CMC Notes – March 2024

CMC Notes Newsletter - March 2024

In this issue

1. Important Upcoming Dates

2. Teachers Upcoming Gigs & Releases!

3. Featured Student

4. Featured Teacher

5. Birthdays this Month

Important Upcoming Dates

March 10 – March 17: March Break!!! CMC is CLOSED. No lessons or classes all week. Enjoy your time off!


Monday, March 18: Lessons and classes resume as normal


Friday, March 29: Good Friday! CMC is CLOSED, no lessons or classes!


Saturday, March 30: Lessons are ON today, but no Musical Preludes today!


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

Teachers Upcoming Gigs & Releases!


Brandon has an upcoming performance with his band “The Brokes”, a “The Strokes” cover band. The event will take place at the Lee’s Palace on Saturday March 9th at 9:00pm.


Tickets are $32.10 (including fees).


Click HERE for tickets and more information.


James has a couple of upcoming gigs in Toronto!


The first one is on March 8th and 9th
8:00 – 10:30 pm, featuring the James Griffith Quintet at The Jazz Bistro.


The second one is on March 14th
8:00 pm – late, where he will be playing with Marmalade at Collective Arts Toronto Taproom.



Featured Student!

featured student march 2024

Jack (Viola)

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

12 years old


2. Why did you choose your instrument?

I was inspired by my sister who started playing the viola at school and I wanted to try it out for myself. I enjoyed it and decided to try some private lessons at CMC with Michael Sproules (love that guy!)


3. Do you have a favourite piece to play?

The Viola Concerto in G Major by Telemann


4. What do you like most about your teacher?

He’s really patient and understanding. He’s very encouraging and wants me to succeed. And he’s a really good performer himself.


5. Who are some of your musical inspirations?

My mom, my viola teacher and listening to other young musicians performing at high levels.


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

Probably violin so I could play melodies in orchestral music as there are more pieces written for violin.


7. What do you like most about CMC?

The close community, the impressive musicianship of the teachers and the comfortable environment.


8. What else do you do in your spare time?

I like to play video games but also play hockey and baseball.


9. Anything else you would like to add?

As my time as a student at CMC draws to an end as I will be attending university in the fall, I look back on the improvement that I made over these last 6 years. I am grateful for the opportunity to have studied music with Michael and look forward to coming back in the summers to continue my growth as a musician.

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Featured Teacher!

featured teacher march 2024

Luan Phung (Piano & Improv, Guitar, Electric Bass, Ukulele, Recorder)

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

3 years old.


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

Apart from my love of music in general, I had a passion and drive to want to create and inspire, and music was the language I knew I could do that with!


3. What do you enjoy most about teaching?

I love getting to know my students because each of them are so cool and unique in their own way! I also love to see how my students improve and progress over time!


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

Don’t feel like you have to practice a long time to improve. You can have a very short and focused practice routine and feel a sense of accomplishment.


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

Because I freelance my guitar to various projects as well as collaborating within the creative music community, I play with many artists, groups, and ensembles!


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

I love to train my dog Korra! We do various dog sports and have won titles in those sports! I also like to watch cartoons and anime and I enjoy boxing for fitness!


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

I would travel either to eat food OR to see animals. Somewhere in Asia to eat street food and probably Africa to see animals!


8. Anything else you want to add?

Remember that music is important!

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

Birthdays this Month!

Happy Birthday

March 1: Charlie B.

March 1: Cooper W.

March 3: Polina K.

March 4: Elinor C.

March 5: Evelyn S.

March 8: Benjamin Z.

March 10: Keira E.

March 10: Haley D.

March 11: Oliver L.

March 12: Callum M.

March 13: Amaya M.

March 13: Magnus B.

March 14: Augustine S-B

March 14: Connor K.

March 15: Constantin E.

March 16: William M.

March 17: Xavier J.

March 17: Patricia F.

March 17: Laura C.

March 17: Lily L.

March 18: Joel R.

March 19: Grady W.

March 22: Charlotte W.

March 22: Murad M.

March 22: William M.

March 27: Steven M.

March 27: Calla H.

March 28: Morgan E.

March 28: Desmond R.

March 28: Makar Y.

March 30: Maureen M.

March 31: Liam S.

March 31: Zoe M.

March 31: Chloe P.

March 31: Callum H.

March 31: Jones L.

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