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Ida du Toit

Ida du Toit

Biography of Ida du Toit – RCM Music Teacher Background: I grew up in South Africa and come from a musical family that placed tremendous emphasis on the all-round development of their children within culture. I played piano, recorder and clarinet in school and enjoyed musical activities like music exams, school band, eisteddfod, choir and making music as a family with my mother and sister who also studied music. I did 2 music subjects for grade 12 (Clarinet and Piano) and played my highest piano exam in grade 11 and clarinet exam in grade 12. After high school I attended the University of Stellenbosh where I completed a Bachelor of Music Degree with a teacher’s diploma. I taught at different institutions in South Africa where I specialized in music history, Harmony and counterpoint, preparation for piano and clarinet exams and eisteddfods. I also accompanied the Johannesburg Children’s choir and several school choirs and taught Orff Ensembles and recorder to numerous students. We immigrated to Canada in 1996 and I taught music at music schools in Edmonton and Calgary and continue to prepare students for theory exams and piano exams following the RCM curriculum. Teaching is my passion and I strive to develop basic skills and musicality to all students that come my way. Canadian experience: -Teacher at Piano School in Edmonton -Teacher at Sonata School of Music in Calgary - Private piano teacher -Branch Administrator – St. John’s Music -Choir singing -Bell ringing Possible teaching fields: -Piano RCM Grade 1 to 8 -Theory RCM – All grades -Harmony and Counterpoint -Piano teaching – Not for exams -Age groups 5 and older (As well as Adults) Teaching availability: Currently I have openings for students from Beginner Level up to adults. I can be contacted to discuss available schedules and will give one lesson free of charge as an introduction to parents and students before placing them on the timetable for teaching. I teach at my house only and do not travel from house to house. I look forward to any enquiries regarding enrolling new students at my music school.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Piano
  • Clarinet
  • Recorder

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

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

Teaches At

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