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Study with me

in studio and online lessons available

About studying with me

I teach music because I love music and I believe that musical expression opens a way of communicating with reality that is not available through any other effort. I am a working musician and piano is my passion (find my biography here, find my detailed resume here). I teach all ages and levels (up to ARCT and including adults). 

I run a private teaching studio in Bridgeland, Calgary, and I also offer online lessons for those who are unable to get to my studio.

I offer classical technique and repertoire training and encourage chording (pop and jazz), improvisation, and play-by-ear work. I believe that music is made to be shared, and that public performance enhances practice, so I offer regular performance opportunities through the year in safe and supportive environments such as group lessons, festivals, and recitals. I encourage participation in exams through the RCM Certificate Program. I lead my students by example: I am a working pianist, an active festival adjudicator and member of the Canadian Music Festivals Adjudicators' Association, and view my training as a lifelong pursuit. 

If you would like to schedule a meeting, please contact me by phone at 403-922-8088 or use my contact form.

I offer classical technique and repertoire training and encourage chording (pop and jazz), improvisation, and play-by-ear work. I believe that music is made to be shared, and that public performance enhances practice, so I offer regular performance opportunities through the year in safe and supportive environments such as group lessons, festivals, and recitals. I encourage participation in exams through the RCM Certificate Program. I lead my students by example: I am a working pianist, an active festival adjudicator and member of the Canadian Music Festivals Adjudicators' Association, and view my training as a lifelong pursuit. 

Please scroll down to see my rates and policies for in-studio and online lessons - please read carefully as rates and policies are different for each type of lesson!

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Lessons in studio

I accept students into my Bridgeland studio on the basis of an initial phone conversation (free), followed by a 30 minute trial lesson-assessment in my studio: there is a $35 fee for this lesson-assessment, whether or not we mutually agree to move forward with a regular agreement. 

Rates: Lesson fees for the academic calendar, September - June, are $1300 for a 30 minute lesson slot. At this price, students commit to a full 10-month program of lessons, beginning in September and ending in June. This includes 34 lessons, as well as the December and June recitals. Longer lesson times are pro-rated from the base amount (for example, 45 minute lessons are $1950/year, 60 minute lessons are $2600/year). All lesson fees are to be paid in advance as a lump sum (September 1), in semi-annual installments (September 1 and January 1), or in monthly installments (September 1 through June 1).

I will be happy to discuss the rest of my policies during our first phone conversation. Contact me and we'll start figuring out next steps.

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Lessons online

Do you want to study piano from the comfort of your home? I offer online instruction for students who live outside Calgary. All you need is a Skype, Google Hangouts, or FaceTime account. My written notes and practice instructions are shared with you online for reference between lessons.

Online lessons may take place as casual or ongoing agreements. The first no-obligation consultation is free. Following our consultation, online lessons cost $50/hr. Payments for online lessons must be made in advance by PayPal or e-transfer.

Contact me today, and use technology to bridge the geography gap!