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Catherine Steele

Vancouver BC | V6E 4C1

About me

As a child I was inspired to learn the piano. I will always thank my parents for making that possible!

In my teens I completed Royal Conservatory of Music Grade 8 piano and Theory Level 2.

I have taught Grade One French Immersion to Canadian children and English as a Second language to children and adults in Japan and Mexico. In each country it was a pleasure to add music to my lessons.

Upon returning to Canada a friend suggested that I observe her Music for Young Children classes. It was love at first sight! What a wonderful program for children.

I have taught this program for 5 years and love the opportunity it gives me to work with young children and their parents from my local community.

I look forward to meeting you at playgrounds and festivals around the Downtown Vancouver area in the West End, Yaletown, and Coal Harbour.

Lesson details

Music for Young Children is a small group piano program with parent participation and an emphasis on the joy of learning music. Children come to class for one hour with their parent or other music partner and learn keyboarding, singing, composing, theory, music history, solfege, ear-training, sightreading, performing as a rhythm ensemble, movement and much more. Because so many skills are offered, classes are dynamic and children have lots of opportunities to move.

Music for Young Children classes run from September through June and there are 34 lessons and 2 concerts per year.

Most children are working toward the completion of the Grade One piano exam given by either Conservatory Canada or the Royal Conservatory of Music. The children reach this exam after completing Moonbeams 3. Each class is devoted to children of a similar age and the lessons are structured with the interests and abilities of young children of this specific age in mind. Sunshine 1 (3 1/2-4year olds), Sunbeams 1 (5-6 year olds) and Moonbeams 1 (7-8 year olds).

I am currently accepting students for September classes.
Visit my website at for prices, details and pictures of my studio.

Education and Accreditation

Bachelor of Education
TESL Certificate
Music for Young Children Certificate
Grade 8 piano with Royal Conservatory of Music
Level 2 Theory.


I feel very fortunate to have run into Catherine, as she is an excellent teacher for my son, aged 9, who is now in...


more than 5 years


$39 & under


Tuesday 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Catherine is available to teach students at their home in
Downtown / Yaletown / Westend / Coal Harbour /

Teaching location

Teachers Studio


Childrens Music


Canada Conservatory
Music for Young Children®
Royal Conservatory of Music

Instruments and Subjects

theory – rudiments

Levels taught


Type of students




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