Langley BC | V3A 6L4
I am a multi-instrumentalist with many years of high-volume studio teaching experience. I have taught many programs and styles over the years, including RCM and Music for Young Children.
I have taken classical and folk music lessons on a variety of instruments, and take great joy in studying music from other cultures such as China and India. I have 17 years of experience playing in community groups, chamber ensembles and pop groups playing percussion, bass, keyboards and ukulele. I have just as many years experience singing in choirs and pop groups and have taken a year of private singing lessons as well as two years of university level solfege classes. I am also currently employed as an organist.
At university, I studied contemporary composition, which included electroacoustic music. I do my own recordings and production and have done sound design and composition for film and live theater.
I primarily teach Royal Conservatory, but am eager to teach outside of the program for students who take an interest. At the same time, I am very careful to make sure that students who wish to take a purely classical route have a firm grasp of all of the basic elements of playing and performing in order to prepare them for any potential post secondary pursuits.
I believe passionately that in order to fully develop ones musical skills and become a truly useful musician, children must start playing together at a young age, and I therefore encourage duet playing with all of my students.
I have a very relaxed demeanor and, though recitals are mandatory, I make sure that they are as casual and fun as possible. For the more serious students, there are opportunities for festivals and exams.
- Private lessons for beginner to intermediate
- Group lessons for children aged 4-6 with parent participation
- Royal Conservatory of Music exam preperation
- Theory, Harmony and History co-requisites
- pop, jazz and contemporary piano
- acoustic and electronic music composition
Education and Accreditation
Music Diploma, major in piano/minor in string bass - Kwantlen University College
Bachelor of Fine Arts, major in music composition - Simon Fraser University
Grade 10 RCM (ARCT in progress)
Tuesday 9am - 9pm
Wednesday 9am - 9pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm