Fall Piano Lessons

Welcome back to piano lessons.  I am looking forward to the music year and hope you are too.   I have some new ideas that I will share with you every Friday morning on my “blog”..right here.

Please note that I have increased my fees.  The first time in three years!

For now, lessons begin on Tuesday September 6 and I am looking forward to seeing all of you.  Enjoy the last few days of summer.  I am vacationing in  Latvia and Slovenia until August 31 and will return any phone calls or e-mails when I return.

The Fall Piano lesson Schedule has been updated.  I will send you an invoice and lesson reminder a few days before your first lesson.

 

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Spring Concert on Friday June 17

We are ending the Spring term and will be heading into summer.  I will be teaching on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the summer.  I suggest that everyone take at least two lessons in July and two in August at the very least.  I will be away at some point,  as I am sure you will be,  so we will schedule around those times.  I am much more flexible in the summer.

I will be giving each parent a report of how their student is doing either by giving a mock examination or just reporting in writing where the child is and our goals for the next term.

There is a Group Lesson on Sunday June 12 at 3:30and this will be used as a rehearsal for the concert.  Anyone who would like to join this class is welcome.

The concert will be held at Queen Street east Presbyterian Church at 7:00 on Friday June 17.  Students are busy preparing for exams and this concert.  I hope you will be there.  Don’t forget to bring a treat for the party afterwards:)

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Welcome To Spring!!

Hello Students and Families:  I hope you had a great break.  Spring term has arrived and I am looking forward to beginning this term with you. Please note the schedule for this term.  More later.

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Happy New Year!!

Welcome to Winter term.  Our Winter concert will be held on Saturday FEBRUARY 6 at Queen Street East Presbyterian Church, (located at Queen and Carlaw) at 7:00.

Group piano lessons will be held on Sunday January 24 and Sunday February 28.  Please plan to attend both but particularly the January class as this will be a rehearsal for our concert to be held on Saturday February 6.

I am just updating my schedule and you will receive an invoice and reminder before the first piano lesson next week.

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Group Piano Lesson Sunday November 29 and More Information

Hello Musical Families. The busy Christmas season is upon us.  I want to thank everyone for their flexibility and willingness  to accommodate my busy schedule.

A reminder that there is a Group/Piano Performance Class  (and a pre-Christmas Gingerbread Party) on Sunday November 29. Please check the information under Schedule..Piano Performance Classes for more information.

I also want to remind you to let me know if you want the same time slot for the winter term.

I belong to the Bel Canto Singers and our choir is performing on December 6 at 2:30 and 7:30.  Children are free and adults cost $20.00.  It is my opinion that most of my students do not listen to enough live music so here is their chance.

Also on Saturday December 12 Pax Christie Chorale is hosting The Children’s Messiah.  click on the link for more information.  Children are free!!

I will be posting the winter term tuition information.  Again  reminder to let me know if you require a schedule change.

Enjoy the holiday season!!

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Group Piano On Sunday October 18

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Group Piano is to be held at 51 Ted Reeve Drive on Sunday October 18

Outline:

Young Group-3:15-4:15

Perform for each other

Critique KINDLY

Listen to Erlking – Schubert and Thriller – Michael Jackson

Two Hallowe’en inspired games

Older Group-6:00-7:00

Perform and critique using Harmony, Rhythm, Melody and SOUND as a basis for their critiques

Listen to Symphonie Fantastique-Berlioz and Thriller-Jackson

Two Hallowe’en Inspired Games

BOO!!!

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Group Piano Time and Date Change

My apologies but I have had to change the date and time of the Group Lesson.

It will be a Hallowe’en Theme and will take place at 51 Ted Reeve Drive on Sunday October 18.  The younger group will be from 3:15-4:15 and the older group from 6:00-7:00.

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Fall Term-Group Piano

We have had a great start to the new piano year.  Everyone needs to practice carefully:) and consistently.

The first group piano lesson will be a Hallowe’en theme and will take place on Saturday October 24 INSTEAD of Sunday October 25.-Group
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Welcome Back to Piano Lessons-Fall Term 2015

Hello Students and Their Families:

Welcome to Fall term.  Please check the schedule and come at your allotted time. I have missed you all and look forward to sharing music with you once again.

Two Group Piano Lessons this term.  Sunday October 25..we will play spooky music for each other and Sunday November 29…Xmas music time!!!  Time and place will be announced..Please plan to attend…Music is so much more fun when it is shared.

Louise

 

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Summer Schedule – Happy Father’s Day – Spring Concert

Happy Father’s Day to the fathers of my wonderful students.  I have had the opportunity to get to know some of you who  cart their children to piano lessons weekly.  Thank you for your support..

My summer schedule is pretty simple.  I am away the week of July 11-18 and August 1-8.  Other than that I am available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays all summer.

Most of you know that I suggest each student take AT LEAST one lesson in August and  in July to keep the musical memory alive and on fire!!

I was thrilled with the Spring concert.  everyone turned up and all played to the very best of their ability…Thanks to all who helped in a very chaotic situation when we arrived:).  You calmed me down 🙂

Thanks for the pictures Stephanie.
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