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Piano lessons : : Cours de piano
Online / Montreal  

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Hello and welcome to the web page of my piano studio. For over 15 years I have been helping adults and children of all levels achieve their goals at the piano.

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COVID 19 Update: I am currently teaching Montreal students in person with sanitation and physical distancing measures. Online lessons are also available at any time through Zoom, Skype or Facetime.

I am a graduate of Toronto’s Glenn Gould School and l’Université de Montréal, where I completed a doctorate in piano performance in 2014. I have taught piano at the university level as well as for 7 years at l’École de musique Vincent-d’Indy.

My experience in nonclassical music (jazz, pop, musical theatre and Newfoundland folk) allows me to guide students according to their unique interests, whether the goal is to play Bach, Einaudi, or anything in between. Whatever the style, we will work on understanding the theory behind the music and discovering how it speaks to our emotions the way it does.

Technique, as I teach it, refers to your physical approach to the piano in whatever music you play. Boring exercises are not required! My approach favours efficiency, physical freedom and injury prevention, and is informed by The Alexander Technique as well as my own experience recovering from a repetitive strain injury.

Programs

Intermediate or advanced lessons
We will begin by assessing any foundational issues that may be holding back your piano playing. Often these can be corrected quickly through simple technique adjustments and clear practice strategies.

Choosing the right music makes all the difference, and this is one of my favourite parts of teaching piano. I want you to thoroughly enjoy playing while making steady progress toward your long term goals.

I have experience preparing students for university auditions and conservatory exams through a variety of institutions.

To find out about rates or schedule a lesson, write to me here or call 514-772-0930.

Adult beginner lessons (ages 16 and over)
It is my pleasure to guide adults of all ages through their first steps in learning piano, and to observe the value it brings to each of their lives.

Adults are given different beginner material from children. The goal is for you to rapidly attain the level of reading and technique necessary to play music you enjoy. Most adults who practice regularly reach this point within 6 to 12 months.

Weekly lessons are strongly recommended for beginners. This ensures that you progress quickly enough to maintain interest.

To find out about rates or schedule a lesson, write to me here or call 514-772-0930.