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Information about Music Lessons, Music Education, and all interesting things Musical!

Three Things We Learned About Impactful Online Learning During Covid-19

As the demand for quality online music education is growing, we have been rising to meet it. We offer high-quality courses and world-class instructors that are technologically forward and seek to deliver the best experience. Here are the three biggest take-aways and learnings from the Pandemic for us:

  1. Online Private Music Lessons Are About 90% as Good as In-Person Learning

The experience for almost all of our students has been almost entirely the same as being in the same room. The biggest gap is being able to do things together at the same time. For all but the most advanced students, […]

By |September 14th, 2021|Categories: NEWS: Tidbits Blog|Comments Off on Three Things We Learned About Impactful Online Learning During Covid-19

How Group Music-making Boosts Social Skills

There’s a lot of research being done on the use of music for therapeutic purposes. Scientists have found that making music in a group environment can help people of all ages improve their social skills.

Group music-making has been shown to increase the release of dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin –chemicals that are often associated with happiness and feelings of well-being. In addition to this, group music-making can help to strengthen relationships which is something that many people seek when they are feeling down or lonely. People who are depressed may find that music provides therapeutic effects because it gives them a […]

By |September 7th, 2021|Categories: NEWS: Tidbits Blog|Comments Off on How Group Music-making Boosts Social Skills

How to Get Kids Ready for Back-to-School in the New Covid Normal

The school year is starting again and parents are getting their kids ready for the new school year with many questions still lingering as we hope to exit Covid-19 and pandemic life.

What will school and education look like? We wish we knew! This is a time of great flux for both the world and the education system with no clear path as to what will come next, particularly in primary through secondary learning delivery.

Locally in Ontario, the provincial government’s strategy was highly inconsistent over the course of the pandemic, and confusing to families. Reinventing the schedules and delivery models instead […]

By |August 25th, 2021|Categories: NEWS: Tidbits Blog|Comments Off on How to Get Kids Ready for Back-to-School in the New Covid Normal

Director’s Note: How We’re Dealing with COVID

Hello Students and Families,

Things have moved quickly on the public health front over the last 4 days.

I would like to begin the official position statement about our approach to this by saying we will be calm, kind, well-informed, and clean.  Your personal and family well-being is always our priority.

Toronto has experienced Corona viruses twice before in recent years, in the form of SARS (2003) and MeRS (2012).

In previous occurrences of these types of virus – which you may not even remember – […]

By |March 15th, 2020|Categories: News: ABC Lawrence Park (TFS), NEWS: ABC Oakwood, NEWS: Music Together, NEWS: Rhythm Kids, NEWS: Rock Band News, NEWS: Tidbits Blog|Comments Off on Director’s Note: How We’re Dealing with COVID

Director’s Digest

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are having a great March Break.

Enjoy some more tidbits!

Michelle Obama Campaigns for Girls’ Education Through Music

Michelle Obama’s open letter to change attitudes towards girls

Michelle Obama’s open letter to change attitudes towards girls

Michelle Obama is calling on people to do more to change attitudes around girls and education in an open letter ahead of speech at SXSW.
 
Listen to Michelle Obama's charity single

Listen to Michelle Obama’s charity single

Artists including Missy Elliott, Kelly Clarkson and Kelly Rowland all feature on […]
By |March 16th, 2016|Categories: NEWS: Tidbits Blog|Comments Off on Director’s Digest

March Break Tidbits

Hello Everyone,

Here are some items that you may find interesting to read over the March Break!

El Sistema – Going Strong Worldwide

Sistema youth orchestra

Sistema youth orchestra gets £2.5m funding

A youth orchestra programme in three of Scotland’s disadvantaged communities is to get £2.5m in Scottish government funding over the next four years.

More Research Showing Support for Peanut Allergy Avoidance by Exposure

Peanut allergy theory backed up by new research

The long-lasting effects of eating peanut products as a baby to avoid the risk of allergy are supported by new research.

Grow App – Not just […]

By |March 13th, 2016|Categories: NEWS: Tidbits Blog|Comments Off on March Break Tidbits

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