Here are some useful links of string instrument shops in Hong Kong. They sell and some does rentals, as well as help repair instruments.
Online shop available for string instrument accessories as well as instruments. Most unique in the range of accessories available. Sometimes have discounted prices on strings.
Located in Wan Chai, shop for string instrument trading and repairs. They stock a good range of quality beginner models as well as 2nd hand European ones. Check out their "trade-up" option when buying an instrument from them.
Here are our past events we have been involved in. Feel free to browse the photo galleries from each of the event.
HOW TO GET ENROLLED INTO THE SCHOOL?
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WHAT AGE IS SUITABLE FOR LEARNING AN INSTRUMENT?
WHAT DOES THE TRIAL LESSON INCLUDE?
HOW DOES A NORMAL LESSON RUN?
DO YOU TEACH ADULT BEGINNERS?
Lots of them! Children are not the only ones who begin music lessons. Many adults who never played any instrument before start lessons; others resume lessons that they had abandoned when younger. If you are an adult thinking about taking music lessons, consider this: There is no one standing over you telling you to practice; there is no one to answer to except yourself (and your teacher); and there is no greater satisfaction than being able to sit down at a piano or picking up a guitar or a flute or a violin and recreating the music of your choice, whether it is Beethoven or the Beach Boys, ballads or blues. Adults learn quickly because they know what music is supposed to sound like, and have a lifetime of experience as listeners. They are also more efficient and productive at practicing than children are. Give it a try – it’s very rewarding!
WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE A LESSON?
When you sign up for lessons, you commit to a timeslot. If your schedule changes, we are happy to try to rearrange the teacher’s schedule to accommodate your needs, but can’t guarantee it. The good news is that the most common reason for schedule changes is school sports, and often more than one student in a teacher’s schedule needs to switch at about the same time of year. The bad news is that many of our teachers are here only one day a week, so that if the day of week is the problem, there’s no other day to switch to. We will do our best. By the way, if your child is assigned "randomly" to a sports team that meets the day of your music lesson, it is possible that you can change teams rather than change the music lesson.
WHAT IF MY CHILD CHANGES HIS/HER MIND AFTER STARTING LESSONS?
Sometimes, children are disappointed that they can't play well after a few weeks of lessons -- they had expected it would be easier. Parental support to get over this "hump" can make all the difference. Be sure to take your children to recitals, where they will see the progress that others have made. If you're having problems at home, be sure to tell the instructor, who will have some helpful advice or be able to modify the lessons to help your child.
DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO PERFORM AT THE RECITALS?
No. We hold an annual recital usually in February of each year, but we do not force all of our students to participate. If your child is nervous about recitals, we strongly recommend that they attend in the audience. Recitals are very valuable in a number of ways, one of which is to allow the child to see more advanced students.
HOW TO GET MY CHILD TO PRACTICE?
This is often a very serious and sometimes troubling issue for parents. It is NORMAL for students to not want to practice, and I often stress the importance of parent supervised home practices until the child is old enough or has developed independence in self practice. Parents are welcomed to sit in during lessons so that they can keep track of what is happening and know how to help the child to practice at home. We also provide a student handbook where the student can cheque next to each box the things they have practiced during the week.
FEES & PAYMENTS
HOW TO PAY FOR LESSONS?
DO I HAVE TO SIGN UP FOR A SET NUMBER OF LESSONS?
No, you do not. When you sign up for a time slot, it is yours for as long as you'd like to continue lessons, whether it's 2 weeks or 2 years! However there might be changes and requests from time to time by Centre Stage to help juggle students according to special requests and we ask of your assistance in that matter.
WHAT IF I CAN'T COME FOR LESSONS?
WHAT IF THERE IS TYPHOON 8 OR BLACK RAIN HOISTED?
WHAT IF MY VIOLIN GETS BROKEN ACCIDENTALLY?
We can fix minor problems such as the broken string or out of tune violins, but major problems will need to be checked by qualified repairers. Feel free to call and ask if you have any problems and we will direct you to the people who can help.
DO YOU HAVE INSTRUMENTS FOR HIRE?
Unfortunately we don't have a instruments available for hire out of our studio. We only have a handful of old instruments for new students who want to try for our trial lesson, but we can't guarentee those which are available at the time for your trial lesson.