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

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

In the studio: 2017 news

It has been a busy fall in the studio!  Students have been collecting music badges for their practicing, participated in recitals, worked on a musical time line, and have learned a lot of great music.  Students worked on Compositions for November, and we will continue to be working on finishing these compositions and typing them… Continue reading In the studio: 2017 news

Spring wrap-up

It was a fun year in the studio!  We started the year with Composer Elections, and in December, we had a practicing challenge.  Brainy the octopus collected food for the food bank for every selection played 8 times during the week.  Students have taken part in the Saskatoon Music Festival, RCM examinations, and studio events.… Continue reading Spring wrap-up

Welcome Back

The lesson year has started again, and it’s been fun having everyone back in the studio.  We’ve been learning lots of music already, and have been having lots of fun with a special project this year.  We’re electing a composer to fit the theme of national elections later this year.  Look forward to some posts… Continue reading Welcome Back

Happy New year!

Well, it’s a mighty cold day today in Saskatoon – the temperature with windchill was -48 when I checked this morning.  A good day to be planning a new term of music lessons! It’s a a busy time of year, and sometimes it can be easy to run out of time for everything.  I recommend… Continue reading Happy New year!

Term 1 over!

We’re a few weeks into term two of the music year.  I can’t believe how fast term one went!  There’s been lots of fun things happening in the studio this year.  There was a mini-recital in October, our final concert at the end of November, and some great work by the students!  Next week will… Continue reading Term 1 over!