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Volume 15 Issue 9 - June 2010

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INSTRUCTIONBEAUTY OF SINGING: The developmentof professional singing. Preparefor exams. My students are winners ofdifferent renowned competitions. Singfor your pleasure and have the pleasureto sing. Natalia Palatnic 416-454-0097(Maple – Across from Wonderland)CONCERT PIANISTEVE EGOYAN ( lessons to committed musicians– advanced players as well asreturning adults ( or416-894-6344)DRUM LESSONS: Percussionist NickCoulter is now accepting new students.Visit for more information.Call 647-210-1710.FLUTE, PIANO, THEORY LESSONS: RCMexam preparation. Samantha Chang, RoyalAcademy of Music PGDip, LRAM, ARCT.416-293-1302, STRINGS THEATRE is still registeringfor its summer music theatre intensive, July5-Aug1, 2010, ages 13-21. Registrationdeadline June 15, 2010. Les Misérables,school edition. Scholarships available formale voices.Details, www.nostringstheatre.comPIANO TEACHER, ACCOMPANIST, isaccepting students for piano/theory lessons,accompaniment, vocal coaching. AllRCM grades to university. 416-226-3002evgenia.r@rogers.comSINGING LESSONS. Experienced andprofessional over 20 years. (EQUITY,ACTRA). Classical, Music Theatre. Jazz,Gospel. Auditions, Competitions, RCMexams. Denise Williams (416) 588-5845THEORY, SIGHTSINGING, PIANO (jazzand classical), EAR TRAINING . All grades,all ages, RCM exam prep (piano, rudiments,harmony, history, counterpoint) Easy andeffective methods! Peter Ness, ARCT, 416-767-9747, peternessmusic@rogers.comTHEORY TUTORING: All levels of rudiments,harmony and analysis, clear andthorough practice, by Theory & CompositionMajor at U. of Western Ont.,Matthew Havas Stainton,, 416-690-8345FOR SALEHistoric German AUGUST FORSTER7’ Grand Piano for sale – was professionallyassessed by Jamie Paddon,certified Piano Technician, and appraisedat ,000. She had this to say: “Thisinstrument is almost 100 years old.When refurbished, it will be a superiorinstrument and more valuable than mostnew pianos sold today.” I am offeringit for ,000 – or alternatively for,000 ‘as is’. It plays well and the assessmentinformation can be applied forfuture restoration. Call 416-654-8943or email forinformation and to view photos.SERVICESACCOUNTING AND INCOME TAX SER-VICE for small business and individuals, tosave you time and money, customized tomeet your needs. Norm Pulker, B. Math.CMA. 905-251-0309 or 905-830-2985.x22 Email: tina@bloorstreetunited.orgMarketPlace: VIOLIN Education, LESSONS Have fun learning violin! Health,INTRODUCTION TO JAZZ SINGING:MUSICIANS Professional WANTED and HomeEuropean teacher – 37 years experience.Workshops in Toronto or weekendIndividual and group lessons for children ASSOCIATE MUSIC DIRECTOR availablefor summer music theatre intensive,retreats in beautiful Picton, Ontario. For and adults. 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WHO ISJUNE’S CHILD?“Heard any good jokes?”Apparently benign, a tyrantlurks within. But plays wellwith others: Sitarski, Dann,Wiebe, Quarrington, Dwyer,Piltch, and Goldsmith; alsowith May’s Mystery Child –Winona Zelenka (July 29).“So….what else?”Collaborators have includedPeggy Baker, Sarah Slean,Tom McCamus, ShaunaRolston, Ted Dykstra,Michael Ondaatje andSteven Page. Perhaps he’splaying on a pan with ashovel to explore the art oftime. Or digging into what ittakes to break down barriersof culture and genre. Thinkyou know who our mysterychild is? Send your bestguess to Pleaseprovide your mailingaddress just in case yourname is drawn! Winnerswill be selected by randomdraw among correct repliesreceived by June 20, 2010.Moscow, 1967We Are All Music's ChildrenMay’s Child Winona Zelenkamj buell“Me and my mom, Kathryn, at the Santa Fe Opera,where I played in the orchestra from 2003-2008.”Cellist Winona Zelenka livesin Etobicoke, in Toronto,with her husband, audio engineerRon Searles (an enthusiasticamateur violinist); daughterKathryn, who sings; son James,who also plays cello in his sparetime; and Felix, an orange catwho likes to eat bow-hairs whenWinona’s back is turned.Earliest memory of music?My earliest memory is singing inSunday School! I was probablyabout four: “If You’re Happy andYou Know It”. Everyone knowsthat one!Other family musicians?My father was a professionalflautist in Slovakia before emigratingto Canada, then taughthigh school music in Espanola,Ontario. My mom was a pianistand organist, and played withme for Kiwanis festivals; she alwayshad a job playing organ inchurch, too, and still does!At the time of the photo?I would’ve been around six yearsold: Mom would take all threeof us to Sudbury every week forSuzuki lessons. My sister playedviolin and piano, my brother guitar.Dad was still practising andplaying at the high school sometimes.Music was a daily thing,even if it was just a few minutesof playing – Mom madeit consistent for us. They bothhad the very European approachthat learning music should bepart of growing up for everykid. Dad played his LPs all thetime – romantic orchestral works– great players like Heifetz andRubenstein.Making music alone?I started on piano, probably ataround age four, then cello atfour-and-a-half. I remember playingat home in our house in Espanola– I remember the whitetape on the little cello I startedon, that shows you where toput your fingers. My first celloteacher, who I’m still in touchwith, is a remarkably sensitiveperson with a perpetually enquiringmind; she never lost patiencewith me and always tried to findways to get around my stubbornnessand frustration.And with others?I balked at playing the cello, tillthere was a group Suzuki performancewhen I was five or so,and I refused to play. When Isaw the applause the other kidswere getting, I said hey! I cando that too! My jealousy of theothers caused me to pick up thecello and show my stuff.My family moved to Torontowhen I was nine. The move wasprompted by two things – myDad had been teaching music atEspanola High School, but didnot like it, and decided to changecareers – so he ended up goingto the Chiropractic College inToronto. He never went back toteaching music. The other reasonwas to find me more advancedtraining, which they knew theycould get in Toronto. My teacherin Sudbury knew Bill Findlay ofthe TSO – they had both studiedwith Ronald Leonard at Eastmanyears back. I think my parentsalso had the idea of me going tothe Conservatory, which I eventuallydid.Read the full interview onlineat’S WINNERS & PRIZES: CONGRATULATIONS!HERE’S WHAT THEY WON• Mandy Lam: A pair of tickets to attend thelaunch of Winona Zelenka’s two-CD Marquis Classicsrecording, J. S.Bach: Six Suites for Solo Cello,with a performance on Sunday, June 6 (note the3pm starting time). Winona takes centre stage atGlenn Gould Studio to perform Bach’s hauntinglybeautiful Suites 1, 2 and 6. Prize includes a copy of the CD.• Louie Calleja: And a friend will be guests of Stratford Summer Musicto hear Winona Zelenka play one of the six solo cello studies in the“Bach at Rundles” series: an intimate 11am performance followed by adelectable three-course luncheon at Rundles Restaurant in Stratford. A“suite” way to enjoy a Sunday in July or August (date to be arranged withthe presenter).• Paul Sayer: Two tickets to hear Winona Zelenka perform at the TorontoSummer Music Festival with Andrew Burashko and the Art of Time Ensemble,in Musical Transformations: Erich Korngold: Source & Inspirationon Thursday July 29 (8:00pm, Walter Hall). This intriguingly creativeconcert linking the 20th and 21st centuries features a Korngoldsuite and the new songs it has inspired.• Julie Goldstein: Wins a copy of Winona’s brand new CD, J. S. Bach: SixSuites for Solo Cello on Marquis Classics (MAR 509). Winona says “Icontinue to believe that there is nothing in human experience that can’tbe said with this amazing music.” We’re sure you will agree.Music’s Children gratefully acknowledges Francine, Ron, Kathryn, Luisa, John, Cecilia, Stratford Summer Music, Toronto Summer Music, and Marquis Classics.June 1 - July 7, 2010 47

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