CMC Notes – May 2024

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CMC Notes Newsletter - May 2024

In this issue

1. Important Upcoming Dates

2. Spring Recitals – Info

3. Summer Camp

4. Fall Re-Registration

5. Teachers’ Upcoming Gigs & Releases

6. Featured Student

7. Featured Teacher

8. Birthdays this Month

Important Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, May 1st: TODAY is the deadline for submitting your Re-Registration form for the fall! Reserve your fall lesson day and time by completing the fall Re-Registration form that was emailed out in April. Contact the office at [email protected] if you did not receive one.

Friday, May 3rd: Spring Recital sign up starts! An email with a sign-up form will be sent to all of our students – please complete by May 15th!

Wednesday, May 15th: Deadline for Spring Recital sign-up form! (will be emailed out on May 3rd)

Saturday, May 18th: Lessons are still ON as scheduled, but no Musical Preludes classes scheduled today!

Monday, May 20th: CMC is CLOSED for Victoria Day!


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

Spring Recitals - Info!

SAVE THE DATE: Our CMC Spring Recitals!


Below are the dates for our CMC spring recitals – mark your calendars! PLEASE NOTE that our recital sign-up form will be emailed to you on May 3rd, with a due date of May 15th!


Recital participation is completely optional, but we encourage our students to take advantage of this opportunity to perform for an audience in a supportive environment, to develop a musical goal to work towards and achieve, and to show your loved ones what you’ve learned so far!


For our adult students 18+, we have a separate in-person adult recital which will take place on June 2nd at 3pm.




IN-PERSON at Array Space:

10am: cello recital (students of all cello teachers & our Suzuki cello group class)

12pm: violin/viola recital (students of all violin & viola teachers, choose from 12pm or 1pm)

1pm: violin/viola recital (students of all violin & viola teachers, choose from 12pm or 1pm)

2pm: voice/winds recital (students of all voice & wind teachers)

3pm: adult recital (all instruments & voice for students 18+)

5pm: guitar/drum recital (students of all guitar/drum teachers)

6pm: guitar/ukulele/bass recital (students of all guitar/ukulele/bass teachers)




ONLINE via Zoom

10am: all instruments & voice for any teacher


IN-PERSON at Array Space:

1pm: piano recital (students of Alida & Josh)

2pm: piano recital (students of Cheng-Feng, Chris & Erik)

3pm: piano recital (students of Neal & Michele)

4pm: piano recital (students of Luan & Mark)

5pm: piano recital (students of Hiro, James & Iris)

6pm: piano recital (students of Louise)

Summer Camp!


music and arts camp

Music & Art Creations Summer Camp:


A magical fun-filled week for 4-7 year olds with music, art, movement, drumming and instruments exploration!


Monday to Friday from 9am to noon, $295/week.


Week 1: July 8-12, 2024
Week 2: July 15-19, 2024
Week 3: August 12-16, 2024 (FULL!)


Please click HERE for more information or to register – space is limited to only 8 students per week!

Fall Re-Registration!

piano lesson

Every spring, students are invited to reserve their lesson day & time for the fall by re-registering.


A Re-Registration form was emailed out to you last month, and you have until the May 1st DEADLINE (TODAY!) to complete it.


Please email the office at [email protected] if you didn’t receive an email in April.


Spots will be opened to new students or students requiring a change in their schedule after the re-registration deadline, so please ensure you reserve your spot by May 1st by completing the Re-Registration form!

IF you do not plan on continuing lessons this fall, please let us know by emailing our office at [email protected], thank you so much!

Teachers Upcoming Gigs & Releases!


CMC teacher Alex has an upcoming event!


May 3rd, 8:00-10:00pm at Sellers and Newell: Money House Album Release.




CMC teacher Alida has an upcoming event with Echo Women’s Choir!


Sunday, May 5th, 3:00pm at the Church of the Holy Trinity: “O, Sister!”


Details can be found HERE.




CMC teacher Chris & his partner Tara recently released a new EP, check it out here:




Featured Student!

featured student may 2024

Sean (Violin)

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

8 years old.


2. Why did you choose your instrument?

Seeing a showy violin performance at one of Mooredale’s “Music and Truffles” shows.


3. What do you like most about your teacher?

Elizabeth has very good analogies to explain musical concepts.


4. Do you have a favourite piece to play?

Czardas by Vittorio Monti


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

The double bass.


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

I like snowboarding, biking and indoor rock climbing.


7. Who are some of your musical inspirations?

Jonathan Crow, Stefano Landi


8. What do you like most about CMC?

It’s a tight-knit community.

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

Featured Teacher!

featured teacher may 2024

Sarah Steeves (Cello, Piano)

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

3 years old.


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

I feel like the most like myself when I’m playing or teaching the cello, so I wanted to keep doing that.


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

The Ton Beau String Quartet and Sinfonia Toronto


4. What do you enjoy most about teaching?

Getting to know my students and figure out how to best help them learn


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

Pick one thing to focus on. Maybe it’s memorizing your recital piece. Maybe it’s learning the rhythm in the B section of your new piece. Focus on that one thing, get to work and then stop. Sometimes you’ll want to do a second thing, but sometimes it was a one thing practice day. And that’s ok, because one thing practice days add up too.


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

Read and go for walks (the closer to water or trees or both the better)


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

Prince Edward Island. Or Norway. Or Japan.


8. Anything else you want to add?

Come to my quarter’s concert on Sunday, May 26!

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

Birthdays this Month!

Happy Birthday

May 1: Rene P.

May 3: David James D-R-M.

May 4: Zina G.

May 4: May B.

May 7: Claire B.

May 7: Nate T.

May 8: Lyla J.

May 9: Arwen D.

May 10: Max E.

May 11: Franchesca R-S.

May 11: Ian I-R.

May 11: Emma X.

May 12: Jo M-J.

May 12: Laska S.

May 14: Liam M.

May 15: Jessica N.

May 15: Eli N-Z.

May 16: Sarah M.

May 20: Zevon K.

May 23: Amelia O.

May 24: Liam M.

May 25: Ashton B.

May 25: Meredith K.

May 26: Justin C.

May 28: Luke B.

May 28: Waylon B.

May 28: Anna M.

May 29: Koan W.

May 29: Henry C.

May 30: Liam B.

May 31: Devan L.

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