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...

June Recital

Sunday, April 21, 2019 by Colleen Branson | Uncategorized

Hello Studio Families!

Happy Easter......and anything else you celebrate at this time of year!

I cannot believe how fast this year is flying away.  The June recital is just 2 months away!!!    June 23rd at 6:30 pm -- mark it on your calendars.  I am holding it the same place as last June's recital, at Northwood United Church.  Unfortunately 6:30 is the earliest we can start this time.  I hope this works out for everyone.  

More details will follow and we will start polishing up pieces not too long from now.  I am SO enjoying teaching all your children and hope you are enjoying listen to them practice and seeing them progress.  

Musically yours ... Mrs. Colleen Branson, RMT

Spring Break

Saturday, March 23, 2019 by Colleen Branson | Uncategorized

My apologies for not being more clear about Spring Break dates.  

There are lessons today and the rest of this week for anyone who wishes. Please contact me if you wish to rearrange or will not be attending this week.

Christmas/December time update!

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by Colleen Branson | Uncategorized

Parents and students:  If you just got an email stating the time as 6pm on Saturday, PLEASE DISREGARD IT! 

I neglected to update the calendar time, not realizing that there would be an automatic email sent out by the web page.  

The time is 5:15 Saturday the 8th.  See you 2 days from now!