An Introduction to the Royal Conservatory of Music

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As you are enrolling yourself or your child in piano lessons, you may have heard of the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM). However, not everyone is familiar with the Conservatory’s program, curriculum, and its role in our studio. In this blog post, we will break down and explain what exactly the Conservatory’s curriculum is, how it works, and how it plays a role in our studio.   What is the Royal Conservatory of Music? Founded in 1886 and based in Toronto, the Royal Conservatory of Music is the oldest music […]

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Adults Picking up the Piano: Better Late than Never

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Maybe you have a piano sitting in the corner. Maybe you heard an old song on the radio that you really loved. Maybe you want to take a break from working at your desk all day. Maybe you just want to try something new.   Although it may seem that piano lessons must start at a young age, there are many adults seeking to begin piano lessons. For some, their children have since learned piano and grown out of it, leaving the piano in the corner of the living room. […]

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Upbeat teachers finish music degrees and stay ‘upbeat’ amidst covid-19

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Upbeat teachers Nikki Puchkov and Giselle Chan are recent graduates from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music. Nikki holds a Bachelor of Music Education with a minor in Historical Keyboard and History and Giselle holds a Bachelor of Music with a minor in French Language. Both teachers finished their degrees in April 2020.     When Upbeat teachers Nikki and Giselle first met during university orientation, little did they know that they would become not only good friends, but also coworkers in the future. Being in the same program, they shared many classes such as […]

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