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Volume 18 Issue 6 - March 2013

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COMMUNITY | PRIVATEtoronto flute school... to joyful friendship true ...affordable (subsidized) music education to youthin need in Regent Park and other high priorityareas in Toronto. By June 2013, we will reach morethan 1100 children and youth in the city. RPSMoffers private lessons in piano, violin, viola, cello,guitar, voice, flute, saxophone, clarinet, trumpetand percussion. Our group classes include RPSMChoir, Music Theory classes, Steel Pan Ensemble,Percussion Ensemble, String Ensemble, GuitarEnsemble, Early Childhood Music and Group Piano.RPSM offers RCM curriculum and covers the costfor students who wish to take the RCM exams.We are working to develop innovative programswhich musically stimulate our children and providehealthy opportunities for positive peer influenceand encouragement.Richard A. Marsella, director416-364-8900●●Toronto Flute SchoolFor students ages 3 through adult.Allen Rd. and Eglinton Ave. W., TorontotheWholeNote 2013/14 ORANGE PAGES DIRECTORY●●New School of Classical Vocal Studies74 Pembroke St., Cabbagetown, TorontoThe New School of Classical Vocal Studies(NSCVS) offers a range of vocal, choral and musicalinstruction for students of all ages. Operated byclassical voice teacher and operatic impresarioMaestro Daniel Eby, the NSCVS provides classicalvocal technique, performance opportunities,preparation for competitions and exams,singing lessons for actors, summer programs foryouth singers, language studies (Italian, French,and German diction) and much more. The NSCVSalso works closely with the Cabbagetown ClassicalYouth Choir and seeks to promote young voicesinto its ranks as well. All of this is available at veryaffordable rates. Scholarships are also●●North Toronto Institute of Music550 Eglinton Ave. E., TorontoThe North Toronto Institute of Music wasfounded in 1995 by Mary Kenedi, with the intentionof offering the highest quality of music instruction.The school’s faculty consists of experienced,nurturing teachers, many of whom are activelyperforming musicians. All ages are welcome, andlessons are taught in most instruments, voice andall levels of theory. Vocal coaching is also available,as well as student concerts, masterclasses andpreparation for RCM exams. Whether exploringone’s creative side as an amateur or beginner, orpreparing for auditions professionally, studentsare coached individually in a warm, professionalatmosphere. Ensembles are being formed in guitar,string orchestra and jazz, depending on●●North York Suzuki School of Music15 Lesmill Rd., Unit 6, TorontoOur school has been teaching music to childrenin the Suzuki Method for over 40 years. Piano, violin,viola, cello and guitar lessons are offered byour highly trained and certified teachers. To augmentprivate lessons, students also have weeklygroup lessons. Children participate in concerts,workshops and special events such as fiddlingand improvisation, and we also offer Parent andToddler classes for children up to four years ofage. This program emphasizes the importanceof a music environment from birth. Come sharea joyous music experience with your child!Join our friendly atmosphere for learning andloving●●Royal Conservatory School273 Bloor St. W., TorontoThe Royal Conservatory School is one of the largestand most extensive community-based musicand arts schools in North America, committed tomaking music and creativity accessible to everyone.The Royal Conservatory School is dedicatedto excellence in music and arts education, developinginnovative programs to meet the needs ofour students and presenting educational opportunitiesthat reflect Canada’s unique multiculturalsocial context.The school offers a wide variety of group classesand private lessons at our downtown locationfor people of all ages, levels and artistic interests.From newborns to seniors, our faculty of dedicatedand distinguished artists and educatorsis committed to the development and growthof its●●Regent Park School of MusicRegent Park; Parkdale; Jane/Finch;Lawrence Heights, TorontoFounded in 1999, RPSM provides high quality,Does your son or daughter want to play theflute? Do you want to learn or improve skills youalready have? Do you need help preparing forexams, auditions or competitions? Are you lookingfor a friendly, nurturing environment for learningmusic? The Toronto Flute School offers qualityflute lessons at every skill level from completebeginners through to pre-professionals. SuzukiMethod lessons are offered to children ages threeto ten. Students ages 11 to 18 take weekly privatelessons and can participate in bi-weekly flute choirclasses. Adult students are also most welcome atthe school. Concerts, recitals and workshops areoffered throughout the school year. Visit our websitefor detailed information, photos, and videoclips. Celebrating our 15th year!Vicki Blechta BMus MMus,●●Toronto School for Strings and PianoYear-round instruction, all ages andlevels, university preparation.Yonge and Bloor, 711 Church St., TorontoThe Toronto School for Strings and Piano offersexpert, professional instruction for all ages andlevels in violin, viola, cello,(RCM and Suzuki)double bass, piano, jazz piano, guitar, theory, composition,chamber music and orchestra.Our teachers are active in the community asperformers and adjudicators, and have specializedpedagogical training for children as youngas three. We have programs to nurture talent andmaintain motivation as your child grows anddevelops into the teen years and beyond. Adults,at every level of ability, are welcome.We are an encouraging, supportive communityof teachers and learners, and believe that musicaltraining enriches, stimulates and develops individualsat every stage of their lives. Convenientlylocated at the crossroads of Toronto, the TSS/P isan inviting place to start, continue or resumeyour musical education. Free initial

●●University SettlementMusic and Arts SchoolOffering a wide range of music programs forall ages and levels of talent and experience.Programs run for four terms: fall, winter,spring and summer.23 Grange Rd., TorontoUniversity Settlement’s Music and Arts Schoolopened in 1921. Located in the heart of downtownToronto, the school offers quality lessons to everyoneregardless of age, ethnicity, perceived talentand ability to pay. We offer one on one instructionon a wide variety of instruments and a numberof group classes and programs for childrenand adults. Group programs include ear training,RCM theory, choirs, chamber music, dancefor kids, jazz ensembles and our newest program,computer music. Our teachers are professionalswith a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and somehave master’s or doctorate degrees. Regular performingopportunities are available and encouragedfor our students. We offer a subsidy programfor children from low income families. The schoolprovides an open house of learning in a warm,family atmosphere.416-598-3444●●Voices of Colour MusicTorontoVoices of Colour Music offers a personalizedapproach to music study and performance. Underdirector Denise Williams, the studio offers lessonsin voice, piano, theory, improv and songwriting,as well as early childhood music. We teach all classicalto contemporary styles including opera, artsong, music theatre, folk, gospel, jazz, etc., and providepreparation for exams, festivals, auditions,concerts and other performance opportunities.Beginner or advanced, amateur or professional,classical or contemporary, we strive to hone eachstudent’s own natural vocal or instrumental colourand style through individually tailored studieswhich promote singing or playing with easeand freedom. We also understand how the psychecan get in the way and strive to channel thepsycho-emotional path to successful performing.416-588-5845 x2voicesofcolurmusic@gmail.comvoicesofcolourmusic.comPRIVATE INSTRUCTION●●Bruce Redstone, saxophoneStudy saxophone with Bruce Redstone! Bruceholds a Master of Music in Performance, a BAin Music Education and is an Ontario Certifiedteacher. He was on the faculty at the Royal Conservatoryof Music for 19 years and is currently a SeniorExaminer with RCM Examinations. Experiencedand recorded as a performer, with much experienceas an adjudicator and clinician, Bruce wasalso a university instructor for six years. Lessonsin all levels and styles are taught at very reasonablerates and at a convenient location, near Leslieand Finch. Beginners are welcome and exam,university audition and festival preparation are a... to moments filled with happiness ...specialty. Free trial lesson for new students!●●Claim Your Voice StudiosHamilton; TorontoI’m Sue Crowe Connolly and I’ve been teachingvoice for about 14 years, focussing mainly onvocal function, i.e. how the voice works, so thatwe can sing or speak with freedom and ease. ILOVE to guide people into their own, authenticvoices, whether they are new vocalists or experiencedsingers in need of retraining. I also coachsingers, public speakers and other vocal teachers.I learned to teach voice by apprenticing for sevenyears and have experience in communication skillsand group development. I teach adults and youth,and have studios in Hamilton and Toronto. Pleasesee my website for testimonials and contact●●Eve EgoyanPersonalized piano instructionby an experienced teacher.Queen West neighbourhood, TorontoEve studied standard repertoire internationallyand has recorded nine critically acclaimed soloCDs. Her exposure to exceptional teachers duringher developmental years and her own expansiverange of professional experience makes hera communicative, intuitive and creative teacher.She strives to treat each student as an individual,from their unique physiques to their musicalinterests and●●Gretchen Anner, violinProfessional orchestral musician, chambermusician, teacher and coach for over 30 years,Gretchen Anner studied violin at the New EnglandConservatory in Boston and holds an MA from theUniversity of Toronto. She has performed in chamberorchestras in Boston, Oxford, Paris and Toronto,and continues her orchestral and chamber playingin the US and Canada. She is the artistic directorof the Thornhill Chamber Music Institute andis an RCM affiliate teacher. She has taught at YipsMontessori School and has coached at Earl HaigSecondary School. She currently teaches violin atToronto Waldorf School. Gretchen offers violinlessons in Suzuki, RCM and traditional●●Joel Katz Voice StudioWoodbine and Danforth, TorontoI could be the last voice teacher you will everhave! If you would like clear answers to your questionsabout vocal technique and a chance to pull itall together with a teacher who has done it himself(Munich International Voice Competetion laureate,COC veteran, COC ensemble, Opera Theatreof St. Louis and many other opera companies inCanada and abroad), send me an email throughmy website or visit my blog on vocal matters My studio is convenientlylocated close to the Woodbine subwayin East York, at 96 King Edward Ave. Looking forwardto hearing from you!●●Joy Piano StudioDr. Su Jeon. The Juilliard School (BM, MM), theGlenn Gould School (AD), Université de Montréal(D. Mus). Winner of 2007 Eckhardt-GramattéNational Music Competition.Spadina/Bloor area, TorontoStudents at the Joy Piano Studio receive meticuloustraining in the fundamentals — scales,arpeggios, sight reading, ear training and basictheory — and are guided mainly through the classicalrepertoire. Students are taught to producesound using the whole body rather than the fingersalone, with a natural position of the hand.Analysis and visualization skills are taught tosecure memory and increase confidence in per-eve egoyantheWholeNote 2013/14 ORANGE PAGES DIRECTORY

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