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Jammy Smith

Burnaby BC | V5B 3T7

About me

Hi, my name is Jammy Smith. I am a Chinese from Hong Kong, moved to Vancouver about 12 years ago. I am fortunate to live here, enjoying the outdoor activities which I love, while I can still develop my career as a piano teacher.

As a mother of a 8 year old boy, I enjoy so much to see a child growing and learning. I understand how excited to let a child expose to the world of music and how important a good music program is. Having taught private lessons for 10 years, it is always my pleasure to see my students growing from a young little child, knowing nothing about piano and music, to a responsible young adult, still enjoying music or developing their career in music. Throughout those years, I can see how much learning music can help a child to develop its self-discipline, concentration and cooperation. It enhances motor skills and good memory, helps them with abstract thinking and builds their confidence. I feel very fortunate to be part of that process.

Specialties

I have a special interest in the music education for young children but am equally comfortable teaching and performing the repertoires of different levels.

I teach a well rounded piano program of classical music, which is a basis for all other studies in modern, sacred, rock and jazz music. Currently, most of my students are young children from beginner level to intermediate level.

I also teach written theory for the preliminary, rudiments 1, rudiments 2 exams and harmony for levels 3 and 4.

Lesson details

My studio offers individually designed piano programs for all age groups, private/group theory lessons and parent participated "Music for Young Children" classes.

My studio equips with a Grand piano, a digital piano and a 66-keys keyboard which are connected to computer for recording, editing and CD burning. Professional accompaniments from Midi and CD are frequently used in the lesson for piano playing, and rhythm playing with different rhythmic instruments. There are computer games and presentation for various music concepts.

Music for Young Children Group classes:
* 34 Weekly 45-60min.
* small class setting, max 4 students
* Contents: singing, keyboard instruction, note reading, rhythm ensembles, composition, games in music theory & ear-training
* 2 recitals in a year.

Private lessons:
* 36 weekly 30, 45 or 60 min.
* one to one instruction
* Contents: more individual designed program on piano instruction, note reading, rhythm, games in music theory & ear-training. For beginner: I use Faber and Faber, A dozen A day.
* prepare for RCM, Associated Board or London College examinations, and other local music festivals
* 2 recitals in a year

Education and Accreditation

LLCM, Licentiate Diploma in piano performance from London College of Music, England
ALCM(TD), Associate Diploma in piano teaching from the London College of Music, England
Music For Young Children® Level 3 Teacher
Qualified Music Pups Teacher
Certified Kelly Kirby Teacher

Testimonials

Experience

more than 10 years

Rates

$40 - $49

Availability

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

Genre

Classical

Methods

Faber and Faber
Kelly Kirby
Music for Young Children®
Music Pups®

Instruments and Subjects

piano
theory – harmony
theory – rudiments

Levels taught

Beginner

Type of students

Children

Languages

English

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