Online Lesson Tips

This is a list of easy tips to get the most out of online lessons. Use what works for you – Online lessons can be done in a myriad of ways, and different options will work better for one family. Lessons can be done in different formats: Real time: lessons take place in real time.… Continue reading Online Lesson Tips

Brainy Foodbank Challenge 2019

The Brainy Foodbank challenge has concluded for another year! Every year starting in November, Brainy the octopus runs a practicing challenge. Students are given a challenge – they must practice something eight times during the week. Challenges are chosen by teacher and student together. If they complete their challenge, they earn the Foodbank one dollar.… Continue reading Brainy Foodbank Challenge 2019

Composer Elections 2019

The studio worked on a composer elections project this year! Students learned about various eras in musical history, and during the week of the Canadian elections this year, student got to vote for a musical party of their choice. To learn about the various eras in music history, students did a variety of things. We… Continue reading Composer Elections 2019

Spring Recital 2019

It has been a fun year in the studio so far! Students performed at the spring recital on May 30th. Performers chose some recent pieces, a few of their favourites, and also performed some ensemble music. The concert featured a clarinet trio and clarinet duets as well as one performing playing their own composition. I… Continue reading Spring Recital 2019

The Badges Challenge

One of the new activities students took part in last year was a badges challenge.  Students worked hard in lessons to collect a variety of lesson-related badges.  Students could earn badges for playing scales in lessons, practicing, learning music, and taking part in studio events.  Taking part in this activity was a great way for… Continue reading The Badges Challenge

About the Spring Festival 2018

This year the studio hosted a Spring Festival.  Students were invited to attend as many of the five events as they wished. Our first two events featured special guests.  Melissa Goodchild was invited to give a workshop on improvisation.  She brought over a whole bunch of percussion instruments for students to try out as a… Continue reading About the Spring Festival 2018