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Maryse Schembri

Vancouver BC | V6E 2E5

About me

Born in Malta, a small history-rich island located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Maryse Schembri has since lived in Canada and Europe. She subsequently developed her multifaceted talents in a wide variety of musical settings, and hosted radio and TV programs in her native land. At age 16 she began teaching drama at a private school in Toronto, and has directed and acted in numerous Canadian stage productions.
Holding degrees in Music and Drama from the Universities of Guelph and Toronto, Maryse deepened her expertise with acclaimed artists and teachers in Europe and Canada, such as Bill Vincent, Marjorie Purvey, Anton Kuerti, Anya Lawrence and Michelle George. Her repertoire today encompasses classical, pop and jazz which she performs in lounges, restaurants, clubs as well as solo dates in many community and educational institutions.
Having composed and performed music for many stage productions (along with some independent film work), Maryse established her own music company and handles all related sales and copyrights. An avid student of holistic healing arts, she has endeavored to incorporate these skills into her unique method of teaching. She is currently developing a documentary film about women making music in different cultures.
She has also performed for various childrens' shows using story-telling and drama to promote literacy.

Experience
I have been teaching music since the 1970s.

Specialties

I prefer to teach intermediate and advanced players, but focussed beginners are most welcome.

Lesson details

I can teach the conservatory method, but prefer to teach students who want to advance quickly and enjoy what they are playing. I believe that enjoyment is the motivating factor when it comes to practicing rather than "hard work". I also teach Jazz and improvisation and all the theory subjects.

Education and Accreditation

Holding degrees in Music and Drama from the Universities of Guelph and Toronto, Maryse deepened her expertise with acclaimed artists and teachers in Europe and Canada, such as Bill Vincent, Marjorie Purvey, Anton Kuerti, Anya Lawrence and Michelle George. Her repertoire today encompasses classical, pop and jazz which she performs in lounges, restaurants, clubs as well as solo dates in many community and educational institutions.

Testimonials

Rates

$50 - $59

Availability

Monday N/A - N/A
Tuesday 11am - 9pm
Wednesday 11am - 9pm
Thursday 11am - 9pm
Friday 11am - 9pm
Saturday N/A - N/A
Sunday N/A - N/A

Genre

Classical
Jazz
Pop

Instruments and Subjects

guitar
piano
theory – harmony
voice

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Type of students

Children
Young Adults
Adults
Seniors

Languages

English

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