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AK Coope

AK Coope

AK Coope (clarinet) performs frequently with many Ensembles from Vancouver's Lower Mainland, including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Opera Orchestra, Turning Point Ensemble, Aventa Ensemble, Cascadia Reed Quintet and Ad Mare Wind Quintet. She is a longtime member of one of Canada's premier contemporary music chamber ensembles, the award- winning Standing Wave. AK's long and varied experience as a performer is a key ingredient to her success as a teacher. Many of her students have become award winning performers themselves and have gone on to post secondary music programs across North America. Recently, she has had 3 gold medal winners for RCM clarinet examinations in the BC/Yukon region. AK began her musical life as a Suzuki violinist at the age of 4, adding in piano studies at the age of 8. She also had a year playing double bass before falling in love with the sound of the clarinet. She was a student of late greats, Robert Marcellus and Clark Brody at Northwestern University and of Wes Foster at the University of British Columbia and strives to continue to share their teaching ideals with her own students.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Clarinet

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • Music school
  • Online
  • Teacher's home
  • Teacher's studio