Corey believes it is important for students to have many opportunities to perform each year!
Two "Formal Recitals" are held in a local venue for professional experience in January and June, and three "Themed Recitals" are held in local care homes, where students dress up for Halloween, Christmas and St. Patrick's Day and enjoy performing a variety of duets and solos!
Recital Tradition: "Nice Notes"
In January 2020, students took part in a little experiment we called "Nice Notes", where students and parents left a comment regarding each student's performance. Ultimately, each student took home dozens of sticky-notes and placed them up around their piano at home! This has become a studio tradition - fostering a sense of community in our studio!
This process was really inspiring and motivating for the students, and had a long-lasting impact on their sense of self-worth and their confidence in identifying as a musician. Students are encouraged by reading these positive notes while practicing their piano pieces each day!
Exam & Festival Preparation
Corey also enjoys teaching intermediate and advanced students in his studio!
Many students prepare for exams through the Royal Conservatory of Music. Corey teaches up to Level 10 Practical and Level 8 Theory, and his students consistently achieve First Class Honours (80-89%) and First Class Honours with Distinction (90-100%) in their exams!
Register for Lessons
Our Piano Expressions with Corey studio is accepting students for our Fall 2021 Wait List, to begin lessons as soon as there is room. Sign up today!