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Dr. Michael Park

Vancouver BC | V6K 2B8

About me

Michael has taught a wide variety of piano students, from beginners to advanced players. His piano-teaching style can be described as Cognitive-Gestural. By integrating thought (active cognition) into otherwise muscular (gestural) playing, the student benefits greatly in areas such as speed of learning, memory, musical understanding, healthy pianistic technique, and musicality.

As a teacher, Michael is energetic, positive, and upbeat. In addition to piano lessons, he also teaches musicianship and the history/harmony co-requisites for all levels of RCM studies.

Specialties

As a composer, Michael's teaching style values creativity. For interested students, IMPROVISATION and COMPOSITION can be integrated into piano lessons, or taught as stand-alone subjects

As music director for Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Michael also has access to a grand piano and beautiful pipe organ for advanced students who wish to take their studies beyond the music studio.

Lesson details

Private Weekly Lessons

Education and Accreditation

Doctorate of Musical Arts, University of British Columbia, Composition supervised by Dorothy Chang (2015)

Master of Music, University of Western Ontario, Composition with Omar Daniel (2009)

Bachelor of Music, University of Manitoba, Piano Performance with David Moroz (2007)

Pipe Organ Master Apprentice Scholar with Richard Greig (2003-4)

ARCT in Piano Performance, Toronto (2003)

SOCAN member

CRCCO member

Testimonials

Michael has been teaching piano to our son for over two years now, and we have always found him to be patient, kind...

I have had a handful of music teachers in my time and I can say Michael truly is a unique, insightful and talented...

Beginning to learn how to play the piano in my late forties has definitely been a challenge, but I was blessed to...

Experience

more than 10 years

Rates

$60 & up

Availability

(Subject to Change)

Monday 2pm - 8pm
Friday 10am - 8pm

Other days can be made available by request.

Online bookings can be made here:
https://michaelpark.gettimely.com/book

Teaching location

Teachers Studio

Genre

Chamber Music
Classical
Composition
Contemporary
Improvisation
Lounge
Modern
Performance

Methods

Alfred Method
Bastien Method
Faber and Faber
Royal Conservatory of Music
Rote Method

Instruments and Subjects

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

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Type of students

Children
Young Adults
Adults
Seniors

Languages

English
Spanish

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