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Erin Coffey


Erin Coffey

RCM Certified
I have taught piano and theory since 1995. My favourite part of teaching music is variety - from working with young beginners to coaching University students, every day is different. Private lessons provide the opportunity to tailor curriculum to each student's specific gifts, needs & interests. I particularly enjoy teaching Advanced Theory and working with the students of many local colleagues. Over the years I have played the piano for RAD Classical Ballet, accompanied choirs, and regularly play at church - chording & improvising for contemporary worship. Currently, I have a small home studio and work part-time for a Christian non-profit organization. I offer all lessons virtually (theory) or in person (piano and theory), and have students studying harmony virtually from other continents! I have an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree and hold a high value for lifelong learning. After working towards my performer's ARCT as a teen & young adult, I am now working on the Piano Pedagogy Teacher's ARCT to continually improve my teaching. I am an RCM Certified teacher at all levels of piano and theory (Elementary, Intermediate & Advanced), a member of ORMTA (Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association), and active in my local music community, including planning the annual Elmira Kiwanis Music Festival.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Piano
  • Rudiments
  • Harmony
  • History
  • Counterpoint
  • Analysis
  • Theory

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

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

Teaches At

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

Specialist designation

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


  • 2013 - Intermediate Piano Pedagogy - The Royal Conservatory of Music
  • 2010 - Elementary Piano Pedagogy - The Royal Conservatory of Music
  • 2003 - B.A. - University of Guelph

School Associations

  • Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association - Provincial / State
RCM Credentials
RCM Certified