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Below you will find a variety of information that will assist you throughout the year and provide some ideas to inspire!
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2023/2024 Calendars
Please click here to access our 2023-2024 Calendars.
2024/2025 Calendars
Please click here to access our 2024-2025 Calendars.
2023/2024 Concerts and Showcases
Please refer to our calendars for specific Concert dates.  Please note, these are subject to change.
Schedule an Absence or Makeup Class
To schedule an absence or makeup for any of our programs (Music Pups®, Music Cats®, Music Adventures, TMC at Home™, The Safari™, or private lessons),  please log into the Client Portal.

Please note that absences for all classes/lessons must be schedule in advance of the absence to qualify for a makeup class and that makeup classes are limited.  For 2020/21, only Virtual makeups will be available for Group Classes, but both options are available for Private lessons. See the policy info for your specific class/lesson for details.

Please inquire with Administration regarding absence policies on our new classes and programs.

Withdrawals
For information on M&P’s specific policies on class withdrawals, please review the policy letter agreed to upon registration.

Please note, for private lesson withdrawals, as the School operates on ‘teaching weeks’ for the purposes of billing, 4-weeks notice refers to, and means, four teaching weeks – NOT four calendar weeks.

Current Studio Policies
2023/2024 Policies:

Welcome Policy Letter Solo Sessions 23-24  (Private lessons)

Welcome Policy Letter Safari 23-24 (The Safari: Keyboard Adventures)

Welcome Policy Letter My First Inst 23-24 (Tutz & Dudz, My First Nuvo Instrument, My First Guitar, My First Flute, My First Drum, WunderKeys:PS)

Welcome Policy Letter My 1st Music Classes 23-24 (Music Pups®, Music Cats®, Music Adventures)

Welcome Policy Letter Music Groups 23-24 (Group Guitar, Ukulele, Flute, Violin, Theatre Arts)

TSiY (The Stage is Yours) – Saturday, May 4 – 4:45pm

It’s time for our next The Stage is Yours (TSiY) concert.  Our next concert will be held on Saturday, May 4 at 4:45pm … May the 4th be with you!.  Please see below for our TSiY guidelines.

TSiY remains a low-pressure performance opportunity that allows performers of any age the opportunity to get up and perform. It is not about the piece you choose being perfect, but instead it is about you choosing a piece to play, a song to sing, or a scene to perform in whatever way you wish to share it with us.

THE TSiY PROCESS:
     – 10 days prior to TSiY (Wednesday): Sign up opens at noon.
– 5 days prior (Monday the week of): Sign-up closes at noon. Participation is confirmed with all students by the end of this day.
– 3 days prior (Wednesday): All support material (tracks, amp needs, music, etc.) are due to Taryn/Admin by noon – no exceptions.
– 2 days prior (Thursday): All participants will receive a reminder email AND if there is the potential to allow more audience members           at the event, any affected families will be notified. Those needing to arrive early for sound check will be notified in this email as well.
– TSiY Day (normally Saturday): The Concert time will typically be late afternoon (as usual) and will be confirmed the week of.

AUDIENCE: To accommodate as many performers as possible, each performer is only guaranteed one audience member each (a 1:1 ratio). There ‘may’ be the opportunity to accommodate more audience members BUT that will be determined closer to each TSiY concert date with the affected parties.

TO SIGN-UP for TSiY: Please Click Here to access the current sign-up page. Registration for this event will close on Monday, April 29 at noon. Please note: to ensure there are no mix-up, we will no longer be able to process TSiY sign-ups received though email – ALL TSiY sign-ups must be submitted through the online form referenced above.

Please see below for a few things and tip to know about the event:

PREPARATION: If you have more than two loose pages it’s a great idea to put them into a binder to perform from.  If you need a page turner, the EMCEE will be able to assist you.

CONCERT DURATION: The expected duration for each concert is under an hour. We do ask that everyone who is attending (both performers and audience members) stay for the entire event.

SOUND CHECK: Lastly, we may request that a performer arrive a bit early for a sound check if their performance/instrument requires it. This will not be required for all performers, you will receive a separate email (on Thursday) with a request to arrive early if needed.

SHARE THE NEWS: If you have signed up to perform in the concert, please let your teacher know, as they can help you in preparing for the evening!

PARTICIPATION: Spots are limited and priority will be given to performers who have not been involved in the PREVIOUS months TSiY Concert.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to our front desk at mp@musicandplay.ca. Thanks, we look forward to seeing you onstage.

Camps
Summer Camps
~ There is no new information currently available.

Spring Break Camps
~ There is no new information currently available.

Class and Program Resources
The Safari: To access The Safari Storybooks, please click here and enter the password to access the page.

Composing:
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– Smaller staff for compositions (8 measures)GrandStaff_4

General Music and Arts Resources

To help with your arts education, we have also compiled some FREE music and arts educational resources for your free time. Do you know of more great sites and resources – drop us a note to resources@musicandplay.ca!

M&P Colouring Book
Visual / All Ages: Over 30 colouring pages for the young and young at heart!

The Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall
Music / All Ages: Redeem the voucher code BERLINPHIL by 31 March and receive free access to all concerts and films in the Digital Concert Hall.

The Metropolitan Opera
Opera / All Ages: A free series of encore ‘Live in HD Met Opera Streams’ presentations streamed on the company website

BroadwayHD
Theatre / All Ages: A pay for use streaming service for theatre fans (bringing Broadway performances to people’s living rooms).

Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal
Music: Check them out for some interesting online concerts.

Everyday Icing
Literary / Younger Children: Everyday Icing is a community for people who believe a really great story can unlock the potential for the future. A subscription site but with a 14-day free trial.

PlayME
Theatre / Material for all Ages: PlayME from CBC Podcasts is transforming the way we experience Canadian theatre. Podcasts feature distinguished actors, and focus on current and relevant scripts geared to the growing “on-demand” audience.

Calgary Library – Instrument & Book Rentals

Instrument Information
Keyboards: For information on purchasing a keyboard, please click here

Nuvo Instruments: For information on purchasing one of our new NUVO instruments please contact Administration.

Ukuleles: For information on the purchase of a (Cukulele) Ukulele – please contact Administration.

Arts 4 All Bursary Program
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Arts 4 All Bursary Program
Painting a Bright Future for the Arts
Partnership with Anna Razumovskaya & ArtHouse Studios & Co Publishing Announced

The arts are a complex tapestry of disciplines and inspires and enriches our communities. For over ten years, M&P has been excited to welcome students to learn and grow through the performing arts and is excited to be able to continue to expose its clients and residents of Calgary to the art of internationally acclaimed impressionist, Anna Razumovskaya.

The relationship with Ms. Razumovskaya began in 2008, when while running Alberta Ballet, M&P co-owner, Darryl Lindenbach built a relationship with Shirley Louie (ArtHouse Studios & Co Publishing) and through her, an amazing modern artist. Anna’s work was featured in the ballet’s marketing soon after and her original, Romeo & Juliet inspired work, ‘Love Story’ was then translated into a larger than life mural and displayed prominently on a building on McLeod Trail for over a year.

With her classic figurative forms, acclaimed Russian artist Anna Razumovskaya magically captures the lyrical romanticism of renaissance portraiture, while creating art that is completely modern and original. Anna is inspired by the graceful elegance of the female form, at turns, classically alluring, demure and provocative. Ms. Razumovskaya’s work embraces the arts and her captivating images often capture the worlds of dance and music in new-found beauty.

The arts can be a challenging industry in which to work and for many, to thrive.  At Music and Play, we are so grateful to Shirley Louie, ArtHouse Studios & Co Publishing and Ms. Razumovskaya for this wonderful new partnership that allows us to not only more fully embrace and represent the arts at our studios but also to help our studio ensure that arts education remains accessible for all.

Through this partnership, any sales of Ms. Razumovskaya’s work by M&P, will result in the contribution of 10% of the purchase price towards the new ‘Arts 4 All’ Music and Play bursary program to help ensure that arts education continues to be affordable and accessible to everyone in our community.

You may have noticed that four of Anna’s limited edition, hand-embellished Giclee’s grace the walls of the Music and Play lobby and studios and we are happy to introduce you to more of Anna’s work and, if you wish, to help you secure one of Ms. Razumovskaya’s amazing works of your very own to bring the arts to life in your home or office.

Click here for more information on the program launch and artist, Anna Razumovskaya.