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News from Lauren’s Music Studio

Music lessons at CGS provide many performance opportunities for our budding musicians. Many of Lauren’s private students are preparing songs for the upcoming Talent Show. For some students, this will be their very first performance! In April, some of Lauren’s students will be performing in the North York Music festival in both vocal and piano…

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Lauren’s Private Student Recital

This past Tuesday, my private students performed in the annual CGS music recital. This year’s recital was the biggest yet with over 30 talented performers, including CGS alumni Tyler and Melody. Students have been preparing and memorizing their recital songs over the last two months and everyone played and sang beautifully. A big thank you…

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Lauren’s Private Students Perform

On Tuesday, my piano and voice students performed in the annual CGS Music Recital. Students have been working hard over the past few months preparing their recital songs and everyone played and sang beautifully! It’s been wonderful to see how much progress the students have made this year. Thanks to Zandee and the CGS staff…

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North York Music Festival

On Saturday, April 21, some of my piano and voice students participated in the North York Music Festival. Students have spent months polishing their songs, paying special attention to dynamics, articulation, and expression. In addition to performing their songs for an audience, they were graded by an adjudicator who gave them feedback on their performance.…

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Early Start Musicians

Besides learning songs for assemblies, music class provides Early Starts the opportunity to play instruments including bells, drums, shakers and rhythm sticks. While exploring these instruments, Early Starts learn the basic elements of music such as high and low, loud and soft, fast and slow, and steady beat. Early Starts love to sing and move…

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Such a Special Day

Grandparent’s Day is one of the most wonderful days on our school calendar. The joy everyone feels is so palpable – during the assembly, in the hallways and in the classrooms. Thank you to all of our grandparents for coming out to share the morning. We hope you enjoyed this special peek into your grandchild’s…

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Grade 1 Stewardship Know-How

Thank you to Emily, Heather and the Grade 1 class for a knockdown assembly on Thursday. They found so many entertaining ways to communicate the multifacted concept of stewardship. As always, to Lauren and Norm and all of our capable performers, thank you for the music. Congratualtions to Luke and Gavin for another excellent delivery…

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Joy of Dance at the TSO

This past Tuesday, the SK to Grade 4 classes took a trip downtown to see the Toronto Symphony Orchesta perform. It was an exciting program featuring different kinds of dance music, from hip-hop to ballet to vogueing. Musicians from the TSO were joined by dancers from the Joy of Dance center who demonstrated many different…

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Aladdin is Underway

  Rehearsals for CGS’s production of Aladdin are off to a great start. Students have been hard at work learning lines, choreography and music. Putting together a musical takes a lot of hard work but our amazing young performers are up to the task. Here’s a sneak peek at yesterday’s rehearsal! Lauren and Emily Aladdin…

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Kiwanis Kids

Last week, eleven of my piano and voice students competed in the Toronto Kiwanis Festival. The festival is a wonderful opportunity for students to perform songs for a large audience. Following their performance, an adjudicator awarded students a mark out of 100 for their performance and provided feedback on what each student did well and…

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