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Nicholas Fairbank

Nicholas Fairbank

With almost 40 years of experience in classroom and one-on-one teaching, including 12 years as a national Examiner for the RCM, I have a solid background in pedagogy and a history of success; some of my students have gone on to music schools and universities across North America, while others have developed a life-long love of music while pursuing other careers. My approach to teaching is to train well-rounded musicians. In my studio I incorporate written music theory, aural skills and music history into the lesson plan.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Harmony
  • Piano
  • Rudiments
  • History
  • Counterpoint
  • Analysis
  • Composition
  • Harpsichord
  • Organ
  • Theory

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Specialized in

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

Teaches At

  • At own home
  • At own studio

Credentials

  • 2005 - MMus - U of Victoria
  • 1998 - ARCCO - Royal Canadian College of Organists
  • 1994 - Maîtrise de lettres modernes - Université de Paris VIII
  • 1993 - MA - UCSB
  • 1983 - Professional Teaching Certificate - UBC

School Associations

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