Pop-Rock Band Course

Band for kids ( 7 - 14 years old)

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OPEN GROUP SINGING

Singing class

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OPEN TINY TOTS (Ages 3-5)

Learn simple music concepts through singing, creative movement and games & activities. Children will get hands on fun with the drum set, piano, guitar, recorder and a variety of hand-held percussion instruments.

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Who we are

The Performing Arts Academy of Ho Chi Minh City (PAA) was established in September of 2009. Since opening, the PAA has experienced rapid success, escalating from only a handful, to nearly 150 private and group class children, teenage and adult students from a medley of backgrounds, and is well on the way to bringing its vision of becoming a respected leader in performing arts education and performance to fruition.

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Vision

To become a respected leader in performing arts education and performance throughout all communities in which we are present

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Mission

Educate and encourage aspiring and capable individuals to achieve their goals and dreams in all areas of the performing arts.

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Core Value

Professional teaching, build confidence, skills, and real-world experience and recognition. Delivering both performance-based and evaluation-based results of student achievements.

Why choosing us

We also carefully structure our programs to insure that all games, activities and exercises follow top existing curriculums and also adhere to the National Standards of Music Education to achieve solid foundations for later musical development.

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Pop-Rock Band Course

If you’ve alway want to join a band and get exposure in a “live” setting, but you don’t know to get it started, then ore Pop/Rock Band course is for you. The course is connect you with other musicans who are looking to play together and gig as the band. This course will include a maximum of 5 participants, namely a drummer, bassist, guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist/melodic instrument (Sax, Trumpet, Violin, etc). The band will be supervised and be guided by a professional in their performance areas as a unit, to achieve the desire sound of an authentic pop-rock band. Course Content • Development of repertoires for stage use. • Musicianship training in Groove and Dynamics. • Reading simple arrangements and chord grogressions. • Development of active listening and musical awareness. • Performance techniques and mechanics for attaining a satisfying sound. • Effective practice strategies for competitions and performances. Pop Band Course Details: ****Age: 7 - 14 years old (Condition: already basic on music) Ability to play his/her part relatively well (The course is not focused on the technical skills of the single musician.
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OPEN GROUP SINGING

Private singing lessons are wonderful, and there’s no better way to get down to the nitty-gritty of vocal technique, but there are some great things about singing in a group that private lessons just can’t replicate. The energy and camaraderie that comes from learning to sing in a group environment makes for an unbeatable experience. ❌Why Take Group Lessons? ✅ Singing with others is a great way to improve your our sense of pitch ✅ A group singing environment will teach you to blend your voice ✅ Learning harmonize is much easier in a group environment ✅ Singing with others people is just fun! ✅ Group singing lessons will allow students to perform in front of one another ✅ Group singing lets you make friends with similar interests Register by today!!
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Private lessons

Students who have successfully completed the Music Enrichment program and those with enough prior knowledge may begin taking private music instruction with one of our experienced and/or industry professional teachers. The PAA recommends at least two ½ hour sessions per week in order to make noticeable progress. All private lessons are scheduled based on student and teacher availability. Private lessons may be scheduled directly at our school. Learning a musical instrument is one of the most rewarding activities for a child. The skills obtained are abounding, anhd the earlier they begin, the more the will benefit, and the closer thay will be to impressing frined and family with their newly attained talents. The PAA offers experienced teachers and industry professionals to help tudents find their artist within, or nurture their existing abilities in a fun and effective learning environment. Plus by coming out to watch our teachers perform in and around HCHC, PAA students are also entitled to bragging rights: “That’s my teacher!”
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ABRSM

Students who are working towards the assessment of their abilities can be put on a specific curriculum of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. The Examiners for ABRSM come to HCMC twice a year to administer a written test and a playing performance test. Let us know when registering if you are interested in being put on a course for the exams.
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OPEN TINY TOTS (Ages 3-5)

Learn simple music concepts through singing, creative movement, and games & activities. Children will get hands-on fun with the drum set, piano, guitar, recorder, and a variety of hand-held percussion instruments. Fun and engaging program that has been running for 4 years at the PAA providing excellent preparation for learning a musical instrument. ***Please register and pay the tuition fee before the class ***Please email or call us for more information.
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WHAT DOES MUSIC GIVE TO YOU?

Choosing the subject and how learning is always a subject of much debate in each family. Many programs for children and sports activities such as football, volleyball, swimming .. all aim to develop children. But we forget about what makes a child's soul, that is music. You have difficulty in how your child can grow healthy, active, have reason and deep thinking as scientists around the world. How to write meaningful words when children do not know how to hold the pen. That's why experts encourage parents let to listening to music while the babe in the womb. Finger power and ingenuity are the first steps for a child to access the music by touching, hearing, making children think logically, knowingly organizing the music, making music a child. Romantic, meticulous but still very strong in everything. Parents' time is not enough to be able to do the same things with their children, music is the most effective medicine so that babies can be easily absorbed and socialized. .
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WHY SHOULD WE LEARN ABRSM PROGRAM?

ABRSM ( The Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music ) This program gives students chances to challenge themselves regarding better understanding of music and help them strongly gain music appreciation. ABRSM certificates are internationally recognised. It will be an advantage for students if they pursue their musical careers in the future

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Piano Music for Studying, Concentrating

This is the ultimate study music playlist for concentrating, focusing, and thinking. This is a collection of almost all the piano music for studying to help concentration and focus I have written so far. The playlist include study music that I have composed since 2010-2014. This is 4 years in the making. As many of you know, I have also been in medical school for the last 4 years as well. Thus, as I listen to this playlist, I see my experiences, studies, cramming time, tests and exam anxieties, all-nighters, etc. all flash before my eyes. For those of you who have been following me through this journey and have kept up with this channel, I would love to hear stories of what these pieces trigger in your memories.

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    Pop-Rock Band Course

    Band for kids ( 7 - 14 years old)

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    OPEN GROUP SINGING

    Singing class

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    Private lessons

    Piano . Drums . Saxophone . Guitar . Bass . Electric Guitar . Flute . Clarinet . Trumpet . Vocal . Violin . Cello

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    ABRSM

    ABRSM for Piano,Vocal, Violin, Saxophone...

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    OPEN TINY TOTS (Ages 3-5)

    Learn simple music concepts through singing, creative movement and games & activities. Children will get hands on fun with the drum set, piano, guitar, recorder and a variety of hand-held percussion instruments.

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    WHAT DOES MUSIC GIVE TO YOU?

    Music brings a lot of emotion to the physical and mental development

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    WHY SHOULD WE LEARN ABRSM PROGRAM?

    ABRSM ( The Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music )

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    Piano Music for Studying, Concentrating

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Our Instructors

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Henry Hubertus

Piano & Vocal Teacher

Henry graduated from the Vietnam National Academy of Music with an Orchestral conducting Bachelor's Degree. From 2005-2013, He taught Piano at Yamaha Music School. After that, He was accepted to teach music students at the College of Performing and Visual Arts at the Silliman University of the Filipino ​as a Graduate Teaching Fellow. This program was fundamental for composing, vocal, and instrumental students. - First Prize Winner - UK International Music Competition 2023 - Poetic Interpretation - UK International Music Competition 2023 - Second Prize Winner - Los Angeles ''Golden Classical Music Awards'' International Competition 2023 From 2018- now, He teaches Piano and Vocal at The Performing Arts Academy of HCMC. He has a bachelor's in Piano performance and education and 13 years of teaching piano for children & adults at all levels.

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Viviana Ochoa Mendoza

Vocal & Piano Teacher

Viviana Mary Ochoa Mendoza Born and raised in Las Tunas, Cuba. She began her professional carer in 2014 after being graduated as Choral Conducting in Esteban Salas Conservatory(2014-2015) as a pianist and teacher of music. In Las Tunas Viviana also work as a pianist teacher in other music schools and cultural centers, played in various international and Cuban bands at festivals, hotels,...She was invited to train at the Opera school for vocal training In 2018 she travels to Vietnam with the Living Cuba Band making Latin music, playing in popular places like and Saigon Saigon Bar (Caravelle Hotel in Ho Chi Minh) Versatile singer with 7 years of experience in different musical genres like jazz, top 40 & Latin music performed in English, Portuguese and Spanish. She has 7 years of experience teaching Vocal and Piano. She teaches at The Performing Arts Academy of Ho Chi Minh city (PAA Music school) from 2019

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Johan Vu

Piano Teacher

His experience of teaching Piano. He can teach Piano to young children from 3 years old to adults. - 2006 - 2010, Conservatoire a EU, France - 2011 - 2013. Leading teacher at Nhat Tam Music School - 2012 - 2015, Piano teacher at Soul Music Academy - From 2012 to 2023, He has been taught Piano at The Performing Arts Academy of HCMC (PAA) Languages: French, English.

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Richard V. Gaco

Drums, Guitar, Piano Teacher

He teaches Drums. Guitar & Piano at The Performing Arts Academy of HCMC. He has 8 years of teaching music for children & adults at all levels.

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Meikal Vega

Drums & Pecussion Teacher

Meikal Vega is from Cuba. He graduated as Percussion and Drums in Escuela Nacional de Arte (ENA) at Habana Cuba. He taught young students in preparation for the National Music School in Cuba and also trained older students to become a professional percussionist. He teaches groups and individual students and prepares them for end of term music performance. He has taught Drums at The Performing Arts Academy of Ho Chi Minh City

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Kevin O Reilly

Drums Teacher

Kevin is from Ireland. He has been playing and teaching drums professionally for over 20 years in his home country Ireland. He has played over 2500 professional gigs/ concerts while touring all over Ireland, Scotland and England. He has also taught in the biggest music school in Ireland for over 10 years.

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Edwin Salisch

Drumset, drums and percussion(bongos, conga, or darbukka), Recording USA

30 years of drumming experience Took up the drums at the age of 14. Studied private drum lessons with professors from the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Has played concerts and formed bands in the USA, South Korea, Russia, Germany and Colombia. Concentration is on practical rhythmic skills to enhance the students’ ability to play in bands, ensembles or applying concepts to get the gig. Whether it is to be able to play timely fills, solos or different styles. Teaches students of all ages Rock, Jazz, Funk, Blues and other styles. I have been teaching drums since 2003. Was the drum teacher at International School of Moscow. Goals are for the students to have fun while learning the glory of the drums.

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JORGE ANTONIO C.CORPUZ

Guitar/Electric Guitar/ Bass Teacher

Jorge is from Fillipio. He graduated from Philippine Christian University. He is a versatile Filipino guitarist who has been playing and teaching guitar for more than 29 years. He can teach accoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, and Ukulele. With experience teaching at Arts Nation, Renaissance International School and more, Jorge has taught students of all ages and levels. Jorge believes in bringing practical skills into his lessons that he has acquired firsthand from playing in numerous bands. From playing Pop/Rock/R&B/Funk music in Music Zone Band to playing Country and Bluegrass in The Wanderlusters, to playing Jazz in numerous Jazz ensembles, and playing solo Acoustic Fingerstyle, Jonny Nguyen has experience performing and teaching a wide variety of genres and styles.

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MS TRENA

Piano/ Vioin Teacher

Starting the path of professional music education at the age of 9, studying at the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music for more than 10 years, i'm still passionate about music. Piano and violin are my strengths : Classical music has always been my biggest dream. With more than 5 years of experience studying with senior masters, and always learning with an energetic youth, I am always confident to continue teaching music. In addition, I'm also passionate about foreign languages: English, French and Italian. Besides, I also collaborate in fundraising concerts.

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Roman Tuman

Drum Teacher

Mr.Roman Tuman is a master in drumming with over 29 years of experience. With a great passion and deep learning in the Music Pedagogical University of Russia, Mr.Roman also had experience in teaching at the Russian College of Music for 8 years. Moreover, he has worked as a session drummer in different styles. Ha can perform drums in many styles from pop, and jazz to electric, techno, and rapcore. As a new drumming teacher at PAA, Mr.Roman will be one of the best teachers if you want to be a master in drumming in such a short period.

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MS Alexandra

Piano teacher

Alexandra graduated Conservatory as a professional pianist. Alexandra gives many solo and orchestral concerts in many European countries. Many concerts, including as a soloist, were broadcast live on Mezzo TV and Radio Suisse Romande Espace 2. Recorded annually in Paris on Radio Classique. She gave recitals at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The recording of the latter served as material for the first solo disc. More than 10 years of experience in teaching piano with both the youngest and already very adult musicians, preparing them for competitions and admissions. She worked as a teacher in Russia, Georgia, Italy, Emirates, etc.

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Adam Neil

Drum/Piano/ Guitar Teacher

Adam Neil grew up in Olney, Illinois USA. He started playing drums at the age of 12. He played in numerous concert bands and pep bands in America. He continued playing through high school where he joined a few rock bands. He joined the marching band in high school and continued to play throughout university. He had graduated music in university. He played in many concert bands in college along with the marching band. After college, He continued to play drums for numerous rock and jazz bands. He can teach Piano and Guitar also. He has experience teaching young children for many years. Music is his passion and hopefully, he can pass that passion along to your children.

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NUMA TIMIPERE PRINCEWILL (WILL)

VOCAL TEACHER

He is a creative who is blessed with diverse talents and gifts. He enjoys working with people, has great communication skills, and teaching skills, and is able to help others find their voice. He derives joy in sharing my wealth of experience which he has acquired over the years from different work environments. His goal in any organization is to give his very best and help the growth of the organization in ensuring that it achieves great accomplishments. HIS STRENGTHS: -Ability to help students understand vocal registers and guide them on how to use them. -Ability to build students' confidence in performance. -Ability to help students interpret any song skillfully. -Ability to teach in group and one-on-one settings. -Ability to grow students' musical level from amateur to professional

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Harold Rosare Bayotas

Music teacher/ Piano/ Vocal Teacher

A graduate of Bachelor's in Music Major in Music Education with Emphasis in Voice and Minor in Piano. He has been teaching voice, piano, choral music, and music education to children and adults for 8 years. He is specialized in teaching Voice and Piano from beginner to advanced level. He teaches different genre in voice and piano like Pop, Classical, Broadway, Jazz etc. He recently won an award in Malaysia as 2nd Placer in Asia Pacific Arts Festival (APAF) as he represents his home country "Philippines" and performed a Filipino Art Song. Currently, teacher Harold is working in EMASI Van Phuc as a music teacher to elementary and secondary.

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ZORANA IGNJATOVIC

PIANO/ VOCAL/ FLUTE TEACHER

***EDUCATION Master's in Music Performance Faculty of Arts | Nis, Serbia 2013 — 2014 I completed my Master's academic studies in the second circle of the study program - Performing Arts with 60 ETCS credits (out of 60) and an average grade of 9.83 (out of 10.00). This degree includes Methodology of Teaching and Education as a subject and represents a valid qualification for teaching almost all music-related subjects. Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance Faculty of Arts | Nis, Serbia 2009 — 2013 I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Music Performance (Flute) after 4 years of studying performance arts, music history, and music methodology. Music Performer and Theoretician 2005 — 2009 Music High-school “Dr. Vojislav Vuckovic” | Belgrade, Serbia I graduated from a specialized music high school as a Music Performer- Flutist and Music Theoretician. Flute, Orchestra, and Chamber Music Professor Music School “Stevan Hristic” | Krusevac, Serbia Sep 2015 — Sep 2016 "Stevan Hristic" Music School is one of the most respected institutions in Serbia, specializing in music education for children in elementary and high school. My primary job was teaching the ute, but I was also a professor in two more subjects: chamber music and ensembles and sight reading/orchestra parts. I covered the basics of instruments with my younger students, while I was preparing high schoolers for their university exams and different public shows and competitions in ute and chamber music. Flute Professor Elementary Music School “Bozidar Trudic" | Smederevska Palanka, Serbia Sep 2016 — Sep 2017 Music school Bozidar Trudic is where it all began for me once I started playing instruments. Years after the first time I grabbed the ute, I was hired to pass on the knowledge I got over the years. I tutored middle school children, created the curriculum, and prepared them for the music-specialized high-school acceptance exam. Experienced and highly accomplished artist, pianist, vocalist, composer, and music instructor. Classically trained. Studied at the specialized music school "Dr. Vojislav Vuckovic" in Belgrade, then the Faculty of Arts in Nis, both in Serbia. Passionate musician and dedicated worker with over 25 years of performing and exploring music. Collaborated and performed with both orchestras and bands. Extensive experience with solo performances and studio work. With almost ten years of experience working in a teaching environment, my professional goal is to upgrade musical education in Asia by incorporating the European learning style into Asian countries and cultures. I can deliver general music, piano, ute, drums, singing, music theory and history, composition, and production lessons to students of all ages (6 y.o -adults). One of my most important goals is to provide a wealth of knowledge in the development of music technology tools, like studio work and making podcasts where students can combine their English skills with recording, narration, and audio production, making them inspired and interested in music programming and software. At my previous companies and schools, one of the significant Experienced, and highly accomplished artists, pianists, vocalists, composers, and music instructors. Classically trained. Studied at the specialized music school "Dr. Vojislav Vuckovic" in Belgrade, then the Faculty of Arts in Nis, both in Serbia. Passionate musician and dedicated worker with over 25 years of performing and exploring music. Collaborated and performed with both orchestras and bands. Extensive experience with solo performances and studio work. With almost ten years of experience working in a teaching environment, my professional goal is to upgrade musical education in Asia by incorporating the European learning style into Asian countries and cultures. One of my most important goals is to provide a wealth of knowledge in the development of music technology tools, like studio work and making podcasts where students can combine their English skills with recording, narration, and audio production, making them inspired and interested in music programming and software. **SKILLS · Creativity · Team player · Composition · Friendly and communicative · Performing Arts · Audio production · Computer proficiency, including Notion, MuseScore, and Adobe Premiere · Concerto and ensemble · Musical talent; able to play the guitar, piano, soprano recorder, and percussion instruments · Student-centered learning · Content creation and editing **LANGUAGES - English — Native · - Spanish — Intermediate · - French — Elementary

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Aaron Wilson

American jazz saxophonist

Aaron Wilson is an American jazz saxophonist. Performing music around the globe for the past 15th years. As a co-founder and current director of The Performing Arts Academy of HCMC.

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Johny Nguyen

Guitar/Electric Guitar/ Bass, Drums

Jonny Nguyen is a versatile American guitarist who has been teaching guitar for more than 10 years. He can teach Drums also. With experience teaching at Arts Nation, Renaissance International School and more, Jonny has taught students of all ages and levels. Jonny believes in bringing practical skills into his lessons that he has acquired firsthand from playing in numerous bands. From playing Pop/Rock/R&B/Funk music in Music Zone Band to playing Country and Bluegrass in The Wanderlusters, to playing Jazz in numerous Jazz ensembles, and playing solo Acoustic Fingerstyle, Jonny Nguyen has experience performing and teaching a wide variety of genres and styles.

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Giorgio Ventura

Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet

Giorgio Ventura is an Italian musician. He has been teaching beginner-advanced Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet at The Performing Arts Academy of HCMC. Students are encouraged to learn the famous tunes from the history of Jazz, gradually understand their harmony, and learn improvisation. A 12-year-old child can be an incredible jazzman We will work on the stairs and the arpeggios but without getting bored. We will also explore different flutes and musical instruments that have single reeds Learn about the flute, recorder, saxophone, clarinet, flute lesson in Ho Chi Minh City

What our students say about us

Great programs for my children. Teachers are fun and engaging and they offered ABRSM for the practical and theory. My kids have improved so much!

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I like The performance arts academy because its easy to learn music with the staff. They are fun and also very funny! Lol

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"I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down."

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"In motivating people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people, I hope, by example - and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved."

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"Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing."

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"Perfection is Achieved Not When There Is Nothing More to Add, But When There Is Nothing Left to Take Away"

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028.6281.9679 - 0989.2345.39

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