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Heather McGuire

Heather McGuire

Heather graduated from her Master for Music degree at the University of Alberta in June 2020, where she studied under Dr. Jacques Després. Previously, Heather received her Artist Certificate and Honours Bachelor of Music from Lakehead University where she studied with Dr. Evgeny Chugunov. Heather has also had many opportunities to perform in masterclasses instructed by prominent musicians including Gwendolyn Mok, Jacques Rouvier, Eve Egoyan, Stephanie Chua, and Richard Raymond. Heather has received many accolades for her academic and performative work, including the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship for her focus on contemporary Canadian works and the Johann Strauss Award which allowed her to study at the Mozarteum University in Austria. Recently, Heather was awarded the 2022 Steinway Top Teacher Award. Currently, Heather has her own private music studio where she teaches piano, theory, harmony, and music history. Heather is an active performer in Edmonton, as well as working as an examiner for Conservatory Canada. Heather also volunteers her time as a member of the ARMTA Edmonton Branch Executive.

Instrument / Discipline

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

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

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

Teaches At

  • Online
  • Teacher's home
  • Teacher's studio