HKHA provides different levels of handbell courses as well as teacher training programs, trains handbell conductors and helps teachers establishing handbell team in schools. At the same time, HKHA provides handbell training and consultancy services for the primary and secondary schools, kindergartens, churches, the senior centers and other groups, ensures the students to achieve normal and efficient training and to regularly participate in public performances and inter-school competitions.
To effectively make schools and institutions have more opportunities to experiences or learn handbell from multiple perspectives, HKHA designed many handbell programs, including the "Handbell Avenue", " Bell Sound Ringing", "Bell．Touch" and "Handbell Master Class". "Handbell Avenue" and "Bell Sound Ringing" are committed to enable you to experience the fun of learning handbell instrument by training basic skills, playing simple music and appreciating handbell music in different types and different levels.
- Handbell Avenue
The short-term program is mainly focusing on learning handchimes, enabling teachers and students to have the opportunities to use the instrument. Helping them to experience and enjoy the fun of playing the handchime by practicing basic techniques, ringing the simple songs and appreciating handbell music, thus lay the foundation for establishing handbell team in the future. Since launched, it has received great reaction and become popular in the schools.
- Bell Sound Ringing
To practice the theory that everyone can play the handbell, the academy makes great efforts to support special schools and convalescent service centers to set up handbell/handchime teams, improves students interest and sentiment in music by practicing handbell. The plan allows students to practice the unique instrument handchime or belleplate personally to cultivate their self-confidence, improve concentration and patience by practicing basic techniques, playing the simple songs and appreciating handbell music. Thus, develop students' cognition, coordination skills , social skills and team spirits, help them know and enjoy the fun of handbell performing, realize holistic education.through handbell music activities. Number of students in each class : 8-20 students
Through demonstration of handbell performance and appreciation to enable the participants not only have the opportunity to learn handbell but also can ring handbell in the interactive sessions. Aims: Through appreciation and interactive sessions, make participants know handbell music and generate interest.
- Handbell Master Class
If your team has been existed for a long time or had enough performance experience which still has some problems in the process of techniques or music, or has some higher requirements in some music for school anniversary or other special programs and need guidance. This plan is aimed at these situations. It will arrange some experienced conductors to make overall and specific guidance to make the team get a higher performance level. Aims: provide support to performance improvement in some specific music for the team.
Handbel / handchime groups established with the support of the Hong Kong Handbell Academy:：
- Precious Blood Primary School
- S.K.H. All Saints' Primary School
- Lam Tin Methodist Primary School
- Savation Army Lam Butt Chung Memorial School
- Maryknoll Convent School(Primary Section)
- HKUGA Primary School
- Tin Shui Wai Government Primary School
- Shun Tak Fraternal Association Lee Kam Primary School
- S.K.H. Yuen Chen Maun ChenPrimary School
- P.H.C. Wing Kwong College
- Yan Chai Hospital Wong Wha San Secondary School
- Cheung Chuk Shan College
- Stewards Pooi Kei College
- Chan Shu Kui Memorial School
- Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School
- Chinese YMCA College
If your school intends to set up the handbell teams or handbell extracurricular activities, participate in the Handbell Avenue, Bell Sound Ringing, Bell．Touch or Handbell Master Class, welcome to call at (+852) 3104-3104 and discuss more details with us.