Hello Monday, Bonjour Lundi. The sun is trying so hard to shine after the weather from yesterday. I hope that everyone is warm and dry and that we have all practiced what we are working on. Yes me included LOL. As all of my students know I will never stop learning and I will never stop bettering myself to become the best teacher I can be for my students. You all deserve a teacher who gives you their all. Let's all pray that we don't have to cancel any lessons this week for weather or illness. Get better to everyone who isn't feeling well.
Due to the freezing rain and ice pellets that we are currently getting, I am hoping that all my students stay safe and stay home. If anyone feels that they could arrive for lessons safely, please let me know. Otherwise I will see you all next week. If you wish to schedule a make up lesson for this storm cancellation please contact me at your earliest convenience and we will work out a mutually convenient time.
To all my students. I want you to do your absolute best during your lessons with me. The only thing that you could do to make it better for yourselves is to use some of these technique builders in your practice time.
1. Play your scales/gammes hands separately a few times before you play them hands together. Even if you already know how to play them, work on the crescendo's and decrescendo's first hands separate.
2. Play your scales/gammes both legato (smoothly connected) and staccato (detached) to allow you to hear the way the music could sound.
3. When you get really good at the legato/stacatto touch, try playing with your RH legato and your LH staccato and then switch it up.
4. Don't forget to play your triads and chords. These are best played immediately after the scale/gamme that corresponds to it.
Don't worry if you make mistakes while you are doing this, that is the whole point of it. These techniques will help you to grow faster in your musical journey.
And as always, ask me if you have any questions.
That is what I am here for.
September is fast approaching and I want to make sure that all my students get the time they are looking for. Please remember to get in touch with me before school starts to confirm your time slot.
Le mois de septembre approche à grands pas et je veux m'assurer que tous mes étudiants auront le temps qu'ils cherchent. N'oubliez pas de prendre contact avec moi avant le début des cours pour confirmer votre créneau horaire.
I am going on vacation from February 28th to March 10th, 2019. I want you all to know that there will be no lessons during this time. I hope that all my students have a wonderful March Break. I look forward to seeing you all when I come back, rested and ready to tackle some new pieces and techniques.
Learning a musical instrument is an excellent way to increase your brain power. We offer lessons in piano, vocal, guitar and violin. During all lessons you will learn the theory relevant to your instrument and skill level.
Please contact either Kim - 506-743-7734 or
to arrange for your free trial lesson. Kim teaches piano and vocal and Jess teaches guitar and violin.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Remember that music lessons make an excellent Christmas gift and we have Gift Certificates available for all who are interested.
Over the next 2 months (or so) on Saturday's I will be selling off most of my music books to make way for new programs and fun new books for my students. As you are walking past the Bouctouche Farmers Market, don't hesitate to stop by and see what I have for sale. All books outside are 50% off. All books inside are 25% off.
Also, Carole Boccoz is joining me and selling her homemade Kombucha and jewellery. You will not want to miss this. Hope to see a bunch of you guys come by and say hi.
Summer is just around the corner. Days are getting longer and warmer and flowers and plants are starting to grow. I know that students are going to be struggling with whether or not to continue their lessons throughout the summer months.
For those students who wish to continue, I will be offering lessons on Tuesday and Wednesday only for the months of July and August. Please let me know which day works best for you.
Enjoy the summer, keep practicing.
With February almost to an end, you can feel that spring is around the corner, even though it is snowing a bit today.
I promised to share some of my new curriculum for everyone on here. So, let's start with the names of the notes on the keyboard. I hope that you like what I came up with :D
Don't hesitate to let me know what you think. Feedback is very important especially at this stage of the writing process.
I am so excited to let everyone know I am writing my own curriculum for piano. It will be based on solfege in both English and French :D
As you know I am now living in New Brunswick, which is a bilingual province. I have been having a difficult time finding any French curriculum that makes it easy and fun for students to learn. So, the start of "Passport to Music". In my program we will be travelling around the keyboard using our black keys and white keys separate and at the same time, but with a fun little twist. I can't wait to show it to you all.
I am so happy here and the views that I have are spectacular. But I digress. The curriculum is coming along very very well, and I can't wait to share it with everyone. So, once I have a chapter done, I will be very kind and share some of it on here.
I hope that everyone is having a fantastic start to their 2018 and that God is blessing them beyond belief.