You Can’t Motivate Your Child – Karen Gerelus Presentation Slides

On a cold Sunday in January we were pleased to welcome Karen Gerelus, a Calgary educator and researcher, to speak to our ESPS community about her work into motivation among piano students. Her research demonstrates that we can’t motivate our kids, but we can create an environment which fosters motivation.…

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You Can’t Motivate Your Child – An Online Parent Talk with Karen Gerelus

Join ESPS teachers and parents in our online workshop, featuring Karen Gerelus, on Sunday, January 24 @ 1:30 pm  There are so many presentations, blog posts, podcasts, and books promising to teach parents how to motivate their children to practice a musical instrument. The research shows that parents can’t actually…

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Congratulations Volume 7 Graduate Samuel Heintzman

ESPS congratulates Samuel Heintzman, who has completed his studies of the Suzuki piano repertoire and graduated from the Suzuki piano program at a virtual performance on Sunday November 29, 2020.  A student of Nancy Thornhill, Sam’s virtual concert featured works by Bach, Mozart, Debussy, and Bartok. He also performed a…

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Congratulations Graduates!

Upon completion of each volume of the Suzuki repertoire, ESPS students perform three pieces from their graduating volume in a graduation concert. ESPS celebrated our most recent graduates in several small concerts at Alberta College Conservatory of Music’s Muttart Hall. Congratulations to all of these graduating students: Volume 1 Anastasia…

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