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AMPA Education releases Vietnamese music books

Released at: 14:08, 04/06/2019

AMPA Education releases Vietnamese music books

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Organization issues first Vietnamese versions of teaching books from renowned publisher Alfred Music.

by Khanh Chi

Asia Music & Performing Arts Education (AMPA Education) last week introduced to Vietnam the first official Vietnamese publications from publisher Alfred Music. These globally reputable music teaching books are exclusively published by the world’s leading music publisher.

As an official partner, AMPA Education is proud to be the exclusive translator and the first organization to widely introduce these books to Vietnam. In this first stage, AMPA Education will deliver piano, guitar, and voice publications.

The first is Alfred’s “Basic Piano Library” by Willard A. Palmer, Morton Manus, and Amanda Vick Lethco, including two versions for pre-school and primary school children, with designed content that inspires young children’s learning.

The second is “Basic Classical Guitar Method” by Scott Tennant, one of the world’s best-selling guitar book writers. And lastly, “Singing For The Stars” was developed by Hollywood’s leading vocal coach Seth Riggs, known as the vocal teacher of Michael Jackson, Anita Baker, Natalie Cole, Thanh Bui, and hundreds of other internationally-acclaimed singers.

AMPA Education proudly introduces the Vietnamese version in order to provide a comprehensive vocal training program that helps students understand the fundamentals of this world-renowned technique.

The books have been researched and applied by teachers and beginners of all ages, especially children. Since 1922, Alfred Music has been one of the world’s most prestigious publishers, with impressive sales of over 10 million books to individuals to learn, teach, and play music. AMPA Education said it would continue its step-by-step journey of bringing music to all Vietnamese children.

One of the reasons that inspired AMPA Education’s decision to translate and introduce Alfred Music books to Vietnam is its desire to give more Vietnamese children greater access to quality music books so they can have more opportunities to discover, learn, and practice their first musical steps.

As of the books are produced locally and are a fraction of the cost of imported books, they are therefore considerably more affordable for families in Vietnam.

“We are very thankful for the support of Alfred Music in believing in our vision of giving more Vietnamese children access to a musical education,” said Ms. Pham Doan Ha My, Executive Director of AMPA Education. “Our kids will finally have the opportunity to experience some of the world’s most popular titles and learn tunes that millions of children around the world have learned. From the fun illustrations to the focused pedagogy, we hope these books will be a pathway to bringing music to every Vietnamese soul in a simpler, easier, and more affordable way.”

“Music and education have a correlation,” said Mr. Larry Bong, Alfred Music Marketing Manager, S.E. Asia & China. “If there is music in a child’s life, he or she will study better. In a developing country, normally lots of emphasis is placed on the sciences and engineering and the arts and music are often in second place. As you know, Vietnam is moving very fast and music will catch up very fast too, as there’s a lot of potential for music and the arts to grow in Vietnam.”

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