Several weeks ago, Susan Dennis and I wrote a guest blog for Leila Viss (88 Piano Keys) about our experience in planning a Baroque-themed program for our students. It was a fun way to inspire our students to explore the Baroque era. Below is our blog post (link to the original post here) For most … More Going Baroque – Inspiring students to explore
This is part of an ongoing series of posts where I will explain what to expect when attending a live concert. Music is best experienced firsthand, and depending on the genre, what’s expected for the concert-goer can be quite varied. Here are my thoughts on attending an Jazz Concert in Vancouver. What is a jazz … More How to survive a jazz concert
About 4 years ago, I told a young student that I was still taking piano lessons, and he was shocked to find out that his piano teacher “didn’t know everything about music”. The fact is teachers must always strive to learn and grow, no matter how many years one as been teaching. That’s why I’ve … More Jazz Piano and dance lessons for me!
Did you know you can experience the VSO, k-os, Stephen Fearing, Jerrica Santos, and more all for FREE this summer ? All you need are a few blankets or fold-out chairs, and maybe even a picnic basket with snacks and you’re set! Here is a list of some of the free concerts offered in the … More Free Concerts in the Summer!
Originally posted on The Taruskin Challenge:
I played “Bleed” by Meshuggah to my dad, who’s a massive fan of Stravinsky, and he asked me “How can you possibly listen to such tripe?” This pissed me off, because I strongly believe that metal and classical are 2 very very very closely related genres. In fact, some…
On Saturday, May 4th, I had the opportunity to attend a concert by the Amabilis Singers (tickets courtesy of a thoughtful friend, D). The concert took place at New Westminster Christian Reform Church, which was a nice, 15 min. walk from home. As I entered the church, I was impressed by the beautiful organ in … More The Amabilis Singers