Brainy’s Food Bank Challenge 2021

This year for Brainy’s Foodbank Challenge, brainy built a castle in the studio to show the student’s fundraising progress! How does this challenge work? Students are given one challenge for the week. Inspired by our studio mascot, Brainy the Octopus, students must try to play a song eight times during the week! If they make… Continue reading Brainy’s Food Bank Challenge 2021

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

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

Musical Timeline

In the fall, students started building a musical timeline.  Each composer get their own strip of paper, and students write on their name and dates.  Students often like to add other information too, such as a list of some well-known compositions.  We’ve included composers students are familiar with and have played and have also added… Continue reading Musical Timeline

Brainy’s Food Bank Challenge 2017

The Brainy challenge wrapped up last week!  Students who participated in this challenge had 3 challenges over the course of three weeks – one per week.  Students were asked to try and place one piece eight times over the week.  If they succeeded, they earned Brainy a penny. At the end of the challenge, Brainy… Continue reading Brainy’s Food Bank Challenge 2017