Lessons

Approach to teaching

Effective music lessons leading to student success are founded in adaptation and flexibility.

Adaptive and flexible lessons are important because each student has different learning styles and strengths. It’s not uncommon for these to fluctuate as progress is made along the learning curve. Other factors such as age, past experience and self-directed through dependent learning also influence how best to deliver lessons.

Additional benefits

  • Encouraging critical thinking and opportunities to discuss music

  • Listening to students and establishing rapport

  • Allowing for growth of artistic development and expression

  • Encouraging self-motivation and eagerness to grow

  • Supporting goal setting, both short and long term

Areas of Instruction

Lesson areas may be pursued individually or in combination

Voice Lessons

beginner to advanced levels

Piano Lessons

beginner to intermediate levels

Musicianship

applicable to any instrument of study

Theory & History Lessons

beginner to advanced levels

Did you know?

Royal Conservatory of Music exams qualify for Alberta High School credits

  • RCM Grade 6 practical plus Theory level 6 = 5, Grade 10 credits

  • RCM Grade 7 practical plus Theory level 7 = 5, Grade 11 credits

  • RCM Grade 8 practical plus Theory level 8 = 5, Grade 12 credits

  • Furthermore, RCM 9, 10 and ARCT Harmony, Analysis and History are considered university level subjects

The student experience

Students enjoy the multi-faceted approach to learning that rounds out instrument instruction with a breadth and depth suited to their level of interest.

  • Designed to increase music literacy and enjoyment

  • Develop personal artistry and musicianship

  • Improve and advance skills in the chosen area – practical and/or theoretical

  • Provide skills for successful practice periods

What Students Are Saying

Jody B

Parent of Kylee: Voice, Piano and Theory student

We Both want to say a special thank you. Margaret, you have been a wonderful teacher, passionate and patient fostering desire of music for Kylee. Last school year she learned and played the clarinet, she scored a very high grade in her learning that instrument- I’m sure it’s because of transference of all her prior music knowledge from your teaching. 

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