Tutor: Esther Rietberg-Munsterman
Music is a great passion of Esther's and it has always been a prominent part of her life. At the age of 16, she was trained by the well-known vocal pedagogue, Jo Bollekamp. Esther continued to study at the Conservatory of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden, Germany. She often had the honor of performing in concerts throughout Europe and Southeast Asia. One of Esther’s personal highlights was performing Schumann's 'Frauen Lieben und Leben' at a charity concert for Siam Care in Bangkok, Thailand. Once she moved to Vietnam, she started to teach vocals at the British International School in Ho Chi Minh City. This brought her great joy as it was incredible to see how her students’ journeys into music developed and that their interests still continue to advance today.
Esther is very passionate about keeping her skills up to date and challenging herself as well as her students to be the best they can be. With this in mind, during the summer break, Esther attended,the Kurt Thomas course, at the University of Music in Utrecht, the Netherlands, where she was inspired with new music techniques regarding vocalization and choir directing. She is excited to see how she can incorporate these new skills in her vocal lessons and ensembles this year at SSIS.
Suitable for: Grade 3-12
Venue: SSIS Music Room - BS214
1. Beginner Lessons (0-2 years experience)
- Individual lesson, 30 minutes (12 sessions: 2,160 RMB)
- 2 student lesson, 30 minutes (12 sessions: 1,320 RMB each)
2. Intermediate Lessons (2-4 years experience)
- Individual lesson, 40 minutes (12 sessions: 2,880 RMB)
- 2 student lesson, 40 minutes (12 sessions: 1,680 RMB each)
Please note that 2 Student Lessons are only available where 2 students
of similar ability can be scheduled successfully. We will contact you if
any problems occur.
Day & Time of Sessions: Lessons will be held during school hours. After registrations have closed we will advise students of their lesson schedule and music room. Elementary student lessons will typically be at a set time once per week. Secondary student lessons may be rotated to avoid affecting the same subject each week. To discuss the option of an out of school hours lesson please email email@example.com
First Session: In the week beginning 5 March 2018
Other Costs & Things You Need: None - music is provided.
Transport: If your child has a lesson after school and they are in Grade 2 or above
they may catch the 5:00 pm activity bus home. However please note this
bus runs from Tuesday to Friday, but not on Mondays. Parents will have
to provide transport home if their child has a Monday after school
Supervision/Obligations: Both Elementary & Secondary students should implement their own lesson reminder system, and so must remember and then make their own way to lessons. SSIS will ask instructors to promptly inform us if students do not arrive at their scheduled lessons.
For Elementary students who have not attended these music or vocal lessons before, an SSIS staff member will guide the student to their first lesson (showing them how to get to the music room).