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Roisin Adams

Vancouver BC | V5N 3P3

About me

Roisin Adams is a classically trained jazz/contemporary piano player and teacher based out of Vancouver. At the tender age of 6, Roisin was introduced to the piano, and consequently, a life long musical journey! She studied classical piano and soon completed all Royal Conservatory of Music examinations (up to and including grade 10). In an effort to develop as a well rounded musician, she studied composition and started playing the trumpet and french horn in high school jazz and concert bands as well as being sectional leaders in jazz/concert/honour choirs. Also throughout high school, Roisin worked as an accompanist for local private vocal instructors.

Roisin then completed a degree of Arts at the University of British Columbia in Psychology and Religion, Literature, and the Arts. During this time, she worked as an Applied Behavioural Analyst, providing therapy to teens with Autism. This gave great insight into the world of individualized education. Hungry for more experiences with education, she worked as a vocal instructor and rehearsal accompanist for Stagecraft Theatre School in North, West, and Downtown Vancouver. She then worked as an Educational Instructor at a private school for autistic children where she lead daily group music classes and provided one on one tutoring. She now studies jazz/contemporary piano at Vancouver Community College and performs on trumpet and piano regularly.

Roisin is inspired by the holistic and healing properties of music. She believes in creating/strengthening a solid foundation of knowledge and intuition. She is excited to learn about each individual's interests and learning styles to provide them with the tools to be the best musician they can!

Specialties

Roisin is eager to maintain and expand on her experiences in teaching group music lessons to varying ages and abilities. She strongly believes in the benefits of early exposure to music and the positive benefits music has on health and cognitive/social functioning.

Being a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer, she has great diversity and perspectives in music.

Education and Accreditation

Royal Conservatory of Music grade Ten certificate, and grade Four harmony and history.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Religion, Literature, and the Arts from the University of British Columbia (2003-2008)

Degree in Jazz/Contemporary Piano at Vancouver Community College (Sept. 2011 - present)

Testimonials

Experience

more than 5 years

Rates

$40 - $49

Availability

Monday 4pm- 9pm
Tuesday 4pm- 9pm
Wednesday 4pm - 9pm
Thursday 4pm - 9pm
Saturday 9am-9pm
Sunday 9am-9pm

Teaching location

Students Home

Genre

Ballad
Blues
Childrens Music
Classical
Composition
Contemporary
Folk
Improvisation
Jazz
Modern

Methods

Alfred Method
Kodály Method
Royal Conservatory of Music

Instruments and Subjects

piano
speech arts and drama
theory – analysis
theory – counterpoint
theory – harmony
theory – music history
theory – rudiments
trumpet
voice

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate

Type of students

Children
Young Adults
Adults

Languages

English

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