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Adrienne Sim

Coquitlam BC | V3B 6B4

About me

Adrienne Sim was born in Vancouver BC and started playing the piano at the age of five. She holds an ARCT diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music and a Bachelors of Music degree from the University of British Columbia with a major in piano, and minor in voice.

Adrienne has conducted choirs for various local churches in Coquitlam and has a specialization in Secondary Music Education (playing drums, flute, guitar, etc.). Adrienne also holds a second Bachelor's degree in Music Therapy from Capilano University and is an accredited music therapist with the Canadian Association of Music Therapy. Besides her enjoyment in teaching children and adults, she hopes to continue using music to inspire students to come.

Specialties

What inspires me ? Watching my students enjoy a song after putting some good ol' practicing and hard work. The sense of accomplishment and enjoying playing the piano for aspiring musicians is something that inspires me to keep going in teaching and inspiring other teachers, parents, and students.

My philosophy in teaching is to provide a well rounded lesson. It's not just piano we are learning. It's music!
Besides learning notes and fingering, rhythm is essential as it is the driver of music and why we love listening to it. The importance of making goals, progression is a necessity too. I like to make sure there is a standard curriculum so parents and students can see progression as the year goes on. Lastly, balance. A balance in different genres opens doors of expression for students learning, whether it be jazz, classical, or pop.

Education and Accreditation

ARCT in Piano Performance with the Royal Conservatory of Music,
BMus at the University of British Columbia (Prof. Alice Enns),
BMusic Therapy at Capilano University

Testimonials

Experience

more than 10 years

Rates

$40 - $49

Availability

Monday 9am - 9pm
Tuesday 9am - 9pm
Wednesday 9am - 9pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday N/A - N/A
Sunday N/A - N/A

Teaching location

Teachers Studio

Genre

Ballad
Blues
Childrens Music
Classical
Contemporary
Gospel
Jazz
Latin Rhythm
Modern
Pop
Rhythm and Blues

Methods

Faber and Faber
Royal Conservatory of Music

Instruments and Subjects

piano
theory – harmony
theory – music history
theory – rudiments
voice

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Type of students

Children
Young Adults

Languages

Cantonese
English
Mandarin