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Volume 18 Issue 6 - March 2013

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ORANGE PAGES DIRECTORYtheWholeNote 2013/14 ORANGE PAGES DIRECTORYWelcome to The WholeNote’sinaugural Orange PagesMusic Education Directory!Below you will find the firstinstallment of what we hope willbecome a sweeping overviewof the music education scene inall its variety and scope. In thisMarch 2013 issue, we explore threecategories of seasonal and/orcontinuing education:• Community Schools offeringyear round part-time musicprogramming• Private Instruction byprofessional teachers• Summer Music Educationacross Ontario and beyondWhether you are searchingfor focussed individual musicinstruction, group learning, earlychildhood music programs orsummer music immersion, have alook through our Orange Pages fora taste of what is out there!And watch out for the secondinstallment of the Orange Pages,coming in September 2013, whichwill offer profiles of full-time musicinstitutions, including universities,colleges and specializedelementary and secondary schools.For schools, camps and teacherswho missed this inaugural OrangePages, take heart! We will bemaintaining and updating itonline, year round. For informationon joining, please contacteducation@thewholenote.com.Finally, thanks to all the schools,programs and teachers who tookthe plunge and joined! We lookforward to working with you tomake this directory the best itcan be as a resource for anyonepursuing an active musical life.INTERNATIONAL MUSIC ACADEMYCOMMUNITY SCHOOLS●●Bloor West Music StudiosYour Neighbourhood Music School inBloor West Village since 1990.2352A Bloor St. W., TorontoBloor West Music Studios opened its doors in1990, offering private music lessons at 2352A BloorSt. W., between Willard and Windermere. Sincethen it has become a music school of prestige,training serious musicians, hobbyists and peoplewho just want to have fun. We are a family runcommunity service directed by Doug and KarenHibovski and staffed by 17 talented and dedicatedteachers. Private lessons are available in all levelsof guitar (rock, classical, blues, jazz and contemporary),piano (classical, jazz and contemporary),voice, violin, wind instruments, drums and bassguitar to students of all ages (from 4 to 84). Studentsalso may join our popular Rock Band program.We welcome you to try a lesson for free.Look for us on our Facebook page!416-604-3176bloorwestmusicstudios@gmail.com●●Don Mills Music StudioIndependent studio of Derrick Lewisand Meri Dolevski-Lewis.Piano, clarinet, theory, trombone,organ, ear training.Eastern/central North York, or your homeDerrick Lewis and Meri Dolevski-Lewis, a husbandand wife team of teachers with 45 yearsexperience between them, have been offering acomprehensive music curriculum that includesboth RCM and non-RCM material using technologyto enhance student learning, including compositionand arranging, for the past ten years.We offer lessons at our Bayview/York Mills locationat a church with a Kawai grand piano or atyour home in most areas of the 416 area code. Weteach students from beginners to ARCT level, fromfour years old to adults. Our students have earnedhigh marks on RCM exams, have played in ensemblessuch as the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestraand Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, and areaccepted in university music programs with largescholarships. Scholarship/work-study programsare available to students who demonstrate financialneed.647-520-8802; 647-238-2921donmillsmusicstudio.weebly.com●●Etobicoke Suzuki MusicMain instrumental and toddler programs fromSeptember to June, with lessons and groupclasses in summer as well.Instrumental program for children from 3 to 18.Pre-instrumental class for 2 to 4 year olds.Central Etobicoke, serving Etobicokeand surrounding areaEvery music school teaches kids how to playmusic — we teach them how to live it. We believethat learning music should be a joyful experience.Our approach to teaching is based on the philosophyof Dr. Shinichi Suzuki: that talent can be taughtand every child can learn. Our children begin theirmusical odyssey as young as age three — first learn-

ing to play by ear and by heart. Primary registrationis in spring and summer for the fall, butstudents are accepted throughout the year.ESM is recognized as one of the oldest and finestSuzuki programs in Canada. Our teachers haveextensive training in the Suzuki Method and anaverage of over 18 years teaching experience. Weare a not-for-profit community-based comprehensivemusic program, nurturing children’s abilitiesfor over 30 years.Ann Balmer, administrator416-239-4637info@essm.caetobicokesuzukimusic.ca●●Fun With Music TogetherFor children from birth to 5 years.Fall, winter, spring and summer semesters.Various locations in Toronto: Swansea Town Hall,95 Lavinia Ave.; Sorauren Park Fieldhouse,50 Wabash Ave.; Redsandcastle Theatre,922 Queen St. E.; Trinity Bellwoods CommunityCentre, Eastminster United Church, 310 DanforthAve.; Creswell Dance, 2181 Queen St. E.;Emmanuel Howard Park United Church,214 Wright Ave.Music Together is an internationally acclaimedmusic and movement program for young childrenand the grown ups who love them! Mixedage classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movementand instrument play. New music each semester— nine collections in all! CDs and songbook areincluded in tuition. We have sibling discountsand mixed age classes, and we accept credit cards.416-283-0589funwithmusictogether@rogers.comfunwithmusictogether.ca●●International Music AcademyWinner of the Consumer’s Choice Award forthe best private music school in the GTA.Winner of the Royal Conservatory of Music GoldMedal for teaching excellence.4981 Highway 7, Unit 8, MarkhamThe International Music Academy (iMA) offersprofessional music education at the highest internationalstandards for all ages, levels and instruments.The iMA provides a complimentary initialassessment in order to discover the personal learningstyle and music potential of the student as wellas to create a personalized program, tailored tohis/her individual goals and objectives.Music lessons are taught by highly inspiringand motivating professionals. All teachers havea master’s degree in music and a minimum of 15years teaching experience. Most also have degreesin music pedagogy and are certified to teach inOntario. All teachers are also registered with theRoyal Conservatory of Music. The tuition fee isthe same for all instruments, levels, teachers,and students. Like us on Facebook and follow uson Twitter!905-489-4620info@InternationalMusicAcademy.caInternationalMusicAcademy.ca●●Kingsway Conservatory of Music2848 Bloor St. W., TorontoThe Kingsway Conservatory provides a vibrantTo singing and to music ...and nurturing environment where students canlearn, share and explore their creative side. Beautifulfacilities, professional faculty and a fantasticbreadth of vibrant programs for all ages set thestage for “inspired learning.” Classes for babies,toddlers and tots tap into little ones’ innate senseof rhythm and musicality. Three- to six-year-oldsfind their inner musicians through Orff/Kodaly/Eurhythmics classes of singing, movement andinstrument-play. Exciting ensembles such as theUkulele/Recorder Ensemble, Kingsway Children’sChoir, Suzuki Strings and GLEE Club offer manytangible benefits plus the exhilaration of makingmusic together. KCM’s private studios are electricwith learning including lessons in piano, voice,guitar, strings, winds and drums, from classicalto jazz. Step into an inspired learning environmentat the Kingsway Conservatory — our doorsare always open!416-234-0121info@kingswayconservatory.cakingswayconservatory.ca●●Koffler Centre of the ArtsYear-round programs for all ages.4588 Bathurst St., TorontoThe Koffler Centre of the Arts music departmentconsists of a dedicated and accomplished facultywho specialize in both private and group instructionfor adults, teens and children in piano, violin(including Suzuki), cello, viola, guitar, voice, flute,clarinet, saxophone, percussion and drums. TheKoffler Centre is also home to the Koffler ChamberOrchestra, directed by former TSO concertmasterJacques Israelievitch, and produces a number ofconcerts and music events throughout the year.The Koffler offers music classes and lessons out ofour studios at the Prosserman JCC on the ShermanCampus, 4588 Bathurst St., just north of SheppardAve. Check our website for full details.Serra Erdem416-638-1881 x4333serdem@kofflerarts.orgkofflerarts.org●●Miles Nadal Suzuki Music SchoolProgram dates: September to May,Tuesday afternoons.Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre,750 Spadina Ave., TorontoOur Suzuki program offers a friendly communityand supportive atmosphere in weekly violinand cello group classes with level and age appropriateenrichment consisting of note readingensembles, theory and/or musicianship. All classestake place on Tuesdays, late afternoon throughearly evening. All students are required to take oneweekly private lesson, either at the MNjcc (if timeand space permit) or at the home of the privateteacher. Our students range in age from three to18 years. All of our Suzuki teachers are accreditedand registered through the Suzuki Association ofthe Americas (SAA).416-924-6211 x0suzuki@mnjcc.orgmnjcc.org/youth-classes/suzuki●●MUSICA Music SchoolLeaside, TorontoMUSICA Music School was established in Leasidein 1991 and specializes in early childhood musicinstruction: Music Pups for students from fourmonths to four years old, Sunrise for two and threeyear olds, and the dynamic keyboard based Musicfor Young Children program for students fromthree to nine, now with five certified MYC teacherson the faculty. MYC grads usually complete theirgroup studies with their Grade 1 Royal Conservatoryexam and then move into private lessons withone of the many highly qualified private teachersoffering instruction in piano, guitar (group andprivate), percussion, voice and theory to studentsof all ages. Private piano lessons can also be offeredin students’ homes. Students proudly share theirprogress during the twice yearly recitals.Liselotte Jongedijk, director416-696-0905musica88@rogers.commusicamusicschooltoronto.comormta.orgkingsway conservatory of musictheWholeNote 2013/14 ORANGE PAGES DIRECTORY

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