Spring Newsletter

This week I think Spring has finally arrived for good! And that means that we are into the last six weeks of lessons before the summer break. I have already been talking with students about preparation for our June Recital.  Please be sure to mark your calendars!

Friday, June 13, 2014, 6:45-7:45 pm

St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Peterborough, doors will open at 6:30.

As some students graduate and move on to college and university, I have some openings coming up and would certainly welcome referrals. Registration forms will be going home with students this week so that you can indicate interest and scheduling preferences for next year.

I am also happy to arrange summer lessons, so please let me know if you are interested.

Happy Spring!


Upcoming Recitals

There are some exciting events coming up, so be sure to mark your calendars.

November 17-23 is ORMTA‘s Canada Music Week. The Peterborough Branch is celebrating with a recital November 24, 2013, St. Luke’s Anglican, 3:00 pm. There will be duets and solo performances as well as the annual scholarship awards presentation.

Friday, December 6, 2013 is our Studio Recital, also at St. Luke’s Anglican, 6:45 pm. Students who normally have Friday lessons will be offered an alternative date. Beginning this week, I’ll be talking to students about what they would like to play in December.

Koerner Hall, Telus Centre for Performance and Learning

February 14th, 2014 is the date of the ORMTA Field Trip to a concert at Koerner Hall with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra conducted by Johannes Debus. Last year’s trip was a great success and sold out. Details are in an upcoming post.

March 1st, 2014 students will have the opportunity to participate in a masterclass with local composer, musician and clinician, Sheila Tyrell. This is designed to give participants an opportunity to perform pieces they are preparing for exams or festival and to enhance and develop their performance artistically and with confidence.


Calendar of Events


September 9/Teaching year officially begins
November 5/Winter RCM exam deadline
November 17-24/Canada Music Week
November 24/ORMTA Teacher-Student Duet and Awards Recital
December 13-14/Winter RCM Theory exams
December 6/Evening Studio Recital
December 16/Christmas Lesson Break begins


January 6/Lessons resume
January 7/April RCM exam registration deadline
February 14/Field Trip to Concert at Koerner Hall, Telus Centre
March 1/ORMTA Masterclass for Students preparing for exam and festival performances
March 4/Spring RCM exam registration deadline
March 7-17/March Lesson Break
April/Kiwanis Music Festival
May 9-10/Spring RCM Theory exams
June 13/Evening Studio Recital, end of teaching year