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Yoko Johnsen-Sollos

Yoko Johnsen-Sollos

I have been teaching piano to preschoolers to older adults since 2014. I like to get to know my students so that I can tailor my lessons to their individual learning style and musical taste. I love the RCM curriculum, although I also use my own creative method as well as Faber Piano Adventures in my teaching. Taking the RCM exams pretty recently myself (comprehensive level 10 piano certificate with first class honours in 2022), I have the hands-on experience to guide my students for success if they would like to take the exams. I strive to make it non-stressful, but a rewarding experience! Even when some students are not interested in taking the RCM exams, I would love to teach them some wonderful pieces from the RCM repertoire and etudes. I also custom arrange my students' favorite songs so they are playable for them, whether movie, pop, anime, or video game music. I am also fascinated by music theory and harmony. I was able to achieve 97 in the RCM level 10 harmony and counterpoint exam in 2022. Again, with this recent hands-on experience, I would love to teach you separate theory lessons and prepare you for the theory exams. I also speak Japanese, Norwegian, and some Spanish.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Piano
  • Theory
  • Harmony

Spoken languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Young Children (under 7)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate

Teaches At

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

School Associations

  • Alberta Piano Teachers' Association - Provincial / State