Year 2024
May 2024


Chromatic Harmonica Theory & Techniques 2 (AM Class)

Start Date: 06 Jul 2024 | End Date: 24 Aug 2024
Peninsula Plaza, 111 North Bridge Road, Unit 07-05/06, Singapore 179098

About National Silver Academy (NSA)
The National Silver Academy (NSA) is a network of post-secondary education institutions (PSEIs) (i.e. ITE, polytechnics, universities and arts institutions) and community-based organisations that offer learning opportunities that are subsidised for seniors. Seniors and PRs aged 50 years and above can look forward to attending short courses and bite-sized courses that are exam free. For courses run by community-based organisations, the final fee payable – for both Singaporean and Permanent Resident seniors – takes into account the support given by the government to community-based organisations to develop and offer the short courses.

About The Singapore Association for Continuing Education (SACE)
The Singapore Association for Continuing Education (SACE) is a registered charity with MOE. It offers over 70 courses under the National Silver Academy, most of which are highly subsidized for Singaporeans & Permanent Residents aged 50 and above. SACE serves the continuing learning needs of adults of all ages.

Course Code                                 SACE-CBO-M-118E-2024-07-01
Course Start 06/07/2024
Further Runs  
Registration Closed
Duration 16 hours over 8 sessions
Sessions Saturday, 10:00 - 12:00 pm, 6/7, 13/7, 20/7, 27/7, 3/8, 10/8, 17/8, 24/8
Objective This 3rd level-course is a continuation of the foundational levels 1 & 2 in chromatic harmonica playing. It aims at taking playing skills of the chromatic harmonica hobbyists to higher levels by equipping them to gain confidence and improve upon their skills. At the end of each level, the participants will be able to handle their chromatic harmonicas more confidently with higher level skills and musicianship in their appreciations of music and performances.
Description This is the Intermediate level for chromatic harmonica playing targeting those who have completed the foundational levels 1 & 2 or equivalent. Participants of earlier classes will continue with their harmonica learning journey with higher-level skills idiosyncratic to chromatic harmonica playing. Techniques such as different vibratos, staccato, trills and simple intervals etc will be explored on top of musical theory such as song analysis and advanced rhythms found in blues and jazz rhythms. New key families in D, Bb, A & Eb majors will be delved into with etudes and songs in different genres of pop, classical, jazz, rhythm and blues
Trainer Eddy Ooi

Eddy has performed on the Harmonica in the Esplanade Recital Studio (2017 to 2019), APAC harmonica competition festival in Beijing 2018 (Gold Award), HCA Online Charity Concert (March 2021), Mapletree Arts in the City on air Host (harmonica)(2020), Our Tampines Hub New year online Concert (2021). He was also the host of the OTH Arts online program (Harmonica) in 2020.

Medium of Instruction English
Venue Peninsula Plaza, 111 North Bridge Road, Unit 07-05/06, Singapore 179098
Application Register online with details on Course Topic, Start Date, Full Name (as in NRIC), Date of Birth, Gender, NRIC, Race, Citizenship, Address & Postal Code, Email and Contact Number
Fees Payable $64.00 pp NSA fee for Singaporean/PR age 50+, $320.00 pp for all others
Payment Register and pay online via PayPal, Credit Card, Internet payment to SACE DBS 049-001627-1.
SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) Applicable
SACE Membership Subsidy (SMS) Applicable for SACE members
Contact Person Secretariat Tel: 6266 0648  or Email: