Summer Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, daytime and evening.
WHY STUDY WITH ME
20 years' teaching experience. B.
B. Mus and Suzuki teacher training.
Experience with ages 4 to adult, and a variety of learning styles
Great ability to connect with students and spark interest in music and learning.
No registration fee
Highly trained both in performing and teaching
Lessons take place once per week and are one on one. Students can choose to play for fun, or prepare for RCM exams, participate in music festivals, or audition for a youth orchestra (violin only)
Students need to practice at home a minimum of 4 days per week for at least 15 minutes in order to see progress. Without this practice time, coordination never develops, progress stalls and the student becomes bored and frustrated.
For those interested in exams, Kiwanis, or a youth orchestra, it is important to note that it usually takes at least a year to get through any grade level and that is assuming the student is practicing adequately, which often takes more than the minimum listed above. As students progress, more practice time is needed to see the same rate of progress.
It is also important to note that for RCM there are 2 prep levels before entering level 1. Each prep level takes a minimum of 6 months to year to complete. Generally speaking, if it is taking less time than this, that is an indication that some key technical elements are missing and remedial work will be needed in the higher levels.
Below are local options for festivals and youth orchestras
Kiwanis Music Festival https://kiwanismusictoronto.org/music_rules.html
The Rose Bud Orchestra https://www.theroseorchestra.org/rosebuds. (This requires intermediate/advanced playing.)
See them featured on Youtube. They've been able to put together some performances even though they've had to work remotely.