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Meet Piano Instructor, Lisa Raposa Millar

Lisa Raposa Millar, DMA has over two decades of teaching experience. Prior to moving to Ontario in 2014, she taught piano at community schools and universities in Quebec and the Northeastern U.S. She thoroughly enjoys helping students develop their musical gifts at the piano.

Currently, Lisa is a member of Ensemble CO3 (Amanda Lee, violin; Tova Rosenberg, cello) and has performed in concerts with her husband and pianist-partner Gregory Millar since 2008 (Millar Piano Duo).

Lisa has served as an adjudicator for the Pickering GTA Music Festival, Newmarket & Area Branch of ORMTA, Massachusetts MTNA Performance Competitions, Merriam Music Festival, CCC Music Festival, and OMFA Provincial Competitions among others. From 2018-2021, she was Vice President of the Etobicoke-Mississauga Branch of ORMTA in which capacity she revitalized the organization’s website, facilitated the move to digital registrations, and created tutorial videos for teachers on how to sign up for events.

Lisa Raposa Millar earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music at the Eastman School of Music where she was a recipient of an Excellence in Accompanying Award. She received a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (Performance Study: Piano) at the University of New Hampshire. Her principal teachers were JoAnn Mello (pre-college), Arlene Kies (UNH), Estela Olevsky (UMass), Jean Barr (ESM – Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music), and Nelita True (ESM – Solo Piano).

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June 2022 Newsletter

2021/22 Year in Review

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June Music Recitals

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Student Chamber Music Program Recital

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Spring Recital for Intermediate & Advanced Students

April 3, 2022: Yesterday afternoon, students performed beautifully in a 90 min. recital featuring solos and duos for violin, viola, and piano. For our studio, it was the first time since 2019 that an event of this kind had taken place. Many thanks to all of the performers, supportive parents, church staff and the violin studio of Amanda Lee for making it possible to perform live once again. “An die Musik.”

Piano Students Pictured: Andrew, Hannah, Layla, Mazin, and Mia.

Upcoming Events in June: Chamber Music Recital + Recital for All Students

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2022 Concerts In-person Students

Live Performances are Back!

This spring we are excited to bring students back to the concert stage, starting with the Recital for Intermediate and Advanced Students (RCM Levels 5-ARCT) on Saturday, April 2nd.

Update: This will be one recital and not two, as originally planned.

The recital will take place in the beautiful sanctuary at Windermere United Church. The sanctuary features a grand piano and ample seating.

Approximately 15 students of violin, viola, and piano will perform concertos, sonatas, preludes, and character pieces by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach, Karl Bohm, Johann Friedrich Burgmüller, Frederic Chopin, Arcangelo Corelli, Cesar Franck, Heinrich Hofmann, Dmitri Kabalevsky, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Domenico Scarlatti, and Antonio Vivaldi.

Participating Studios: Amanda Lee Violin Studio and Raposa Millar Piano & Theory Studio

Piano accompaniment provided by Gregory Millar and Lisa Raposa Millar

Next Events: Chamber Music Program Recital (May or June) // Recitals for Students of All Levels (June 18th)

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Piano+ Newsletter: March 2022

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Hamilton Music Festival

Hamilton Music Festival will be held live and in-person from April 18-30th. Talk with Lisa if you’d like to participate! Website: https://www.hamiltonmusicfestival.ca. Registration Deadline: February 26th.

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Studio Recitals Winter/Spring 2022

Recitals will be held in-person at Windermere United Church, 365 Windermere Ave., Toronto, ON M6S 3L3 in collaboration with the studios of Amanda Lee, violin and Tova Rosenberg, cello.

Recitals for Advanced and Intermediate Students (RCM Levels 5-ARCT)
Saturday, February 12th
5:00 pm
POSTPONED

*NEW DATE: Saturday, April 2nd
Intermediate (RCM Levels 5-8): 2:00-3:30 pm

Advanced (RCM Levels 9-ARCT): 4:00-5:30 pm

Recitals for All Students
Saturday, June 18th
Times: TB
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*It is a goal of our studio to return to in-person performances as soon as possible. Should circumstances require the postponement of the recital scheduled for Feb. 12th, it will be rescheduled for either April 2nd or 3rd and will be opened up to RCM Levels 5+.

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ORMTA

The Etobicoke-Mississauga Branch of ORMTA will again hold events for students, starting this coming March. Talk with Lisa if you’d like to participate in either of these events. (Teachers are responsible for completing registrations for their students.)

Events – March 2022

Assessments
March 5th and 6th
Registration deadline: February 12th
Virtual // Live on Zoom
Open to All Levels
Clinician: Wendy Potter

Piano Solos Master Class
March 27th
Registration deadline: March 19th
In-person // Christ First, 1700 Mazo Cres. in Mississauga
Open to Levels 8 through ARCT
Clinician: Dr. Brett Kingsbury