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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 has an ARCT in Piano Performance, a UBC Bachelor's degree in Music, and is also an RCM-certified Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced Specialist in both piano, theory, harmony, and history. She has been teaching piano and theory for 11 years since 2007, and has been playing piano for 27 years as a classically-trained pianist. She is also a versatile musician who is fluent in other musical genres as well, including pop, rock, jazz, Broadway, and more! She has a wealth of experience, having taught a wide range of levels to students of all 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

Vivien is a passionate, positive, and encouraging teacher, and believes in creating positive learning experiences for each student, making lessons fun and exciting whenever possible. 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, as she believes that a passion and love for playing music helps to create a positive attitude towards practicing and music-making. Vivien has taught kids and adults of all levels. She also specializes in teaching preschoolers and as a practice coach.

Lesson details

Vivien teaches all levels of piano and theory, from beginner to very advanced. Piano lessons are offered in a wide variety of musical genres and styles, from classical, pop, rock, jazz, Broadway, and more, depending on the student's musical preferences. Lessons are individualized to suit each student's needs and goals. Under the Royal Conservatory curriculum, lessons are offered from Preparatory to ARCT Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy. In addition, Vivien also offers lessons in rudiments, harmony & counterpoint, analysis, and history. Beginner theory is integrated into the piano lesson at the beginning and elementary levels. Student recitals are held twice a year each spring and winter at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts to give her students regular performance opportunities. Her students participate in exams, festivals and competitions, achieving high honours. RCM exam preparation available. 

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

FREE trial lesson for each new student!   Contact Vivien to schedule a free trial lesson!

Read more about Vivien at http://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 in Piano (2015)
RCM Teacher Certification - Elementary, Intermediate & Advanced Specialist in Theory, Harmony, & History (2015)

Testimonials

Parent & student references available upon request.

Experience

more than 10 years

Rates

$40 - $49

Availability

Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesday/Fridays/
Saturdays

Please contact Vivien for lesson time 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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