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Katya Pine

Katya Pine

Composition lessons are provided online or in-person. Online composition lessons are very simple to provide if students have the necessary software. Please get in touch to learn more. A published composer/arranger, I have composed music for production studios, independent films, documentaries, television, musical theatre, opera and the concert stage in a variety of commercial and noncommercial styles, ranging from solo to full orchestral. My works have been performed in Canada, U.S.A and the U.K. A recipient of the prestigious Floyd Chalmers Award, I received a composition degree from the University of Toronto, with postgraduate studies in London, England and also in Calgary Alberta, where I completed the MRU Jazz and Contemporary Music program. An affiliate composer of the Canadian Music Center (CMC), the Canadian League of Composers (CLC), the Association of Canada Women Composers (ACWC), the Screen Composers Guild of Canada (SCGC), BCRMTA and SOCAN, I write extensively for the voice. Currently I am writing music for instrumental ensembles and also composing a mini opera entitled "Beginning" on a libretto by notable American playwright, Germaine Shames. For more, visit my websites: to hear my musical styles and for information on my teaching practices

Instrument / Discipline

  • Composition

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

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

Teaches At

  • Online
  • Teacher's studio


  • 1986 - Diploma - Mount Royal University
  • 1977 - Bachelor of Music - University of Toronto

Professional development

  • Composing for Film and Television - Glenn Morley: RCM Toronto - 1999
  • Orchestration - Film and Television - 2012

School Associations

  • British Columbia Registered Music Teachers' Association - Provincial / State