Compositions

One of the wonderful things about MYC is that the children are exposed to all areas of Music and have a thorough musical background by the time they graduate. It’s not just piano lessons; we do Music theory, singing, solfège, listening, homework, keyboard, rhythm ensembles, and composition. This year’s International Composition Festival had over 12,000 entries. I am pleased to announce that this year 2 of my MYC students received an honourable mention for their compositions: MB2 Isabella Turco for “Caterpillar Butterfly” SB2 Alexander Wagler for “The Sloth” Through composition, the students of MYC are encouraged to explore creativity, while …

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The Role of Parents

This article is an excerpt from Philip Johnston’s new book The Practice Revolution: Getting great results from the six days between lessons. Enjoy. The Role of Parents By Philip Johnston How much practice is my kid doing? Parents use the answer to this question to draw conclusions about their child’s motivation, progress, and from that, the success of lessons as a whole. The parent’s role is then reduced to that of Truant Officer, catching their kids sneaking off fishing when they should be in the practice rooms. Oh no you don’t. Stop having fun, and turn off that computer game—this …

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