Summit Music Centre Collingwood

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Who We Are

A co-operative of music teachers offering a variety of lesson opportunities.

Who Our Students Are

We have classes for all ages and abilities from infant to adult, competitive to recreational.

Where We are Located

Currently teaching from a home-based studio in Collingwood and at Beaver Valley Elementary School in Thornbury.

 

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WHY MUSIC LESSONS?

Promotes healthy brain development

Teaches discipline and work ethic

An outlet for emotions

For enjoyment and pleasure

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MORE THAN JUST PIANO LESSONS

"I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning". - Plato

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Teachers

Our Summit Collingwood Music Teachers

Christine Gardhouse

STUDIO ADMINISTRATOR

MUSIC PUPS, MUSIC FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, PRIVATE PIANO, MUSIC THEORY

Christine has been teaching for more than 17 years in various cities and studios.  Coming from a musical family, her musical accomplishments include Grade 9 piano and Grade 8 violin with theory and music history. She is a fully certified Music for Young Children teacher, and also holds an ECE certificate in Montessori education (Casa).  This has enhanced her music teaching as she guides the children in the best way for their unique learning styles.

 

Lesley Joosten

FLUTE

Lesley has over 30 years experience playing C flute, piccolo, and alto flute.  She has taught not only private and group lessons, but has been involved in directing youth bands, flute choirs and workshops, adjudicating, co-chairing music festivals, and developing a music scholarship program.  She studied at the RCM through the University of Toronto and has had opportunity to perform in orchestras throughout the Toronto area and the Netherlands extending into the European Orchestra Festivals.

Her experience as a soloist, chamber and symphonic player, improvising and teaching, fulfills her passion for the “Art of the Flute” which has been passed on to many of her previous students – some of whom are now carrying on performing and teaching in the education system.

 

 

Sarah Cotnam

MUSIC PUPS

As a child, Sarah remembers growing up in a household where music was always playing.  As a young person, she studied dance, piano, and voice and also performed in community theatre and competed in local Kiwanis Music Festivals.  These experiences enriched her musical education and motivated her to pursue music at post secondary school in Western Canada.  She specialized in voice and has a certificate in Vocal Performance from Keyano College.

Most recently, Sarah has been working for the Town of Collingwood in Aquatics, teaching both children’s and adult classes.  In the Music Pups class, she gets to combine her love of teaching, kids and music, and help other families begin their musical journey.

 

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PROGRAMS

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Summit Music Centre Collingwood

Summit Music Centre will be returning to IN-STUDIO lessons as of September 2020. ONLINE lessons and platforms will be used, as needed, to supplement the in-person instruction. Please contact us directly for more information on how our programs have been adjusted to follow the current COVID-19 guidelines.