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“I don’t know what I’m doing wrong!”. It was funny the first couple times, but now it must have been the seventh lift. My arms were getting tired and sore! My friend was also no longer laughing and I could see her questioning my once  e xperienced knowledge of “canoe-ship” behind her eyes.

We were attempting to put my very heavy canoe (approximately 80 pounds) on top of her black SUV. We had done this so easily just the summer before, so I wasn’t sure why it was such a struggle this time

My idea (to make it easier) was to lift the canoe onto our shoulder and then over our heads onto the SUV. 

What I didn’t realize were my efforts were actually making the task much more challenging than necessary! I literally forgot how to lift a canoe. 

Have you ever felt like this? Something that you know and have done thousands of times and suddenly, after some time has gone by, you go to attempt it again and realize you’ve completely forgotten how!? This can be both frustrating and self-deprecating. 

I know, as musicians and parents, we see this all the time. That piece I once played for my exam on the piano? Gone. Just like that. Where did it go? It took a hike, said “See ya never!” and walked out of my brain. 


Okay, maybe not…but that’s definitely how it felt! I know it once existed there but it felt like my brain developed a hole and lost some vital information that I once treasured…and I wanted it back!

I am telling you this story because I know you have all been there at least once. And I want to tell you that there is hope. That voice in your head saying, “It’s gone!”? That’s a lie. Or that voice that tells you “You can’t do it.” is also a lie! Don’t listen! Take a breath. And trust that it’s still inside you. Take time with that piece (play it hands separate first if on the keys or try warming up your voice more or play it slower than you once could). You’ve got this. It will come back and a lot more quickly than if you had never played it before.

I looked at my friend and said “You know, maybe I’m remembering this wrong. I think I’m panicking because I’m worried the canoe is too heavy but I don’t remember it being this difficult last summer. Let’s try lifting directly over our heads in one smooth motion.”

We got it that time! In one smooth motion we lifted the heavy canoe from the ground up and over our heads. We laughed a little and easily place the canoe on top of her SUV. Even though we had tired ourselves out by attempting to lift it incorrectly ten times prior this time was filled with ease. It just took time for me to remember how

So before you give up on that beautiful piece you could once play, know that it’s still there. It may take a little time and patience to remember it, but you will never really forget it. Just be patient with yourself!

Here is a picture of us successful at lifting and tying the canoe down on my friends car! It is a 17 foot 80 pound canoe. (Standard canoe's are approximately 15 feet and weigh 45-60 pounds).


Student of the Month!

Pictured above is my student Summer and she is 10 years old. Summer is always a joy, smiles every lesson and has encouraged many of her friends to join RMA over the past two years.

1.  What instrument do you play? Piano

2.  How long have you taken lessons? 2 years

3.  Who is your favourite musical artists? BTS

4.  What are your other hobbies, besides music? Soccer and tennis

5.  Favourite food? Sushi!

6.  What is the coolest thing you’ve learned in your lessons in the past three months? I love all the songs that I play! I especially like "The Silent Moon" by Nancy Telfer

The Academy would like to thank Summer for referring her friends to take lessons at Rumble Music Academy!

Every month the Academy will have a "Student of the Month". Would you like to be the next student of the month!? You can! Refer a friend, or tell me you're performing, or doing something unique with your talents and I would love to make you the next student of the month!


First Time in a Helicopter

This summer I had my very first helicopter ride! It was probably my most memorable experience in 2021.

I also got the best seat on the helicopter. Right in the front by the captain! The helicopter was basically all windows including from by my feet, the entire side of the door and above me. I felt like I was in Jurassic World!

We flew over our beautiful Niagara Falls while a pre-recorded tour spoke the entire time giving us the history of both the helicopter and the falls. 

I totally recommend this experience as a first-time helicopter ride for anyone who has not been in one but would like to try


WIN a $25 Amazon 


RMA students share a picture of your online lesson from home and…


This photo contest has been extended!! Get a friend or family member to take a picture of YOU and you could be on the very first page of RMA’s website!!! 

Here are the details: 

  1. A HAPPY and LAUGHING picture (see the example provided above)
  2. Your instrument must be in the picture (piano, guitar, ukulele or showing you're singing, etc.)
  3. If you have a sibling who takes lessons, you may take a picture together!
  4. Natural light is best!
  5. Be mindful of your background
  6. Submit your picture by October 15th

The WINNER will get their picture on the homepage of www.rumblemusic.ca and a $25 GIFT CARD for Amazon!!


Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Day 2021 

We will be closed for Thanksgiving Day on 

October 11th, 2021

Virtual Fall Recital 

Fall Recital will be held online via Zoom 

An email will be sent out with the Zoom ID and password both the week before and the morning of. Friends and family are welcome! 

Friday October 22nd, 2021 6pm




If you have a friend who might like to take lessons, you can refer them to the Academy and if they sign up for lessons you will receive a FREE additional lesson! 

You can use this extra credit to sign up for an extra lesson in the week, make your lesson time longer or try a different instrument! 

Did you know you can take other instruments at the Academy like Piano, Voice, Guitar, Ukulele and even song writing!? You can check out more details about that HERE.

It’s very easy to refer someone. Just visit: www.rumblemusic.ca/referafriend

Type in your name, their name and their email address and we’ll take care of the rest!

There’s no maximum to the number of free lessons that you can receive!



Questions? Contact us today 1-416-788-2005 

email: info@rumblemusic.ca



Sign up is easy and parent-friendly, all you have to do is fill out the online form here. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material and no semester minimums.

Lessons are first come, first serve, so contact us today to arrange your first lessons!

Lessons are schedule once a week. 

A one-time registration fee is $25 (due only at the time of registration). 


$50/30 minutes

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How to Help Your Child to Love Practicing the Piano!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by Marianne Foscarini | RumbleMusicMarkham-Blog

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  • playing piano

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