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Feature | When The First Piano Teacher Is Mom, Dad Or Grandma

By Robin Roger on May 1, 2020

We take a look at the long standing traditions of parents and grandparents who pass along their knowledge of the piano to the next generation.
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FEATURE | Learning In Captivity: Adult Pianists Resolve To Keep Playing

By Robin Roger on April 15, 2020

Four adult music students talk about the need to keep practising and learning during the COVID-19 quarantine.
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FEATURE | Piano Teachers Move From Studio To Virtual Lessons Without Missing a Beat

By Robin Roger on April 8, 2020

Without missing a beat, piano teachers went from being studio-based practitioners to virtual piano pedagogues, quickly enough that their students experienced minimal interruption.
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INTERVIEW | Toronto Symphony Musicians Share How They Are Coping With COVID-19

By Robin Roger on March 23, 2020

Two TSO musicians tell us how they are adjusting to being at home amid COVID-19.
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FEATURE | Toronto Ravel Unravels The Illness That Took Down A Musical Giant

By Robin Roger on December 23, 2019

Ravel's Brain becomes the focus of conversation at Hugh's Room at documentary screening.
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ON THE RADAR | Two Biographies Bring The Lives Of Unsung Canadian Musical Heroes To Life

By Robin Roger on November 19, 2019

'The Organist: Fugues, Fatherhood and a Fragile Mind' (Mark Abley) and 'Jan in 35 Pieces' (Ian Hampton) illuminate the lives and struggles of working Canadian musicians.
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FEATURE | Music And The Happiness Curve — Fulfilling The Dreams Of Adult Amateurs

By Robin Roger on July 5, 2019

A look at how the Toronto Summer Community Academy fills an essential need for serious music students who want to keep learning.
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FEATURE | Music And The Happiness Curve — Slapping The Djembe At The RCM Wide Open House

By Robin Roger on June 27, 2019

At this year’s Royal Conservatory Wide Open House Ludwig Van's Robin Roger puts her learning to the test by signing up for demo classes in instruments she doesn't play.
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PRIMER | Toronto Public Library To Host Symposium On Black Opera With Jessye Norman

By Robin Roger on February 12, 2019

As part of a week of celebrations with soprano Jessye Norman, winner of the 12th Glenn Gould Prize, this symposium will trace the struggles of artists of African origin to enter the operatic world.
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INTERVIEW | Pay Attention Toronto, Rob Kapilow Is Here To Teach Us How To Listen

By Robin Roger on October 28, 2018

How conductor, composer, commentator and author Rob Kapilow reveals the inner workings of music in a way that anyone can understand.
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