I am an experienced music teacher with a Doctorate in Music and English and 25 years teaching experience. Currently I am available for in-home piano lessons on the West Side of Vancouver, and in the Mt. Pleasant area. I will consider teaching in North Vancouver or West Vancouver if transportation options are simple. Same for Richmond and Oakridge areas. I have openings now and also teach in the summer.
I try to bring a relaxed atmosphere to my teaching, as I realize not all my students will become professional musicians, so I encourage Music Appreciation as much as I can. I can teach all styles, from beginners to advanced, classical to jazz, and will prepare you for RCM exams.
Currently I offer theory lessons and history to satisfy RCM requirements (history by correspondence if required) and am available to help budding composers and song-writers.
I teach weekly lessons in 45min or 1 hr segments - theory requires an extra 15 mins - 1/2 hr, depending on the level being studied. History requires lessons of 1 hr per week - preferably as a 30 hour course . For students wishing to take RCM history exams I recommend taking 2hr segments once a week.
I will teach beginners who are young for 30 mins, but prefer 45 mins as soon as possible. In home lessons are available as well as limited studio sessions.
My rates are reasonable and similar to others with my qualifications and experience. References are available.