Online Lessons

  Monday, March 23, 2020 by Colleen Branson | Lessons

Here is a very useful YouTube video on setting up for online teaching.  She is a lovely composer and teacher who works in Nova Scotia, and does a great simple video on setting up for online teaching.  The only difference is that she says she will mail the link for the Zoom lesson the day before the lesson, whereas I start the lesson on my end with a button in my MyMusicStaff schedule.  

I look forward to seeing you all online in these extraordinary times!

Mrs. B

Practice-A-Thon Fundraiser

  Tuesday, January 9, 2018 by Colleen Branson | practice

Dear Parents,

|From January 15028. 2018, music students will be invited to participate in a Practice-A-Thon fundraiser, organized by Thank You for the Music Society and the BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association.  Participating students will collect pledges and commit to practice for a specific amount of time over the two week practice-a-then.  The majority of money raised through the fundraiser will go to the Surrey School District, to support the purchase of new acoustic, hybrid and stage pianos. 

As a teacher, I am thrilled to be sharing this opportunity with you and truly hope your family decides to participate.  The Practice-A-Thon is a wonderful way to strengthen students’ practice habits, while also encouraging empathy and empowering them to make a difference in their community.

What is a Practice-A-Thon?

♩ Musicians (students) of all ages register online at

Pledge ∞∞ Ask family members, friends and the community to sponsor them

Practice ∞∞ Commit to reaching a reasonable practice goal over the two-week Practice-A-Thon

Prizes ∞∞ Feel the accomplishment of reaching their practice goal, giving back to the community and supporting the arts .... and maybe win a prize!

Important dates and details

Practice-A-Thontakes Place January 15-28. 2018

Deadline for donations is February 17, 2018

Let’s have fun and make a difference in our community with music!


Mrs. Colleen Branson, RMT

Halloween & Christmas recitals

  Friday, October 6, 2017 by Colleen Branson | recitals

Well, I'm a bit slow posting this but I did get the first two recitals of this term booked.  

October 29th at 2pm:      To be held at Whitecliff seniors residence in South Surrey.  We had fun doing this last year and I got great feedback from the residence, even ones who listened from the lobby.  Details coming about parking etc but please put it on your CALENDAR now.  Thank you parents.

December 10th at 2pm:    Same venue as the Halloween recital.  

Address:   15501 16 Avenue, south Surrey, BC, V4A 9M5

Dress code:  Sunday best or costume [as seems appropriate].  No shorts, jeans or runners please [talk to me if this is a problem please parents].

Parking:  If you arrive early there may be parking in the lot.  You need to sign your car in at the desk.  Otherwise, feel free to park on the street to the north and enter through the back gate.  

Snacks:  You are welcome to bring a small to medium sharing plate of goodies to the reception afterwards.  [Please NO PLATTERS!].   Please take it home with you when you leave...