When I was growing up, we had to go to the library to hear various recordings of our pieces. With technology, it is much easier to access various performances of pieces - but only some pieces. I have decided to record my exploration through student repertoire that hasn't received as much screen time (or any at all)...First up: Conservatory Canada's Pre-Grade 1 repertoire.
This year, I decided to bring back Group Class Week at my piano studio. My reasoning was three-fold: First, my students love getting together. Second, there are also concepts that are best taught in a group class setting. Finally, with juggling multiple jobs as well as my studio, I needed to build in some time to catch up on studio administration and planning. Running one group class per teaching night gave me that much needed time to work and/or rest.
The focus for this month's group class was Bulletproofing Your Christmas Music. We explored likely scenarios one could face at a Christmas party, social or community setting...
My students and I had our first music theory study and pizza party this weekend. It was an enjoyable experience for students and teacher alike.
Musing about Virtual Choir and my swanky teaching award for Tech Teacher of the Year.
It's official - I've been named Tech Teacher of the Year by Roland Canada, Conservatory Canada and MYC. What a huge honour!
An overview of the music conservatories used in Canada and the music examination boards, including RCM, ConCan and CNCM.
Learn about what is involved with music exams, from exam requirements to pros and cons and from examination types to what examiners are looking for.