Imagine Music Teacher Since 2014
Piano (Pop, Jazz/improvisation and Classical), Canadian Conservatory Contemporary Idioms and Royal Conservatory of Music Exam Preparation (RCM) and Theory
Studio (Abbeydale NE)
Kay's Musical Credentials
Kay is our best jazz piano teacher with a high-level ability to teach pop, jazz and improvisation and has taught for over thirty years. Students love Kay.
At the age of five, Kay began her musical journey as the ninth child within a large family who all play music. The piano has always been a natural part of her life. Kay achieved Grade 10 with the Royal Conservatory of Music. Consequently, Kay also obtained an Associate Degree with the London College of Music in Jazz Performance.
Most noteworthy is how Kay teaching method to blend classical music with jazz concepts earned her an Associate by Thesis degree. Furthermore, another milestone completion is her Licentiate and Fellowship Theses which identifies jazz concepts and its contribution to the classical pianist.
Kay's Other Music Achievements
Kay has been teaching in Calgary for over thirty years. She is also an active church musician both as accompanist and as a singer. Furthermore, Kay successfully led a Children’s Choir for several years and now leads a mass choir. In addition to teaching, Kay has a primary role in organizing the Annual APTA Festival and is the creator of the Amazing Musical Games. for Kay, variety and fun are not an option, they are a necessity!
Kay's Approach to Teaching
- I believe that everyone has music in them. Music lessons are about discovering the tools to bring that music to light.
- I believe it is important to learn the building blocks of music and how other musicians have used them. It is a language to communicate the emotions of life. This approach allows the student to develop their skills in any genre to play for their sheer enjoyment.
- Variety and fun are not an option to her, they are a necessity!
Kay is a wonderful teacher, she has a nice smile on her face all the time. My son has special needs and she has so much patience to teach him. She keeps repeating and not gets frustrated at all. She has new and easy ways to teach my son.
Excellent lessons and very convenient. It’s been effortless to commit to lessons with the children and they really enjoy the at home environment to learn. Worth every dollar!
A huge thank you to his teacher, Kay, for all the support and guidance she’s given my son all these years. She is a very special mentor!