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Brad Stark

Coquitlam BC | V3K3M6

About me

A classically trained pianist and composer, Brad Stark studied piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He also studied piano with a major in music composition at the University of Toronto, graduating in 2003. Following these studies, in 2005 he completed his master's degree in music composition at the University of Western Ontario where he also taught keyboard harmony to first and second year undergraduate students. In addition, Brad has taught musicianship classes in sight singing, ear training, and music theory at the University of British Columbia, where he earned his doctorate in musical composition. He is currently an instructor at Stylus College of Music & Sound Technology where he teaches keyboard, theory, ear training, and other subjects.

In addition to being a composer and pianist, Brad has developed and refined his unique, classical style of improvisation at the piano since his teenage years. Described as "Classical piano-perfection" by journalist and music writer Thomas L. Raukamp, Brad has been recording his piano improvisations with acoustic piano and Soundiron's Emotional Piano since late 2011. Brad is a featured artist on Soundiron's website.

Brad takes an individual approach in his piano lessons that focuses on the interests and needs of each individual student. In particular, students are guided to improve their sight-reading, playing technique, rhythm, musicality, and approaches to practice.

Having a strong background and training in music theory as a composer, Brad also offers lessons in music theory and can help music students prepare for RCM theory exams of all levels.

Brad is highly in demand as a piano teacher with around 50 students and he also teaches at Mozart School of Music in Burnaby, currently Wednesday-Sunday.

Specialties

Piano, Theory, Ear Training, Music composition

Education and Accreditation

B.A. University of Toronto
M.A. University of Western Ontario
D.M.A University of British Columbia

Testimonials

Experience

more than 10 years

Rates

$60 & up

Availability

Monday 3pm - 9pm
Tuesday 3pm - 9pm

Teaching location

Teachers Studio

Genre

Childrens Music
Classical
Composition
Contemporary
Improvisation
Modern
Performance

Methods

Alfred Method
Faber and Faber
Royal Conservatory of Music

Instruments and Subjects

piano
theory – analysis
theory – counterpoint
theory – harmony
theory – rudiments

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Type of students

Children
Young Adults
Adults
Seniors

Languages

English

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