window
  • Audio Plugins
Lesson 3
  • MIDI functions in Logic
  • Working with MIDI tracks
  • Software Instruments
  • Tempo & Arrangement Markers
  • Audio Balancing Tips

Requirements:
  • 13-year-old and above.
  • Students need to have a MacBook installed with Logic Pro during the lessons.
  • Please ensure that your Macbook meets the minimum system requirement for the Logic Pro software (you may check the minimum system requirement from the Logic Pro website) before you register for the course.

Course Objectives:
By the end of this module, students will be able to:
  1. Understand the function of a DAW
  2. Identify tools used in the DAW
  3. Recording and Edit Audio and MIDI
  4. Create a simple music backing track

Activities:
  • Verbal Q&A revision of topics covered in each lesson.
  • Facilitator will guide students through hands-on practice on Logic Pro operations pertaining to mixing and audio export.

Email admin@fmmusic.com.sg, call 6803 5092 or Whatsapp 9424 4052 to sign up now!

Sign up for both courses at a discounted price of $900!

Introduction to Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)

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Jaydos
Jaydos