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Amanda Melnychuk

Montreal QC | H2X 2B7

About me

I am a private teacher and freelance musician who has been working across Canada for over 5 years. I have a diverse musical background, having been involved in solo, chamber, orchestral and collaborative work. In addition to performing, I have loved the opportunity to teach a wide variety of skill levels and ages, and am constantly pushing myself to improve and grow along with my students. I believe music is meant to be enjoyed and nothing is more satisfying than improvement!

Specialties

I believe that private teaching is largely about building trusting and supportive relationships. Each student has their own strengths, goals and preferences, and I try to find repertoire that will help my students progress while keeping them motivated and excited. I have worked with a variety of skill levels and have taught piano up to RCM (The Royal Conservatory of Music) Level 10. Though not required, I encourage my students to participate in recitals and exams. These performance deadlines can be strong motivators and I am very familiar with the RCM syllabus. Most importantly, I think music is meant to be enjoyed! So I will do my best to make lessons a positive and fun experience!

In addition to teaching privately, I have taught piano for a number of studios: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, West Point Grey School of Music, Staccato Music Studios, Chinook School of Music, and Imagine Music Inc.

Education and Accreditation

Masters of Music Performance from McGill University (in progress)
Bachelor of Music Performance from the University of Calgary
ARCT in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music
ARCT in Piano Pedagogy from the Royal Conservatory of Music
LBCM from the British Columbia Conservatory of Music

Testimonials

“Amy has a quiet comforting confidence that encourages our daughter to grow her piano skills. We have witnessed...

“I had the honour of being tutored by Amy in music theory. I found her to be knowledgeable and an excellent...

“We have been extremely pleased with Amy’s teaching methods for both Chloe and Evan. Chloe achieved her goal of...

Experience

more than 5 years

Rates

$60 & up

Teaching location

Students Home
Teachers Studio

Genre

Chamber Music
Childrens Music
Classical
Contemporary
Folk
Modern
Performance

Methods

Alfred Method
Bastien Method
Faber and Faber
Royal Conservatory of Music

Instruments and Subjects

piano
theory – harmony
theory – music history
theory – rudiments

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Type of students

Children
Young Adults
Adults
Seniors

Languages

English