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Kathleen Bjorseth

Vancouver BC | V5S 1M7

About me

I received a B.Mus from the University of Manitoba, and moved to B.C. in 1975. For over thirty years, I have been on the piano faculty at the Langley Community Music School, where I am Resident Accompanist and a Life Member. I have been active in promoting and performing Canadian Music, and, together with Ian Hampton, started the LCMS Contemporary Showcase festival in 2001. As an accompanist, I've played for the Banff Centre, Ballet B.C., the Vancouver Academy of Music, the Handel Society Choir, and the Vancouver Cello Club, and am a specialist in the advanced string repertoire. I am a member of the B.C.R.M.T.A. Vancouver Branch, the Musicians' Union, and am a voting member of the Canadian Music Centre. Currently, I am President of the East Vancouver Community Music School Society, and excited about starting our new school at St. Thomas Anglican Church, 2444 E. 41st Ave., in the Fall of 2011.

I try to develop in my students good skills and musicianship, and a love and enjoyment of music. Matching the student with engaging music at their level is the key to success. I like to focus on developing beautiful touch and phrasing, and bringing the music to life.

Lesson details

Lessons generally include technique, sight reading, and mastering and polishing the repertoire being studied. When appropriate, we listen to recordings of the pieces, and discuss the composer and historical context of the music.

Education and Accreditation

B.Mus. from the University of Manitoba - studies with Garth Beckett and Leonard Isaacs

member of B.C. Registered Music Teachers Association; Musicians' Union, local 145; voting member of the Canadian Music Centre

Testimonials

Experience

more than 20 years

Rates

$50 - $59

Availability

Monday 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. @ East Vancouver Community Music School
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. @ home studio
Friday 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. @ home studio
Saturday N/A - N/A
Sunday N/A - N/A

Teaching location

Teachers Studio

Genre

Chamber Music
Classical
Composition

Methods

Alfred Method
Bastien Method
Canada Conservatory
Faber and Faber
Royal Conservatory of Music

Instruments and Subjects

piano
theory – harmony

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Type of students

Children
Young Adults
Adults

Languages

English

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