Music Teacher – Donna Boucher, Meadowvale, Mississauga, Ontario

    

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Hi!  My name is Donna Boucher.  I have been teaching for 28 years,  training students in theory, history, composition, pedagogy and performance (piano, clarinet), and have graduate degrees in both music and education.   Whether it’s teaching piano to a six year old or preparing students for art school and university entrance exams,  students will benefit from my cheerful, patient, and positive attitude.  In addition, I have worked with exceptional learners and can adapt and modify instruction for gifted students and those with special needs.   Many of my students perform at local music festivals and auditions, placing in the top three and winning scholarships.  Whatever your interest and goals, I know that together, we can create a tailored lesson program that will provide many opportunities for growth and success.

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Education

  • Master of Arts – Music Theory and Pedagogy
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Specialized Honours – Music Theory and Pedagogy
  • M.S. Education – Music and Social Science
  • Bachelor of Arts – Geography
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York University Instructor (2005 - 2015)

  • Workshop in Musicianship
  • Music and Cultures
  • Piano for Non-Majors
  • Harmony
  • Counterpoint
  • Represented the institution at professional conferences and seminars including a conference in Helsinki, Finland.
  • Active participant in professional development.
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Private Teacher (28 years)

  • Piano
  • Clarinet
  • Introductory Guitar and Violin
  • Theory (rudiments, harmony, counterpoint, analysis)
  • History
  • Pedagogy
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Seminars

“The Art of ‘Moodling’”.  Teaching Development Graduate Assistant Workshop for Teaching Assistants and Faculty. York University.

“WebCT “Just Click!” An Overview of the benefits and applications of online learning portals in the classroom.” York University.

“Working with WebCT. Step-by-Step Instructions on the Implementation of a WebCT course.” Teaching Development Graduate Assistant Workshop for Teaching Assistants and Faculty. York University.

Music for Moms and Dads – Learn how to support your budding musician at home by creating an environment of shared family learning.  By the end of this course, students will be able to support their children’s study of music in a positive manner.  Students will also have gained the necessary tools to make educated decisions about their child’s future endeavors within the world of music.

 

Music Through the Ages –Travel through time and learn t appreciate music from a new and expanded perspective.  Who, where, and why?  These are the questions that we will answer during our exploration of music from the free melody of Gregorian Chant to the new found emotion of the Romantic and Impressionist periods, and finally the evolution of new age and world music.  By the end of this course, students will be able to expand their recreational music listening to include different styles and repertoire from different periods of history.

 

What are Music Festivals, and Should my Child be Participating? – What is all of this talk about festival entries and deadlines?  We will demystify the whole process.  How do I sing my child up?  What will they need to do to be prepared?  What should they play?  What should they wear?  What should I do to help my child with performance anxiety?  Why do they always schedule them during the day?  What are the benefits of my child participating?

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Curriculum Design

  • Preschool and Montessori Programs
  • Group Guitar Program
  • In-house Assessment Program
  • Workshops for parents, teachers, and students
  • Music Appreciation Programs
  • Summer Arts Camp
  • Art Program

 

Individualized tutoring program, structured to meet and exceed the Ontario Ministry of Education

  • Curriculum guidelines.
  • English, French, and Math.
  • Learning Skills
  • Test-taking Skills
  • Early Learner Reading Program
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Event Management

  • Student Recitals
  • Student Art Auctions
  • Open Houses
  • Parent-Teacher Nights
  • Student Workshops
  • Parent Information Seminars
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