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Volume 19 Issue 7 - April 2014

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ORANGE PAGESbeautiful tone in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere,and you’ll even have fun doing it! Aftergraduating from the University of Toronto andNorthwestern University in Chicago with a Bachelorand Master of Music in Performance, Michelehas been enjoying a busy freelancing and teachingcareer in the GTA. She is also the artistic directorof the Wychwood Clarinet● The 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 andlet your family’s musical journey begin!519-658-4205nightingalepianostudio@sympatico.caInformation on the Suzuki● Ron Cheung, singing/theoryRon is currently teaching theory and singingat Pro-Music Conservatory of Music in Markham,including students preparing for RCM Examinations.He graduated from McMaster Universitywith a Bachelor of Music in Education and holdsa master’s degree in choral conducting from Universityof Toronto. In addition to teaching, Ron isalso artistic director/conductor of Voices ChamberChoir, Healey Willan Singers and Yip’s Children’sChoir (Canada)● Toronto Flute SchoolFor students ages 3 through adultAllen Rd. and Eglinton Ave. W., TorontoDoes 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 16th year!Vicki Blechta,● Vince Weir, violin/guitarNorth York, York Region and Simcoe County-Guitar (electric/acoustic) and violin (Suzuki,RCM, fiddle) lessons available in the comfort ofyour own home!-Experienced and professional one-on-one personalizedlessons.-All levels and styles, beginner to advanced. Allages.-Learn what you want at your own pace. Reasonablerates!-Serving North York, York Region and● Centauri Summer Arts CampCentauri is a sleep over camp specializing inthe arts! Campers attend from all over the world,choosing from a long list of activities, all taughtby industry professionals. Programs include VocalMusic, Musical Theatre, Garage Band and Songwriting.Located at a boarding school in the NiagaraRegion, Centauri offers young people aged 8to 18 the chance to focus on their creative interestswhile also enjoying the benefits of overnightcamp: group activities, community spirit, campfires,games events, festivals and more. Camperslearn alongside others who share their passionand everyone participates in a final performance.In addition to music specialties, campers canchoose theatre, film, dance, art, photography andcreative writing programs. Centauri also offersa performance tour to England in August; twospots remain!416 766● Guitar Workshop PlusToronto, ON: July 13 to 18 and July 20 to 25Vancouver, BC: August 10 to 15For ages 10 to 90, beginner to professionalGuitar Workshop Plus offers week-long workshopsin a musical environment at superb facilities.Professional music faculty and world famousguest artists teach and perform for our participants.Guitar, bass, drum, keyboard, song writingand vocal courses are offered for all levels, agesand styles, including rock, blues, jazz, acousticand classical. Our top-ranked summer music programprovides the opportunity to participate indaily classes, clinics, ensemble and student performances,and evening concerts. Participants alsotake away a DVD of their live performances! Pastguest instructors include Steve Vai, Alex Lifeson,John Scofield, Robben Ford, Tommy Emmanuel,Andy Summers, Billy Sheehan and many others!GWP is much more than just a guitar camp orsummer music camp. You’ve seen the rest…nowcome learn from the best!● JazzWorks Summer Jazz WorkshopJazz Workshop: August 21 (evening) to August 24Composers Symposium or Independent Practice:August 19 (evening) to August 21, 2014CAMMAC Music Centre, Harrington, QC (north ofHawkesbury, ON)For adult jazz musicians and advancedhigh school jazz musicians; open tovocalists and instrumentalistsJazzWorks Anniversary Summer Jazz Workshopis a unique three-day weekend of intensive learningfor jazz musicians of all levels, beginner toadvanced. The program, led by artistic directorand bassist John Geggie, features a faculty of 15professional jazz musicians/educators. Participantsimmerse themselves in combo rehearsals,masterclasses, improvisation classes, jazz history,composition and arranging, faculty concerts, anda public concert including all participants. Specialhighlights include the Vocal Intensive Programfor singers and the Original CompositionCombos. An additional two-day option is availablefor those interested in dedicated time to composeat our Composers Symposium, or to practiseduring our Independent Study. Please check ourwebsite for faculty bios, what to expect and a sampleschedule.613-523-0316jazz@jazzworkscanada.comjazzworkscanada.com64 theWholeNote 2014/15 ORANGE PAGES DIRECTORY

● JVL Summer School forPerforming Arts InternationalMusic Festival and CompetitionJuly 12 to 26Application deadline: May 31The JVL Summer School for Performing Artsoffers young and aspiring musicians a wonderfulopportunity to combine their intensive and highlyprofessional music studies – under the tutelageof a distinguished faculty – and concert performanceswith recreational activities. The SummerSchool is committed to the artistic developmentof young musicians of all ages with a programincluding instrumental and voice private lessons,masterclasses and workshops, chamber musicclasses, orchestral and ensemble classes, concertperformances and solo performances with theSSPA/Academy orchestras, as well as special seminarsfor conducting, composition and musictheory. By placing special emphasis on chambermusic, JVL SSPA gives students the opportunityto work in small groups where their individualcontributions can be appreciated and critiqued.Opportunities for performance are also given tomany chamber groups throughout the● The Kingsway ConservatorySummer MusicWeekly programs from June 19 to August 222848 Bloor Street West, TorontoPrograms for all ages and experience levelsApplication deadline: open; earlybirddiscount deadline: April 30Committed to “Inspired Learning,” the KingswayConservatory of Music provides summerprograms for various ages and experience levelsthat engage, challenge and excite on manylevels. Offerings for Summer 2014 include: WestToronto Summer Chamber Music Workshop (oneweek) for string players (minimum RCM Grade 5)and pianists (minimum RCM Grade 7), includingone-on-one coaching, ensemble work, orchestrarehearsals and special guest artists; HAIRSPRAY JR.Musical Theatre Camp (two weeks) for youth andteens – a fantastic, full-scale musical production;Triple-Threat Arts Discovery Camp (4 to 8 years),inspiring self-expression through music, art anddrama; Suzuki/Traditional Strings Camp (4 to 12years) for string players in their beginning years;music theory: Intermediate and Advanced Rudimentsfast-track classes; and private instructionon all instruments.416-234-0121info@kingswayconservatory.cakingswayconservatory.caKingsway Conservatory Summer Music● Lake Field Music CampAugust 10 to 17Lakefield College School, Lakefield, ON(near Peterborough)For adult amateur vocalists andinstrumentalistsApplication deadline: July 6Lake Field Music camp brings together adultamateur musicians of all ages with intermediateto advanced skills in a friendly and supportiveenvironment. The one-week program focuseson classical and jazz with a sampling of worldand popular music. Participants build their ownprogram from more than 40 workshops, techniqueand masterclasses, choirs and instrumentalensembles coached by 18 experienced instructorsspecializing in vocals, strings, woodwinds,brass, piano, guitar, bass and percussion. Classesfor beginners are also offered for those wantingto try something new. Evening concerts provideperformance opportunities and a chance to hearthe instructors. The beautiful waterfront campusincludes air-conditioned classrooms and a theatre.Dormitory (air-conditioned and fresh-air)and meal plans are● Le Domaine Forget InternationalMusic and Dance AcademyVarious sessions from June 1 to August 24,depending on instrument, voice and genreSt. Irénée, QCApplication deadline: February 15; Choirand Jazz Singing deadline: May 1Le Domaine Forget is first and foremost an InternationalMusic and Dance Academy for young studentsand future professionals, offering seriousstudents the opportunity to perfect their skillsunder the auspices of world-renowned artists. Itis recognized internationally for its pedagogicalexcellence. Nestled in the heights of Charlevoixbut only a few steps from the St. Lawrence River,le Domaine Forget offers an exceptional settingconducive to creativity and musical practice, farfrom the maddening crowd. Young professionalsand advanced students benefit from the opportunityto further their musical training throughthe tutelage of established teachers, masterclassesgiven by distinguished international artists, conferencesand concerts. See the 2014 session rosteron our website now!● MNjcc Summer Institute: Singers’ EditionJuly 14 to 18, 9:30am – 5:00pmMiles Nadal Jewish Community Centre,750 Spadina Avenue, TorontoWant a singing stay-cation? Our goal is to exciteparticipants about what they can do with theirvoice, determination and exposure to differentmusical genres. Experience over 25 hours ofmusical instruction, including group work andmasterclasses, in vocal production, choral singing,jazz, cabaret, opera, a cappella singing, performancestrategies and more. Classes are hands-on.Our great faculty includes Micah Barnes, DallasBergen, Adi Braun, Ori Dagan, Kobi Hass, AaronJensen and Gillian Stecyk. All teachers love to workwith adult learners. Some amateur choral/singingexperience is required to ensure you enjoyyour time to the fullest. Andante (RecreationalExperience) and Allegro (Intensive Training) levelsare offered.416-924-6211 x0deannad@mnjcc.orgmnjcc.orgtheWholeNote 2014/15 ORANGE PAGES DIRECTORY 65

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