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Upbeat Piano Studio Toronto, Ontario
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Name:   Melanie Dickson-Smith
Phone:   647-345-6750
Website:   Click here to go to my website
Facebook:   Click here to go to my Facebook page
Last Update:    2016-12-07 23:41:33

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Piano and music theory lessons for kids and adults with a knowledgeable and patient teacher with more than 20 years experience. Complete musicianship is taught in a step-by-step approach, using popular beginner methods, improvisation, the Royal Conservatory of Music curriculum and popular music. Learn the music you have always wanted to play. Assisting students of all ages achieve their musical goals. Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Association (CFMTA) Member. Please visit for more details.


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Name:  Christine Drab
Title:  Fun and playful instruction for young beginners
Testimonial:  "Melanie has introduced the love of piano and music to both my children. I have been especially impressed with Melanie's teaching approach for young beginners. The lessons always combine fun and playful instruction in a way that engages a young child in the learning process. Melanie is very adept at explaining musical concepts in a manner that is quickly understood by my children. As a result the children enjoy practicing and look forward to each lesson. It has been a pleasure to listen to the quick progress over a short period of time. I would highly recommend her as a teacher."

Name:  Ann Short
Title:  Making piano fun for kids and building confidence
Testimonial:  Melanie uses a variety of incentives and learning techniques which make piano fun for the kids. My children also really enjoy performing in front of an audience at the recitals. It has built up their confidence and made other performing situations less scary for them.

Name:  Lindsay Cowan Dotchison
Title:  Stimulating creativity and a love of music
Testimonial:  Melanie has encouraged our children to learn and enjoy piano lessons in a one on one setting, which has stimulated their creativity and love of music, while preparing and building confidence in them to perform well at the RCM Examinations.

Name:  Suzanne Conway
Title:  Royal Conservatory of Music exam preparation
Testimonial:  My daughter has been taking piano lessons from Melanie Dickson-Smith for over five years. Melanie has proven herself to be a skilled, caring and patient teacher. In addition to providing high quality piano instruction and RCM examination preparation, Melanie has helped my daughter develop the skills to successfully complete her music theory and sight singing for the Toronto Children's Chorus, and for her nationally recognized school choir.

Name:  Karen E. Jolley
Title:  Adult student recommendation
Testimonial:  "It has been my pleasure to return to piano with Melanie Dickson-Smith. Having been away from piano for some years, my goal as an adult was to regain my conservatory proficiency in a fun and relaxed environment and to expand my repertoire to contemporary pieces. Melanie has helped me meet those goals and re-ignite that joy of playing. My lesson with Melanie is always a highlight of my week!"


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