The highlight this year was the 5th Collaboration with Lions Gate Sinfonia. Maestro Clyde Mitchell invites a group of young musicians to participate with Lions Gate Sinfonia in one of the orchestra’s regular concerts. After listening to all students, he … Read More
An informative and dynamic workshop, Jazz Tidbits, was presented by our member and jazz aficionado Marcia Meyer. The workshop was presented in two sessions, one in January 2019, the other in November 2019. Marcia shared practical techniques, exercises, stories and … Read More
Our branch organized the “Exploring the Feel-good Factor of Music” event as a way to connect to the wider community and encourage people to get involved in music making. The event took place on September 31, 2019 as a part … Read More
The Teaching Autistic Students with Emily Naccarato in April explored the special challenges of the students and ideas to teach them effectively.
A Baroque Dance Workshop took place on February 16, 2019. Catherine Lee, the Artistic Director of Historical Performance Ensemble, engaged us all in the history and influences of this period. We learned the rhythm and steps of the Minuet, Bourree … Read More
An informative and dynamic workshop, Jazz Tidbits, was presented by our member and jazz musician Marcia Meyer in January. Marcia demonstrated how to use jazz elements in our everyday teaching while engaging students in music theory.
We also had a very informative session with Sean Nazareth, CFP&BBA, who explained the group benefits provided by CFMTA to RMTs. The conclusion was that the benefit package is of very high quality and worth exploring by individual members.
With the idea of promoting music and art in the community, the branch participated in BC Culture Days in September 2018. We presented a diverse program at Lynn Valley Centre featuring students and teachers on different instruments – piano, saxophone, … Read More