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Volume 18 Issue 6 - March 2013

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PRIVATE | SUMMER MUSIC●●Michele Jacot, clarinet/saxophone/fluteAll ages and stages!Spadina and Dupont, TorontotheWholeNote 2013/14 ORANGE PAGES DIRECTORYnightingale piano studio... refreshing each day anew ...formance. The fundamentals of deep (deliberate)practice are most emphasized and meticulouslyworked out in class. Limited openings, youngbeginners (age four and up)●●Julia McGraw, violin/violaMarkham/North York areaTeaching has been a passion of mine for over 20years. I graduated from McGill University with aBachelor of Music and from Syracuse Universitywith a Master of Music. I love working with bothchildren and adults in a vibrant and inspirationalway. I have coached music string teachers workingin the school system and have conducted adultchamber orchestras and school orchestras at MartingroveCollegiate Institute and at Earl Haig SecondarySchool. In addition, I work as a professionalorchestral musician. If you live in the north partof the city and want to have fun in a relaxed butdisciplined setting, please contact me!●●Linda Kakō Caplan, Dai ShihanJapanese Koto and Shamisen MusicToronto; online (outside the GTA)I’m often asked, “How did you come to koto andshamisen music?” Believe it or not, it was from eatingJapanese food! The music in the backgroundsomehow made its way into my psyche (and myheart) and my life changed forever. Teaching since1987, I enjoy watching people grow to love traditionaland contemporary Japanese music as muchas I do. Whether you want diploma path or are justlearning for pleasure, all levels and all ages (fromten years old upward) are welcome. I offer privatelessons in my studio as well as online classes(outside GTA only). Group lessons are available byspecial arrangement. You can start any time — nomusical or Japanese language experience needed!●●Liz Parker, pianoQueen/Bathurst area, TorontoIn the Parker household, talk of quitting pianowasn’t casual dinner-time conversation. It meant aSUMMIT MEETING in the LIVING ROOM. Liz graduatedfrom the Royal Conservatory of Music at 15with a Gold Medal for the top mark in Canada andshe holds her Licentiate from England’s Trinity Collegeof London and her Bachelor of Music fromthe University of British Columbia.Teaching since 1985, Liz loves working with kidsto achieve great marks in the RCM exams. She combinesa sense of fun and instilling discipline formaximum results. No slouching or flat fingers! Tocompensate, treats are handed out after studentrecitals. She teaches in the Queen/Bathurst area,meaning coffee/shopping options nearby for parentsto while away the lesson●●Marjorie Sparks Voice Studio2848 Bloor St. W., TorontoThe Marjorie Sparks Voice Studio offers privatevoice lessons, masterclasses with guest teachers,workshops for choirs and a summer voice intensiveprogram. Marjorie Sparks Heitshu has manyyears of teaching and performing experience. Herstudents include well-established professionalsingers and teachers, fine choral singers, youngsingers preparing for careers and beginner amateuradults. Her approach is to enable the singersto use and understand voice techniques based onsolid classical voice pedagogy. Her rapport withher students is a balance of motivational workand the passion for singing great music. She hassung with Opera Atelier, Opera in Concert and theCanadian Opera Company. Her studio is locatedat the Kingsway Conservatory of Music, very closeto the Royal York subway station.416-893-8648mheitshu@sympatico.caOne of Michele’s great joys as a musician is tohelp others discover and shape their musical talent.Whether you’re just beginning or building onwhat you already know, private studio sessions arekey. Michele teaches what to practice and HOW topractice. You will develop great technique and abeautiful tone in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere,and you’ll even have fun doing it!After graduating from the University of Torontoand Northwestern University in Chicago with aBachelor and Master of Music in Performance,Michele has been enjoying a busy freelancing andteaching career in the GTA. She is also the artisticdirector of the Wychwood Clarinet Choir, withmembers ranging in age from 16 to●●Nightingale Piano StudioEllen Berry, BA, MA, ARCT, RMTCambridgeDiscover the joy of piano with your childthrough the world famous Suzuki Method forages four through teens. Fostering a love of finemusic, this approach features parental involvementand motivating individualized instruction.Your child will have many opportunities to performin churches, retirement homes, librariesand other venues, and participate in music festivals,workshops and regional concerts. Intermediateand advanced students may also prepare forRoyal Conservatory of Music examinations. Forexperienced, professional instruction in a spacious,well-equipped studio, call Ellen Berry. Letyour family’s musical journey begin!519-658-4205nightingalepianostudio@sympatico.caInformation on the Suzuki●●ORMTA (Ontario RegisteredMusic Teachers’ Association)Central Toronto BranchThe aim of ORMTA is to encourage and providethe highest calibre of music and music educationpossible. Founded in 1885, it is a non-profitorganization managed by a volunteer counciland composed of more than 1,300 registeredteachers across Ontario. Affiliated with the CanadianFederation of Music Teachers’ Association(CFMTA), membership is open to teachers of allinstruments and voice who meet the professionalrequirements.Students of members can participate in a rangeof competitions, qualify for scholarships and playfor guest artists in ORMTA hosted masterclasses.ORMTA teachers are listed on both a printed directoryand a website. The Central Toronto branchholds various events throughout the year forguests and members, who can also attend provincialand national

●●Patricia Parr, C.M., pianoBloor/Church area, TorontoSince her debut with the Toronto Symphony atthe age of nine, Canadian pianist Patricia Parr hasbeen soloist with numerous major orchestras andappeared as a recitalist in Canada and the U.S. Shehas collaborated with many chamber ensemblesand toured Australia in 1975 and 1979 as a memberof the Trio Concertante.While teaching piano and chamber music at theUniversity of Toronto (1974 to 1993), she frequentlyperformed with her colleagues and in the FacultyTrio with Lorand Fenyves and Vladimir Orloff. Afounding member of the highly acclaimed AmiciChamber Ensemble, she performed and recordedwith them for 20 years.Parr is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Musicwhere she sudied with Isabelle Vengerova andRudolf●●Paula Shear Vocal CoachingSing with Power, Range and Control!TorontoPaula Shear Vocal Coaching — the key to unlockthe secrets of complete vocal freedom! Paula Shearis a Toronto-based singer/vocal coach who hasguided singers at all levels, from beginners torecording artists. She teaches how to open yourvoice to unlimited power, gain octaves and discoverthe beauty of singing with ease in a diversityof styles: pop, rock, R&B and jazz. Paula Shear hasconducted voice clinics for Long & McQuade Musicand been a featured columnist on “Vocals” forCanadian Musician magazine. She has performedon stage, radio and TV, co-written the JUNO-nominatedhit song “Under Your Spell” and her soloalbum So Talk To Me features her original songsand some of Canada’s finest●●Samantha Chang, fluteScarborough, TorontoHailed by The WholeNote magazine for her “lyricism,resourcefulness and strong personal commitmentto the flute,” Canadian flutist SamanthaChang maintains a private teaching practice inScarborough for beginning to advanced fluteenthusiasts. Her students have received awardsat music festivals in the city and many have goneon to music studies at the post graduate level.Samantha received her Postgraduate Diplomaand Licentiate at the Royal Academy of Music inLondon, England, and holds her Associate of theRoyal Conservatory of Toronto●●Adam Weinmann, oboe/pianoCollege/Ossington area, TorontoThe world of music has room for everybody! Iam a professional oboist and pianist with a master’sdegree from the California Institute of the... From the valleys and from hilltops ...Arts offering lessons in oboe, piano, musicianshipand theory, taught from my home studio indowntown Toronto. Whether you are looking toprepare for RCM exams, brush up on your pianoskills, supplement a high school band programor take your first steps into the music world, Iwill tailor your lessons to your unique musicalgoals and your individual style of learning. Byincorporating all elements of music into lessons,I strive to create good foundations in musicianshipfor all the students I teach. Come and findyour place in music!416-948-1477adam.weinmann@gmail.comadamweinmann.comSUMMER MUSIC EDUCATION●●Canadian Opera CompanySummer Youth IntensiveJuly 8 to July 13, 2013For students in Grades 9 to 12 with an interestand experience in the performing arts.Joey and Toby Tanenbaum OperaCentre, Toronto, ONProfessional artists guide and mentor youthin vocal performance, staging, production anddesign activities. Youth learn about opera whilebuilding their skills and adding to their portfolioof experiences in the performing or visualarts. Each day combines group scene studies withsmall class electives in vocal technique, dramaticinterpretation, production and stage combat. Thesix-day intensive culminates in a workshop showcasefor family and friends. The cost for the programis●●Centauri Summer Arts CampRock, Jazz, Pop and VocalJuly and AugustFor kids and teens ages 8 to 18.Wellandport, ONApplication deadline: JulyCentauri Summer Arts Camp is a residentialcamp program for youth aged 8 to 18 based in theNiagara Region. We offer more than 40 intensivearts programs, many of them music-based: SongWriting, Musical Theatre, Showchoir, Vocal, GarageBand, Instrumental Music and more. Centauri isan exciting community where young people canexperience the unique atmosphere of overnightcamp while working with industry professionalsto improve their music skills and participating invaried arts electives. The atmosphere is collaborativeand all campers take part in presentationson the final day. Be part of a unique arts communitythis summer and make memories and friendsto last a lifetime!●●Guitar Workshop PlusToronto, ON: July 14 to 19 and July 21 to 26Vancouver, BC: August 11 to 16For students ages 10 to 90,beginner to professional.Guitar Workshop Plus is much more than justa guitar camp or summer music camp. We offerweek long workshops in a musical environment atsuperb facilities located in the east and west. Guitar,bass, drum, keyboard, song writing and vocalcourses are offered for all levels, ages and stylesincluding rock, blues, jazz, acoustic and classical.Professional music faculty and world famous guestartists teach and perform for our participants.Our top ranked summer music program allowsstudents to participate in daily classes, clinics,ensemble and student performances, and eveningconcerts. Participants also take away a DVDof their live performances! Past guest instructorsinclude Steve Vai, Alex Lifeson, John Scofield,Robben Ford, Tommy Emmanueal, Andy Summers,Billy Sheehan and many others!905-567-8000info@guitarworkshopplus.comguitarworkshopplus.comCENTaURI summer arts camptheWholeNote 2013/14 ORANGE PAGES DIRECTORY

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