WHO AM I?
Royal Conservatory - Certified Elementary to Advanced Specialist for Piano and for Elementary to Intermediate Theory
The piano has been magic to me since I was a small child. My teachers used the Royal Conservatory of Toronto method.
As a teen , I played in rock bands and as a young adult moved to Edmonton to study jazz piano. When I returned home to Lethbridge , I worked to get my Associate with the Royal Conservatory (ARCT). I have been teaching and learning from my students for 43 years now. It is what I love to do.
I am proud to be a member of LRMTA, ARMTA and CFMTA. You can find more information on their sites. They continue to provide me with on-going professional development and events for my students to participate in. It has been interesting teaching online through COVID. I learned a lot that I will be able to use forever. Electric pianos in the driveway, online lessons and zoom recitals all miss the sound, touch and engagement of the real thing. I am glad that if students are ill, at least there is an option to have an online lesson if necessary.
My students are of all ages and abilities. Some take the Royal Conservatory levels and some are just there for their own enjoyment.
Going to yoga classes over the years has influenced how I approach teaching. Teaching how to practice and preventing repetitive strain injuries are an ongoing project of mine .
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN TO PLAY THE PIANO.
Ask me about lessons for adult students
Thank you for checking into this site. You may notice it doesn't get updated often. I'd rather be at the piano than on the computer. It has been a busy and rewarding year for piano students. You can find out more about what I do, on the LRMTA site or on our face book site.
DOING IT SAFELY
Since 2019, teaching safely has evolved from month to month. Whatever it takes, KN95's or double masks, temperature checks and distancing, we find a way to keep on learning and playing and loving the piano.
I know the importance of a good Piano Instructor. I’ve taken everything I have learned over the years and combined it into an approach that is friendly, approachable and effective. Contact me to find out more.
Offering recitals, exams, workshops and other performance opportunities
IT IS WONDERFUL TO BE BACK TO TEACHING IN MY STUDIO AGAIN. I AM LUCKY TO HAVE A LARGE, PROFESSIONAL STUDIO AT HOME WITH A SEPARATE ENTRANCE AND NO DISTRACTIONS. THERE IS ROOM FOR, INTIMATE RECITALS AND SEASONAL EVENTS TO CELEBRATE BY PLAYING FOR SMALL AUDIENCES.
Openings available to all ages, abilities and levels.
Recitals outdoors and online are beginning to be replaced with indoor events. Giving piano lessons changes continuously as I learn new things. That's what keeps it fun.
INCREASE YOUR ATTENTION SPAN AND FOCUS
Focus on beauty and creativity
I LOVE, THE MELODY IN YOUR VOICE, THE SOUND OF YOUR LAUGHTER, THE RHYTHM OF YOUR WAYS,... YOU ARE MUSIC TO ME .