Lorne Park Piano Lessons is a small lessons program of approximately 15 students, located in Mississauga, Ontario. It was founded in January of 2017 by Lisa Raposa and continues into its second full year. Most students receive instruction at St. Stephen's-on-the-Hill United Church and occasionally in homes nearby.
From the early through advanced levels, students are encouraged to explore the beauty of music. They develop a solid classical foundation through the works of master composers both past and present, technical exercises, and additional studies in sight-reading, theory, and aural skills. All current students are guided through the curriculum set by the Royal Conservatory of Music with chances to play music for piano four-hands, popular tunes, and other pieces according to their natural interests and abilities. Those who are studying in levels Prep A through 10 or equivalent, are given a detailed practice booklet to bring to lessons and track their progress at home. At the more advanced levels, students are expected to manage the flow of their practice. In doing so, they take ownership of their progress and learn what it takes to achieve successful results.
In 2018-19, students will again have opportunities to perform at Port Credit Residences in November and at Steinway Piano Gallery - Mississauga in April for the annual studio recital. A holiday party is scheduled for December (last year a toy piano was brought in, much to the students' delight) and three performance classes geared towards preparation for RCM exams will be held in the winter and spring of 2019. Details about these events may be found on the calendar page of this website.
Additionally, students are invited to participate in area festivals as well as recitals sponsored by the Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association (ORMTA). This past year, several students performed in the Peel Music Festival and Milton Music Festival. More information is available via the GTHA Music Festivals and Piano Lessons tabs on this website.