ABOUT THE STUDIO


The Studio's Outdoor Driftwood "Piano and Pianist" Sculpture

The Studio’s Outdoor Driftwood “Piano and Pianist” Sculpture

 

PIANO LESSONS AT THE STUDIO:

All ages and levels from beginner to advanced.

Programmes are individually tailored, as each student is unique.  Learn leisurely for fun, or prepare thoroughly for official certification.

Weekly 30-minute, 45-minute, or 60-minute private lessons.

A separate waiting lounge is available for parents during the student’s lesson.  The studio’s location is also situated nearby several shopping areas, convenient for busy parents wishing to do errands during the lesson time.

 

Piano students Una, Jennie, Sneha, and Raymond, with Donna in front of one of several retirement homes they entertained at on Random Acts of Kindness Day.

Piano students Una, Jennie, Sneha, and Raymond, with Donna Mak in front of one of several retirement homes they entertained at on Random Acts of Kindness Day.

Opportunities for performances and special events.

 

THEORY CLASSES AT THE STUDIO:

Small group classes complete full courses in the spring, summer, or fall.

Clearly organized schedules are planned, with time during the class for instruction, homework, and help.  The students even play fun board games specially created and produced by Donna to augment their learning, and love to win prizes!

Students can write an official examination for credit.

 

STUDENTS:

In addition to traditional afterschool and evening lesson timeslots, daytime hours are available for homeschool families and those wishing to take advantage of the School Administration Act, Section 6, Subsection 2, which states:  “A child is excused from attendance at school if he is absent from school for the purpose of receiving instruction in music and the period of absence does not exceed one-half day in any week.” 

Students come from Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Baden, New Dundee, Elmira, and surrounding areas to study here.  Many have achieved outstanding musical accomplishments, and include representatives and scholarship winners at local, provincial, and national competitions, plus top medal recipients for the highest RCM marks achieved in Ontario.

 

Canadian Music Competitions national finalist, 7-year old piano student Jennifer.

Canadian Music Competitions national finalist, 7-year old Jennifer, piano and theory student of Donna Mak.

 

Quartet Fun

Piano Students of Donna Mak Performing a Fun 2-Pianos, 8-Hands Quartet in Concert.

 

More Piano Fun!  An arranged version of "YMCA" for the 2015 Masquerade; Celebrating "O Canada" on pianos plus additional instruments;  and young "Grinch and Max" twins at a Christmas Concert

More Piano Fun at Donna Mak Piano Studio! An arranged version of “YMCA” for the 2015 Masquerade;
Celebrating “O Canada” on pianos plus additional instruments;
and festive “Grinch and Max” twins at a Holiday Concert

 

The Fun Happy Birthday Medley Team!
Donna Mak with The Fun Happy Birthday Medley Team of Performers!
Musical Masquerade Night:  Fun-loving students in costumes volunteering their fancy finger tricks to share memorable musical treats!

Musical Masquerade Night: Fun-loving students in costumes volunteering their fancy finger tricks to share memorable musical treats!