HCPP Montreal is competing in the Aviva Community Fund! This year, we hope to upgrade the equipment at all four schools and introduce a piano donation program through which students can borrow a keyboard for a semester. Please vote for us once a day to support the program! (Visit any page of our website to find the link).
The HCPP Outreach Committee is recruiting. Interested in planning events, fundraising or becoming an HCPP executive next year? The Outreach Committee is for you! For more information, please visit Pedagogy > Volunteers (Outreach Committee).
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!
On April 11th, 2013, the year ended with our Annual Recital which took place in Clara Hall – McGill Schulich School of Music. Thanks to our supporter, Prof. Sara Laimon (McGill Schulich School of Music), HCPP Montreal has been able to use Clara Hall for our venues every semester.
On March 22nd, 2013, HCPP Montreal held the first edition of MHCPP Talent Show. Students in the program came to McGill to watch volunteer musicians perform a huge variety of music as well as give some great performance tips from the talented musicians including how to relax before a concert.
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.