Honour Roll

  • We’re so proud of our students who have worked at a professional level to achieve great results in exams and festivals.
    Donald, adult student: Honours, Level 8 Piano Exam January 2015; First Place Level 9 Lists A and B, Second Place Lists C and D North York Music Festival April 2016, First Place Level 6 Lists A and B, Level 8 List C April 2014

    Donald, adult student: First Class Honours, Level 10 Piano Exam January 2019; Second Place Level 10 Lists A and B 2018 North York Music Festival

    Aiden: First Class Honours with Distinction, Basic Rudiments Theory Exam May 2015; First Class Honours, Level 4 Piano Exam August 2015; First Place, Kiwanis Music Festival Level 5 List A, Second Place List C, First Place Level 4 Duet, March 2016

    Aiden: Royal Conservatory of Music Masterclass Performer August 2017, First Class Honours with Distinction, Level 8 Theory Exam Dec 2016; First Class Honours, Level 8 Piano Exam February 2019; ORMTA Scholarship Performer, 2016 & 2019; Senior Award recipient, Contemporary Showcase Festival 2018;  Bronze Seal, CFMTA E-Festvial 2019; First Place, 2016 Kiwanis Music Festival Level 5 List A, Second Place List C, First Place Level 4 Duet

    “You are a terrific teacher. I know Aiden did the [exam] work but it takes a support system. And it’s clear from all the other children’s accolades that they are getting great support from you too.” – Dana, Aiden and Coleton’s mom

    Ella: First Class Honours with Distinction, Preparatory B Piano Exam March 2015

    Ella: First Class Honours, Level 2 Piano Exam June 2017; First Place Level 2 List B, 2017 East York Music Festival

  • “Thanks Natasha, for your great work teaching Ella. This [exam result] is impressive. We will indeed celebrate!” – Marie-Claude, Ella’s mom
    Sara: First Class Honours, Level 4 Piano Exam January 2016; Sir Ernest Macmillan ORMTA Scholarship recipient, Fall 2015; Intermediate Scholarship recipient, Canada Music Week 2015; First Place, Kiwanis Music Festival Level 4 Duet, March 2016, Second Place, North York Music Festival Level 2 List C April 2014

    Sara – YouTube Channel: First Class Honours with Distinction, Level 5 Theory Exam May 2016, First Class Honours, Level 6 Piano Exam March 2018; 2015 Sir Ernest Macmillan ORMTA Scholarship recipient; 2015 & 2018 Intermediate Award recipient, Contemporary Showcase Festival; Silver Seal, 2019 CFMTA E-Festvial; Third Place, 2019 North York Music Festival Level 7 Canadian Repertoire; First Place, 2017 Kiwanis Music Festival Level 5 Pop Music Solo

    “I did end up staying and listening. I got teary eyed because he went through the pieces well. He’s been practising doubly hard, because we’ve been away on vacation and tournament. Very proud of him. I lucked out on an excellent piano teacher – he’s so motivated, excited to play and practice. Thank you Natasha!” – Marissa, Aidan’s mom

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    Aidan: First Class Honours, Level 5 Piano Exam April 2019; ORMTA Outstanding Scholarship Recipient, 2017; Silver Seal, CFMTA E-Festvial 2019; Third Place, 2019 North York Music Festival Level 5 Etude

    “It was a treat to listen to Priya and Chloe perform and do well at the amazing scholarship concert today! We are so proud of the girls! Thank you for your ongoing support and efforts. It’s been a good Fall and sweet to end [this level] on a high note.” – Malini, Priya’s mom

    Priya: First Class Honours , Level 2 Piano Exam November 2018; Third Place, 2019 North York Music Festival Level 3 List A; 2018 Sir Ernest Macmillan ORMTA Scholarship recipient

    Brice, adult student: First Class Honours, Level 5 Piano Exam January 2019; Third Place, 2019 ORMTA Music Writing Competition

    Coleton: First Class Honours, Level 3 Piano Exam April 2018; Junior Award recipient, 2015 & 2017 Contemporary Showcase Festival; 2017 ORMTA Scholarship Performer, 2017 and 2019 Outstanding Performance Recipient; Second Place, 2017 Kiwanis Music Festival Level 2 List B, Third Place List C

    Chloë: First Class Honours, Level 2 Piano Exam January 2019, 2018 ORMTA Scholarship Performer, Honourable Mention 2017 ORMTA Music Writing Competition

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    Louise, adult student: First Class Honours, Level 2 Piano Exam April 2017

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    Daniel; recipient of school Instrumental Award June 2018

     

    “Thank you Natasha, for your guidance, support and wisdom.” – Peter, Edie’s dad

    Edie: First Class Honours, Preparatory B Piano Exam June 2015

    Edie: First Class Honours, Level 3 Piano Exam April 2018; Maria Case Trophy ORMTA Scholarship recipient, 2019, Second Place, 2019 North York Music Festival Level 4 Canadian Repertoire

    H-M, First Class Honours, Level 3 Piano, January 2019; Gold Ribbon Level 1 List B, C and Etude 2016 East York Music Festival

    “First Class Honours – Wow! Thank you so much, Natasha, for never giving up and continuing to support H-M every day. It is very encouraging.” – Doug, H-M’s dad

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    Michael, adult student: First Class Honours with Distinction, Level 8 Theory, August 2017; First Class Honours, Level 7 Piano, August 2018

    “Aria did really well in her exam. Thanks for helping her along the way. The whole experience was very positive. She prepared well, and she seemed to enjoy the exam itself.” – Sarah, Aria, Georgia and Lucia’s mom

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    Linden; First Class Honours, Level 5 Piano Exam, August 2017

    Sara and Aiden receiving awards at the 2018 Canadian Contemporary Showcase Festival

    Natasha receiving the Gold Medal award in Elementary and Intermediate Piano Pedagogy with her piano teachers Christine Surman and Dagmar Rydlo, February 2015

    Natasha receiving the Gold Medal award in Elementary and Intermediate Piano Pedagogy with teachers Christine Surman and Dagmar Rydlo at Koerner Hall, 2015

    • We believe in ongoing professional development to better support our students’ endeavours.
      Most recently Natasha was awarded:
      – an Advanced Piano prize at the Canadian Contemporary Showcase
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      – 95% on her Elementary Piano Pedagogy examination (Gold Medal Winner) through the Royal Conservatory of Music.
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      – 91% on her Intermediate Piano Pedagogy examination (Gold Medal Winner
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      – First Class Honours in Advanced Piano Pedagogy
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