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Business Feature: George-Hahle Academy of Music

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Sharing its home in Hillier Square with 17th Ave staples like Caffe Beano and Steeling Home, The George-Hahle Academy of Music (1008 17th Ave S.W.) sits atop a quick flight of steps in a charming little day lit studio. Shelves of music books and artifacts fill the room with personality and are fast evidence of long study, and lifelong experience in vocal performance training.
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Meet Margaret: owner, teacher, adjudicator, soprano soloist and namesake of the academy. With over 40 years of teaching and performance training, Margaret offers vocal lessons to beginners and advanced students alike. Established in 1991, George-Hahle Academy welcomes a range of intention; whether you are pursuing a lifelong love of music, preparing for Royal Conservatory exams, or aiming for a career, you will find a home here. Margaret offers individual voice lessons for all of her students, with live piano accompaniment, for a one-on-one teaching benefit.

“Music is like breathing to me, it has been the constant in my life”

A strong advocate of the arts, Margaret believes there is much to be gained by studying music “because it offers expression to the soul and inner voice of a person.” She shares, that there have been many recent studies on the positive benefits to the brain, derived from the study of music, and the performance aspect can build self-esteem and confidence at any age. “These benefits make teaching singing to anyone, rewarding.”
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When a week of teaching is done and George-Hahle Academy of Music is locked up for the weekend, Margaret embraces the vibrancy of 17th Ave with dinner at Cibo, or another Italian favourite Buon Giorno. For a morning pick-me-up, a stop at Waves Coffee House is in order, or a quick peek into Rubaiyat.
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Registration open for Summer Sessions on May 16th. Upcoming concerts: “An Afternoon of Song” at the Grace Presbyterian Church on June 5th at 3pm, and “Summer Show 2016” at St. Peter’s Anglican Church on August 6th at 7:30pm. George-Hahle Academy of Music will have you singing a different tune (with perfect pitch, and good tone, no less).

Stay up to date on all things George-Hahle Academy by following them online below:

Facebook: facebook.com/GeorgeHahleAcademyofMusic
Website: georgehahleacademy.ca 

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