Here at the Conservatory we represent the diversity of piano instruction offering lessons in Classical, Jazz and Suzuki piano in our world class facilities. Our goal is create a positive student experience for all ages and abilities by pairing them with instructors who will help them reach their goals. Whether students are beginners, looking to play for fun, or serious about pursuing a musical career, the Conservatory has something for everyone!
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VPIA 03012 - 90849 - Private Piano Lessons (30minx12)
Private Lessons (Conservatory)
- Kodàly Musicianship
- Music & Movement
- Music with Your Baby
- Accompanist (General Programs)
Sylvia graduated from McGill University in Montreal and obtained her Kodàly training from the University of Calgary. Sylvia has taught as a preschool/kindergarten music specialist at the Calgary French and International School and she has been a Kodàly instructor and an accompanist at Mount Royal University conservatory since 2005. She loves working with children and believes that learning through singing is a fundamental step in developing musicianship. She is now back in Calgary after spending over two years in Montreal and is very eager once again to be part of the Mount Royal family to pursue her love of teaching.
VPIA 03012 - 90993 - Private Piano Lessons (30minx12)
BMus, MMus, Dip, Opera Dip, Conservatory
Judit joined the Mount Royal Conservatory in 2008. Judit teaches voice, piano, and musicianship, based on the singing voice as she learned it during her training in Hungary. Judit’s teaching experience ranges from early childhood to university students. She has been working as a teacher’s assistant of the musicianship class at the University of Calgary.
Judit pays individual attention to each of her students, accommodates their unique and special needs, and brings out the musicality in them. She is dedicated to helping her students achieve singing and playing with ease, confidence and joy, and with a high level of musicality and technique.
How it all started… Judit Szanto began her voice and piano studies at the age of seven and then double bass at the age of 13 in her native Hungary. Here she also played and trained with several universities and conservatories and performed as a singer, and double-bassist before she moved to the UK. Following this she studied and taught the Colourstrings method in London and in Helsinki. After moving to Calgary, Judit completed her Bachelor of Music in voice performance and Master of Music in Music Education. Her research thesis focused on music education, the Kodály method, solfège musicianship, curriculum, and children’s voice training (Research: Singing Technique for Young Children in the Kodaly Music Classroom)
Associations: National Opera Theater, Györ, Hungary; Szombathely Symphony, Hungary; Györ Music Conservatory; Ferenc Liszt (Széchenyi) University; Mount Royal University, Conservatory; University of Calgary; University of Alberta; Petofi Theater, Calgary.
Worked with: Miklós Szabó, Marianna Spiegel, Veronika Dobi-Kiss, Allan Gordon Bell, Rod Squance, David Eagle, János Horváth.
VPIA 03012 - 91086 - Private Piano Lessons (30minx12)
Juliana Briense Jorge
VPIA 03012 - 91349 - Private Piano Lessons (30minx12)
VPIA 03012 - 91472 - Private Piano Lessons (30minx12)
Susanne Ruberg Gordon
Quoted in the Chronicle Herald as "A superb musician", Swedish-born pianist Susanne Ruberg-Gordon is a highly regarded chamber musician and collaborative pianist.
She has collaborated in concerts with artists such as Andrés Diaz, Andrés Cardenes, Ron Leonard, Desmond Hoebig, Ian Swensen, Alain Trudel, Jens Lindemann, Ning Feng, Catherine Monoukian, Ni Tao, Arnold Choi and Nikki Chooi.
Susanne is a core member and the pianist of the Land's End Ensemble in Calgary (John Lowry, violin and Beth Root Sandvoss, cello), and the Galena Trio (Johanne Perron, cello and Nicola Everton, clarinet).
As a collaborative pianist, Susanne has been featured on Swedish Radio, CBC Radio and Radio Canada. She also has performed in competitions such as the Montreal International Violin Competition, the MSO Standard Life competition, the Wieniawski International Violin Competition and the Sheen Competition.
After graduating from the Edsberg Institute of Music in Stockholm with a Diploma in Chamber Music, her studies brought her to the Banff Centre Music and Sound Program. Her primary teachers were Greta Eriksson and Jose Ribera but she is also grateful to have learned from Gilbert Kalish, Marc Durand and David Moroz.
Susanne has also performed in various masterclasses with Geoffrey Parsons, Richard Goode, Frans Helmerson, Lynn Harrell, Janos Starker, Henk Guittart and Siegfried Palm, to name a few.
Susanne has been on faculty at the Mount Royal University Conservatory since 1991 where she is the coordinator of Collaborative Pianists, works extensively with the senior string students and teaches chamber music. She has also been a Collaborative Artist for the acclaimed Morningside Music Bridge program in Canada, China and Poland since 2001.
"the perfect collaborative pianist, elegant and refined and her shaping everything the connoisseur of the composer could wish" - The Calgary Herald
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