Dear Students, our recital is just around the corner, please mark your calendar for Sunday December 2. The recital will be held at Root Down Studio, 225 Geary Ave (Dufferin and Dupont). ***Please Call the Office at your earliest convenience if you have a preferred time slot among 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm*** The phone number is 416 651 7529. If you have no preference, we will assign you a time slot and I will let you know at next week’s lesson. :)


Osten has chosen Kum-ba-yah! from his Alfred book for the coming recital. Osten, please ensure it memorized smoothly, without any pausing, and watch the rhythm in the second bar of each line! Also remember to play it through twice, quite loud the first time. Play with the tips of your fingers and please trim your nails! Never practice at home with long nails.


Explore shaping Lavender’s Blue as we discussed, following the brackets I drew for you which point out the three big phrases and the 3 or 4 micro phrases within each phrase. Be careful that you don’t add an extra staccato chord in the second last bar! And practice the transition into and out of bar 7 a few times BEFORE playing through the piece by memory. Practice shaping for just 5 minutes! 10 minutes a day should be enough.


It was wonderful to meet you Miley! You have a good ear and I look to exploring music and singing with you! Give a thought with your mom as to whether you would like to also take piano lessons. You won’t need to perform at this term’s recital, but please come and watch the performances of your colleagues.