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Why MYC?

  • Students have fun acquiring skills that bring them joy for a lifetime!

  • Students build confidence through competence.

  • Inner discipline learned in childhood translates to success in school, highschool, college and beyond.

  • Students experience the synergy of creating within a group.

  • Sound sequential curriculum teaches beginners to read music!

  • Composition gives students the freedom to create.

  • Students are supported as they take risks and develop their potential.

Why Krista?

  • I bring energy and empathy to the classroom.

  • I build relationships with families beyond music class.

  • I get results.  My spring 2021 grads averaged 85.9% with Conservatory Canada.

  • I seek out performance opportunities for students such as the Stittsville Villa, Canadian Music Showcase and the Renfrew Rotary Festival.

  • I teach students to present themselves with confidence.

  • I understand the value of vocal health.

  • I have taught students with exceptionalities.

  • Many students stay with my studio for five or more years.

Why Study Music?


“There are a great many reasons why children should learn to play music,” says Dr Richard Letts, the executive director of the Music Council of Australia . “If a child studies music constantly over a period of time, they do better in school in all sorts of ways, including academically and socially.”

  • Exposure to music makes children smarter.

  • Children who take piano lessons are able to learn complex math problems earlier than those who’ve had no musical training.

  • Adults who studied music before the age of 12 had better memories for words than those who did not. – researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Significantly more of the brain is used during music making than previously thought. – Dr. Lawrence Parsons of the University of Texas – San Antonio

  • Rhythmic movement plays a critical role in the reading process – the ability to keep a steady beat – simply clapping hands rhythmically – figures prominently in cognitive development. – Phyllis Weikart the University of Michigan

  • Music training, specifically piano instruction, is far superior to computer instruction in dramatically enhancing children’s abstract reasoning skills necessary for learning math and science. – psychologist Dr. Frances Rauscher of the University of Wisconsin

  • Preschoolers have lots to gain from listening to music because it encourages movement. – Dr. Rosalie Pratt, Brigham Young University



    Why should your child begin with MYC?

  • MYC builds a solid foundation of understanding and enjoyment of music.

  • Singing together creates a special bond.

  • Keyboard playing and rhythm ensembles nurture team skills.

  • Creative movement develops individual expressiveness.

  • Music reading and theory are reinforced with group activities and with colorful, hands-on materials.

  • Composing integrates aural and written skills and gives children a sense of ownership.

  • Children build confidence and self esteem as they learn in small, age appropriate groups.

  • Students feel encouraged in the open and child-centered environment that makes learning fun!


Abigail Nip, a Sunshine Two student, composed this piece entitled "Don't Dilly Dally"

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