Hannah wins the WinterHarp competition

I'm so happy to announce that Hannah Chua has won the “On Gossamer Wings” performance competition, and will be playing a piece with the Winter Harp Ensemble at its performance. 

Ensemble Retreat in Parksville

Dawn on the beach - it is pretty spectacular.  Wonderful start to the ensemble year, I think it might be an annual event!  And here is Mariellen's staircase - you might need to click on the top photo to see…

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Sascha Luchkov wow us all!

Sascha Luchkov, a young Ukrainian pianist, was studying at Shawnigan Lake School this spring, and before he left, he played a number of concerts for us here in the valley and in Victoria, organized by the Cowichan Music Teachers association…

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Fascinating artist

An artist named Hadi Karimi makes digital portraits of people using all the computer tools - most of which I know nothing about. But the results are pretty cool. He has a lot of famous composers done. Here's one  https://hadikarimi.com/

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Bach Chaconne

maybe this should be a ensemble piece.  Otherwise just learn the harp version - ask me if you don't know where to find it! 



Learning with our body

I'm devoting the next few studio classes to the study of rhythm. Have your questions and trouble ready. This quote from Marja-Leena Juntunen may give you a clue where I"m going..

 "Within cognitive science, Schiavio and Timmers (2016) maintain that…

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A video from our Xmas recital

One of the audience members recorded a bit of the concert and prepped it a bit to share on facebook, to help us spread the word about the fundraisers.

I, and others, are raising funds to bring two families to…

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Odd word and new study

One of the oddest words in the English language belongs to music. Seven letters, one vowel, yet 2 syllables. And better than it english-oddity-ness is its use and the pleasure it gives!

Careful application of this can really improve our…

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