of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association
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Sunday, March 24, 2019
Workshop: Branding and Image Consulting for Teachers and Advanced Students
Clinician: Liz Parker
Teachers and performers gained insight in what to do, and what not to do, when promoting their studio and themselves. Discussing photo shoots, website content, performance attire and more, this workshop provided valuable tips for music professionals. Thank you Liz!
Monday, November 12, 2018
Workshop: Creating an Inclusive Studio
Clinician: Hailey Reiss
An informative workshop on how to teach students with special needs in ways that benefit them the most. Teachers were given tips and were walked through ideas on creating inclusive recitals as well as studio space.
Saturday, October 27, 2018
2018 Gala Fundraiser
Newmarket Old Town Hall
An incredible show to raise funds for student scholarships. Thank you to volunteers, silent auction donors, attendees and performers!
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Young Artist Tour Concert
Featuring: Juliana Krajčovič
Juliana, winner of the 2018 Provincial Young Artist Competition, wowed the audience with her incredible voice. The evening also featured local, award winning students Antian Jiang, Gregory Vandikas and Tricia Wrigglesworth.
Friday, May 25, 2018
Perform with Poise and Pizazz
Workshop with clinician Clayton Scott
An insightful workshop on how to prepare students for performance and ensure that their playing exudes confidence. Many thanks to clinician, Clayton Scott for sharing her wonderful methods with us.
Saturday, November 04, 2017
2017 Fund Raising Gala & Silent Auction
Held at the Aurora Cultural Centre
An incredible night featuring Branch teachers and award winning students. Thank you to our many sponsors and volunteers! View photos here. Video recap to be posted shortly.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Online Teaching Continued and Theory Overview
clinician: Dennis Chan
Dennis Chan presents a few more classroom set ups and tech tools to facilitate teaching lessons online. The remainder of this workshop then focuses on the new RCM Theory requirements. Discussion includes the history component, high school accreditation and changes with terminology.
Presented by branch teacher Nathalie Tsoy, this workshop invigorated attendees with group singing and dancing! It was a great team and communication building experience.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Teaching Music Lessons Online
Clinician: Dennis Chan
This workshop provided attendees with an overview of distance learning. Taking a look at equipment, apps and the future of technology, it was a great introduction for anyone that may be considering online teaching.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Don't be Afraid to Teach Composition to Your Students
Clinician: Susan Griesdale
A look into techniques and methods of teaching composition to students. The informative workshop was given by composer and ORMTA Newmarket & Area Branch member, Susan Griesdale.
Sunday, March 05, 2017
Masterclass with Maxim Bernard
Hosted by VPAN, pianist Maxim Bernard performed a stunning programme for the Newmarket Theatre audience. Following the concert, ORMTA Newmarket & Area Branch presented a masterclass given by Bernard of advanced level students. Thank you to our participants and organizers.
Sunday, February 26, 2017
2017 Fund Raising Gala & Silent Auction
An afternoon of fantastic music in support of Newmarket & Area Branch student scholarships held at the Aurora Cultural Centre. Performers included branch teachers & guests: George Vandikas (piano), Susan Beth Barak (violin & viola), Hannah Jackson (cello), Timea Agszerova-Powaza (piano), Linda Condy (mezzo soprano), Cyndy Wallbank (soprano), The Phoenix Singers (a capella group), Felipe Jimenez Murillo (clarinet), Charissa Vandikas (piano). Thank you to our audience members and those who donated services and items for our raffle and silent auction. Videos will be posted shortly to our gallery!
Friday, September 23, 2016
Building a Community of Musicians: A Group Class Planning Workshop
Clinician: Sarah Buckley
Held at the Newmarket Public Library and presented by Sarah Buckley, this was an informative and interactive workshop on preparing group classes for any discipline. Many ideas were presented and shared with regards to teaching theory, rhythm, ear training, sight reading and other aspects all in a group setting.
Sunday, May 01, 2016
Fung-Chiu Piano Duo
Presented by VPAN and sponsored by ORMTA Newmarket & Area, the Fung-Chiu Piano Duo concert and masterclass at Newmarket Theatre was both a phenomenal musical experience and learning opportunity for students of piano.
Friday, February 26, 2016
A New Kind of Teacher for the New Kind of Learner
Clinician: Jennifer Knelman
A very illuminating workshop with clinician Jennifer Knelman on teaching the millenial generation and incorporating technology in the studio.
Sunday, February 07, 2016
2016 Fund Raising Gala and Silent Auction
Held at the Aurora Cultural Centre, the event was an incredible line-up of Newmarket & Area Branch Teachers and guests including: Katerina Utochkina, Elisabeth Nanowski, Lauren Esch, Gregory Vandikas, Timea Agszerova-Powaza, George Vandikas, Linda Condy, Anthony Vandikas, Maria Jacobsson, Margaret Heney, Sheila Vandikas, Evelina Soulis and Heather Faris. Thank you to all performers who generously donated their time and talent, to those who contributed to the silent auction and all who attended in support of our branch.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
To Rotate or Not to Rotate: That is the Question!
Clinician: Dr. Michael Esch
An informative lecture with Dr. Michael Esch on the Taubmann Technique followed by three masterclasses. Held in Brevik Hall of the Aurora Cultural Centre.
Sunday, November 08, 2015
The Young Artist Concert Tour
Featuring Johann Derecho, winner of the ORMTA Provincial Young Artist Competition. An exciting performance held at Trinity Anglican Church in Aurora.
Friday, October 23, 2015
The Alexander Technique
Clinician: Victoria Heart
A very educational and hands on workshop discussing how to bring awareness to our bodies and improve our posture, especially in playing our instruments.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Addressing the Learning Styles of LD Students
Clinician: Lucy Talotta
A very enlightening workshop on methods of teaching students with learning disabilities. Thank you to all attendees.
Sunday, March 08, 2015
2015 Fundraising Gala
An afternoon of performances by teachers and their guests, as well as a silent auction, held at the Aurora Cultural Centre. Performers included Charissa Vandikas (Piano), James Brown (Voice & Piano), Timea Agszerova-Powaza (Piano), Katerina Utochkina (Voice), Heather Faris (Voice), George & Sheila Vandikas (Piano), Janis Mitchell (Piano), Henry Lenz (Violin) and Seline Berish (Voice).
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Young Artist Tour
Featuring Charissa Vandikas. A stunning performance from the winner of the CFMTA sponsored ORMTA Provincial Young Artist Competition.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Organize and Simplify Your Teaching
Clinician: Darlene Irwin
Presented by Darlene Irwin of "The Student Music Organizer" and "Energize Your Studio Repertoire" presented by Martha Hill Duncan and Susan Griesdale of Red Leaf Piano Works. Thank you again to Grand Piano House in Richmond Hill for use of their space.
Friday, October 04, 2013
Understanding Learning Styles in the Studio
Clinician: Debra Wanless
Thank you to all who attended and to Grand Piano House in Richmond Hill for use of their space.