Author: Andrea Yau

Piano Teacher in Downtown Toronto

5 Reasons to Support Canadian Music

In a week from now, several of my students will be participating in Contemporary Showcase Toronto, a festival that is part of the Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects (ACNMP). There are tons of music festivals out there, but this one is special for several reasons: It is non-competitive (i.e. there are no marks or 1st/2nd…
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“I don’t expect my child to become a concert pianist. I just want them to enjoy playing the piano. ”

At a prospective new student’s lesson, I always ask the same question in my interview: “What do you want your child to get out playing piano?” One of the most common answers I get is this: “I don’t want my child to become a concert pianist. I just want them to enjoy playing the piano.” This…
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