Fostering Creativity and Musicality

Another unique feature to this studio is how our students compose and perform original musical compositions on a computer. Students from very early on (even only taking lessons a few months) can benefit from the music technology at the studio. Using Sibelius (ProTools), the leading music notation program available, students can enter in music that they themselves have composed (with some guidance from the teacher). Not only can they hear it played back, but they an take home a professional printout of their score or a MIDI file to play on their home computer.

Professional Score Printouts

Another positive aspect to this is the ability for students to share their songs to be played by their peers. Our students are encouraged each year to submit their original compositions to the Piano Explorer Magazine National Composition contest. One of our students won a spot in the magazine and had her music published.

Students are able to record their own playing digitally, the same way as in professional studios, and publish their music on digital CD and the Internet.

Hear an example:

Fraser plays his own composition “Prayer for Rain”.