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Leona Porth


Leona Porth

RCM Certified
I am an experienced piano teacher who specializes in teaching piano to beginners through to Level 7 RCM. My students have scored very high marks in RCM exams and Festivals; I find it challenging and rewarding to inspire students to reach their full potential! At the same time, I have a large lending library of pop and sacred music to supplement the RCM Repertoire books. Every student has individual abilities and interests and it is my job to cater a program to their goals and interests! There is a strong trend now toward incorporating both internet apps and manipulative games to reinforce musical concepts, and I have embraced this trend! I have a large studio, teach on a Yamaha Grand Piano, and also have an upright Disklavier Yamaha Piano, which is a fun way to polishing pieces! I also own a Yamaha Concert Grand, which my students may use. I feel that sharing music with others through performing is a wonderful skill to refine, so I hold 2 formal recitals a year, as well as less formal recitals at Halloween and Valentine's in my home. I wholeheartedly pour myself into each and every student, forming lasting friendships! I've often been asked to help with application forms to assist former students as they enter their chosen careers, some of them becoming professional musicians. I have taught young children in the public school system, have raised and mentored our own five musically gifted children, and have taught piano since I was age twelve! I love to carry on learning, and recently attended a National Conference for Piano Teachers in Chicago, having the time of my life meeting teachers, composers, and authorities holding workshops on the latest teaching trends! Music, teaching and children being me an immense amount of JOY! I do everything I can to instill a lifelong love of music by maintaining a friendly, enthusiastic and nurturing atmosphere within my studio! I presently have room for just a few more students, and welcome children who are eager to learn!! I have my Teachers ARCT, have studied Arts and Education at University, and am presently a Certified RCM Teaching Specialist.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Piano

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

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

Teaches At

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

Specialist designation

  • Piano - Advanced
  • Piano - Elementary
  • Piano - Intermediate


  • 1966 - ARCT - RCM

Professional development

  • National Conference of Keyboard Pedagogy, Chicago, Illinois, USA - 4 full days of workshops and presentations on keyboard pedagogy - 2019
  • Online Teaching with Bradley Sowash - 4 hours of training on teaching online - 2020
  • Piano Camp for Piano Teachers - 3 day series of workshops - 2020
  • PIano Teacher Academy - Monthly Webinars - 2020
  • RCM Summer Summit in Vancouver, BC - 2 days of workshops and presentations - 2018
  • Training with Marvin Blickenstaff - Purchase of Online training - 2020
  • Wide Variety of You Tube videos - Presentations on teaching piano by teachers and professors from around the world - 2017

School Associations

  • British Columbia Registered Music Teachers' Association - Provincial / State
  • Music Teachers National Association - National
RCM Credentials
RCM Certified