Surrey BC | V4A 9R8
I have been teaching since early 1980's, both in Johannesburg, South Africa, Timmins, Ontario, Winnipeg, Manitoba and South Surrey in BC. I enjoy working with all ages of students, especially younger beginners. I believe all students are able and capable of learning to play the piano for their personal growth and enjoyment. I truly believe in the wise words of Dr. Suzuki "Every Child Can!"
I started studying at the age of 8 in Pretoria, South Africa. As a child I participated in local festivals and completed music examinations. I also free-lanced, playing clarinet in orchestras, operas and musicals.
I am a BC Registered Music Teacher and I teach all ages of beginners to advanced, but especially enjoy working with younger students. Mornings, I teach Orff "Music for Children" classes for preschoolers. At present, I am participating in Suzuki Piano Teacher's Development Training at the Langley Community Music School under Susan Magnusson.
Lessons take place at my studio in my house in South Surrey.Preschool beginner lessons start from 20 minutes per week; elementary school age start from 30 minutes and increase in length as the student progresses. I am willing and encourage students to enter festivals and preparation for music examinations like the Royal Conservatory of Music and the Associated Board of Music (UK). I host 3 recitals per year.
Education and Accreditation
I started studying at the age of 8 in Pretoria, South Africa and graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg) with a B Mus (Performers) Degree in Piano and Clarinet. I completed my post-graduate teaching certification in 1986. After moving to Canada, I completed my Orff "Music for Children" Level III Certification at the University of Manitoba. I completed the Suzuki "Every Child Can" course summer of 2012.
My long-term goals are to study the Suzuki Method as well as to play the flute and saxophone at a more proficient level. I believe that studying music is life-long endeavour.
Monday 10am - 8pm
Tuesday 10am - 8pm
Wednesday 10am - 8pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Friday 10am - 6pm