Amy J K Teo-Poh
Coquitlam BC | V3B 6R3
I had the satisfaction and pleasure of completing three Canadian piano performance qualifications and two academic qualifications with Music,after immigrating into Vancouver: LBCM, ACCM, ARCT,DipPerfArts (Music),and A.Arts (Music Major) degree. My teaching experience began in Singapore where I was employed as a piano teacher at a music school and at a Baptist church. I served extensively as pianist, organist, and accompanist at church choir performances and concerts. Besides teaching privately, I worked at G & G Music (Maple Ridge) for eight years before teaching at Salina Cheng Music Academy, and then Tom Lee Music in Coquitlam.
My inspiration comes from my students: their interest and love of music, their motivation, progress and their commendable achievements in music examinations. I treasure the relationships I have with my students, many of whom remain with me for up to eight or ten years. I appreciate the formation of friendship with parents and colleagues as an enrichment to my personal life.
I love challenges and continually seek to upgrade my knowledge, skills and abilities in music. In pursuit of a music degree, I recently completed, with distinction, a two-year Diploma in Performing Arts (a University-Transfer music program), with a Performance-Based (full) Tuition Scholarship.
I specialize in teaching Classical music especially in preparing students for RCM examinations (up to Grade 10/ARCT level). I also teach other areas of music: spiritual music (church hymns and choruses) with improvisations, and popular/jaz1 tunes for pleasure. In year 2015, 14 students of mine achieved first-class honours in RCM practical (Grades 3 to 9) exams and 11 were awarded Tom Lee Music medals at the Tom Lee Granville concert hall; several have also been awarded Tom Lee Music trophies (for RCM theory exams).
I have also had the invaluable experience of teaching an autistic student who began lessons as a beginner and later completed his music studies at RCM Grade 8 (practical and theory) with first-class honours in both categories. I love challenges and seek always to motivate students to strive to do their best.
BEGINNER STUDENTS: Simple technical exercises, basic theory, method books, flashcards, easy arrangements of popular tunes, Christmas music, and lower- level RCM examinations, if desired.
INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED STUDENTS: All of the above at a higher level, Christmas or religious music with improvisations; often Advanced students would be studying for RCM practical/theory examinations; TLM/BCCM recitals,festivals, competition participation.
Education and Accreditation
BACKGROUND MUSIC EDUCATION: ABRSM of London, UK, (all grades) in Singapore.
CANADIAN MUSIC QUALIFICATIONS:
ACCM (Associate in Piano Performance, Conservatory Canada, Ontario); awarded a "Medal For Excellence" and "Edward (Ted) Lincoln" Scholarship.
LBCM (Licentiate in Piano Performance, BC Conservatory of Music).
ARCT (Associate in Piano Performance, Toronto).
DIPLOMA IN PERFORMING ARTS (Music - Piano Major); awarded the Douglas College Performance-Based Tuition Scholarship (a two-year full tuition scholarship).
ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN ARTS(A.Arts: Music Major with Social Sciences concentration; awarded a gold cord for highest CGPA in Music section)
RMT (Registered Music Teacher, BCRMTA) since year 2001; awarded three Coquitlam/Maple Ridge BCRMT Trophies: Music History (2) and Piano Pedagogy (1).
Amy J K Teo-Poh has taught piano (practical and theory) at G & G Music from year 2000 to 2008. Her teaching...
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