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The teachers at The Music Studio in Etobicoke (Toronto) take pride in helping our students achieve their musical goals. Many of our students’ accomplishments in the community and beyond are described below.
Many students have successfully prepared for vocal and instrumental entrance auditions for arts schools such as the Etobicoke School of the Arts.
Vocal and instrumental students have been accepted into university and college classical and jazz music programs.
Vocal students have been accepted into many prestigious choirs and choruses, including one young student who was accepted directly into the Canadian Opera Company’s Children’s Chorus. He so impressed the judges at his audition that he was exempted from their training choirs, which rarely occurs, and which allowed him to perform with the Chorus on the stage of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
Vocal students have prepared for, and done well in, auditions for Canadian Idol.
Highlights of student performances at the following music festivals:
Kiwanis Festival– Vocal and instrumental students receiving top marks including a young violinist who achieved a second place result.
Etobicoke Music Festival – First, Second and Third place results for violin and piano students performing pieces from the grades six and seven RCM repertoire. These students were also invited to perform at the final concert and were scholarship recipients.
Davenport Festival of Music – Two vocal students and one piano student received First Place marks. Vocal students have also received Second and Third Place results, including one student who received Second Place in the Grade Four vocal category. All students consistently receive marks above 80.
Alliance for New Music Projects Contemporary Showcase Festival – An Honourable Mention for one of our young piano students.
Greater Toronto Music Festival – Vocal and violin students received First Place results.
Many vocal, instrumental, theory, harmony and history students have achieved Honours and First Class Honours results in RCM examinations at beginning through advanced grade levels.
Vocal and instrumental students have received higher grades at arts schools such as Etobicoke School of the Arts in performance, theory and ear training courses. After one student received an A+ on a vocal exam, the examiner commented that, “This student must have a very good vocal instructor”.
Instrumental students participating in the music programs of schools such as John G. Althouse Junior Middle School have received assistance from their teachers at The Music Studio when preparing for school concerts and music tests.
Students gain more confidence and stage presence, and learn how to overcome stage fright, as a result of their lessons at The Music Studio in Etobicoke (Toronto).
Students develop the ability to explore and interpret a variety of musical styles.
Vocal students learn the art of dramatic presentation.
Professional singers and musicians come to The Music Studio for extra guidance and technical preparation when preparing for recording sessions or performances. One contemporary pop group improved their solo and group vocal skills at The Music Studio and went on to record and tour across North America.
Some students have joined bands or formed their own bands as a result of their lessons at The Music Studio.
Rock students have performed at Battle of the Bands shows at schools and clubs.
They have made recordings and performed at a variety of venues.
Students have written and recorded their own music with the assistance and encouragement of their teachers at The Music Studio in Etobicoke (Toronto).
Students have attended musical enrichment programs such as the Music from Scratch Composition Workshop 2009.
Each year, all of our teachers take great care in helping students of all ages and ability levels prepare for The Music Studio’s Student Recital. This free event is presented over two days at The Assembly Hall and features solo, duet and group performances to recognize the accomplishments of all of our students.