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Tickling the ivories in northwest Winnipeg

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Nestled in Rivergrove, surrounded by mature trees, Stacy Macaluso runs a home-based business called Giggling Ivory’s. Stacy has lived in Rivergrove for four years and prior to that lived in Garden Grove, also in the northwest area of Winnipeg.

Stacy began teaching music out of her home in Winnipeg more than nine years ago. As her clientele grew (there’s now up to a two-year wait list for private lessons), she needed to expand her studio space. She notified all of her students she was moving and proudly says that not one person quit due to the commute.

"Music is my passion and I want people to feel like they are part of my musical family when they come to my studio," Stacy says.

She says that one of her students first came to her when she was in Grade 6 and just graduated high school this past June.

"I saw her change and grow as a person…I feel really good about affecting a child in a positive way."

Stacy teaches piano from the curriculum of the Royal Conservatory of Music and helps prepare students for exams if they chose that route.

She doesn’t want to be remembered as the piano teacher that kids had to go to.

"I want my students to have a wonderful experience as I guide them through what they want."  

In addition to piano and voice training, Stacy has begun 10-week music classes for little ones between the ages of one and five. The classes are based on routine and repetition and contain a theme. They will begin the first week of October and include parent participation for one-to-three-year-olds.

She says that being in her home allows her to give extra one-on-one attention.

"If I occasionally go overtime, it’s OK. I want every student of mine to succeed!"

Visit www.gigglingivorys.com for more information on Giggling Ivory’s and how to contact Stacy about the upcoming group classes.

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