- Feb 23, 2022
What is the Best Music Instrument for Children?
What is the Best Music Instrument for Children? Many parents reach out to our music school asking, “My child wants to learn a music instrument but I don’t know where to start. What is a good instrument for my child?” We’ve compiled a list of child-friendly instruments that are sure to encourage your child’s interest and development in music. The Piano The piano is an excellent introductory instrument for children. The piano is an instrument that does not require mastery of an
- Feb 14, 2022
Opera? What's Love got to do with it?
Opera? What’s Love Got To Do With It? Operas are by nature dramatic and many of today’s most recognizable operas are centered around themes of love: everlasting love, betrayal, lost love, and love and sacrifice. Given that it is the month of February, this is the perfect time to explore a few operas that touch on the theme of love (and romance). Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers) by Georges Bizet The story takes place on the island of Ceylon (or Sri Lanka) and explore
- Feb 10, 2022
12 Do's and Don'ts for Beginner Piano
12 Do’s and Don’ts for Beginner Piano Here is a cheeky list of do’s and don’ts for our students who have just started their piano lessons: 1. Do keep your nails trimmed. Focus on the elegant sounds coming from the keys that you touch on the piano. Back up percussion from tapping fingernails is not needed. It is also difficult to achieve the curved hand positioning if the student has long fingernails. Their fingers will fall flat. 2. Do practice the piano daily. Building finge
- Feb 1, 2022
Happy Chinese New Year 2022!
Known as the most important holiday for the Chinese, the Lunar New Year holiday is traditionally a time spent reuniting with family around good food and wishing good fortune, and exchanging New Year greetings with one another. It marks the largest annual migration of people, with millions of people traveling across China and other parts of Asia to reunite with their families for the Lunar New Year holiday. Today, Mississauga School of Music would like to share a story written