On Tuesday, March 23rd, 2014, HCPP Montreal will be holding the second edition of the HCPP Talent Show. Students in the program will be watching volunteer musicians perform a huge variety of music at the Schulich School of Music.
On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014, the 2013-2014 program will end with our Annual Recital. The recital will take place at Clara Hall – McGill Schulich School of Music. Special thanks to Prof. Sara Laimon for helping HCPP obtain Clara Hall for our venues every semester.
In an evening of music, peace and love, Abbey Lane (Local Montreal “The Beatles” Tribute band composed of music lovers like Joseph Abramowitz, Carl Pomerantz and Dan Gideon) has succeeded in raising over 2200$ for HCPP Montreal! A big thank you for your support and generosity!
The Heart of the City Piano Program (HCPP) encourages students to make positive lifestyle choices. From one ocean to another, our team of volunteers have been offering learning opportunities for at-risk youth since 1995.
In September 2008, Chris Cheung and Pauline Voon, former executives from HCPP Edmonton, along with UBC student David Leung, founded the HCPP Vancouver chapter at the University of British Columbia.
In the spring of 2002, the HCPP expanded nationally to Edmonton AB, thanks to Chantal Chauvet, a former volunteer piano teacher at King George Community School in Saskatoon.
Sponsored by the Saskatchewan Music Educators Association, HCPP Saskatoon (the pioneering chapter of HCPP) was founded in the fall of 1995 at Pleasant Hill Community School by Richard Dubé, the school’s music teacher.
In the fall of 1999, the HCPP expanded within Saskatchewan to include schools in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, and Regina.
In January of 2005, the HCPP expanded to Ottawa, Ontario thanks to the hard work and efforts of Bettina Choo and the Circle K Kiwanis Club from the University of Ottawa.