Alan is a current Royal Conservatory of Music Certified Teacher (Advanced Piano) and completed his ARCT in Piano Pedagogy. He teaches private piano and theory and co-leads the Heritage Piano Explorers group music program.
One of the many challenges with learning music is getting your child to practice. Whether your child is learning music for fun or is planning to pursue music as a career, regular practicing is important.One of the many challenges with learning music is getting your child to practice. Whether your child is learning music for fun or is planning to pursue music as a career, regular practicing is important.
Jana began piano studies at the age of 8 and violin studies at the age of 12. She attended Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts majoring in music. She later attended the University of Toronto and completed a degree in Music History.
Jana has had a dichotomous career of working in both the music and health care industries. She is currently a lecturer at the University of Toronto where she completed her PhD studies. She is a highly experienced educator who is interested in pedagogy as well as the therapeutic use of music in health care.
As with every discipline, consistency is key. It’s no surprise that students’ reading and math levels drop over the summer holidays. We could also compare learning music to exercising. If you’ve been working out regularly for the past 10 months and decide to take 2 months off, would you expect to be in the same shape when you resume exercising? The same thing is true for learning music. You (and your child) have worked hard over the year and achieved many learning goals, with two months off, you can imagine that there will be a lot of catching up to do.