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It is Never to Late to Learn Music

It is good to encourage people of all ages to learn music. Older students, like adult beginners, would benefit from the skills developed in music lessons. It takes a different approach to learn music at an older age; you are developing new skills that you may not have come across so it takes a lot of patience […]

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Why Creativity is Important to Develop

I cam across a wonderful article by Katrina Schwartz from Mind/Shift, “Creativity and the Brain: What We Can Learn From Jazz Musicians”. Schwartz interviews Charles Lim, a associate professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at John’s Hopkins University about how neuroscience reveals more behind creativity. Lim has studied how jazz musicians brains function when improvising. He found out […]

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How to Choose the Right Piano Teacher

It can sometimes be difficult to find the right piano teacher for your child. Here are some things to keep in mind when looking for a teacher. One important aspect to make sure of is that he/she feels comfortable around them. This definitely helps to create a connection to the instrument and to help them […]

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Practice Tips for Piano Lessons

Practicing is an essential part in learning music in order for students’ skills to progress as well as getting more understanding out of piano lessons. Practicing should be fun and engaging just like the weekly lessons. Then there’s always the question of how much should I practice? It all depends on the students schedule and availability. However, the […]

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Piano Lessons for Children

Looking for a fun and positive environment for your kids to learn piano? Windup Music offers piano lessons for children as young as ages three or four years old. We believe that music can be learned at any age, even in a private lessons setting. To find out more about our program, please visit our […]

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Toronto Piano Lessons

There are many music schools in this city, but a lot of them use the same approaches. Windup Music stands out from what other schools are offering and teaching for piano lessons in Toronto. It is easy to get caught up in traditional methods but it is not always the right way to expose music to children. […]

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Children Learn New Skills by Recording Music

Being able to record your own music is a fun aspect of writing songs. Because I work a lot on composition with my students, I want them to have the experience of recording their music too. Recording music introduces new musical skills in a fun way. To record a piece of music requires an amount […]

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Composing Music Through Art

Composing music is similar to painting a painting. You choose what colours or notes you want to create with and then you combine, mix and match different notes or colours to form your piece of art. Kids love to draw and paint and are familiar with expression in this medium. I want to introduce composition to […]

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Teaching Music in Toronto

I’ve been living in Toronto for about a year now and love the city. It’s such a diverse place to live, especially with all the different kinds of people you meet and the amount of activities and art throughout the city. Teaching music in Toronto has been a really positive experience. There are great neighbourhood communities that […]

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Reasons for Kids to Learn to Play Piano

Piano is a great instrument for kids to be introduced to music. It is a fun and creative activity for children to learn to play piano. The instrument has an easy visual layout for them to pick up on patterns and provides instant gratification in learning simple songs. The instrument doesn’t have a lot physical discomfort for young […]

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