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Volume 11 Issue 4 - December 2005

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Mus1cAL Life "How I met my Teacher" personal reflections on formative relationships compiled and edited by mJbuell Bassoonist, N adina Mackie Jackson My parents were never directly involved in finding a teacher for me. My Dad played cowboy songs on the guitar, and sang in a quiet true voice, but only rarely. We were a rather silent and bookish family, living Jar from the city. As writers, ranchers and log home builders, they were somewhat dubious about the whole idea of learning the bassoon, but I was a stubborn wee lass. I heard a woodwind quintet concert and overcame my habitual shyness to ask the bassoonist about his instrument. I found it intriguing, particularly the quirky sound he produced (his principal instrument was the tuba). This man became my junior high school band teacher. I started on the flute and he requested a bassoon from the Prince George school board. There were no bassoon teachers in the interior of B.C. There were not even any bassoons until 1973 when the school board finally purchased new instruments, including an unexpectedly fine plastic bassoon. We lived 30 miles from Prince George, in the woods beside a lake, completely off the city service grid. My Dad drove us to and from school every day except when the snow drifts eradicated our road . When we returned home at night, I would try to practise with gloves on until the house warmed up , but my plastic bassoon would shrink with the cold and the keys wouldn't move until the fire had warmed the house . By then it was time to go to bed. In the summer, I was sent outside to serenade the mosquitoes. I began staying in town with friends, just so that I could practise late at the high school. My incredible band teacher, Mr. Gary Hartley, inspired and motivated me, but as a trumpet player could not help with reeds. \ z 0 > j -' ;,- u I contacted the principal bassoonist in the Vancouver Symphony, Roland Small, and traveled 500 miles once per month to take a lesson with him. The lessons were , and the reeds cost another each (he couldn' t be bothered to teach such a raw beginner how to make reeds). There was one flight per day () between Prince George and Vancouver. I'd have supper at the Hotel Vancouver, take the shuttle bus back to the airport, and sleep on a bench, waiting for the plane home in the morning. Roland was a somewhat withdrawn teacher. But he played the first solo that I ever heard on the bassoon (Telemann f minor sonata) and I found the music thrilling. He was apologetic about his performance which I found baffling. After high school I went to the University of British Columbia. As luck would have it , there was a new principal bassoonist in the symphony and his name was Christopher Millard. We had the same birthday, and we were not that far apart in age, with me What has 11 heads and sings? Music for Young Children® (MYC®) classes motivate and empower parents and children, nurturing family bonds and delivering valuable and thoroughly enjoyable co-learning experiences. Since 1980, MYC has remained one of the world's leading music-learning systems-the only child-centered program to integrate keyboard, creative movement, rhythm, singing, ear training, sight-reading, music theory and composition. MYC helps enhance children's social development and learning skills, improve memory and expressiveness, and bolster confidence and self-esteem. If you're considering music education for your child, take a look at MYC - the music-learning system of choice for more than 24,000 students throughout North America, Asia and New Zealand. Jl\,usic oe't'OUY],g CriiLd.r,,ei--i_,. The high note in music learning'~ To learn more, contact your local MYC teacher: Kimberly Crawford, BA, MBA, Certified MYC® Coordinator Tel/Fax: 905.780.6482 ""'1)'C.C~ DISCOVER YOUR POTENTIAL The North Toronto Institute of Music Private lessons in a wide variety of instruments includin g: epiano • guitar • Viola • Violin ecello • saxophone • Clari net • flute • accordion Voice instruction Jazz Workshops Theory classes Acting and Scene study Pre-School classes Musical instruction by highly qualified teachers in the heart of Toronto D ECEMBER 1 2005 - F EBRUARY 7 2006 WWW, THEWHOLENOTE, COM

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