"Making music should first and foremost be fun."
Hi, I'm Kimberly, the owner of North Peace Piano! I started playing the piano when I was four years old, and music has been my passion ever since. I was originally from Vancouver, BC, where I attained my Royal Conservatory of Music Teacher's ARCT and Piano Pedagogy. I have been teaching for over ten years, and love nurturing the love of music in my students of all ages. I believe in giving them a well-rounded musical education, including repertoire, sight reading, ear training, theory, performance skills, and improvisation.
I studied piano with Winfried Rompf, the Vice President of BC Conservatory of Music and musical director of Vancouver Piano Ensemble. Throughout my piano education, I competed and won many first place piano performance awards in the Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festivals. I played and sang in my church congregation music team since age eleven and led the children's music program at the Pacific Grace Mennonite Brethren Church in Vancouver for eight years. For my Teacher's ARCT and Piano Pedagogy, which I achieved in 2006, I studied with Edward J. Parker, the father of concert pianist Ian Parker and uncle of concert pianist Jon (Jackie) Parker. I graduated from The University of British Columbia in 2008, where I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Sociology with a focus on child developmental psychology and cognitive neuroscience. When I lived in Fort St. John, BC, I studied classical voice with Rachel Casponi, Master of Music in Vocal Performance, and achieved my RCM Level 9 Classical Voice. During those years, I picked up the guitar, wrote songs, and performed them in local shows. In 2015, I sang in the North Peace Community Choir at Carnegie Hall, New York.
As an Early Childhood Music Educator, I developed my own program called Music Fun Time! (You can read more about it in the Services section. When I am not teaching, I am a wedding/portrait photographer, fashion model, musical theatre actress, and co-owner of an online platform for listing and finding services, Volo.works.
"I think that music is one of the greatest gifts that I could ever give to anyone."
My name is Cat and I started playing piano in January of 2015. I studied with Mary Folette in St Albert for Royal Conservatory of Music Levels 1 - 5, and then been working with Deborah Gallant (ARCT, BMus) for Levels 6 - 8 (current).
I completed all of my piano exams with First Class Honours and Music Theory with First Class Honors with Distinction. I grew up in Alberta, and have performed at Contemporary Showcase Edmonton, St Albert Rotary Music Festival, Concert in the Country in Millet in my band (Strong Sunday), as well as performed in church worship bands and at banquets. I’ve also played in numerous recitals as a solo pianist, solo vocalist, performed vocal duets, and have also served as a piano accompanist. In addition, I have 5 years of experience in musical theater as an actress as well as a member of the stage crew. I have gold, silver and bronze awards for both voice and piano from St Albert Rotary Music Festival.
Working with children is a huge passion of mine. I have babysat for numerous families around my neighborhood for many years, worked a volunteer job in a daycare for a year that involved working with a diverse group of kids aged 4-12, and have worked with casts that have had children involved in their productions.
I think that music is one of the greatest gifts that I could ever give to anyone. I am excited to share my love of music at North Peace Piano and for the opportunity to grow as both a teacher and a performer!
“Music is great because it has the potential to convey anything. Musically, it can be passionate, playful, sad, or happy! For the musician, it can be hard work and fun.”
I’m Isaac, and I grew up playing piano since I was four years old. My first teachers were my mom and dad. Before I started lessons, I’d drag my mom to the piano wanting to be taught! This year, I achieved my ARCT diploma in Piano Performance. I grew up in the Northwest Territories, and then spent much of my early childhood in Toronto. Later, my family moved to Stettler, Alberta. After moving to Alberta, I took lessons from Evelyn McCourt for five years, with master classes from Dr. Ted Isenor for three years.
I started performing at the Stettler Music Festival, where I won awards and performed at the Grand Concert. I also participated in the Alberta Provincial Festival.
Most of my volunteering experience has been with children; at church, I volunteer every year for their summer programs, and supervised the kids music program during the summer of 2019. In high school, I attended a leadership camp that was based around working with children, and have taken many opportunities to go to other provinces to work at children camps. I taught piano in Stettler, and am excited to continue pursuing teaching piano in the Edmonton area while studying towards a Bachelor of Education degree at the University of Alberta.
I am always looking for ways to become a better teacher, growing professionally and personally. I am looking forward to sharing my love of music and knowledge with my students. Before graduating from University, I would like to receive as much advice and information as I can from many of the teachers that I have interacted with. I am excited to work at North Peace Piano with my students and to receive mentoring from Kimberly Wong-Harwood.
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