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Vivien Tse


Vivien Tse

RCM Certified
Teacher ARCT
Burnaby piano and theory teacher Vivien Tse is an accomplished pianist and a highly experienced teacher, who has been teaching since 2007. She believes in creating positive learning experiences for each student, making lessons fun and interesting whenever possible. She challenges her students to push themselves to their highest potential. To create well-rounded music students, her lessons can also include improvisation, composition, and learning to play by ear. Lessons are tailored to each student’s specific needs and goals. All lessons are currently held online. Read more about Vivien on her studio website below!

Instrument / Discipline

  • Piano
  • Theory
  • Rudiments
  • Harmony
  • History
  • Counterpoint
  • Analysis
  • Piano Pedagogy

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

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

Teaches At

  • Music school
  • Online
  • Teacher's home
  • Teacher's studio

Specialist designation

  • Harmony - Advanced
  • History - Advanced
  • Piano - Advanced
  • Piano - Elementary
  • Piano - Intermediate
  • Theory - Elementary
  • Theory - Intermediate


  • 2009 - Bachelor of Arts in Music - University of British Columbia
  • 2006 - ARCT in Piano Performance - Royal Conservatory

Professional development

  • Music for All - Insights on developing strategies for teaching students of all ages and abilities, and exploring innovative ways to infuse creativity into teaching and learning. - 2018
  • Professional Development Seminar: Achieving Success - Valuable insight into the examination process, and exploring ways in which pedagogy teachers can encourage creativity and individuality while passing on basic teaching principles. - 2012
  • Professional Development Seminar: Renew, Refresh, Inspire - Exploring the importance of the art of teaching through a discussion of teaching fundamentals. - 2011
  • Professional Development Seminar: Success Through Student-Centred Learning - Insights and discussions on approaches and strategies to enhance teaching, based on respect for the unique personality and learning style of every student. - 2013
  • Summer Keyboard Summit: Inspiring the Whole Musician - Exploration and insight into the principles of the art of teaching piano, including teaching basics to beginners, exploration of the physical structures of balance to unlock artistic potential. - 2012
  • Summer Summit: Exploring the Language of Music - Discussions and reflections on balancing essential components of well-rounded musical training in every lesson, and considering approaches for integrating theory and practice. - 2016
RCM Credentials
RCM Certified