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Colleen Finlay

Vancouver BC | V6N 3C7

About me

I am thrilled to be able to help your child develop the "happy habit of learning music" from the young age of 3 and up. Music For Young Children has been endorsed by the Royal Conservatory of Music as one of the best beginner programs for children as it combines fun with structure.

A little information about myself. I began my musical career at the age of 5 and it has continued to be an important part of my life from that moment forward. I began teaching with my teacher over 30 years ago and as a certified Music For Young Children teacher 17 years ago. My educational background has been with the Royal Conservatory of Music as well as diplomas from the London Schools of Music in England, Trinity College of England. I teach all grades of music to ARCT and theory prerequisites. From my background I can wholeheartedly endorse Music For Young Children as being the most successful music program I have ever taught. Your children will receive a rounded musical education, where, right from the age of 3 they are being trained in keyboard skills, ear training, sight reading, composing, creative movement and singing. All of this is done with bright, colourful and exciting visual aids and games designed to enhance their musical study.

Experience
It is my personal philosophy that all children deserve to have the chance to learn the universal language of music and develop a love and appreciation of music. All children naturally enjoy music and singing and it is a wonderful opportunity to build on this natural ability and see where it leads. Studying music is a skill that transfers into all aspects of a child's life as it helps them to develop self-discipline, self-motivation, fine motor skills and the determination to complete the task at hand.

This program delights both parents and children and is enhanced by the parent participation and small group instruction aspects. Many of my children who have graduated from this program have continued on to private lessons for many years right up to an ARCT level. They have even decided to add another instrument to their musical experience. No matter where they go after the program, they will have had the opportunity to experience music in a very complete and enjoyable way, an experience that they will never forget and a gift they will take with them throughout their lives.

I presently have two studio locations one on West l4th and one on West llth and am excited to announce a new location opening September 2009 in Kerrisdale. Contact me know to learn more about the program and let me assist you in finding a class to best suite your schedule.

Specialties

Colleen teaches all grades of music to ARCT and theory prerequisites.

Lesson details

Each lesson is $l9.00 for one hour of group instruction per week. The lessons run the school year – generally 34 – 36 lessons per year including two recitals.

Education and Accreditation

My educational background has been with the Royal Conservatory of Music as well as diplomas from the London Schools of Music in England, Trinity College of England

Testimonials

Experience

more than 10 years

Rates

$39 & under

Availability

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

Genre

Classical

Instruments and Subjects

pedagogy
piano
theory – analysis
theory – counterpoint
theory – harmony
theory – music history
theory – rudiments

Levels taught

Beginner

Type of students

Children

Languages

English

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