There are so many fun apps that help students learn while gaming - a great way to practice without it feeling like practicing. Here are a couple you can try at home! Staff Wars: This game has the feel of a space based arcade game, where students shoot the correct note from their fighter jet… Continue reading iPad Apps to make piano fun
Vocal onset! One of the most important parts of vocal technique, vocal onset is the way a singer begins the sound. There are three types of onset, but only one of them is the best way - not just for beautiful tone and production, but also for the health of your vocal chords. Type 1:… Continue reading Todays Tidbit: Onset!
I've finally gotten around to a project i've wanted to start for a while - mini video tutorials on youtube! Hopefully these will help students as they practice through the week, and need a refresher on their pieces. Here's a link to the first video! Click me!
I hope you're all having a lovely summer! I've enjoyed some well deserved time off, and have even had time to pursue other artistic endeavours (check out my instagram!). One thing I really enjoy doing in the summer is reading - something I almost never have time for during the school year! Today I dug… Continue reading Some Basic Principles
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fantastic break, and is ready to start another semester of lessons. The Kiwanis festival deadline is February 10th, and performances are the last week of April. I strongly encourage students who are planning to do an RCM exam in June to compete in the Kiwanis festival;… Continue reading Happy New Year!
If you can believe it, we are on the final stretch to Christmas! There will be two Christmas Recitals again this year: December 9th (Saturday) at 3:00 and 4:00 pm, at St. Andrews Anglican Church at 4619 Lakeshore Road. Students will be randomly divided between the two recitals; if you have a preference for time,… Continue reading Winter Upcoming Events 2017
I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas break! Here are a few things to keep in mind as we move into the new year: 3rd Annual Pancake Party Our 3rd Annual Pancake Party will take place on March 18th, from 10 am-12pm. This is a VERY casual recital, in which students participate in a short… Continue reading Winter Newsletter 2017