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Dale Innes

Dale Innes

Dale Innes has extensive experience as a piano teacher, a festival adjudicator and as a senior examiner (piano, pedagogy) for the Royal Conservatory of Music. She was the music coordinator for Algoma University for 17 years, and is currently the president of the Sault Ste. Marie branch of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association (ORMTA). She is also a qualified Suzuki Piano Teacher, and an active Research Associate with the Northern Ontario Research, Development, Ideas, and Knowledge Institute (NORDIK), a community-based research institute affiliated with Algoma University. Her interest in Glenn Gould began as student at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and her examination of the various styles in which the keyboard music of J.S. Bach’s is performed has been an ongoing pursuit. In 1999, Innes coordinated the Glenn Gould Northern Tour which followed the international Glenn Gould Gathering conference in Toronto. This tour of Gould’s favourite spots along the shore of eastern Lake Superior was enjoyed by visitors from all over the world, including Germany, Australia, the USA, Italy and Japan. Since 2008, as an organizer for the annual Group of Seven/Glenn Gould Train Tour, Innes has continued to share her passion for Gould, Bach, and the North. Her book Seeking Solitude: Glenn Gould and the Goldberg Variations was published in 2016 by Penumbra Press. In 2020, she was awarded the Graduate Diploma in Piano Pedagogy Research from the University of Ottawa.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Piano
  • Rudiments
  • Harmony
  • Theory
  • Piano Pedagogy

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialist designation

  • History - Advanced
  • Piano - Advanced
  • Piano - Elementary
  • Piano - Intermediate
  • Theory - Elementary
  • Theory - Intermediate