Posts filed under: Music Education

Should you?  ….   Shouldn’t you?   This is has been a subject that I’ve have personally struggled with for several reasons. 1. RCM standards constantly are changing – either they’re extremely high or right now they are quite low. ...
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So little back story – when I was in high school – I probably was the worst piano student why? 1. I over practiced (is that a real thing? Lol yup) – I would spend 6-8 hours a day practicing...
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 I get asked this a lot lately by parents and so thought I’d share some ideas This blog is directed for parents of students between ages of 3-9 years old. Music Educator Francis Clark (my mother’s teacher) once said: “Practicing...
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The Christmas season seem to have just started but now we are back (or trying) to get back into our work’s schedules. Between family events and traveling during the break – I don’t know about you but practicing wasn’t my...
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As it is the New Year,  Some of our students have move their lesson times so it means that afterschool spots have become available 🙂 We have spots for piano and voice on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. We also have...
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Happy New Year from all of us at Pardalis Studio Let new beginnings signify new chapter filled with pages of success and happiness, written by the ink of hard work and intelligence. It’s time for #hustle2018...
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Practicing Over Christmas Break So this will be in two parts – one for parents and one for advance students and professional artists So Parents …. As my many blogs and podcasts have discussed – practicing can be difficult in...
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As many of you know, this past year I have fallen in love with powerlifting — after being in chronic pain for many years – it has been literally the only thing that has helped me heal but a long...
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Sometimes students ask me why I put so much importance in understanding history behind the music when learning new material. “I just want to learn the song,” I’ll hear  or sometimes parents will ask me why we are watching videos...
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Canadian Music Week Concert Many of our students are getting ready for our Canadian Music Week Concert. Although the other concert fell through, Brentwood Presbyterian Church saved the day by offering their wonderful sound space for us to use. It...
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