Composer of the month -Irina Gorin

Composer of the month of June…Irina Gorin! Background Irina Gorin was born in Kiev, Ukraine, and holds Masters Degrees in Piano Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Chamber Ensemble, and Accompaniment.  She comes from the “Russian School of Piano Playing” known for its impeccable technique, musicality, and the strict discipline required to follow this method. After moving to … More Composer of the month -Irina Gorin

Composer of the month – Andrew Harbridge

Composer of the month May…Andrew Harbridge Background Andrew Harbridge is a composer, clinician, examiner, and the music director at Park Street Baptist Church. Andrew lives in Peterborough, Ontario. I first came across his music several years ago when I began exploring the Conservatory Canada syllabus. Many students (especially boys!) LOVE playing his music, which ranges … More Composer of the month – Andrew Harbridge

On the Road to Excellence – Our Journey to the Baltimore MTNA Conference

A couple weeks ago in March, I was fortunate to attend a music teachers’ conference in Baltimore, MD. I drove down with another colleague, Liz Craig, and we had a fantastic 4 days of learning and networking, plus an extra day exploring Washington, DC. Below is our post about our experience: http://www.lizcraig.ca/single-post/2017/04/05/On-the-Road-to-Excellence-–-Our-Journey-to-the-Baltimore-MTNA-Conference  

Composer of the month – Debra Wanless

Composer of March…Debra Wanless! Background Debra Wanless is a pedagogy specialist who is the principal and founding member of the Northern Lights Canadian National Conservatory of Music. This music conservatory is unique in that it features only Canadian composers; therefore the content is entirely Canadian! She is also the founder of a piano pedagogy symposium called “Summer … More Composer of the month – Debra Wanless

Composer of the month – Phillip Keveren

Composer for February…Phillip Keveren! Background Phil Keveren  is an American pianist and composer. He is a co-author of the popular Hal Leonard Student Piano Library method books (see photo below).  His “The Philip Keveren Series” are very popular. These books are arrangements of popular, religious, traditional tunes – the music that you often hear, yet … More Composer of the month – Phillip Keveren