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Vivien Tse

Burnaby BC | V5G 2R2

About me

Vivien Tse is a passionate musician and music teacher, with a great love for teaching! She is an RCM certified teacher as an Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced Specialist in both piano, theory, and music history. She has been playing piano for 25 years, and has a wealth of experience teaching for 9 years since 2007, teaching students of various ages, ranging from age 4 to 40!
Vivien studied piano pedagogy under Mr. Edward Parker and obtained her ARCT piano performance diploma under the tutelage of Capilano Music professor and RCM examiner David Vandereyk. She graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree majoring in Music. In addition to piano, her other musical passions include singing and playing guitar.

Specialties

A passionate, positive, and encouraging teacher, Vivien believes that learning music is an integral part of a well-rounded education. She believes in challenging her students to push themselves to their highest potential. She loves to pass on her love of music to her students. She believes that a passion for music helps to create a positive attitude towards practicing. She helps her students establish and maintain effective practice habits. Emphasis is placed on expressive music-playing with a solid technical foundation and fluency.

Lesson details

Vivien teaches all levels of piano, offering lessons in a wide variety of musical genres and styles. Under the Royal Conservatory curriculum, she offers lessons from Preparatory to ARCT Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy. In addition, she also offers lessons in theory, harmony, history, counterpoint and analysis.
Student recitals are held biannually each spring and winter to give her students regular performance opportunities. Her students also participate in festivals and competitions, achieving high honours.
RCM exam preparation available.

Students aged 4 and up welcome! (Kids, teens, & adults!)

Feel free to contact Vivien for questions and further details!

FREE consultation and trial lesson for each new student!

https://vivientsepianostudio.com

Education and Accreditation

ARCT Piano Performance Diploma (Royal Conservatory - David Vandereyk) (2006)
Bachelor of Arts in Music (UBC) (2009)
RCM Teacher Certification - Elementary, Intermediate, & Advanced Specialist (Piano & Theory - 2016)

Testimonials

Parent & student references available upon request.

Experience

more than 5 years

Rates

$40 - $49

Availability

Mondays: 3:30pm - 6pm
Tuesdays: 3:30pm - 6pm
Wednesdays: 3:30pm - 6pm
Saturdays: 10am - 6pm.

Please contact Vivien for time slot availabilities.

Teaching location

Teachers Studio

Genre

Ballad
Blues
Childrens Music
Classical
Contemporary
Folk
Improvisation
Jazz
Latin Rhythm
Lounge
Modern
Performance
Pop
Rhythm and Blues
Rock

Methods

Alfred Method
Bastien Method
Clark Method
Faber and Faber
Kodály Method
Royal Conservatory of Music
Thompson Method

Instruments and Subjects

pedagogy
piano
theory – analysis
theory – counterpoint
theory – harmony
theory – music history
theory – rudiments

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Type of students

Children
Young Adults
Adults

Languages

English

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