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Anne Mackey

Comox BC | V9M 3J9

About me

I was born in Cambridge, Ontario, and I have loved music since a very young child. Piano lessons began at the age of 6. I taught primary school for a few years, and then my husband and I went to work in India and I taught music part time at the British School in New Delhi for several years.. During that time, I completed the Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music piano teaching diploma from London, England. Soon after we returned to Ontario, and I taught piano there for 17 years. Once again we took a four year assignment in India with Habitat for Humanity and I taught piano in the International Community and also in the Indian Community.
Now we have settled in Victoria, B.C., my husband`s home place, and I have started teaching here.

I have taught piano now for 23 years and have taught everything from beginners to grade 10. I was very active in the ORMTA in Toronto and my students participated in many concerts, festivals and RCM Exams with very good success.
While living in Ontario, I did several years of extra studies in Pedagogy ...a special interest of mine.

Specialties

I have taught students all the way from beginners up to grade 10. I work very hard in trying to inspire each student in the love of music.
My speciality would be in teaching with skill, passion and compassion.

Lesson details

For beginners I use several different methods according to what I feel is best for each student. I use Alfred, Premier Alfred Course, Hal Leonard, Faber and Faber. I also teach the Royal Conservatory of Music and prepare students for exams if they so desire.
A lesson would include: technical (suitable to the level or grade). Also exercises such as Dozen a Day. Sight Reading and Ear Training that is appropriate for the level. Then of course pieces. I also teach theory.
Beginners start with 30 minutes and then the time would increase later on.
I encourage my students to play in concerts which we have in our BCRMTA Chapter here in Victoria. I have a Christmas Concert and also a spring concert just for my own students. Having a concert at a Senior`s Home is also a favourite thing to do.
For me, each student is a unique person, and I work to bring the best out in each one.

Education and Accreditation

Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music, London England Piano Teachers’ Certificate. My teacher was Harold Joseph.
Several years of working with Ronald Schmoll , Evalyn Lindsay and Marie Helene Crawford in Pedagogical studies.
Member of the BCRMTA Victoria Branch.

Testimonials

Experience

more than 20 years

Rates

$40 - $49

Availability

Monday 3:30pm - 8pm
Tuesday 10:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 3:30pm - 8pm
Thursday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Friday N/A - N/A
Saturday N/A - N/A
Sunday N/A - N/A

Teaching location

Teachers Studio

Genre

Classical

Instruments and Subjects

piano

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate

Type of students

Children
Young Adults

Languages

English