Student Life


Welcome to the ISB Music Program!

The International School Bangkok Music Program (IMP) offers individual study on a variety of instruments and voice to the ISB community, including students, parents, siblings, and teachers, with priority given first to ISB students. Student placement is determined by the student’s and the instructor’s schedules. Students may choose 30, 45, or 60 minute lessons, in a private or group setting, meeting once or twice a week. All lessons are held on the ISB campus. In order to receive the maximum benefit possible from the lessons, students should practice regularly and attend lessons on time. The ISB Music Program offers lessons in the following:

Instruments / Teachers

Kawin

I am interested in teaching international students because I used to be a student in Satit Burapha School’s early IEP program during my middle school years.
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Waranya

Dr. Yos

Their enthusiasm and readiness to take what I would like to give and inspire them to keep me motivated and excited about teaching in an international environment.
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Being an international school student myself, I find it easy to communicate with international students and am able to relate to other subjects and activities in the school.
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I enjoy teaching clarinet in both Thai and English to effectively guide my students toward achieving their music learning goals.
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Lester

​The challenge of communicating and speaking English is my number one issue — how to offer instructions and be sure students are able to understand me well.
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Gwang

Non

It is a chance to open myself to different cultures. While I am teaching, I also learn a lot from interacting with the students from various countries and cultures. It helps me to understand more about the way each student thinks and learns.
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I really enjoy teaching in an intercultural learning environment. The factor that motivates me most is seeing students from different backgrounds improve their musical and social skills, grow their appreciation for music, and foster friendships and teamwork.
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International students are active learners, and it is a joy for me as a music teacher to be part of their learning. To help enrich their love for music is what I love to do. They have many musical opportunities to get involved and be part of it,
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Dr. Siriporn

I have been teaching at ISB since 2009, and I love to work in a multinational environment and enjoy the cultural exchange with students and their families.
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Boat

I always enjoy teaching international students because we can learn from one another and exchange our experiences.
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I have been teaching international students for the past four years as a private tutor. I think international students are really interesting and self-motivated.
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Benz

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Candy

As a teacher in an international community, I also learn a lot by being exposed to different cultures. Each family has different ways of regarding music education, which broadens my perspective and makes me more able to interact with my students and their families.
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It is a chance to open myself to different cultures. While I am teaching, I also learn a lot from interacting with the students from various countries and cultures. It helps me to understand more about the way each student thinks and learns.
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Because I had an opportunity to improve my English from studying abroad, I enjoy working with students to help maintain my English. Also, when I was in the United States, I was able to meet and enjoy music with many friends from many countries,
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Fah

Kae

Non

Music itself motivates me in teaching. Since music is the universal language, working with international students exposes both me and my students to different ideas.
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It started when I was studying in graduate school and had the opportunity to teach international students. I enjoy experiencing and learning difference cultures and practicing English skills.
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International students are active learners, and it is a joy for me as a music teacher to be part of their learning. To help enrich their love for music is what I love to do. They have many opportunities to get involved and be a part of music,
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Peach

Plern

Pook

Motivating students can be a difficult task, but the rewards are more than worth it. International students are more excited to learn and participate and hail from many countries, cultures, and different family backgrounds. Some students are self-motivated,
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I look forward to meeting the international students and sharing about music, experiences, and culture. I always try to make activities fun and explore new songs to play. It makes me happy to work with them.
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The enthusiasm of the students and parents and also an environment that is suitable for learning.
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Seem

From the past three years of teaching at ISB, I have experienced the musical attitudes of students from different nationalities, which makes collaboration with one other much more interesting.
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Dontra

Nin

It’s always a great moment when I meet children from different country and culture come to my class and end up with the same feeling with the music.
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I have a passion for music and teaching. I love to work with ISB students because it gives me many opportunities to instruct students from diverse backgrounds, music levels, styles, and cultures.
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Wirote

Students at ISB have a good attitude, an alertness to learning, and enjoy the music.
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Athiya

Nam

View

It is a challenge for me to work with students from different cultural backgrounds. I find that it is fascinating how everyone has their own characteristics, which I find exciting when meeting new students.
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Being an international school student myself, I find it easy to communicate with international students and am able to relate to other subjects and activities in the school.
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Diversity is part of my inspiration, to stay fresh and keep learning.
 
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Wayoo

It’s wonderful to see my students grow and develop their talents. I’m always very happy to see them enjoy the music and gain confidence in playing the violin. I look forward to meeting and sharing knowledge with them.
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If there is enough interest in other instruments, an attempt will be made to hire additional teachers to offer lessons. For more information please contact: IMP coordinator Angela KOHL at afterschoolmusic@isb.ac.th

The IMP registration is done online on a first-come and first-serve basis. Information about online registration will be sent out each semester through in early August and early January through the ISB e-news. Returning families can pre-register for the coming semester at the end of each semester and will be notified through a separate email. During the August registration, families may choose between registering for the entire school year or for one semester. Registration is complete once full payment is made in cash, credit card or by check payable to “International School Association”.

Instruments

Finding good value when purchasing an instrument can be difficult, and some parents have questions about which instrument their child should learn. The teachers and specialists are happy to give advice about obtaining an instrument. Choosing an Instrument for Beginners.

Recital

An important component of developing musical skills is to perform in front of an audience. An informal recital is held at the end of the academic school year to allow students of all playing abilities to showcase their progress.

Missed Classes and Make-up Policy

If the student knows of a conflict with a scheduled lesson, (i.e. an ISB sports event, arts or cultural event, or school trip,) the IMP Coordinator must be notified within 48 hours by email, and a make-up lesson will be scheduled. If the IMP Coordinator is not notified within 48 hours, no makeup lesson will be offered. In the event of a medical emergency or illness, please notify the IMP Coordinator by email BEFORE the scheduled lesson time if possible. Make-up lessons will be offered at the discretion of the IMP Coordinator. In the event of long-term illness/injury or unscheduled transfer out of the country, refunds will be made on a pro-rated basis.

Examinations

Students are encouraged to undergo periodic musical examinations run by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). Working towards these exams encourages practice and helps students to set goals. Students who wish to take an ABRSM exam should discuss this with their IMP teacher to find out which grade is appropriate and whether he or she is ready for such a challenge.

IMP fee structure 2019-20

Lessons through the IMP are held when ISB is in session and follow the academic school year. August 2019 – June 2020

 

August 13 – August 26, 2019 Online registration for first semester or school year
August 17, 2019 Community Activities Information Day
August 26, 2019 First semester lessons begin
December 2019 First semester lessons end, dates adjusted for make-up lessons
January 13 – January 24, 2020 Online registration for 2nd semester
January 27, 2020 Second semester lessons begin
May 2020 Second semester lessons end, dates adjusted for make-up lessons
May 9, 2020 ISB Music Festival
May 18 – May 29, 2020 Pre-registration for 2021-22 offered to returning students