Something to Brag About

"This time last year, I wasn't even planning to pursue university for music immediately after high school, and when I changed my mind you were committed to preparing me for auditions. I don't have to remind you that I wouldn't have made it into any university for music without support and guidance from you."

On May 15, Midtown Music School celebrated its sixth anniversary. We are incredibly proud of the impact we have had on so many people's lives throughout the years, and look forward to sharing our music with many more people to come. This year in particular we had four students successfully audition for post-secondary music schools. One of them, Gabriel, wrote about his experience with us. While we don't necessarily want to brag about ourselves, this review summarizes everything we strive to achieve. Here's the review (original can be found here):

As someone who's had about a dozen music teachers, I can confidently say that Midtown Music School is staffed with very knowledgeable, extremely qualified musicians.

I've been taking piano lessons with Dr. Karen Broadhurst for four years now and harmony lessons with David Stone for about a year. Karen clearly understands my strengths and weaknesses, which she takes into consideration when we select pieces for exams and when she creates lesson plans. David is an accomplished composer who understands that a student not only needs to understand the rules and conventions of harmony, but why these rules exist and "work" in the first place.

Both of my teachers have provided me with plenty of opportunities to participate in festivals, student and adult recitals, and competitions that have allowed me to grow as a musician and a performer.

Together, they've helped me receive 3 university acceptances for music programs, as well as pass several RCM piano and theory levels (sometimes only within a matter of months!).

The school is conveniently located with a bus stop right in front of the building, and the subway station is only a couple of minutes away. All of the staff are friendly and expert, and clearly care about the development of their students.

I can say with absolute confidence that I can think of no better place for me to have chosen to study music.

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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.