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Sonny Chua - Assorted Fairies Book (15 Songs)

Sonny Chua - Assorted Fairies Book (15 Songs)

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Sonny Chua - Assorted Fairies Book 📚🧚

A Captivating Collection of 15 Imaginative Compositions By Sonny Chua

"Sonny Chua - Assorted Fairies 15 Songs" presents a captivating collection of fifteen imaginative compositions by Sonny Chua. These pieces are characterized by catchy rhythms, delightful melodies, vibrant colors, and clever references to childhood songs. With a blend of playful and whimsical elements, these compositions offer a delightful musical experience for performers and listeners alike.

Many of the pieces in this collection feature different types of "Fairies" and are suitable for inclusion in examination syllabuses. Additionally, they can serve as excellent options for concert repertoire, making them a valuable resource for young musicians looking to showcase their skills and entertain their audiences. Sonny Chua's compositions in this collection provide a perfect balance of fun and musicality, ensuring an enjoyable experience for both performers and their audiences.

Song Titles Include: 🧚

  • Airy Fairy
  • Cuckoo Fairy
  • Dizzy Fairy
  • Dripping Fairy
  • Fishy Fairy
  • Flapping Fairy
  • Funky Fairy
  • Hysterical Fairy
  • Jiggling Fairy
  • Lonely Fairy
  • Morning Fairy Not
  • Nagging Fairy
  • Slimy Fairy
  • Twinkling Fairy
  • Twirling Fairy 

AMEB:

Piano for Leisure / Grade 1 / Open Manual list

  • Cuckoo fairy (Assorted fairies)

Piano for Leisure / Grade 2 / Open Manual list

  • Funky fairy (Assorted fairies)

Piano for Leisure / Grade 5 / Open Manual list

  • Flapping fairy (Assorted fairies)

Piano for Leisure / Grade 6 / Open Manual list

  • Twirling fairy (Assorted fairies)
Who Was Sonny Chua?
Sonny Chua was born on 2 November 1967 in Penang, Malaysia, where he grew up as the eldest of four children. During his childhood, his family relocated to various places, including Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Malacca, before eventually immigrating to Australia. In Melbourne, he continued his piano studies, attending the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. Later, he pursued a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Melbourne, Conservatorium of Music, with a specialization in piano performance.

While primarily self-taught as a composer, Sonny Chua also undertook formal studies in composition with notable instructors such as Peter Tahourdin, Barry Conyngham, and Brenton Broadstock. Sonny Chua's musical compositions are characterised by their playful exploration of various styles and musical techniques. He aimed for the beauty of simplicity and brevity in his music, which spoke in an accessible and lively language. Many of his published works were educational in nature, created to help his students develop their performance techniques.

His compositions have left a lasting impact, with his music included in all Australian examination syllabi. His works have been published by renowned publishers like Hal Leonard and Midnight Editions. Sonny Chua's piano compositions are frequently performed in competitions for young musicians and featured on radio broadcasts. He was also in demand as a speaker on piano teaching and music education, sharing his expertise at workshops, festivals, and conferences. His papers on these topics have been published in various conference proceedings and educational publications.

From 2002 to 2007, Sonny Chua served as an educator at Melbourne High School. He was the last Director of Music at the MacRobertson Girls' High School and later took on the role of Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Carey Baptist Grammar School in Melbourne. Sadly, Sonny Chua passed away on 9 September 2020, following a stroke. His contributions to music education and his legacy as a composer continue to be celebrated by students, teachers, and musicians around the world.

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