I am a piano and theory teacher in the Maple Ridge area. I have had the joy of playing piano for most of my life and am a teacher at heart. From beginner through advanced, I enjoy the challenge of helping people become confident, knowledgeable players.
I have a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance and am part of the BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association. I have taught piano and theory for 20+ years.
My approach is largely classical, with emphasis on a healthy technical approach to the piano, keyboard knowledge, artistry, and music theory. I use the Russian based series “Tales of a Musical Journey” by Irina Gorin for beginning students. I also introduce elements of composition, improvisation, keyboard harmony and history to further develop musical skills.
Learning how to connect with music, practice effectively, and perform confidently are the main focuses of my teaching. Students who understand and enjoy music will be able to communicate thoughts and emotions through their playing. Music is considered a performing art, so I encourage students to work towards recitals, exams, masterclasses, festivals or other venues that provide a clear path. I host my own recitals twice a year, and encourage students to collaborate with other musicians through duets or accompanying.
- Youth (7-17)
- Young Children (under 7)
- At own home
- At own studio
- 1994 - Bachelor of Music - University of Saskatchewan
- Level 1 and Level 2 Tales of a Musical Journey Pedagogy course - 4 day workshop presented by Irina Gorin, author of beginner method, Tales of a Musical Journey - 2019
- British Columbia Registered Music Teachers' Association - Provincial / State