Avalon Music Academy students and teachers perform all year
round. Master classes and clinics are also held at various
times; scroll down to read the details. Information about
registering for these concerts and events is always posted
on the Parent Place page. The Photo
Gallery page has pictures of some of these events.
The Winter Concert
Held in December, this is often the first
opportunity for students to play their instruments in front
of an audience. As with the End-of-Year concert, all Avalon
students are invited to perform, but no one is obliged. A
reception follows the show.
The End-of-Year Concert
Held in June,
this is the concert that students work towards all year. You
will see students performing solo, in duos and trios, or accompanied
by their teachers. A reception follows the show.
Cactus Festival (Dundas, Ontario)
The Cactus Festival is the big event each summer in downtown
Dundas. Each year, there is time set aside on a stage for
Avalon kids to perform. Several of our teachers also perform
as well, usually on the main stage. The festival happens during
the third weekend of August. Visit their website at www.dundascactusfest.ca.
The Avalon Teacher's Concert
It has been a tradition for Avalon teachers to put on a concert
to raise money for the local foodbank. The show also gives
an opportunity for the students to see that their instructors
are indeed professional musicians. Loof for this concert in
Adult Students Recital
As the End-of-Year and Winter concerts are just for the children,
we often host an Avalon Adult Students Recital. This of course
depends on the number of adult students who show sufficient
enthusiasm for performing in front of their peers. Many adult
students would rather be hogtied than play a musical instrument
in front of someone else. To these people, we can offer an
audience comprised exclusively of other adults in the exact
same boat, i.e., beginner or intermediate players who are
not ready to play stadiums or concert halls any time soon.
Guitar String-Changing Clinic
Rather than sacrifice an entire guitar lesson to learn how
to change the strings, we offer the Guitar String-Changing
Clinic every spring. One of the gutar teachers will show the
entire group (or groups) of students how to do a basic guitar
set-up with and discuss simple care and maintenance.