A warm welcome to all returning students and those new to TSSP!
As of September, the Toronto School for Strings and Piano has been given the green light by Yorkminster Park Church to re-open for in-person lessons, with appropriate safety protocols in place. Remote lessons or a combination of remote/in-person lessons are possible during this time of Covid-19.
Since mid-March, when we were all required to remain at home, our society went through a transformation that we never imagined would happen. Thanks to technology, the power of music to inspire, challenge and provide a matrix of learning continued on across the globe.
Several of our students took Royal Conservatory Exams remotely. Zoom concerts gave students, parents and grandparents a chance to see and hear each other perform. For the first time, we had Suzuki group classes in July and August!
Now as we are emerging from self-isolation, we trust that the musical community at the TSSP and beyond will blossom with renewed energy to share the joy of music-making.
We wish everyone a safe transition this fall, whether it be school or work. Classes will resume Tuesday, September 8.
Theory Classes online
This past year TSSP launched a comprehensive Theory Program. Thanks to the inspiring classes led by Susan Hamblin Dennis and Dr. Tom Green, students prepared for and took RCM Theory Exams with excellent results.
Knowledge of theory helps students understand the language and structure of music, (musical terms, notation, scales, rhythm, etc.) so that the practical expression, which is performance, is more fully informed. Those doing RCM exams must have a theory co-requisite starting at Level 5 in order to receive a certificate. This year Susan will be teaching the following classes.
|Saturday||9:30 – 10:30 AM||Preparatory (Levels 1-4)|
|Thursday||6:30 – 7:30 PM||Level 5 *)|
|Thursday||7:30 – 8:30 PM||Level 6|
|Friday||7:00 – 8:00 PM||Level 7/8|
*) Students wishing to take Level 5 must take a test to confirm their readiness.
Theory Classes are open to non TSSP students also.
Suzuki Group Classes will continue via Zoom with Kenin McKay on Thursdays.
Adults students are welcome at the TSSP!