My hope is that everyone had a wonderful relaxing summer. It was busy around here..never a dull moment.
I will be having each student fill out a goal sheet at his/her first lesson. I would like it taken home for parents to review and sign. I want to keep parents well informed.
At the end of the term, I will send home a little assessment comparing goals to what was actually achieved…just to keep everyone on track.
You will receive a reminder and an invoice a few days before your first lesson but please check the schedule for your time slot.
This term I ham hostessing two piano performance classes..one for Hallowe’en on October 27 and one for Christmas/Holiday music on Friday December 1. This gives students a chance to perform for each other which is very helpful when you are developing your musicianship. Parents can attend as well if they choose. If I have a lot of people attending, I may host these at the church at Queen and Carlaw. That can be decided later.
Welcome back. I am looking forward to a great piano year!!
Hello to my wonderful students and their families:
I am available for summer lessons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays except for July 17-21. I always suggest at least two lessons during the summer months. We all need a break but do not want to totally give up playing and particularly sight-reading during the summer months.
Other than that Happy Canada Day and have a wonderful summer season. See you in September!!
Students are preparing for the Piano Performance class to take place on Sunday April 29 at 1:30 until 3:00 at 51 Ted Reeve dRive. Many students will use this to rehearse their repertoire for the Annual Spring Concert.
Rehearsal for our Annual Spring Concert takes place on Thursday May 11 at 7:30 at the Queen Street East Presbyterian Church located at Queen and Carlaw.
The Spring Concert takes place on Saturday May 13 at the Queen Street East Presbyterian Church located at Queen and Carlaw. The concert begins at 7:00. Please bring a treat for the reception afterwards.
Come and share the music with us!!
Please note that the last week for piano lessons this term is the week of December 12th to the 16th.
It is very important that students listen to music. Go to concerts, listen to the radio, recordings and especially listen to the music they are playing. It makes playing and interpreting the music so much easier. You tube has everything they need for this purpose
Students who have an account with the Royal Conservatory of Music can access music online at www.rcmexaminations.org. This site also has great ear training games. Lots of fun.
If you have not already, please let me know if you re attending classes the first week of January.
Piano Performance class will take place on Sunday from 1:30 until 3:00.
Presenting yourself for Performance
A short discussion of Baroque music and Romantic music. When Louise plays can you tell the difference?
What is Louise doing wrong? A demonstration and guessing game using three pieces of music.
Theory games in teams..rhythm, intervals and note reading depending on student level.
Gingerbread cookies and apple juice/or apple cider.
It is always exciting to begin a new music term…especially in the Fall. Welcome back.
This says it all for me:) I hope you feel inspired to learn!!!
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.
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:)
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.
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.