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Frank Horvat

Toronto ON | M8V 0A5

About me

Born in Ottawa, Canada in 1974, Frank Horvat is an award-winning and critically acclaimed composer and pianist. From performing in classical recitals to playing in The Frank Horvat Band, Frank maintains an active schedule of performances of his own compositions and the works of others in Canada and abroad. His portfolio of compositions consists of chamber, electronic, music theatre, film, and large ensemble works. His music has been featured on TV networks like the CBC & Bravo and a variety of radio stations internationally. Released in June ’07, his debut recording, “I’ll Be Good”, features thirteen original compositions for solo piano performed by Frank himself. This was followed by a 28-stop concert tour including performances at NuitBlanche (Toronto) and The Works Art and Design Festival (Edmonton). Frank’s followup CD, “A Little Dark Music”, released on Earth Hour 2010 is inspired by environmental themes. A portion of the sale of this CD is being donated to WWF. From March 2010 to April 2011, Frank presented “The Green Keys Tour”, a 60+ city concert tour across Canada and the US that showcased eco-friendly behaviour. In January 2014 he released his third CD entitled, “I Can See You”, for band and electronics. The Frank Horvat Band’s highly anticipated follow-up album, “Strange Machine”, also released in 2014 in November.

A graduate of the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto and the Royal Conservatory of Music, Frank is also very active within the field of music education. Along with maintaining a private teaching studio working with piano, theory, and composition students, Frank also regularly conducts workshops and master classes, adjudicates festivals, and authors articles on music education. Frank is currently the President of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association, and Past President of the Board of Directors for Lakeshore Arts. From 1999 to 2011, Frank was a member of the RCM College of Theory Examiners.

Residing in Toronto with his wife, Frank is passionate about social issues related to poverty and the environment.

Specialties

I teach any level and style of Classical, Pop, Blues, Jazz & more. Personalized course of study for any level of Piano, Rudimentary Theory, Harmony & Analysis, Counterpoint, History, Piano Pedagogy, Composition and Songwriting.

Lesson details

Lessons designed to the individual needs and goals of the student

Education and Accreditation

BacMus University of Toronto
ARCT Royal Conservatory of Music
Member of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association

Testimonials

Experience

more than 20 years

Rates

$60 & up

Availability

Friday 5:15-8:15pm
Saturday 9:00am-6:30pm
Sunday 9:00am-6:30pm

Teaching location

Teachers Studio

Genre

Ballad
Blues
Chamber Music
Childrens Music
Classical
Composition
Contemporary
Country / Western
Folk
Gospel
Improvisation
Jazz
Latin Rhythm
Lounge
Modern
Performance
Pop
Rhythm and Blues
Rock

Methods

Alfred Method
Royal Conservatory of Music

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
Seniors

Languages

English