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About:
Music school

The heartbeat is the natural rhythm of human life. We are all born with a heartbeat, and therefore; we all have a natural sense of rhythm. Children have the ability to tap out a rhythm from birth, and we encourage every child to explore this ability and make music their lifelong friend.

The Ju Percussion Music School was established in 1992 originated in Taiwan with the mission of “Bringing music into every child’s life”. Since then, more than 30 branches have been introduced and over 100,000 musical talents have been fostered. Australia opened the first international school in 2006, followed by schools in China.

Our success came from the methodology: it allows children to experience true joy through music, and subsequently stimulates interest in studying music. When children feel happiness through music, they are in fact just like musicians – they have entered the world of music.

About:
Teachers

Qualification

At Ju Percussion Music School all teachers must undergo professional musical assessment and complete 400 hours of training. They also receive training for child education, child psychology as well as arts appreciation and technique training. All of our teachers have a strong interest in both music and children’s education. We believe professionalism, compassion and companionship are essential elements of teaching music.

Communication

Accompaniment is the strongest force in learning. We believe it is extremely important that both teachers and parents accompany and aid children throughout their entire learning process.

During each term, the teacher is required to regularly communicate with parents about the learning and progression of their child, this assures adequate home practice and a supportive environment for the child.

On-Going Training

Continuous learning and growth is the basic requirement for our teachers. In order for students to really benefit from teachers who are well informed and reliable, we provide assistance to teachers who carry out research and studies in relation to their learning materials. Our teachers develop techniques through class observation as well as sharing and discussing their experiences with each other. On a periodical basis, Percussion artists of the Ju Percussion Group hold seminars on percussion techniques, thus allowing teachers to enhance their expertise and pedagogy.

About:
Ju Percussion Group

The Ju Percussion Group (JPG), founded by percussionist Ju, Tzong-Ching in January 1986, is the first percussion ensemble established in Taiwan. It consists of 13 talented percussionists and one composer in residence. These members, while having trained in the Western percussion tradition, have also gained a mastery of traditional Chinese percussion techniques. The JPG has pioneered the development of the percussive arts in Taiwan, with over 100 domestic and international performances annually, reaching approximately 150,000 audiences. Following the direction of Ju, Tzong-Ching the JPG has become renowned all over the world for its innovative blending of East and West, traditional and contemporary.

Founder:
Ju,
Tzong-Ching

Ju, Tzong-Ching is the most well-known and respected percussion artist in Taiwan. The Percussive Arts Society has awarded Ju the Outstanding Contribution Award and Lifetime Achievement in Education Award. Ju has been recognised for the Ten Outstanding Young Person of Taiwan, as well as the National Cultural and Arts Foundation, R.O.C. Awards. Ju served as a board member of PAS in1998-1999. Then became the Director of the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director of th National Theatre Concert Hall (NTCH) 2001 - 2004. He is currently the president of Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA), NTUH and continues to serve as the artistic director of Ju Percussion Group.

Australia Managing Director:
Melody Chen

Melody Chen was the President of World Arts & Multi-Culture Inc. (WAMCI) 2000 – 2013, and winner of the Australia Day Culture Award 2010. She is a regular participate of activities promoted by the government, schools and society as a way to give back to the community.

Melody’s passion for culture and arts lead her to introduce Ju Percussion Music School to Australia. Her aim was to create a percussion school that offered enjoyment as well as the opportunity for specialised percussion training.

The objectives of Ju Percussion Music School are to spread education in percussion music, foster and train musical talent, provide the incentive necessary for cultivating a local learning environment, and promote percussion music appreciation.

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