When people I meet socially ask me what I do, of course I tell them "I teach piano". The most common response I receive is: "I took piano as a child, and I HATED it!"
They usually tell me "it wasn't fun", and this has always baffled me. WHY? WHY wasn't it fun? WHY can it NOT be fun!
While I encourage and expect my students to work hard towards short and long term goals we set together, I think to myself: there is no reason this can't be FUN in the process.
In our studio, piano lessons ARE fun. My students consistently achieve high honours in various festivals and exams, winning top awards and maintaining standings within the top 1% of Canada, AND, during their lessons, there is lots of laughter to be heard outside the door. Humour is big for me, and yes, piano has all of its benefits academically and discipline wise, but in the end, we study the piano for the love of music, gifting ourselves with a skill that we will have for life.
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Accepting serious Intermediate, Advanced students and Diploma Level Students.
Specialty also in Beginners and Preschoolers.
BC Registered Music Teacher.
Master of Music in Piano Performance UBC.
Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance UVIC.
20 Years teaching experience.
ARCT Performance, and Teaching.
AVCM Associate Teaching Diploma.
AVCM Diploma in Piano Performance.
Banff Center for the Arts Artist in Residence 2002-2003.
Studies and Concerts throughout North America and Europe.
Teaching and Lesson Style:
Approach geared towards each student's unique needs and learning style.
Instilling musical concepts that will guide students to ultimately developing their own approach and forming an independent interpretation.
Nurturing student's self-esteem and confidence and enabling them to express themselves and experience the joy of musical expression.
Solid technical foundation for agile technique and injury prevention.
Offering students weekly detailed practice strategies and instructions for home practice.
Regular studio performance opportunities for goal setting and ensemble playing, including music festivals, exams, competitions, masterclasses and studio recitals.
Motivating and inspiring students with my own desire for learning, passion for music and and love for my students and teaching.
- Youth (7-17)
- Adults (18+)
- Young Children (under 7)
- 2003 - Master of Music - UBC
- 1998 - Bachelor of Music - UVIC
- 1997 - ARCT - RCM
- 1997 - AVCM - Camosun College
- British Columbia Registered Music Teachers' Association - Provincial / State