The Oriole Park Choir The voice is the most natural instrument for children to understand the expression of music from within their body and mind. A good musical ear is most effectively developed through this personal medium. This Oriole Park Choir will:
1) Learn proper singing/breathing techniques/ warm-ups 2) Sing different genres of music from Broadway musicals to pop/Disney songs 3) Learn to sing in solfege (do-re-mi) to develop a better sense of pitch4) Develop an inner rhythmic sense through movements to music 5) An opportunity to perform together
About the instructorRuby Chung obtained her ARCT in piano performance and pedagogy with honours and distinction under the tutelage of Ruth Moir and Esther Neufeld. As a Queen’s graduate, Ruby studied composition and orchestration with renowned Canadian musician Dr. John Burge; music education methods (the Dalcroze, Kodaly, and Orff methods) with Dr. Karen Frederickson. Ruby is also a certified Yamaha group music instructor and holds the Yamaha Grade 4 Teachers Certificate. Ruby believes deeply in the benefits of learning music in a group setting. Singing to her, is the best way to understand the expression of music from within. Her teaching objective is to lead students to the “aha!” moment in understanding what they were taught and become prompted to apply it to their lives. Ruby currently teaches group music lessons and private piano lessons at Annette Street Music and Yamaha Music School. She is also a teacher trainer for Yamaha Music School in regional teaching seminars across Canada.