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Amy Rose Nold

Sidney /N orth Saanich BC | V8L 5T6

About me

I believe in the ancient method of encouraging creativity as well as literacy in learning music. Hence, elements of theory are taught as it applies to the building blocks of music - the old adage that's it's better to teach someone to fish than to give them a fish!! I also ask students to be pro-active about their musical choices of what they want to be able to play. And i leave it up to the individual to decide his/her own level of seriousness/commitment/motivation. I prefer to teach people who already have learned fundamentals and are ready to do some creative exploration and build on the basics they've already learned...

Specialties

Applying traditional harmony (chording) to contemporary forms like blues and rock, reggae, etc. Also beginner's jazz and chart reading. And self-accompaniment for vocalists.

Lesson details

I find out where you are and where you want to go, and start from there...if you want to read, that's fine, if you don't, that's fine too...Together we find out how you best learn what you want to learn (that's within my capacity). The student decides on periodicity and length of lesson - basically, my job is to give you what you want...

Education and Accreditation

Lot's of formal and on the job education!!! I had a German prof named Dr. Heinz Killian come right to me house on Saturday afternoons...he prepped me to attend music school, which I did for two years at Vancouver Island University (then it was called Malaspina College),where I majored in classical piano. That was also the first year of their jazz program, which I then got interested in, so after my Associate of Music diploma, I studied privately for four more years with a well-known teacher here in Victoria who bridged me from classical to improv, jazz, and blues. That prepared me to step out into the world as a professional performer. Nothing like performing to get your skills up to snuff - I've been a professional performer since 1980 in a great variety of genres and settings, from musical theatre to resort lounges, rock band to jazz trio, and loads of solo piano in some of the finest dining rooms in the west!!! I also work as an accompanist for choir, which has developed another skill set.

Testimonials

Experience

more than 20 years

Rates

$40 - $49

Availability

Flexible schedule

Teaching location

Students Home
Teachers Studio

Genre

Ballad
Blues
Childrens Music
Classical
Composition
Contemporary
Country / Western
Folk
Gospel
Improvisation
Jazz
Latin Rhythm
Lounge
Performance
Rhythm and Blues
Rock

Methods

Faber and Faber
Rote Method
Thompson Method

Instruments and Subjects

piano
theory – harmony
theory – rudiments
voice

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate

Type of students

Children
Young Adults
Adults
Seniors

Languages

English