GREENHILLS MUSIC STUDIO a privately-owned music school, was established in 1968.
GMS' curriculum requirements contribute to the artistic and creative development of the student. Its goals are...
To develop the young in achieving their fullest potential
To promote and maintain musical excellence in the student
whatever instrument he or she may choose
To prepare the student for music as a lifetime career or as a hobby
Through the years, GMS has opened its facilities to accommodate various age groups- from as young as age three to age sixty - who want to learn music for their own personal enjoyment, improvement, and satisfaction. Individual and group lessons are held weekly, while masterclasses with visiting artists are held occasionally.
GMS also gives unique opportunities to all its students to perform as often as possible:
- Studio recitals are held every month in all instruments and at all levels
- Grand recitals for all students are held twice a year at concert halls
- Advanced students in piano and violin are required to give solo recitals before reaching the collegiate level
- Graduation exams are taken by all students upon mastery of every book level
GMS is the pioneer and accredited school of the Suzuki Music method in the Philippines
GMS offers apprenticeships for pedagogy students and acts as a preparatory school to conservatories and colleges of music in the Philippines and abroad
Two performing groups in GMS which are available to student participation are the
GMS STRING ENSEMBLE
GMS KEYBOARD ENSEMBLE
Members of these ensembles are exposed to varied styles of music literature and their ability to think, feel, and perform as a group are enhanced.
The ensembles also serve as laboratory for arrangements and compositions of its directors and members.
The GMS String Ensemble and the GMS Keyboard Ensemble aim to bring classical music to the masses. To this end they have given concerts all over the country, both professionally and for charity, at shopping malls, churches, and concert halls.
“... Always seek finer music, finer performance.” - Dr. Shinichi Suzuki
GMS has produced winners in national and international competitions. Among them are:
- Louie Ocampo
- Rowena Arrieta
- Midori Fuji
- Carolyn Kleiner
- Maritess Salientes
- Manoling Francisco
- Rica Arambulo
- Allier Manahan
- Jonathan Coo
- Katherine Fernandez
- Oliver Salonga
- Alexandra Minoza
- Sandiwa del Rosario
- Regina Buenaventura
GMS has a staff of well-trained and competent senior instructors, with Bachelor of Music degrees and Master of Music degrees. In-service training and attendance in seminars, workshops and masterclasses are required of all instructors twice a year for their maintenance and upgrading.
Participation in studio recitals enable the faculty to be heard as performers, and at least once every year GMS features the faculty in an ensemble concert.
Greenhills Music Studio is a member of the Piano Teachers' Guild of the Philippines, Asia Suzuki Association, International Suzuki Association, and is the central office of the Philippine Suzuki Association, Inc.