An Imagine Music Inc Teacher Since 2014
Specialing Pop, Jazz/improvisation and Classical Piano Lessons – Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) and Conservatory Canada
At the age of five, Kay began her musical journey as the ninth child within a large family who all play music. Piano has always been a natural part of her life. Kay achieved Grade 10 with the Royal Conservatory of Music, in addition to an Associate Degree with the London College of Music in Jazz Performance. Kay developed a teaching method to blend classical music with jazz concepts which earned her an Associate by Thesis degree. Kay has also completed her Licentiate and Fellowship Theses which identifies jazz concepts and its contribution to the classical pianist.
Kay has been teaching in Calgary for over thirty years. She is an active church musician both as accompanist and as a singer. 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. Variety and fun are not an option to her, 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 isba 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!
Here’s a sneak peak of Kay’s students:
Nathaniel playing “We Three Kings” at the 2014 Memories and New Beginnings Recital
“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.” – Jagjit, an Imagine Music Inc. mom.