Private Instruction

The private music lesson program at Morin Music Studio in Calgary consists mainly of the weekly private instruction itself, but also includes regular performance opportunities such as group masterclasses, as well as two formal recitals throughout each school year.

In our private music instruction programming, we are pleased to currently offer lessons in our registered Suzuki Piano program for students ages 3 and up, Piano, Voice, Guitar, Flute, Violin, Trombone, Cello, Clarinet as well as Music Theory and History.

  • Individualized weekly instruction
  • Performance preparation in masterclasses
  • Community concerts
  • Formal student recitals

Calgary Private Music Lessons: What to Expect

The beauty music lessons in private is that they can be customized for each individual student’s needs, challenges, and desires. The repertoire and pace of each student’s private lessons will be tailored by their music teacher to suit each student’s unique background, level of commitment, and music learning goals.

Each student’s personal goals are discussed and clarified when first beginning private lessons with our area Calgary music teachers, and will continue to evolve throughout the course of study. Our Calgary music studio’s philosophy empowers each professional music instructor to let their own personalities and music teaching styles benefit their students to the fullest. The instructors offer a warm and encouraging music training environment while fostering a goal-oriented structure, maximizing both the educational benefit and enjoyment of every student’s music education journey.

Music Performance Prep Classes / Masterclasses

Performance is an integral part of private music training, and requires a unique skill set all its own. Ample opportunity for performance in both formal and informal settings is of utmost importance, fostering self-confidence and poise, as well as resilience and comfort in music performance settings.

Throughout the school year, music students of all disciplines, ages, and levels may participate in performance prep/masterclasses with their peers. In taking advantage of these masterclass sessions, students can fine tune their performance skills and etiquette in a more relaxed environment. This is a less formal setting than recital performances at the end of each semester, and often serve as an invaluable “test-run” with classmates before performing in front of extended family and friends.

In these classes, students have the opportunity to discuss and practice proper performance etiquette (both as performers and audience members), as well as to develop their critical listening skills. Students learn to offer both praise and constructive feedback to their classmates based on their own music knowledge and training, as well as with help from the masterclass teacher.

In this unique setting, students also receive a mini-lesson and brief feedback from the masterclass teacher. Students will learn not only from the feedback they receive, but also by offering and listening to feedback offered to their classmates.

These collaborative music classes tend to be great motivators for the students. Participation allows them to observe and work with other students of many different learning levels, and to form connections with an extended group of students and teachers within the studio community.

Formal Music Recital Opportunities

Our Calgary music students have the opportunity to perform in two formal recitals throughout the school year. These recitals take place at the end of each 5-month semester (January and June) and coincide with the two primary RCM examination sessions.

These music recitals are a chance for the students to perform on stage, and for the entire studio community to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of every student.  Whether it be students who have played for a decade or who are performing for the very first time, these formal recitals are a celebration of their consistent hard work, perseverance, practice and dedication as well as the enjoyment and sharing of their music.

Students of all levels and ages have the chance to perform and share with their fellow classmates, as well as an audience of family and friends who are supportive and enthusiastic of each student’s journey.

These are a highlight that Morin Music Studio looks forward to throughout the year and are lots of fun with wonderful memories made for our young performers!

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  • "Our children have received excellent music instruction at Morin Music Studio. Thanks to the wonderful teachers, our kids have a love of music and a strong musical background which they will enjoy for their whole lives.”

    ~Geeta T., Mom of Kevin and Alix
  • "We enrolled our daughter in Suzuki ECE when she was 7 months old and she has continued into Crescendo kids as she has aged. The structured nature of the classes have taught her discipline and patience as well as nurtured her appreciation for music. Through repetition she has learned many songs and loves playing the instruments. She started off shy and unsure but her confidence continues to grow with each class. She comes home from music class and is excited to teach her stuffed animals what she has learned that week!"

    ~Tam H., Mom of Quinn
  • “As parents, there are many criteria to consider when we chose a piano teacher for our children: qualification, personality, teaching philosophy or approach, track record, studio environment, and so on. All of the above are key to cultivate children’s solid piano fundamental skills and develop their love of music. We believe music helps children’s emotional and behaviour development. After the first interview with Carmen, we were certain we found the right teacher and transferred our children here. Now our two boys have successfully finished the third year in the studio and we are happy we made the right decision. It is quite easy to find a teacher who is patient and always praise the student for their progress or a teacher who is rigorous about achieving high standard and targets, but it is not easy to find a teacher like Carmen who has both of the attributes. She will ensure the students not only have fun but also accomplish any goal they set for themselves.”

    ~Jing and Dahai D., Parents of Alex and Steven
  • “My daughters have been students at Morin Music for the past year and we are absolutely thrilled with the experience. They both countdown to the day of their class each week and have so much fun there. My only regret is not starting them even earlier. The studio is bright, beautiful and welcoming and the instructors are playful, genuine, and effective at teaching the kids in a way that resonates with them. I look forward to having my girls continue to learn and develop their musical literacy. I would recommend Morin Music Studio to anyone looking for quality musical instruction”

    ~Sandy G., Mom of Emaan and Aikam
  • “Our three children have been students at Morin Music Studio for the past 4 years. We are absolutely thrilled with how much they have learned and how they have grown as musicians! The teachers at Morin Music Studio are professional and very knowledgeable. They strive for excellence with their students and we have been amazed at the growth each of our children has shown over the time they have been there. We thoroughly enjoy the recitals that the Studio puts on and are so proud of watching our children perform with confidence and skill. Morin Music Studio is an exceptional experience and we feel grateful to be a part of it!”

    ~Shauna H. – Mom of Jennie, Victor and Maggie