Outreach Interest Class Programme

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Launched in December 1996, the OIC Programme provides short-term fundamental music training for people of different ages. Group lessons in Western and Chinese musical instruments and various music topics are conducted every week at venues across the territory. Details of the next phase of OIC Programme are as follows:

Recruitment for Outreach Music Interest Courses (Phase 51)

Online Music Workshop

  • "Soundtrap" Online Music Making Workshop

 

Workshop Series

  • Composition and Orchestration for Symphonic Band (Advanced), Let's e-Orch!
  • Ensemble Training: Western strings, Chinese bowed string and plucked string instruments
  • Instrumental Enrichment Series: Liuyeqin, Zhong-ruan, Pipa, Yangqin, Zheng, Erhu, Violin, Viola, Cello, Percussion (Glockenspiel and Practice Pad)
  • Others: Music Theory, Aural, Keyboard, Classical Guitar, Folk Guitar, Ukulele, Little Harp, Kalimba

 

Instrumental Foundation Classes

  • Chinese: Erhu, Pipa, Liuyeqin, Zhong-ruan, Yangqin, Zheng
  • Western: Violin, Viola, Cello, Percussion (Glockenspiel & Practice Pad)

 

Venue

LCSD Performing Venues & Music Office Music Centres

 

Fee

Instrumental foundation classes $1,070 (20 lessons)

Workshop series $320 - $1,005 (6 – 15 lessons)

Stage 1 Recruitment (Balloting) – Application: closed on 25/1

 

Balloting Result

Oversubscribed courses will be processed by ballot. Details will be announced later.

Medium of Instruction

Cantonese

 

Class Rules (Applicable to face-to-face classes)

  1. Trainees shall attend the lessons in person and shall not ask another person to take their places or accompany them during lessons.
  2. Trainee shall not change class without permission; otherwise, their right of attendance will be terminated and no refund of tuition fee will be made.
  3. Trainees shall present their payment receipts and identification documents (e.g. Identity Card or Student Card) for verification upon request.
  4. Except for the keyboard classes, trainees shall bring along their own musical instruments to classes. No musical instrument rental, loan or storage service will be provided.
  5. Trainees shall be punctual in class. Arriving late and/or leaving early for more than a quarter of the class time shall be regarded as absent.
  6. Trainees shall not be absent from classes without valid reasons as absenteeism adversely affects learning progress. The Music Office will not arrange make-up class or refund for absentees.
  7. The Music Office reserves the rights to change the class arrangement (e.g. instructor, time and venue of the course) due to contingency. Trainees have no right to oppose the same.
  8. Instructors will give lessons according to the syllabus. Minor changes may, however, be made with reference to the musical standard of the majority of trainees in the class.
  9. No eating, drinking or smoking is allowed in the class.
  10. Please switch off the mobile phones and any other sound and light emitting devices in the class.
  11. Trainees shall take good care of the facilities in the classroom, behave in an orderly manner, show respect for instructors, and observe all rules laid down by the Laws of Hong Kong, the Music Office and the teaching venues (including all epidemic prevention measures). Otherwise, the Music Office reserves the right to expel them from class, and refund of tuition fee will not be made. Besides, trainees are liable to compensation for damages to public property.
  12. The Music Office and the instructors are not allowed to order books, musical instruments, etc. for the trainees. Course instructor will only provide his/ her own professional opinion for trainees’ reference in connection with the selection of musical instruments.
  13. Trainees are required to use the original copy of textbook and/or workbook in the class.
  14. The Music Office reserves the rights to make and retain audio and visual recordings of the trainees' performance in the class or other functions held by the Music Office for the purposes of archive, reference and publicity of Music Office’s related activities.

 

Preventive Measures against COVID-19 and other Infectious Diseases (Applicable to face-to-face classes)

  1. Trainees are required to take body temperature beforehand. Any person with fever or respiratory symptoms must refrain from joining the class and is advised to seek medical advice immediately.
  2. Trainees are requested to wear their own masks in the teaching venues and clean hands by rubbing with alcohol-based handrub before lesson.
  3. There is temperature screening at the entrance of each teaching venue. Any person with fever or respiratory symptoms will be asked to leave the premises and seek medical assistance immediately.
  4. Trainees are required to submit the completed “Declaration and Undertaking Form for Travel History and Health Status of Trainees” to the instructors in the first lesson. (For those who have contracted the virus and have recovered and for those who have classified as a “close contact of an infected person” with COVID-19, if they are still under the compulsory quarantine period, they have to inform the Music Office and refrain from joining the class.)
  5. To avoid crowd gathering and lower the infective risk, trainees’ parents/minders cannot stay in the premises. Trainees are required to leave the premises immediately after lesson.
  6. Except for exempted persons (who are aged below 12 or aged 65 or above and those with disabilities that render use of the app difficult), all persons will be required to use "LeaveHomeSafe" mobile application to scan the venue QR code before they are allowed to enter the teaching venue. Trainees can download the "LeaveHomeSafe" app in advance so that they can scan the QR code immediately upon entering the venue. All exempted persons are required to complete a record form to register their names, the first four digits or letters of their identification documents, their contact numbers and the date and time of their visits. They are also required to present relevant identification documents for verification at the request of the staff on-site during registration. The staff will also verify the contact numbers by making phone calls. Please arrive early as the registration process takes time.
  7. The above arrangement is subject to revise in accordance with the regulations of venues/ the Hong Kong Government. Trainees should pay attention to and comply with the latest arrangement of venues.

 

Class Rules (Applicable to online classes)

  1. Trainees shall attend the lessons in person and shall not ask another person to take their place or accompany them during lessons.
  2. Trainees shall not change class without permission; otherwise, their right of attendance will be terminated and no refund of tuition fee will be made.
  3. Trainees shall be punctual in class. Arriving late and/or leaving early for more than a quarter of the class time shall be regarded as absent.
  4. Trainees shall not be absent from classes without valid reasons as absenteeism adversely affects learning progress. The Music Office will not arrange make-up class, replay the lesson clips or refund for absentees.
  5. The Music Office reserves the rights to change the class arrangement (e.g. instructor, time and venue of the course) due to contingency. Trainees have no right to oppose the same.
  6. Instructors will give lessons according to the syllabus. Minor changes may, however, be made with reference to the musical standard of the majority of trainees in the class.
  7. The Music Office reserves the rights to make and retain audio and visual recordings of the trainees' performance in the class or other functions held by the Music Office for the purposes of archive, teaching reference and publicity.
  8. Online courses are conducted via Zoom. Trainees are required to prepare their own computer/ electronic device (e.g. desktop, notebook or mobile phone, etc.) equipped with wireless or broadband network and webcam, and download the software Zoom for participating the lessons in advance.
  9. Individual meeting ID, passcode and link of the ZOOM lessons will be sent by email one week before the class commencement. Trainees shall not disclose the said information to others.
  10. Trainees may enter the online classroom 10 minutes before the class start time.
  11. When entering the online classroom, trainees shall input their full name for the purpose of recording attendance.
  12. If the network is suddenly offline, trainees can log in to Zoom again. Please wait patiently for the instructor's approval before entering the class again.
  13. Trainees shall wear appropriate clothing, keep their appearance clean, and attend the lesson in a quiet location throughout the lesson.
  14. To facilitate the attendance checking and monitor the trainees’ learning progress, trainees shall ensure their cameras are switched on and deliver a clear image of themselves.
  15. Trainees are not allowed to make audio/video recording, take photos/screenshots or rebroadcast in class to protect the privacy of all parties.

 

Enquiries

2596 0898;2598 8335        outreachmusic@lcsd.gov.hk