Come study with me!

 

My philosophy for teaching piano is to nurture, above all, a deep, life-long love of music in each student and give them skills that they will be able to use for their entire lives. Of course, I'll help you or your kids do an RCM exam and learn how to sightread, but I also enjoy looking for music outside of any syllabus as I get to know my students individually. I also enjoy helping them play music they like outside of classical music (usually pop or rock music) by ear, or play using pop charts. If it's your thing, I will totally teach you how to play Rihanna. (I WILL make you do some Beethoven, too.)

 

I teach around the Bloor West Village area of Toronto, or anywhere in the west end or downtown that is accessible by subway. If you're looking for a piano teacher, please contact me!

 

I have around 7 years of piano teaching experience (ages 6-16) and a Master of Music degree from UWO as well as RCM ARCT equivalent training in piano. See below for further credentials:

 

Teaching experience:

 

7 years teaching experience with intermediate and advanced students at students’ homes

RCM method and exam preparation, up to grade 8

Royal Academy of Music Licentiate preparation (ATCL)

Advanced repertoire training (ARCT level)

Sight reading methods (including One a Day, etc) and rhythm and ear-training

13 years tutoring theory, up to Introductory Harmony

Experience teaching pop song “lifting” and pop harmony – play by chords

Experience coaching piano duets

 

Studies:

 

University of Western Ontario Doctorate of Music in Collaborative Piano (on leave)

Studying with Dr. John Hess

 

University of Western Ontario Masters of Music in Collaborative Piano

Studying with Dr. John Hess

 

Cleveland Institute of Music Performance Studies Certificate in Piano Performance

Studying with Margarita Shevchenko and Joela Jones

 

University of Toronto Bachelor of Music in Performance

Studying with Marietta Orlov

 

Completed all RCM history, harmony, counterpoint, analysis and rudiment training

 

Graduate of the Young Artist Professional School (at the Glenn Gould School)               RCM ARCT equivalent

Studying with Marina Geringas and Marietta Orlov

 

Masterclasses and Private Lessons with:

Patricia Krueger, James Ehnes, Martin Katz, Jon Kimura Parker, James Parker, Louie Lortie, The St. Lawrence String Quartet, Erika Raum, Scott St. John, Midori Koga, Lydia Wong, Annalee Patipatanakoon, Mayumi Seiler, Lee Kum-Sing, Leslie Kinton, Boris Berlin