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Giulianna Misasi2022-09-09T15:09:54-04:00

Artist Diploma (Glenn Gould School) in-progress
Artist Diploma (University of Western Ontario)
B.Mus (University of Western Ontario)

Giulianna Misasi is a graduate of the Artist Diploma program and the Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance program at Western University. In the fall of 2018 she will continue training through the Artist Diploma program in Voice at The Glenn Gould School within the Royal Conservatory of Music.

Beyond post secondary training, Giulianna performed several operatic roles in Canada and Europe. In 2014, she performed scenes from Don Giovanni, and Die Entführung aus dem Serail with The Canadian Operatic Arts Academy. Giulianna featured as the second lady in Die Zauberflöte with the Accademia Europea Dell’ Opera in 2015. In July of 2016, Giulianna branched out into music theatre as Marta from Company with the Music Theatre on the Thames. Last summer 2017, Giulianna returned to classical performance as Lady Billows from Albert Herring in the Halifax Summer Opera Festival. This summer, Giulianna performed as Fiordiligi in Cosi Fan Tutte with Summer Opera Lyric Theatre.

Through continual professional development, Giulianna transfers her training and dedication to her students to allow them to reach their full potential.

Get to know Giulianna…Beyond the Bio!

Hobbies: Cooking, Swimming, Kickboxing

Musical influences: Renee Flemming, Anna Netrebko

Favourite food: Pasta, BBQ Anything

Least favourite food: Tripe

Favourite music: I love so many different Genres

Favourite song: Currently – Fall in Line by Christina Aguilera

Favourite movie: I don’t have one

Favouirite movie music: Currently – Hunchback of Notre dame

Favourite musical theatre/opera: Currently – Manon by Jules Massenet

Best quote from your teacher: “No Translation, No Sing!”

Favourite quote: “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th” Julie AndrewsFavourite book:Bel Canto – Ann Patchett

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Giulianna Sick – Adina Subbing

Hello Monday students,

 

Please note that Giulianna is sick and that Adina will be subbing for her on Monday.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office at 416-651-7529.  Thank you!

April 23rd, 2022|

Homework for Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Hello Everyone!

Hope you are all enjoyed your March Break!

Here is the homework for this week.

Enjoy!

Carmen

Recommended daily practice time is 15-20  minutes per day

Homework:

Good work Carmen on Riding the wind! This song is tricky, but you can still manage. Be sure to count out loud while you play and go through each hand separately. We are also learning Pumpkin Boogie. This song includes the eighth rest. It works the same as an eighth note only silent. Remember to fill in the counting for the rest of the song. We also looked at dotter quarter notes. Remember these are worth 1 1/2 beats. or 1+2 for the counting. Be sure to fill in the counting for this song before you start. Good luck!

How parents can help:

Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

Anaya

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Homework:

Good work Anaya with Rockin Anywhere! This week when you practice, try to play it at a faster tempo. We also talked about feeling the beat of any song. Since you are the musician you have to create that steady beat in the music you play. Try listening to music to feel the big and small beats. Tap, clap or dance to some music. Once you feel comfortable, try to play one note along to a drum track on your piano!

How parents can help:

Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

March 22nd, 2022|

GIULIANNA AWAY • Feb. 25 to Mar. 2

Hello Everybody!

Please note that Giulianna will be away from February 25th through March 2nd, inclusive.

During this time Jennifer Wakefield will be covering for her, and continuing your regular work.  Click the link to get to know Jennifer.

Please call the office with any questions you may have: 416-651-7529.

 

Thank you!

February 7th, 2022|

Homework Assignments for the week of March break

Hello Everyone!

Hope you are all enjoying your March Break!

Here is the homework for this week.

Enjoy!

Isla

Recommended daily practice time is 30 minutes per day

Homework:

Good work Isla! We went through Popular and really dug into the character. I really loved your commitment to the comedy in this piece. Don’t be afraid to go farther in your exploration and discovery of the text! Have fun. For next week let’s look into more pieces that have a bit of comedy in them! Listen to Taylor the latte boy, let me know what you think.

How parents can help:

Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

Marco

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Homework:

Good work playing through Shadows. Be sure to move at a faster tempo for this piece this week. We also worked on Smooth and Crunchy. This piece is tricky because of the rhythm. Be sure to fill in the counting for the whole piece and play each section at a time. You can clap and count the rhythm before playing each section. Break this piece down into smaller chunks to make it easier to learn. Good luck! You can do it!

How parents can help:

Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

Danny

Recommended daily practice time is 15-20 minutes per day

Homework:

This week we looked at Swirling leaves. It is a tricky piece because it begins with an incomplete measure and has a key signature. That means we don’t start on beat one and all the B’s that appear in the song are flattened even though the flat isn’t written directly in front of the note. Remember to play each B as a Bb instead. Take this song slow and be sure all the quarter notes are even.

How parents can help:

Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

Sina

Recommended daily practice time is 15-20 minutes per day

Homework:

Good work Sina! This week we added a few more songs to our list. Including Ping Pong, money can’t buy everything, and The cuckoo.  Be sure to read the letter names when you are stuck. If you wish to go ahead go for it!

How parents can help:

Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

 

Anjanah

Recommended daily practice time is 15-20 minutes per day

Homework:

Good work with The Ant, The Wind and This little light. Whenever we are working on new pieces always be sure to read each song like a story. For the Ant there were a couple of wrong notes. Have a look at the problem areas in your practice this week.

How parents can help:

Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

March 18th, 2022|

IMPORTANT: Dec. 6 & 13 Cancelled • Director’s Note

Hello Giulianna’s Monday & Saturday students!

Giulianna has had a wonderful opportunity to do some live performing – the first since the lockdowns began – this month.

I decided that it would be best to accommodate this, since she (along with other team members) have been severely constrained from the part of their artistic activity that is so vital to feeding their wellbeing as musicians.

This means that the following dates will be cancelled:

  • Monday December 3 & 13
  • Saturday December 11

Monday students have had their billing adjusted for the month of December.

Saturday students will be assigned to the make-up schedule where possible in December, and any additional owed make-ups will be carried forward into March Break (or June, if that should prove necessary).

Please watch for an email with details about the make-up week coming later this week, or early next.

Regular lessons resume in January.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us in the office at 416-525-6473.  Thank you!

 

Barnaby & Team

November 30th, 2021|

Preferred Books for Giulianna’s Students

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Piano Books

Faber & Faber Piano Adventures

Lesson Book Primer Level

Cover of Faber Piano Adventures Lesson Book Primer Level

The 2nd Edition Primer Lesson Book introduces the keyboard, note values, and the grand staff. Students play in C 5-finger scale patterns, develop recognition of steps and skips, and learn letter names independent of finger number. Musicianship is built through the use of dynamics and coloristic experimentation with the pedal. The book is organized into units which represent the major concepts and skills. As new units are introduced, earlier concepts and skills are constantly reviewed.

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Faber & Faber Piano Adventures

Theory Primer Level

Cover of Faber Piano Adventures Theory Primer Level

The 2nd Edition Primer Theory Book provides important reinforcement and creative application of basic theory concepts. Students will enjoy note-naming with StoryRhymes, exploring improvisation, and engage with eye-training and ear-training activities all within a fun-filled context tied thematically to the Primer Lesson Book pieces.

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Alfred's Basic Piano Library Lesson Book 1A

Cover of Alfred's Basic Piano Library Lesson Book 1AThis easy step-by-step method emphasizes correct playing habits and note reading through interval recognition. Lesson Book Level 1A begins by teaching basic keyboard topography and fluent recognition of white key names in relation to black keys. It focuses on simple rhythms and prepares students for intervallic reading with entertaining songs that focus on “same,” “stepping up” and “stepping down.” It then introduces lines and space notes in treble and bass clefs, melodic and harmonic intervals of 2nds, 3rds, 4ths and 5ths, and graduates to reading on the grand staff. It also introduces the flat and sharp signs. This course is most effective when used under the direction of a piano teacher or experienced musician. Songs Include: Balloons * Batter Up! * The Donkey * A Friend Like You * Hand-Bells * A Happy Song * Horse Sense * Totem Pole Song * It’s Halloween! * Jingle Bells! * Jolly Old Saint Nicholas * July the Fourth! * Just a Second! * Love Somebody * Merrily We Roll Along O’er the Deep Blue Sea * Mexican Hat Dance * My Clever Pup * My Fifth * My Robot * Old MacDonald * Old Uncle Bill * Play a Fourth * Raindrops * Rain, Rain! * Rockets * Rockin’ Tune * Rock Song * Sailing * Sea Divers * See-Saws * Skating * Who’s on Third? * Willie and Tillie * Wishing Well * The Zoo

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Alfred's Basic Piano for the Later Beginner

Book 1

Cover of Alfred's Basic Piano for the Later Beginner, Book 1

Complete Level 1 is a faster-paced version of Levels 1A and 1B that gets to staff reading more quickly. Perfect for a student who is 8 or older, or for a younger beginner with great musical aptitude. This course is most effective when used under the direction of a piano teacher or experienced musician.

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Voice & Singing Books

RCM Voice Repertoire

Prepratory Level

Cover of RCM Voice Preparatory Level

A Comprehensive Voice Series serves as the official resource for voice assessments of the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program. Featuring an outstanding selection of voice literature and supporting materials, this series offers a truly enriched learning experience to help ensure student success.  As in previous editions, Resonance encompasses a rich and varied selection of Repertoire, Vocalises and Recitatives that students of all ages and voice types will find appropriate to their musical interests and level of technical ability.

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Kids' Musical Theatre Collection

Cover of Kids' Music Theatre Collection

59 songs, combined in a convenient package (combines book only of Vol. 1 00230029 and Vol. 2 00230031), offering a wealth of theatre music for children.

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Full Voice Workbook Series

Level 1

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