Wintergatan Marble Machine

I recently came across a video of a Rube Goldberg machine which consists 2000 marbles, and plays music! The builder of the machine made this musical instrument with wood, marbles, coaster, altered cymbal, etc. The chain reactions which create the sound (and the music) is just so fascinating to watch that I had to share! ūüėÄ

How Playing An Instrument Benefit Your Brain (TED)

Learning to play music is more than just fun and enrichment! Neuroscientists have found that playing a musical instrument engages practically every area of the brain at once!
Do you want to develop your child’s full potential and give his/her brain a good workout? Sign up for a music lesson!

Orff Ukulele Class for Ages 4-6

We are very excited about our upcoming free Orff Ukulele demo class for kids ages 4-6.  Ms. Maggie Ho, the program head at Orff4Kids, will be teaching the Ukulele 4 Kids sharing session on Monday, March 21, 2016, from 4:15 to 5:15pm.

Class description:  Let kids to enjoy the fun of playing ukulele with no stress. The demo class includes singing a song , doing movement, percussion and ukulele playing through games. Orff РSchelwerk approach will be used.  Kids will be in class with the teacher for the first 45 minutes, and then parents may join us for the last 15 minutes of sharing time.

Ms. Maggie Ho is a professional Orff educator, and has many years of experience teaching music to children using Orff-Schelwerk approach.  She will be traveling to Vancouver for only two days, and she has graciously accepted our invitation to teach a free Orff ukulele demo class.  This class is especially designed for kids ages 4-6, who have no experience in playing the ukulele.

Register for the free demo class today!  We only have a few more spots left!  Students should bring their own ukulele to the demo class.

Bravo Music is offering 10% off ukulele for our students.¬† If you don’t have a ukulele yet, you can get one at Bravo Music Orff4Kidsfor less than $60!!

Free Ukulele Demo Class – Reserve Your Spot Today!

Maggie Ho Ukulele

Are you interested in enrolling your child in an ukulele class, but are not sure if he/she will like it?

We will be offering a free ukulele demo class for students interested in enrolling in our April session. This 45-minute demo class is designed for kids ages 4-6, who have no experience in playing the ukulele.  The demo class will be held at our studio in Richmond, BC.  We are very excited and honoured to have Ms. Maggie Ho, who will be traveling to Vancouver for only a couple of days, to teach the demo class!  Ms. Maggie Ho is the Program Director at Orff4Kids in Hong Kong, and she is a very experienced Orff music educator.

Students are required to bring their own ukulele in order to participate in the free ukulele demo class.¬† If you don’t have a ukulele,¬† visit Bravo Music at 1028 W 67th Ave, Vancouver, BC and grab one; mention my name and you will get 10% off the ukulele!

Space is limited!  Please contact me to at meggiehu.com@gmail.com to reserve your spot in the free ukulele demo class TODAY!

Free Ukulele Demo Class

Date:  Monday, March 21, 2016

Time:  4:15pm

Location:  Meggie Hu Music Studio (address will be given when you register)

**Please bring your own ukulele to the demo class!  Students who come without a ukulele will not be able to participate!**

 

10% off Ukulele at Bravo Music!

bravo musicAre you thinking of getting your little one to learn to play a musical instrument?  Ukulele is a great instrument for a young child to pick up, because not only is it easy to learn, the cost of the instrument is also more affordable!  Bravo Music in Vancouver offers good quality ukulele, and you will get 10% off regular price when you mention my name!  Hurry in and get your child his/her own ukulele today!

Bravo Music

Address: 1028 W 67th Ave, Vancouver, BC (Corner of Oak and W.67th Ave.)

Phone: (604) 266-7529

Hours of Operation:

Monday                 1:00 pm Р6:30 pm

Tuesday                 1:00 pm Р7:30 pm

Wednesday            1:00 pm Р7:00 pm

Thursday                1:00 pm Р7:30 pm

Friday                     1:00 pm Р7:00 pm

Saturday                 10:00 am Р4:00 pm

Sunday                   12:00pm Р4:30 pm

 

85th Anniversary Gala

The Vancouver Bach Choir has been around for 85 years!!

Come enjoy an elegant evening with a formal 3-course dinner, beautiful classical music performed by special guests, and a silent auction which supports the Vancouver Bach Choir!

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When: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Location: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver | 791 West Georgia Street | Park Ballroom
6:30 PM Cocktails | 7:00 PM Concert | 8:00 PM Dinner
Ticket: $250 per seat
Formal Dress Preferred
A tax receipt of $165 will be issued.

Please click here for detail!

If you are interested in donating some special items (including performances, concert tickets, etc.) for the silent auction, please contact Iris Woo at iriswoo00@shaw.ca or by phone at 604-816-3280.

 

Piano Recital by Richard Goode

Hailed for music-making of tremendous emotional power, depth and expressiveness, Richard Goode has been acknowledged worldwide as one of today’s leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic music. Last heard on this series in 2007, he makes a welcome return to perform a program of Bach.

‚ÄúOne of the greatest American pianists of this or any generation, Goode performs with deceptive ease; he plays with complete mastery of his instrument and the score, and without histrionics‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ St. Louis Post

Date: Sunday, Feb 28, 2016

Time: 7:30 pm

Venue:  Vancouver Playhouse ( Hamilton at Dunsmir)

Program:

BACH: The Well-Tempered Clavier: Book II: Prelude and Fugue No.1 in C major, BWV870
BACH: French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816
BACH: 15 Sinfonias, BWV 787-801
BACH: The Well-Tempered Clavier: Book II: Prelude and Fugue No. 11 in F major, BWV 880
BACH: Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826
BACH: Italian Concerto, BWV 971

Get your tickets here!

Playing Classical Music with Boomwhackers……Anyone?

Classical music is dull and boring?¬† It doesn’t have to be!¬† You can create music with almost anything….including a whole bunch of plastic tubes!¬† Take a look at this video featuring a fun group of musicians performing Prelude No. 1 by Bach which takes a lot of practice and teamwork to achieve precision and accuracy:

15+ Musical Instrument Crafts for Kids

It’s getting chilly and wet in Vancouver. Are you looking for something to do with your little ones on a rainy day?¬† Check out these cool craft ideas and make your own musical instruments at home, and then have a fun time jamming as a family!

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Make Music Together!

See how fun it is to make music together with your friends!

Check out this video of a fun, creative symphony performed by a dozen charismatic pianists from the Washington Conservatory at TEDMED 2013.