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A Brief History of the Piano

A Brief History of the Piano

The pianoforte, commonly shortened to piano, has featured prominently in the canonical works of Western art music. Since the eighteenth century, the instrument has been a vehicle for the composition of some of our most beautiful melodies.

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How Does Music Affect Our Emotions?

How Does Music Affect Our Emotions?

People listen to music every day in order to regulate, enhance, and diminish undesirable emotional states like stress and fatigue. But why is this so? What is it about music that resonates so deeply with us?

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The Social Benefits of Playing Music

The Social Benefits of Playing Music

With COVID-19 on the wane, and our children returning to school this month, we explore the social benefits of playing music, and particularly the significant role it can play in forming social bonds.

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Transferable Skills for Musicians

Transferable Skills for Musicians

But what is the value of studying music? What skills could one reasonably be expected to take away from such an endeavour? And what transferable skills could a trained musician bring to a position in another industry—say, engineering or marketing? Here is what the experts have to say

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Why Music Theory Matters

Why Music Theory Matters

If you are wondering why it’s worth it to buckle down and study music theory, then you’ve come to the right place. Here we’ll discuss the benefits you will receive when you take the time to fully understand music theory from a trained teacher.

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Improve Your Mental Health with Music

Improve Your Mental Health with Music

It’s no secret that music can have a profound effect on mood. Whether it’s hearing a song that rouses fond memories or listening to a new pump-up track during a workout, music can make you feel happy, motivated or grateful—if only for a few minutes.

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FAQ's

FAQ's

Our most frequently asked questions!

Is there funding available for families who may not be able to afford to put their child or children through music lessons?

Are there performance opportunities for my child throughout the year if taking music lessons at the Niagara Conservatory?

Does my child have the opportunity to participate in any band type programs?

Does the Conservatory sell musical equipment or just teach music lessons?

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Year in Review

Year in Review

It's the time of year to look back, say thanks, and reflect on all the passion for music from the community and our students. With the launch of our Music Gives Movement, we have received so much support from all of you this year.

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The History of Christmas Carols

The History of Christmas Carols

Carols were first sung in Europe thousands of years ago, but these were not Christmas Carols. They were pagan songs, sung at the Winter Solstice celebrations as people danced round stone circles (The word carol originally meant to dance to something). The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, usually taking place around the 22nd December. The word Carol actually means dance or a song of praise and joy! Carols used to be written and sung during all four seasons, but only the tradition of singing them at Christmas has really survived.

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Why Do We Belt Out

Why Do We Belt Out

It’s one of a kid’s favorite parts of Halloween. There’s no feeling quite like waiting for a stranger to open his or her door so you can scream the words "Trick or treat!" But why do we say it? What does it actually mean?

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