CMC Notes – January 2024

january 2024

CMC Notes Newsletter - January 2024

In this issue

1. Important Upcoming Dates

2. Winter Recitals Concluded!

3. Lost & Found

4. Featured Student

5. Featured Teacher

6. Parkdale Community Foodbank

7. Birthdays this Month

Important Upcoming Dates

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We are so excited to resume lessons in 2024 with you all!


Monday, January 8th: First day of lessons for the new year

Tuesday, January 9th: First Suzuki cello group class for the new year


Tuesday, January 9th: Registration Deadline for In-Person Piano RCM Exams for April 2024 Session (April 15-20)


Saturday, January 13th: First Musical Preludes classes for the new year


Click HERE for our private lesson 2023-2024 CMC School Year Calendar

Winter Recitals Concluded - Congratulations!

teacher and student performing together at recital

Congratulations to all of our students who performed at our Winter Recitals in December!!!


You were all fantastic and we hope to see you perform again at our Spring Recitals in June!

Lost & Found

If any of these items are yours, please email [email protected]!

Featured Student!

featured student january

Ashton (Guitar)

1. How old were you when you first started music lessons?

5 yrs old.


2. Why did you choose the instrument you currently play?

I chose the guitar because I wanted to be like Stewart from The Minions. I was 5 at the time.


3. What do you like most about your music teacher?

Luan is cool cause he can play a bunch of different instruments, he is always really nice & he always chooses great music.


4. Do you have a favourite piece to play?

I love all the music I’ve been learning


5. If you could play any other instrument, what would it be?


6. What do you like to do in your spare time?

Play soccer, watch soccer & draw soccer. Basically anything soccer.


7. Who are some of your musical inspirations?

Mcap Steve


8. What do you like most about CMC?

I love that music that is always happening here

Featured Teacher!

featured teacher january

Max Bornstein (Drums)

1. How old were you when you first started music?

I was 11 years old when I got into playing the drums, and 14 when I got into playing the guitar. Later on I picked up the bass, started writing songs, and I’ve always loved to sing!


2. Why did you want to make music your career?

I saw the movie That Thing You Do! which is a MUST SEE for any musician! It made being in a band look so cool, and I wanted to have that much fun. Playing live for an audience is an amazing feeling, and I adore recording too. It’s a really enjoyable challenge to try and create the best version of a song possible that people will know forever!


3. Which groups are you currently playing with, if any?

I’m currently playing in four different bands – Ark Identity, Jay Feelbender, Sunday Service, and Party. Each of them is so different, and playing with these groups really gives me a chance to play a little bit of everything I know how to do.


4. What do you enjoy most about teaching?

I really enjoy seeing a student have that moment of “Oh, I got it!” and then they play the idea on their instrument smoothly. I love seeing people learning how to play the music they enjoy, focusing on meeting a goal, and smiling too!


5. Some students have challenges with consistent practicing. What advice would you give them?

I always tell my students if you can get a SHORTER amount of time every day, preferably at the same every day, that makes a huge difference. The more you play and meet your goals, the longer you’ll want to play, but start with 10-20 minutes a day!


6. What do you like to do in your spare time?

Besides playing music, I love watching documentaries, and going for walks.


7. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Of places I haven’t been before, I would love to go to Australia since I’ve heard amazing things. Of places I have been before, I’d love to visit New York again and explore!

If you are interested in being featured in our CMC Notes, please email us at [email protected]!

Parkdale Community Foodbank - Thank You!

parkdale community foodbank

Thank you to everyone who donated items to our collection for the Parkdale community food bank!

Birthdays this Month!

Happy Birthday

January 1: Joerg K.
January 1: Anthony P.
January 1: Arjun S.
January 1: William D-B.
January 1: Damir J.
January 1: Teolis P.
January 2: Sean G.
January 2: Ilona M.
January 4: William Y.
January 4: Heather M.
January 5: Albert J.
January 5: Jackson H.
January 5: Korlan M.
January 7: Ainsley L.
January 7: Julia D-C.
January 9: Caroline F-B.
January 10: Leo R-J.
January 12: Arlo O.
January 17: Solomiya H.
January 21: William D.
January 22: Amina A-T.
January 23: Tate M.
January 25: Hugo W.
January 27: Giacomo P.
January 28: Carmen S.
January 30: Edie P.
January 31: Ethan C-K-Y.

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