Yellow Dog Music A new breed of music school

Yellow Dog Music


YELLOW DOG MUSIC taught me how to love the piano before I could fully understand its language. I was given the freedom to find myself in all the notes without any limitation, only guidance. This new found freedom was like a dam breaking through, and all the anxious youthful energy that had been burning in me could finally be put to use. I started writing songs right off the bat, and teaching myself to sing with the piano. My teacher, Katrina saw the importance of what I was discovering and fuelled me with inspiration and support beyond being a music teacher. She has continued throughout my life to affirm her faith in me.
Yellow dog was a community of like minded young musicians for me, whom I got to inspire and be inspired by. I got the opportunity to take guitar lessons and singing lessons. I had so much fun just being able to PLAY! There is not a competitive dog bone in that music school, and everyone is there to just experience self expression. These music lessons have taken me further than I could have ever imagined. – Wolfgang Gray  (Humber College student + Performing musician.

MY YELLOW DOG TEACHERS seemed to truly understand why one should play music; to try to know it, build it, shape it like clay, tame it, and then having done so to whatever degree one could, stand in awe of its beauty.  They all strove to share with me how it feels when that moment in a song hits and a chill runs up your spice.  And it is an amazing gift to be taught how to create such powerful music yourself!   My lessons at Yellow Dog taught me not only how to play the piano, but also how to express my thoughts and feelings in an art form which at its best perhaps communicates emotion better than any other form of communication.  Twelve years after my first lesson at Yellow Dog, I can now sit down at a piano with no sheet music and improvise for half and hour at a time.  Doing so is one of the most amazing, enjoyable, relaxing and at the same time, exciting activities that I know of.  Thank you Yellow Dog, for that!  – Jeff Wachsmuth  (General Practicioner and Award-winning Screenplay writer)

I CAME TO YELLOW DOG when I was 8 years old. I must say it has been one of the best parts of the last 8 years of my life. When I first came it was for piano vocals lessons and I didn’t know much. I was a shy girl who loved music but didn’t quite know what to do with my passion. Throughout the years I have come so far in the world of music with writing new songs and playing in a variety of venues and all because of the amazing, heartwarming, and inspirational environment of Yellow Dog. It has been a huge part of my life and continues to be as I am now working part-time in the ‘dog house’! From my desk in the office, I watch as the go in and out of their lessons, and without fail, every single one leaves their studio with a smile. – Emma Tarleton (High School student)

Click on the link to watch my very first LIVE performance, singing one of my original songs.   I was only 13 years old then!!ttESwhqMPwU

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