The Royal Conservatory has published its concert schedule for the rest of this year and 2013. Please click this link http://rcmusic.ca/ and check out the concerts. I especially enjoy the Koerner Hall venue and would like to get group tickets for some of these events and we could all go together and enjoy the musical experience.
It is important for piano students to attend live concerts for several reasons:
They are fun, inspiring and develop the ear and musical taste, thus helping the student to improve his/her personal performances. Concerts provide life enriching experiences. I have some suggestions but will wait to hear yours. I will provide music group classes before any concert we choose to help the students understand what they are hearing better.
Piano Performance Class Outline
Young Group-What is music?
Talk about harmony, rhythm and melody and games to accompany the lesson. Impressionism, Debussy and Ravel. Musopoly Game if time allows
Listening: Ravel’s “Mother Goose Suite”
Debussy: Golliwog’s Cakewalk
Older Group-Ear training and Scale Races-Rhythm-Key Signature Identification-Circle of Fifths
Music History-Impressionism and Ravel
Ravel: Mother Goose Suite- piano and orchestral versions
Jeux D’Eau-Virtuosic Piano Music
Keep on enjoying the music!!