Musical excellence; expression and listening skills; collaboration; musical community; performance and fun while learning- these are the keystones of my music studio! Alongside these, the intangibles of creativity, self discipline, problem-solving, persistence, patience, co-ordination, music appreciation, listening skills, performance and self confidence skills, the joy and satisfaction of a practise or performance accomplished- there is no price on these and the character of the developing child!
"I would teach children music, physics and philosophy; but most importantly music, for in the patterns of music and all the arts are the keys to learning." - Plato
Being a certified Royal Conservatory Advanced Specialist for the piano, I am experienced in teaching private piano and voice lessons, as well as exam preparation, festival preparation and performance opportunities through my studio and in the community of Vanderhoof, BC. These lessons are 30, 45, 60 or 75 minutes long, Prep A through Grade 8; grade 9 recreationally. I love improvisation, arranging, accompanying, and composing and these are also taught in my studio as time permits. These students also have group class four times a year in addition to regular weekly lessons. For more information, please read this handy "Questions for Every Piano Family to Ask". Please also refer to my Studio Policy and Expectations page for more information.
Group Classes & Theory
Music is to love, share, create and enjoy! Group classes are the perfect catalyst for students to interact, learn, share and create together.These are great times for us to perform together, make music together, learn music history, work on aural skills and get to know each other, too! I also offer four recitals a year and numerous other opportunities as the students grow and learn, to make music in the community as well. I enjoy theory and teaching it (as an RCM Intermediate Theory Specialist) and these classes are open to the community and not just my students. They are held once a week September through May with an RCM exam in May.