Pirates Theme - the top-requested Fun Song of all time by our students

“Fun Songs”

(requested by our students, outside of their syllabus) are our favourite things to teach! It’s all about these! After all, music should, first and foremost, be fun! =) We pick fun songs in the next level for them because we know they’ll do it! ;) (Eg. Hate counting out loud? Don’t want to learn different chord inversions?… Don’t want to sight read…?! They’ll do it for the fun song!!!) Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the top-requested from students at our studio (along with the Mario Theme), so I’ve looked for music for this one in all levels. A few months ago, I came across this version, and thought… “This looks like a fun time…!” This grown-up fun song is intense, and is every bit as challenging (technically and artistically) as the ARCT pieces, possibly more. But like anyone, I HAD to do what it takes to do it!!! ;) I made it a goal and learned it to play at our year-end student recital!

Recital June 2019!

Yesterday, we had our Year-End Recital 2019! It was a fantastic display of talent! The performers and MC’s rocked it! We’re so proud of them all! This was also our biggest recital yet - there were close to 50 performers. Usually, there are about 28. It’s such an huge honour as their teacher to be playing such a big part in not only their musical development, but helping them gain confidence, work ethic, and other skills to succeed to their potential in life. We are expanding to another location in Spruce Grove as well as to Stony Plain for the fall!

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The audience was so full!

The audience was so full!

North Peace Piano Teachers! Kelaila (left) and me (Kim, right)

North Peace Piano Teachers! Kelaila (left) and me (Kim, right)

The most requested fun song ever!

The most requested fun song ever!

Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the top requested fun songs by students of all ages! Its epic music is said to “rouse the blood.” Enjoy North Peace Piano student Rebecca’s performance of The Medallion Calls! This piece was one of the three that she played to earn a spot in the Provincial competition!

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Parkland Music Festival Gala

Parkland Music Festival Gala

Here is owner and teacher Kimberly with North Peace Piano students from left to right: Harmony, Rebecca, Alexis, and Dane, who either won scholarships, recommendations to provincials, or an invitation to play at the Parkland Music Festival Gala! Teacher Kelaila couldn’t make it that night, but was there in spirit!

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