- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
For me, learning music is about discovering one's own inner self. There's a quote from Beethoven himself that has probably inspired my whole musical upbringing: "From the heart; may it find its way to the heart." I dislike the new competitive spirit that seems to be taking form in modern era musical education; rather, I want to use these opportunities to share your love of music with others, to teach others to express themselves in a way that nothing else could. The student's progression in music mirrors their own progression in their growth as a person.
In terms of the methods I would use, the RCM series is certainly a great introduction to the broad spectrum of music that's out there. I would also try to complement that with an emphasis on technique early on (mostly from Liszt's bible of technical exercises and the "Dozen a Day" series). I would encourage interpretation right from the start, and throughout the process I want the student to develop their own unique style and musical personality, so that the music is not learnt for the sake of being learnt, but always for the student's own enjoyment and growth. My guidance would only be in the form of suggestions, offering alternative views and ideas for the student's interpretation.
ARCT - Royal Conservatory of Music
I was honoured to receive a 92% on my RCM ARCT exam, as well as Honours with Distinction on all my theory exams. I've won numerous gold awards at the Calgary Kiwanis Festival, and was named an alternate recommendation to the Alberta Provincial Music Festival.
I have a great background with accompanying and have done so for previous school plays, solo performers, in chamber music and for singers. I do a lot of improvisational jam sessions with other musicians, which has really helped me develop my skills as a song writer and performer. I've also had a lot of valuable experience working with kids in educational settings, whether it be teaching piano, reading, or other subjects to kids younger than I am.
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