Specializing in teaching beginner to intermediate piano in the Abbotsford, B.C. area.
Congratulations for considering giving your children the gift of music lessons! As parents, you will be preparing them to be more successful in life, as well as inspiring them to develop a lifelong love of music.
I have always found the challenge of guiding a student to their highest level of excellence to be both intriguing and rewarding! Since first beginning to teach piano at the age of twelve, I have enjoyed much success preparing students for Royal Conservatory of Music Exams and also Festivals. I have taught here in Abbotsford for thirty years, and prior to that in Vancouver. I realize that the RCM curriculum is not for everyone: in my role as teacher, each student's course of study must be tailored to their ability and musical goals. At all times, I strive to inspire my students to aim for excellence within a kind and nurturing atmosphere. My personal style of teaching could be described as enthusiastic and friendly, with much attention to detailed mastery of skills. A good foundation is crucial to advancement at the higher levels!
I feel very blessed that MUSIC has always played a vital role in my life! I achieved my Teacher's ARCT at nineteen, and shortly after, became a devoted member of the Registered Music Teachers’ Association. My passion for studying has never waned, as I desire to bring the best of teaching methods to my students. Presently, I am a Nationally Certified RCM Music Teacher Specialist. Other experiences with children include teaching elementary school grades in North Vancouver, before dedicating myself to raising our five musically gifted children. It is an immense gift from God, I feel, that my life has been largely defined by children, music and teaching!