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Nada Engl - Nikolic - Piano teacher

- Classical Piano Teacher from Belgrade, Serbia

Piano teacher Toronto

- I hold a Bachelor of Music Degree, Piano Major from Belgrade University

- I have been teaching Piano in Toronto for the last 15 years of my career

- I teach all levels; from begginer to ARCT level of Royal Conservatory of Music and I prepare students for examinations,competitions,auditions and recitals.
- Recently, I received RCM's Letter of Recognition for the large number of students I prepared for the RCM - Exams, as well as the quality of their performances and high marks they received.
- My students have competed in the Toronto Kiwanis, Scarborough Music Festival, and the Davenport festival and have achieved numerous awards.
- Many of my students have chosen to pursue graduate level Piano studies at various Universities
- I organize and host bi-annual recitals for all of my students to prepare them for playing in public

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Piano Lessons have a positive effect on young children’s development!
New research shows what piano teachers have been witnessing for years, that music has a positive influence on young children’s cognitive skills such as spatial reasoning and memory. Research also shows that providing children with a rich and stimulating environment involving all the senses, including the auditory sense, can support children’s healthy growth and development. Research has shown that children who are actively involved with music (who play piano or sing regularly): (1) Do better in reading and math when they start school (2) Are better able to focus and control their bodies (3) Play better with others and have higher self-esteem. The role of the piano teacher is to find a personal approach to each student in order to develop all of their capabilities.

Music and Memory and Intelligence Several years ago, an experiment was done which seemed to show that listening to classical music could improve memory! This effect has come to be known as "The Mozart Effect" because the musical selection that seemed to improve memory was a song by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Many people read about this experiment in popular magazines and newspapers and thought that listening to classical music would be a good way to improve memory and increase intelligence. Let's look a bit closer at the original experiment and other experiments.
The original experiment was published in the journal Nature by scientists at the University of California at Irvine in 1993. These scientists had college students listen for 10 minutes to either:
Mozart's sonata for two pianos in D major a relaxation tape OR silence Immediately after listening to these selections, students took a spatial reasoning test (from the Stanford-Binet intelligence scale). The results showed that the students' scores improved after listening to the Mozart tape compared to either the relaxation tape or silence. These researchers believed that memory was improved because music and spatial abilities shared the same pathways in the brain. Therefore, they thought, the music "warms up" the brain for the spatial reasoning test.
After 8 months of this treatment, the children were tested on their ability to put puzzles together (spatial-temporal reasoning) and to recognize shapes (spatial-recognition reasoning). The results were fascinating! They found that only those children who received piano lessons had improvement in the spatial-temporal test. Even when the children were tested one day after their last piano lesson, they still showed this improvement. So, the effects of the piano lesson lasted at least one day.


Politicians have even jumped on the Mozart Effect bandwagon. On June 22, 1998, the governor of the state of Georgia (Zell Miller) started distributing free CDs with classical music to the parents of every newborn baby in his state. I have a feeling that the governor has not read all the literature on the subject. The only study that has shown the Mozart Effect was done with college students.


A child's brains is shaped the most during the first 10 years of life. The younger the child, the more able s/he is to develop connections that may be used later in life. Reading to and singing with your child every day is a simple and effective way to help brain development. Research have indicated specifically links on the study of music and other art forms which is essential for brain development. One such research demonstrated that preschoolers who were given piano lessons and did group singing scored higher on tests measuring spatial reasoning (which is a skill used later in math, science and engineering). They found that music lessons resulted in higher spatial reasoning scores than equivalent instruction in computer skills.

Toronto Symphony Orchestra National Piano Competition



The Toronto Symphony Volunteer Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 TSO National Piano Competition, held May 22 - 24 at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

FIRST PRIZE : Alexander Seredenko (Richmond Hill, Ontario)
The Roy Thomson Hall First Prize $8,000
A performance with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

SECOND PRIZE : Alexander Malikov (Calgary, Alberta)
The Toronto Symphony Volunteer Committee Second Prize $5,000
A Recital in the Glenn Gould School's Wednesdays at Noon series at the Royal Conservatory of Music

THIRD PRIZE : Scott MacIsaac (Calgary, Alberta)
The Fong-Yee Family Third Prize $2,000
A Master Class at the Glenn Gould School, Royal Conservatory of Music

ADDITIONAL PRIZES
The Pasquale Sabatino Prize $1,000 – For best performance of a 19th century Romantic piece : Leonard Gilbert (Markham, Ontario)

The Reny Burrows Prize $1,000 – For best performance of a Sonata : Alexander Malikov (Calgary, Alberta)

The Victor Feldbrill Prize $500 – For best performance of a Canadian work : Samuel Deason (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)

The SOCAN Foundation Prize $500 – For best performance of a Canadian work : Ronny Michael (Montreal, Quebec)

In Round One of the competition, 21 talented musicians from across Canada each performed a 40-minute recital. The esteemed jury -- Isobel Rolston, Marc Durand, Walter Homburger, Heather Slater, and Ronald Turini -- were so impressed with the calibre of performance that they chose eight finalists to play in the Final Round: Samuel Deason, Leonard Gilbert, Olivier Hébert-Bouchard, Devon Joiner, Scott MacIsaac, Alexander Malikov, Ronny Michael, and Alexander Seredenko.

A prestigious biennial event, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra National Piano Competition attracts Canada's finest pianists between the ages of 16 and 25. The competition was created 27 years ago by the Toronto Symphony Volunteer Committee to foster young talent.


THE THIRD CANADIAN
CHOPIN PIANO COMPETITION

February 26 – March 7, 2010
John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre
4300 Cawthra Road, Mississauga, ON L4Z 1V8


Artistic Director: Dr. Janet Lopinski

This competition offers performance opportunities for young Canadian pianists and enables the three top prize-winners of the Senior Division to compete in the Preliminary Round of the 16 th International F. Chopin Piano Competition to be held in April 2010 in Warsaw, Poland.

Applicants should be aware that winning the Third Canadian Chopin Piano Competition does not mean automatic acceptance to the International Chopin Piano Competition.

Those intending to compete in Mississauga and Warsaw must submit

TWO SEPARATE APPLICATIONS

Third Canadian Chopin Piano Competition – Application Deadline: November 9, 2009

International F. Chopin Piano Competition – Application Deadline: December 1, 2009



 

Toronto culture

Toronto is a major scene for theatre and other performing arts, with more than fifty ballet and dance companies, six opera companies, two symphony orchestras and a host of theatres. The city is home to the National Ballet of Canada, the Canadian Opera Company, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Canadian Stage Company. Notable performance venues include the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Roy Thomson Hall, the Princess of Wales Theatre, the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Massey Hall, the Toronto Centre for the Arts, the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres and the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (originally the "O'Keefe Centre" and formerly the "Hummingbird Centre").

Ontario Place features the world's first permanent IMAX movie theatre, the Cinesphere, as well as the Molson Amphitheatre, an open-air venue for large-scale music concerts. Each summer, the Canadian Stage Company presents an outdoor Shakespeare production in Toronto’s High Park called "Dream in High Park". Canada's Walk of Fame acknowledges the achievements of successful Canadians, with of a series of stars on designated blocks of sidewalks along King Street and Simcoe Street.


The Royal Alexandra TheatreThe Distillery District is a pedestrian village containing boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, artist studios and small breweries, including the well-known Mill Street Brewery. A new theatre in the district, the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, is the home of the Soulpepper Theatre Company and the drama productions of nearby George Brown College.

The production of domestic and foreign film and television is a major local industry. Many movie releases are screened in Toronto before wider release in North America. The Toronto International Film Festival is one of the most important annual events for the international film industry. Europe's largest film studio, Pinewood Studios Group of London, is scheduled to open a major new film studio complex in west-end Toronto, with five sound stages, with the first two to open by fall 2008.

Toronto's Caribana festival takes place from mid-July to early August of every summer, and is one of North America's largest street festivals Primarily based on the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, the first Caribana took place in 1967 when the city's Caribbean community celebrated Canada's Centennial year. Forty years later, it has grown to attract one million people to Toronto's Lake Shore Boulevard annually. Tourism for the festival is in the hundred thousands, and each year, the event generates about $300 million in revenue.

Pride Week in Toronto takes place in late June, and is one of the largest LGBT festivals in the world. One of the largest events in the city, it attracts more than one million people from around the world. Toronto is a major centre for gay and lesbian culture and entertainment, and the gay village is located in the Church and Wellesley area of Downtown.

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