Piano Lessons in Clarkson, Lorne Park, Oakville
Clarkson Piano Lessons - About Us
Since 1994, our family has been sharing the love and passion for this wonderful world of music with communities of GTA West thru teaching, performing, event organizing, donating and indeed promoting the multiple benefits of music. Current Clarkson Piano Studio's operation represent the completion of the "full circle":
We started in Port Credit as a family teaching studio, expanded to two Clarkson locations (1997, 2005) eventually operating within the 5000 sq. ft. facility until leaving Canada in 2011. A family-related relocation to Europe ended in early 2013; with going back to our roots and reopening at that time in the current family-run studio format.
Welcome to Clarkson Piano: Start your lessons with us today!
We are proud to be honoured and recognized by our City of Mississauga and by The Honourable Mayor Hazel McCallion
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"Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without."
Clarkson Piano Studios: What Makes Us Different?
1) Our Teaching Approach:
Customized, personalized teaching program that boosts self-confidence, self-esteem while teaching music in more rational and meaningful way. We explain and clarify the music’s universal CONCEPT, common throughout the styles. We introduce the building blocks of music – melody, harmony and rhythm in considerate and age-appropriate way. We passionately and tirelessly promote the beauty, the fun of music making for lifetime and all those incredible musical and non-musical benefits of the study of music - in our positive and friendly environment of patience, encouragement, support and motivation.
2) Our Background and European Heritage:
The Founders of The Clarkson Piano Studio are European-trained science and health-care professionals with European Music Degrees and extensive international performing and teaching experience. They don't just say it they live it: after retiring early from their original professions they pursued their true love - Music! And they passionately share this love and admiration for music with their students.
"Music is the universal language that needs no translation and reaches across cultures, borders and continents! Music is the medium of peace, cooperation, sharing : Music is about quality of life in its finest!"
3) Our Parenting Experience:
How many times you've heard of people feeling sorry for giving up on the piano lessons at some point in their early life? Contributing factors are many including, let's face it, parents' push and/or taking piano lessons from disciplinarian teacher with perhaps unreasonable expectations. And, really, who likes to endlessly practice the same thing over and over? We indeed understand. because we've been in your shoes: We wished to give the gift of music to our own kids while facing the reality of the modern-day parenting including strong and unavoidable digital/social/media influences and modern culture. Despite all, including many ups-and-downs, the right balance of support, guidance, musical and life advice helped our kids' friendship with music flourish! We are particularly proud of raising our own kids with piano, and their Piano Diploma achievement! From that, parenting experience, we learned what no school or course can teach: we approach each and every student with the same passion and desire to help them get the incredible gift of music forever!
4) Our Community Involvement:
Yes- our walls are decorated with 'Thank You" letters and Award Certificates. We are proud of our long-standing community involvement that includes: donating of grand, vertical and digital pianos for events, donating instruments to needy educational institutions (Zareinu; Cawthra Secondary School; Local places of worship and more); sponsorship and co-sponsorship of various efforts and good causes (Food Bank, Clarkson Community Concerts and more) financial contribution to many charities; we donated our time and skills enhancing with our musicianship the numerous fundraising and community efforts such as Alzheimer's Society of Peel, The Credit Valley Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital and University Health Network to name the few.
We are family-run and family-oriented school with the strong presence in the community, since 1994! Again, we don't just love music, we believe in and enthusiastically promote the power of music and music's multiple benefits.
For two decades, our family provided two to four (per year) live performance opportunities to our students! Every school year, our students are offered minimum of two public performance opportunities. Student Recitals are fun, non-competitive yet important confidence-building events of sharing students' talents and acquired skills in supportive, friendly environment. They feature the
most important performers of all – our students!
Our most recent Summer Recital was held on June 28th, 2015 in our Recital Room. Students had unique opportunity to perform on the specially prepared, brand-new premium quality, German Bluethner Grand Piano! This time, the students' performances were followed by "Our Musical Gift To You" - Clarkson Piano's teachers' performances, featuring the following cool Program: Theme songs from "The Pirate of Caribbean" and "The game of Throne"; Legendary Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer" ragtime song and timeless "Let it Be" by The Beatles.
The Past Performances were held at the Green Room, Remenyi House of Music, Toronto; at The Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, The Grand Hall of Mississauga's City Hall and many other fine venues.
In addition, we've offered to our students and to our community motivating and inspiring performances and appearances by many professional artists. Below is a short list of the past guest-performers :
Frequent free-of-charge inspiring and motivating events - Concerts, Master-Classes, Special Appearances & more, featuring great performing artists:
- Adam Timoon, vocal & guitar - recording artist, arranger, composer,
- Alan Sitar, recording artist, jazz-pianist
- Alexander Sevastianov, Accordionist, International recording artist and Quarteto Gellato soloist
- Atsuko & Alan –Montreal-based Duet Jazz guitar & keyboards, recording artists
- Boris Kvint – Orchestral percussionist and drummer, International recording artist
- Goran Goyevich, Clarinetist – concert, recording artist
- Irina Semenova Thain, concert pianist, recording artist
- Kolio Kolev, Guitarist – recording artist
- Kathleen Csilah, Budapest, Hungary-based Concert-pianist & recording artist
- Rudy Nyari – Budapest, Hungary-based violinist, recording artist
- Svetlana Goyevich, Concert-Pianist
- Thomas Nagy – Guitarist, recording artist
- Benjamin Zsoldos - Budapest/Vienna - based; Concert pianist
- Planet Music – Trio, International recording artists
- Maria Dolnycki, Toronto-based artist, RCM veteran Examiner, Concert-pianist
- Frank Yerka, Prague Czech Republic - based; Concert Pianist, and founder of “The Building Blocks of Music” method
- "Piano Fantasy by Boris" - Canadian Concert and recording project
- Don Kerr, Established Canadian performing artist & many more!
6) Our Facilities:
After they transfer their kids from the big-box facility to Clarkson Piano, parents often say what Maurine summarized below:
"While exterior facade is important, the core substance - the passion, the patience, care and individual attention are the most important!" Maurine, Oakville, ON
We own our facilities that are conveniently located in the heart of the charming Clarkson Village, yet situated literally on the Turtle Glen Park.
The beauty of nature was the source of inspiration to greats like Vivaldi, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky ...and our location indeed provides the feeling of peace and tranquility that our parents and students immediately notice and very much enjoy and appreciate!
On the more practical note, our friendly location offers plentiful parking (yes, even in the shade, if preferred), and is connected by the convenient walkaway to the near-by Home Sense plaza, banks, stores, restaurants dotting the Clarkson Village.
7) Our Pianos:
Many concert-halls or recording studios would have loved to own such fine instrument(s), that are available to our students!