Like for many small businesses in our global community, change was in the air this year for Motif Music Studios - a vibrant Comox Valley music studio.

Nestled in the well loved arts community of “Tin Town”, this well loved music education hub had seen students and teachers making music for over a decade.  Motif alumni have been seen pursuing music overseas and in university music programs across Canada.  For other Motif graduates, music has enriched their everyday lives and has provided a safe space in a world of inevitable change.

March brought about unexpected challenges and the need for sudden change.  Owners, Jeff and Amie Webster, soon realized that to survive the demands of a global pandemic as a small business, they would have to pivot quickly and be open to new possibilities.

The Motif teaching team showed up with optimism, innovation and creativity to launch into teaching completely online and they continued to nurture students in a lifelong appreciation of music utilizing this new platform of online learning.

In September of 2020 the studio closed their beautiful physical studio to fully focus on creating an excellent individualized lesson experience for students.  The silver lining has been the expanded reach to new areas across the province with the addition of music families from the North Island, Powell River and the Interior of BC.

Music is still happening with Motif Music Studios and one thing has been evident - music is something we can all use a little more of this year!

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