Music has always been a central part of my life from my earliest memories. I can still remember my mother teaching me how to play a simple tune on the piano when I was just a few years old. I began to take formal lessons at eight years of age and remember how I thoroughly enjoyed making music. Over the years I have continued to share the joy of music in many different styles in a variety of settings - piano solo, choir accompanist, school band, jazz ensemble, church pianist, playing at personal care home church services. Each experience has helped shape me into the musician I am today and instilled in me a desire to pass on the joy of music to others!
I have been teaching piano for over 19 years from my home studio in the northeast corner of Winnipeg, in Transcona. I love working with all ages, aiming to make lessons enjoyable, relevant and comprehensive, tailoring lessons to the learning style and dreams of each individual student. With my studies in piano pedagogy, many years of experience teaching music and working with students of all ages, I hope to make learning to play the piano accessible to everyone who enters my studio!
I have completed the ARCT diploma program in Piano Pedagogy through Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM), am actively involved in professional development and am a registered music teacher through the Manitoba Registered Music Teacher’s Association (MRMTA). I value continued musical growth and education for myself so that I may keep pushing myself to be the best teacher that I can possibly be!