Giveaway no. 9: One-year of violin lessons with Sophie at Chinook School of Music!

Giveaway no. 9: One-year of violin lessons with Sophie at Chinook School of Music!

My students know that I LOVE to teach! Discovering each child’s ability and style of learning is fascinating to me and I love helping them succeed and grow a love of music.

I teach in Calgary, at the Chinook School of Music, a wonderful progressive environment that offers students a chance to learn and grow as musicians and human beings. CSM’s highly qualified instructors are dedicated to cultivating a lifelong love of music through the development of each student’s natural abilities.

To win a free term of violin lessons (January-June 2020) with Sophie at Chinook School of Music, head over to my instagram page @sophieplaysviolin and check out the latest post.

*Photo by Tracey Brosh

Music Video for Away in a Manger from Christmas Classics OUT TODAY!

Music Video for Away in a Manger from Christmas Classics OUT TODAY!

I’m so excited to share this video! Produced by Ewen Clarke of Ringtail Films, and filmed on location at Noel Festival in Calgary Alberta Canada, this video features the whole family!

Video produced by Ringtail Films http://ringtailfilms.com/ Makeup by Rola Muhieddine (Maison Blu) https://www.instagram.com/maison.blu/

Thanks for watching! Sophie xo

Giveaway no. 8: A Special Performance for Your Next Event!

Giveaway no. 8: A Special Performance for Your Next Event!

If you’ve been to one of my shows, you know that I LOVE to perform! My goal is to entertain, connect, mesmerize, and wow an audience – where the music is playful, emotive, and inspirational. It’s easy to transport an audience from their immediate surroundings so that they soon begin to think about the origin and the history of tune.

Engaged audiences become energized audiences, and I feed off the positive vibe!  That’s when I know they’re hooked – and I’ve done my job 😊 As corporate performances go, I’ve been fortunate to travel to and play in some amazing places. From Istanbul to Rome to Monaco. Each destination and audience brings its own energy and expectations.

To win a performance for your next special event, head to my Instagram page – sophieplaysviolin – and answer the day’s contest question. It’s that easy!

Happy holidays! Sophie xo

Giveaway no. 7: A Digital Copy of my Favourite Releases!

Giveaway no. 7: A Digital Copy of my Favourite Releases!

A guilty pleasure this time of year is to hang Christmas decorations with my children (ok, I do this when they’re taking a nap), have a glass of eggnog, and play Christmas music in the background. I know, not exactly out of the norm, but the music makes all the difference. Christmas time in my native Australia is so different to North America. Singing I’m dreaming of a white Christmas when it’s 30C outside is truly bizarre! But, regardless if it’s 30C or -30C, Christmas songs have the power to put you in the holiday spirit 😊

My new Christmas album featuring Chantal Dube is one of my favorite albums! Throughout my journey with music, sound, and life each single and album epitomizes my evolution: from starting out as a young performer to motherhood to creating a more sophisticated sound. Perhaps include something about the natural acoustics in Scotland and or Bonneville Salt Flats?

Here’s how you can win a copy of my album collection. Head to my Instagram page – sophieplaysviolin – and answer the day’s contest question. It’s that easy!

Happy holidays! Sophie xo

Giveaway no. 6: A $400 Gift Voucher for Services at Dr For Moms!

Giveaway no. 6: A $400 Gift Voucher for Services at Dr For Moms!

I’m the proud mom of three beautiful, lively children. They’re all under the age of 5 and keep me and my hubby very busy! They are the loves of our lives and we are so thankful for them! They definitely continually challenge us to be better versions of ourselves every day.

As a violinist, I have regular chiropractic checkups and massage therapy and more… as a mom, I found Dr For Moms absolutely amazing in terms of navigating what was good for me before, during and after pregnancy, and for my little ones as well. As a mom as well, Dr For Moms are AMAZING with babies and children, and the entire family! We aim to be as healthy as possible, and Dr For Moms is a large part of that for us. From chiropractic, massage, pelvic floor physio to fabulous classes, seminars and even childminding while youre there- the team are Dr. For Moms come highly recommended by our family! With this time of year exceptionally busy, who couldn’t use a bit of a healthy checkup? Try any of their natural health treatments for moms, dads, and or kiddos – chiropractic, massage, naturopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, physical therapy… even something from their Nutrient IV Lounge menu!

Here’s how you can win a Dr For Moms $400 The Healthy Lifestyle Sampler gift certificate. Head to my Instagram page – sophieplaysviolin – and answer the day’s contest question. It’s that easy!

Happy holidays! Sophie xo

Giveaway no. 5: Free Music Kids’ Session at Chinook School of Music

Giveaway no. 5: Free Music Kids’ Session at Chinook School of Music

Hey Calgary Moms & Dads! This one is for the little ones!

Music is not only important to me, but also my children. Research is continually uncovering how music affects us – from promoting positive brain development to creating strong memories and emotional responses to motivating us. If you read John Powell’s Why You Love Music, then you’ll understand the importance of music in our everyday lives.

Established in 2005, Music Kids is Chinook School of Music’s early childhood music program for children aged six months to five years. Their fresh, modern approach to music education integrates scientific research that supports the positive role music plays in brain development. In this insightful program, children experience a joyful, nurturing environment while they develop fundamental music skills. My kids and I LOVE this program and I’m sure you and your kids will too!

Here’s how you can win a free Music Kids’ session. Head to my Instagram page – sophieplaysviolin – and answer the day’s contest question. It’s that easy!

Happy holidays! Sophie xo

 

* You can enter anytime until midnight on 15th December. Winners will be announced at 10am MST on 16th December.