June 2019 Newsletter Recap

THANK YOU and Congratulations to all! THANK YOU to everyone who performed, participated and contributed to our 2019 Morin Music Charity Concert! We are thrilled to share that we raised $7150 in our efforts, doubled by Shaw Birdies for Kids which equals $14,300 being given directly to CUPS Calgary! Music has a powerful and unique way of bringing people together. Thank you to all who were …

You’re Invited! Harry Potter Themed Recital and Movie Night

We are so excited that tomorrow evening Geoff Wilson will be hosting our first annual themed music recital and movie night at the University of Calgary! All studio families are invited to join to hear our “Magical Performers” share some of their favourite music from the movie, followed by a viewing of Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets.  All Students and …

June Student Year-End Recitals—Signup NOW OPEN

Hello Everyone, We can’t believe the end of our school year is nearly here! We know that the students have all been working so hard this year and also to prepare their performance selection in our final formal recitals of this school year. This year we have begun to need two days to accommodate our student recitals, and with our growing …

*YOUR VOTE NEEDED* Congratulations to our student Shannon Wong!

Morin Music is proud to announce that in recognition of her consistent hard work and dedication, Morin piano student Shannon Wong has been chosen from all Calgary participants as a finalist in the Steinway Junior Piano Competition, was accepted to the competitive Cleveland International Piano Competition Young Artist’s Program has received the Platinum award at the CPA Festival, and has been chosen from students across Alberta …

April 2019 Newsletter Recap

Fall Registration NOW OPEN for current students only We notified our current students on April 1st the priority re-registration is NOW OPEN! All links and directions have been sent to current students via email and on your student portal, and a reminder of Fall 2019 registration dates below: April 1-15: Priority Re-Registration for CURRENT STUDENTS ONLY April 15-30: Waitlist and …

Fall 2019 Priority Registration is NOW OPEN!

Registration Dates: A reminder of the registration dates listed below, and all details of the registration process for both current students and siblings are included in the email sent out yesterday evening.  Fall 2019 registration dates as follows: April 1-15: Priority Re-Registration for CURRENT STUDENTS ONLY April 15-30: Waitlist and sibling Registration May 1: Open registration on first-come, first-serve basis …

Understanding Suzuki Philosophy: The Mother Tongue Approach

Renowned Japanese violinist and teacher Dr. Shinichi Suzuki (1898-1998), studied how children learn for over fifty years. In his travels to Germany from Japan, Dr. Suzuki was encouraged by each child’s ability to assimilate their “mother tongue”. German children learned to speak German fluently just as Japanese children absorbed the dialect of their parents. Children in all parts of the …

Information for Student Recitals on January 20th and 28th

The Winter Student Recitals are nearly here! Tomorrow, January 20th and on Monday January 28th, throughout 8 jam-packed performances we will celebrate the accomplishments of our students and teachers so far this school year. We look forward to two fun-filled days of joy and music-making! At this point all students who are performing have received the details of their performance time and …

Student Masterclasses on November 25th

Student Masterclasses will be held on Sunday, November 25th Student masterclasses are an excellent way to try out sharing your performance, and also to practice your listening skills as an audience member. Signup below to join the student performances on Sunday, November 25th and specific class times will be assigned based on the number of students who would like to …

Crescendo Kids Session 2 Registration NOW OPEN

Crescendo Kids Session 2 for the 2018-19 School Year Registration NOW OPEN for CURRENT STUDENTS ONLY   Session 2  Registration is Now Open for CURRENT STUDENTS ONLY, with our waitlist registration opening on November 15th followed by open registration on December 1st.  Session 1 will end at the end of January 2019, following the student’s performances in our Winter Student …

Level 6 Theory Now Online!

Conservatory Level 6 Theory is Now Available This intermediate theory course is for students to prepare for their required theory examination (Level 6 Royal Conservatory or equivalent) from the comfort of their own home. It is also suitable for any students who have a basic music knowledge who wish to progress to the intermediate level. The structure of our online …

Morin Music Book Club!

Morin Book Club! Music and Reading make the perfect combination. Whether it’s how to unlock talent or the latest discoveries  music and neuroscience, join us as we share and discuss our favourites.   Our first book lines up very well with our ‘Students Starting Strong’ online support course so we felt it would be an excellent choice near the beginning of …

Welcome Back Jen Shukuda, Suzuki Piano, Violin And Guitar

Congratulations on your first week of classes! With classes beginning this past Tuesday, September 4th we have been so happy to see all of our teachers and students after the summer holiday!  Registered students, check your student portal for information on book delivery service and more as you get settled into your first week of lessons and home practice.    …

Thoughts after a full day of Student Recitals

Yesterday we enjoyed a full day of student recitals. We had 7 large-scale concerts with nearly 400 students taking the stage throughout the day – most of them performing as soloists. Our recitals are not in a small venue, and the students perform on stage at the Engineered Air Theatre in Arts Commons. Often the students have experience performing with …

New to Suzuki? Understand the 7 Core Principles of Crescendo Kids

Have you ever wondered how long it might take for an infant to learn a musical masterpiece? Dr. Suzuki thought probably only about 5 months! “If a particular piece of music is played every day for the baby, musical sense gradually grows. For example, if a five minute masterpiece by Mozart is played for the baby from birth, the baby …

How To Motivate Your Child to Practice

“The era of childhood is the time for learning.  The child’s work is learning and it is learning that brings them the greatest joy.” – educator Elaine Worley Our focus in November at the studio is MOTIVATION.  Although children love to learn, maintaining regular home practice is not only the most common but often the most daunting challenge that arises …

Adult Guitar Group Classes NOW OPEN

All abilities are welcome in these group guitar classes geared towards late teens and adults. Students will receive instruction on the fundamentals of strumming, soloing, and singing along while learning the basic chords to be able to can join in on any campfire singalong. Classes are a relaxed environment, with the pace and music style guided by the class. For more information, including …

*Student Spotlight* Congratulations to Kevin Tucker for Completion of his Grade 10 RCM Piano Exam!

We love to celebrate the achievements of all of our students, and also to acknowledge them when they reach big milestones and goals they’ve had in place for for their studies! With this, we would like to acknowledge our student Kevin Tucker (16 years old) who has successfully completed his Grade 10 Royal Conservatory Examination in Piano this past school year. To celebrate his accomplishment we …

Over $7,000 raised for the YWCA – THANK YOU to all who came to support!

What an incredible weekend we had with our very first Faculty Charity Concert this past Saturday!  It was a nearly sold-out show and an absolutely amazing evening of live performances, education and inspiration! We are so honoured have such high-caliber faculty members that can put on a show like what we enjoyed this weekend. Congratulations to all of our performers …

Morin Music Chosen as a finalist for Calgary Chamber BDC Award

We could not have been happier that Morin Music Studio was chosen as a finalist from over 400 local Calgary Businesses for the 2015 Calgary Chamber of Commerce small business awards. To view director, Carmen Morin’s finalist video please CLICK HERE to visit our studio’s Media page.