Tips For A Successful Audition

More tips and advice from faculty member Chris Donnelly.
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U of T at TD Toronto Jazz Festival

jazz_logoU of T faculty and alumni are well represented at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival.

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Working With A Record Label

Myriad3As promised at a recent masterclass, here is an article written by the faculty members and alumni who make up the trio Myriad3.
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Chris Donnelly on Attending Jazz Concerts

Originally posted on Chris Donnelly’s Blog.

I teach privately at the University of Toronto, and usually have between one and four piano students studying with me during the academic year.  My students rarely attend my performances. I can think of one or two instances in my four years teaching at U of T.
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Ed Bickert (By Steve Wallace)

By Steve Wallace, for CBC Music

Steve Wallace is one of the leading jazz bass players in Canada. He played extensively with now retired Canadian jazz guitar legend, Ed Bickert. Bickert, who turns 80 on Nov. 29, is famously private, which makes Wallace’s insights into the man and the musician a real treat to read.

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Achieving Hand Independence-Part 1

By Chris Donnelly

Achieving hand independence is one of a pianist’s top priorities; it’s a common pursuit among students. It’s also one of the easiest to attain; hand independence requires only two things: Structured Exercises and Practice.
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