What a great evening it was to sit back and see how all of my piano and harp students have progressed throughout the year. The recital is always such a treat for me as I watch how all of my hard work and dedication as a teacher has paid off. Of course the students work hard too as do their parents to be sure they’re practicing gets done. This year was extra special as my daughter performed on her harp for the first time. She is only 2 but she enjoys the challenge and stays focused when learning so she’s an excellent student. I think too often we underestimate how much children love to learn and how much they are capable of doing. This year was also special because the Maharaj family whose daughters I’ve been teaching since they were 3 and 4 offered to donate two piano scholarships. This year their daughters successfully completed their Grade 7 and 8 Royal Conservatory Piano Exams. The Grade 8 piano certificate is a Grade 12 high school music credit and very well recognized as a huge accomplishment. After the Maharaj family told me their desire to donate two scholarships it prompted me to also ask my harp supplier Vixen Harps http://www.vixenharps.com/home_page/home_page.php to donate a harp scholarship. So this year I had three scholarships to offer my students. This was a real treat and it was an honor to be able to reward three of my most dedicated students with these awards. I am thankful for another successful teaching year and I’m looking forward to teaching some new harp students in the fall and continuing to watch my piano students excel while preparing for Royal Conservatory Exams in the spring. If you or someone you know is interested in learning the harp please feel free to call me at 416 909 9944 and I can help you arrange harp rentals, my new session for harp lessons will begin in September.
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