Marianne - Teacher #786

- Piano

- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English

Teaching Philosophy

As an ARCT-certified Piano teacher with nearly 50 years of teaching experience, I am deeply committed to nurturing the musical potential of every student I encounter. From beginners to Grade 9 level, I welcome students of all ages, starting from age 5 to adults, who have the passion and desire to learn to play the piano. My versatile teaching approach allows students to explore a wide range of musical styles, from cherished classics to the latest pop hits. Whether you aspire to be a proficient accompanist at your church or aim to excel in piano exams, I will support and guide you on your musical journey.

In my teaching philosophy, every student is unique, possessing their own talents and strengths. My role as your teacher is to recognize and celebrate these individual capabilities, helping you develop and refine your skills to their fullest potential. I am also actively involved in the music community, serving on the Executive of the Alberta Registered Music Teachers Association, Edmonton Branch, which further enhances my dedication to providing quality music education.

Together, we will create a supportive and enjoyable learning environment, where you can explore and discover the joy of making music at the piano.

Musical Education

Royal Conservatory of Music ARCT
Member of the Alberta Registered Music Teachers Association and the ARMTA Edmonton BrANCH
Attend yearly RCM Teacher Seminars

Awards and Distinctions

Over the last three years, I have diligently completed the coursework through the Royal Conservatory of Music, achieving the status of a Certified Teaching Specialist at both the Elementary level (Preparatory A to Level 4) and the Intermediate level (Levels 5 to 8). This certification represents my commitment to providing high-quality music education and demonstrates my expertise in teaching students at different stages of their musical journey. I am excited to continue sharing my knowledge and passion for music with my students and helping them thrive in their musical pursuits.

Special Skills and Training

Continuing education is essential to me as a teacher, and I attend the RCM Teachers' seminar annually to enhance my skills and stay informed about the latest teaching tools and methods. Additionally, I keep myself updated by reading their monthly newsletter, which helps me apply new developments to my teaching practice effectively. As a firm believer in leading by example, I prioritize regular practice to maintain and improve my own performance skills. This enables me to demonstrate techniques and skills accurately to my exam students, ensuring they receive the best guidance possible. By constantly honing my teaching abilities and keeping my own musical skills sharp, I am committed to providing a high-quality and enriching learning experience for all my students.


30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00

There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable

NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher


1. Cancellation Policy

Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.

2. Cessation (quitting) Policy

A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.

3. Illness Policy

Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.

BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.

No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.

4. Rescheduling Policy

Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.

Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy

Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.

It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.

5. Evaluation Period

There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).