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The etudes of Friedrich Burgmüller


The easy etudes for beginners of Friedrich Burgmüller The Canadian RCM system for piano is very well-rounded and introduces young pianists to a wide range of wonderful composers and fantastic piano pieces. Advanced students and beginners alike have a wide array of pieces to choose from for their exams.  Alas, no system is perfect and I do believe there are some items lacking in the syllabus. I would go out on a limb to say accurate etudes are not present enough.  When we hear the words “technical piano practice” we tend to think about Charles-Louis Hanon’s boring [...]

The etudes of Friedrich Burgmüller2020-11-02T14:08:10-08:00

2020 Midterm Practice Recital


2020 Midterm Practice Recital Recording Times: VANCOUVER STUDENTS NOVEMBER 13 (FRI) 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM AT VANCOUVER SHOWCASE MUSIC ACADEMY RICHMOND STUDENTS NOVEMBER 14 (SAT) 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM NOVEMBER 15 (SUN) 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM AT RICHMOND SHOWCASE MUSIC ACADEMY -- Selected noteworthy performances will be compiled into a video for sharing on Academy social media accounts.

2020 Midterm Practice Recital2020-10-26T15:05:21-07:00

Oct 12, 2020: Piano Masterclass with Andrea Brown and Carl Petersson


Piano Masterclass with Andrea Brown and Carl Petersson Special TV Feature of Carl Petersson's Masterclass in Shanghai, China Piano Masterclass Monday, October 12, 2020 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Showcase Music Academy (West Broadway) Performance Student Ticket: $150/ 30 min No Audience Seats Due to Covid Prevention Measures --

Oct 12, 2020: Piano Masterclass with Andrea Brown and Carl Petersson2020-10-22T11:19:53-07:00

How to Think Like a Composer


How to think like a composer Any musical composition begins with sound. A melody is nothing more than a "community of coexisting sounds". Such a "community of sounds", perceived and comprehended by human consciousness, marks the beginning of a musical idea. Thus, any piece of music is the focus of musical ideas. Such ideas can be very simple or very complex, but, in essence, they all come down to a set of sounds that are perceived by the human mind as a melody, or, in their higher development, as music. In this way, composer's thinking basically assumes the [...]

How to Think Like a Composer2020-07-10T09:56:50-07:00

2020 Spring MYC Recitals


2020 Spring MYC Recitals Congratulations to our Music for Young Children students and parents for your year of hardwork! Let's enjoy your virtual milstone piano performance. Watch now. LIVE ZOOM recordings Performance Only Compilations

2020 Spring MYC Recitals2020-07-05T13:07:28-07:00

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