Meet the Musician
Epic String Quartet/Trio
Attention Children Educators!
The Meet the Musician program
is designed to introduce children from Junior Kindergarten
to Grade Five to the sounds of the cello in an entertaining
and enlightening way.
This concert provides children
an opportunity to meet a real live performing musician and
composer, and to hear one of the richest orchestral instruments
play familiar songs, some country and some jazz classics
along with classical selections.
students are shown what the cello is made of and how it
works.Basic musical concepts are introduced using a blend
of stories, humour and games. Participation is encouraged
through questions, quizzes and opportunities to be a conductor
and enthusiasm, Carole was able to maintain their attention throughout
her entire presentation. The children were spellbound....Carole
provides children of all ages with a wonderful musical experience."
Diane Grieve, Vice Principal Willow Glen
"In my estimation,
Carole is one of the best musicians we have had visit our school
over the nine years I have been at Willow Way Public School as
music teacher.Carole has terrific teaching abilities and demonstrated
instant control of the classes which continued throughout the
presentation." Carolyn McGregor, Music Teacher
Willow Way Public School
story about Red Riding Hood set to music was a delight. The children
even at the Grade 3/4 level were enthralled. Carol had a jam?packed
40 minute programme where the children had fun while learning
about music. We appreciated her talents and highly recommend her
to other schools." J. Penton, Mississaugua
of the Kindergarten children, I want to thank your for sharing
your musical expertise with the help of your cello. Some of the
visiting musicians have difficulty adapting to the spontaneity
of the children. You used this to your advantage and involved
them beautifully...they skipped all the way home!" Jan
Scott, Huntonville Public School
like to thank you for the wonderful and inspiring performances
that you gave to my primary children at Mineola School a few weeks
ago. The children were enthralled with your story telling and
the way that you made the stories come alive trough the sound
of your cello." Virginia McKinnon, Mineola
information, please contact Kye (Carole) Marshall at:
phone (416) 967-7118 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
String Quartet /Trio
to Bartok, from ragtime to hoe-down, this versatile trio or quartet
performs a wide variety of musical styles. They even manage to
sneak in a bit of jazz! With seventeen years of experience as
school performers, the Epic Strings have fine-tuned this lively
presentation. Students appreciate the humor in their presentation,
are fascinated by the different sounds the string instruments
make, and enjoy the quizzes designed to teach about musical forms.
for Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12
are samples of the Epic Sting Quartet
in MP3 format, including Interact which
was written by our resident composer Kye
on the Epic String Quartet
String Quartet gives a superb performance - good music, humour
and interesting information are combined into a presentation not
to be missed. Neil Perkins, Music Administrator
you for playing your instruments for us. I really enjoyed
your conversation on the instruments.I think you're great
musicians. Audrey Duranksy, Junior
musical experience is given by the Epic String Quartet, a decidedly
musical ensemble. Their material and presentation are both excellent
as is their rapport with the students. I recommend them wholeheartedly."
Zena Miller, Music Teacher.
I really enjoyed your playing for us" Marla
Fuller, Senior Student
really liked the music that you presented to us. That was
the best music I've heard in years. The song I liked the
best was the old-fashioned one and I liked the way you communicated
with the students."
Brian Mycroft, Junior Student.
the pleasure of having the Epic String Quartet perform at our
school. The students were very enthusiastic and they showed their
interest through their class performance. I heartily recommend
this group for their professionalism and I'm sure that students
will benefit greatly from the expertise of these fine musicians."
Ted Gugula, Music Teacher.
a really good performance. It was enjoyable and I really learned
a lot." Heather Grossnan, Senior Student.
when my teacher said that some musicians were going to be here
I thought of magic. Once I got to the gym I was very surprised.
Your playing was like magic anyway so I listened to some music
and watched some magic at the same time.'' Lisa
Dockray, Junior Student.