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Capes for Kids 2018!

It's that time of year again: Time to wear a cape and raise money for Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. And like last year, there are prizes to be won, including tickets for Toronto FC! Read on for details, and donate here.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital - Canada's largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital, in Toronto - does so much work that largely goes unrecognized. Their work gives children back their quality of life - letting kids just be kids. From children who have had traumatic accidents, to medical issues from birth, so helping children through difficult stages of development, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is an amazing place that changes lives every day.

From the Director, David Stone:

It has changed the life of one of my kids. He has struggled with his gross- and fine-motor skills development. But thanks to skills and confidence he gained with the occupational therapists and other support workers he worked with, he just completed his Level 1 Red Cross swimming badge! This kind of confidence and pride helps shape kids for the rest of their lives.

To help raise money, I will be wearing a custom-made cape for the week of March 5-11. Everywhere I go. And I do mean everywhere. Well, maybe not the shower. It probably shouldn't get shampoo on it. But otherwise? All the time is cape time.

You  can be a hero too! Together, we will:

- Help kids and teens move, speak, play and lead through therapy, programs and services

- Enable research that is changing our understanding of autism, or perhaps your gift will fund innovative technologies that will change the future for kids and teens with disabilities

- Support programs and services that help families to stay strong, stay grounded and to keep going

FINALLY, THE PRIZES! This year, if you donate $50 or more, you will be entered into a draw for a pair of tickets to the Toronto FC game on March 30th! In addition, we will also add another prize of a free one-hour lesson with me regarding anything David can teach for another winner. Good luck, and thank you for your support!

About Holland Bloorview

More than 7,400 kids come to Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital every year with autism, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injuries, amputation, epilepsy, concussion and other physical and developmental disabilities. 

They want to breathe on their own, become more active, talk with family, become more independent, or just feel less pain.

With passionate frontline staff offering treatments, therapies and specialized programs and services, Holland Bloorview is creating a world of possibilities for kids with disabilities.

Winter Recital: February 11

Our Winter Recital is fast approaching! Read on for all the details.

 

RECITAL INFORMATION

Winter Recital: Sunday, February 11th at 11:00 a.m.

The recital will take place at Remenyi House of Music, located at 210 Bloor Sreet West, near Bloor and Avenue Road. 

There is no ticket cost!

Remenyi House of Music is close to the St. George subway station, with lots of street parking and a large Green P lot within a block or two of the building. The facility is a beautiful space, perfect for a morning concert.

We hope to see lots of friends, family and performers showing off what they have learned! The best performances are given to packed houses, so let's come together and make it a morning to remember.

Click this link to View Map.

Welcome Piano Teacher Gregory Millar!

We would like to extend a very warm welcome to Dr. Gregory Millar, our newest faulty member at MTMS! Gregory is a very accomplished pianist, chamber musician, arranger and engraver. He brings a wealth of experience and joy for music to our school. You can learn more about his musical life by reading his bio on the site. Welcome, Gregory!

What We're Up To - Jann Arden Edition

One of the best parts about our faculty is that we are all active performers in the Toronto music scene - and at the highest levels. Many of us play with the Canadian Opera Company, National Ballet, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Esprit Orchestra, and many more. Sometimes, though, we get to have some non-classical fun. Cello teacher Amahl Arulanandam has been playing concerts with the legendary Jann Arden at Massey Hall. The view from the stage is pretty fantastic, isn't it! Great job, Amahl.

Welcome to Two More Teachers!

We keep growing at Midtown Music School, so we are thrilled (again!) to announce Luke Mulholland and Miriam Kemppainen to our faculty. Luke is a talented and enthusiastic guitarist, with specialties in Jazz and rock. Miriam is an experienced and nurturing singer and vocal teacher who also knows her way around a violin. We are proud to have these wonderful musicians in our community. You can read more about Luke here, and more about Miriam here. Welcome to you both!