The Nanyang International Piano Academy (NIPA) is an annual gathering of like-minded music lovers with the common goal of pursuing a higher standard of music making. Each year, music lovers gather for an intensive 4-day musical experience that offers each participant a place to grow musically in a fun and exciting learning environment. With carefully curated programs to foster deeper musical understanding, NIPA aims to create a community comprising of visiting professors, professional artistes, piano pedagogues and young pianists from around the region. The Academy provides opportunities for piano students to learn under renowned faculty members from overseas and Singapore. Also all participants are free to attend other lessons as much can be learnt from the observation itself.
We considered the participants’ feedback from our inaugural event very seriously with regards to the topics that they would like to learn more about and other aspects that would interest them. With all these in mind, in addition to the existing categories of participation, NIPA 2020 will introduce a new category—INSPIRING EDUCATORS. The “Inspiring Educators” category was formed with the pedagogical community in mind. Participants will meet with our clinicians, and have the choice of either working on a piece of repertoire; or simply engage in a discussion with our clinician on a topic pertaining to their own teaching.