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 03016 - 90852 - Private Piano Lessons (30minx16)
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 03016 - 90894 - Private Piano Lessons (30minx16)
VPIA 03016 - 90959 - Private Piano Lessons (30minx16)
BA, MMus, PgDip
A native of Almaty, Kazakhstan, Janna (Zhanar) Banman is a professional pianist, chamber concertmaster and devoted piano teacher. She has extensive international experience as she has taught around the world in countries such as Kazakhstan, Indonesia , France, Norway, and Canada.
Based on each student's strengths and needs she adapts her teaching style to the individual with the idea of building a solid musical foundation and inspiring musical enthusiasm.
Janna holds advanced musical performance degrees including a B.A (Kazakhstan) and MMus (University of Calgary) under tutelage of Marilyn Engle. Her musical development continued with a Postgraduate Diploma in Piano Performance in Norway under tutelage of Erling Ragnar Eriksen.
She believes that learning the piano can be a powerful experience that will enhance your life in many ways and she enjoys helping students learn some of the life lessons and critical skills that come with mastering the ins and outs of the instrument.
Private Lesson Rate: $89.00 per hour.
VPIA 03016 - 91108 - Private Piano Lessons (30minx16)
CPerf, BMus, MMus, ADip, ARCT
Hailed as a pianist with "brio and imagination" (The New York Times), possessing "natural grace and refinement" (Calgary Herald) as well as "speed, clarity, breath and musicality" (La Presse), Canadian pianist Scott MacIsaac has performed internationally as a soloist throughout North America, Asia, and in much of Western Europe. His most recent successes include top prizes at the Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition, Dudley International Piano Competition, the Brant International Competition, and the Royal Overseas League Competition. He has performed several times in many of Britain's top venues, including Steinway Hall, St. James Picadilly, Wigmore Hall, Cadogen Hall, Milton Court, Barbican Hall, St. John's Smith Square, and Symphony Hall (Birmingham, UK). As a concerto soloist, he has collaborated with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, and the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra. Scott is also an avid chamber musician and was recently invited to perform as a guest artist in the Salzburg Chamber Festival.
Scott has won numerous awards in many competitions-most recently being awarded the Grand Prize in the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Manulife (OSM) Competition. While a student at Yale University, he won the Prokofiev Competition there and made his Carnegie Hall debut performing in Weill Recital Hall. Last year, Scott returned to New York as one of few artists selected to participate in Jonathan Biss' Carnegie Hall workshop devoted to the late works of Beethoven, Schubert, and Brahms. In Canada, he has been the recipient of several other prizes, including those at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Piano Competition, the Shean Piano Competition, and two consecutive Grand Prize Awards in the Canadian Music Competition. As a concerto soloist, he has performed with several top orchestras. He recently made his debut with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra at the Maison Symphonique, opened the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra's 2016-17 concert season, and joined the YOA Orchestra of the Americas on their Nordic-Baltic tour. He has performed in some of Canada's top summer festivals, including the Orford Music Festival, the OSM Virée Classique Festival hosted by Maestro Kent Nagano, Domaine Forget Festival, and the Banff Summer Music Festival. He has recorded for a number of radio stations. His recording for CBC Radio 2 was aired several times in 2016 and he was subsequently named one of the "30 Hot Canadian Musicians under 30" in CBC Music's 2016 edition. He recently made an appearance on Radio Hong Kong and Television's (RTHK) program, "The Works" and RTHK Radio 4.
Scott graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a Bachelor of Music and an Artist Diploma degree where he studied with Ronan O'Hora. He was the recipient of the Chairman's Prize and the Kathleen Higginson Piano Prize in recognition for his high achievements at the school. He also holds a Certificate in Performance and a Masters of Music degree from Yale University, where he studied with Boris Berman and Peter Frankl.
Alongside his successful performance career, Scott is very passionate about teaching the appreciation and love of music to the younger generation. As a piano pedagogue, Scott has taught piano performance for undergrad students in both Yale University and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has also taught piano performance at the Preston Manor Music Academy in London, UK. He is often invited to give public masterclasses-the most recent one taking place at Memorial University in Newfoundland. A native Calgarian, Scott studied with Marilyn Engle throughout much of his youth and he was a student for several years in the Mount Royal Conservatory Program for Gifted Youth and holds many fond memories. He was the Calgary Kiwanis Festival Rose Bowl Winner in 2010.
Private Lesson Rate: $79.00 per hour.
VPIA 03016 - 91168 - Private Piano Lessons (30minx16)
VPIA 03016 - 91190 - Private Piano Lessons (30minx16)
BMus, MMus, Associate Teacher Dip, ARCT
Linda Kundert holds a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California. She has an Associate Teacher’s Diploma from Mount Royal University and an ARCT Teacher’s Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto (RCM). Her major teachers were: Willard Schultz, Charles Foreman, Priscilla King, Peter Turner, James Bonn, Adam Wibrowski, Donald Bell, Dr. Marienne Uszler and Dr. Jean Barr. Ms. Kundert is a successful independent studio teacher, RCM senior examiner, Frederick Harris editor & reviewer, festival adjudicator, collaborative artist, and she is a master class and workshop clinician. She is the Co-Founder, President & Artistic Director of Cassa Musical Arts, which celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2018.
Ms. Kundert was honoured with the Alberta Registered Music Teachers’ Association (ARMTA) Recognition Award in 2006, was Chair of the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Association (CFMTA) “Peak Performance” Conference and Celebration held in Calgary in 2005, and in 2011 was presented with the CFMTA Hugheen Ferguson Distinguished Teacher Award. Ms. Kundert was also honoured with the City of Calgary 2015 Community Achievement in the Arts Award, and was awarded Teacher of Distinction by the RCM in 2016. She is currently a piano instructor at Mount Royal University and teaches from her home studio in Okotoks, in-person and online. Her students continue to receive many awards and scholarships in both performance and composition. Ms. Kundert loves to teach; she has nurtured many students of all ages and levels. With her guidance, more than 40 students have achieved their ARCT and Licentiate diplomas. For fun, she enjoys riding her horses, Leo and Caity, and she plays competitive softball.
Private Lesson Rate: $110.00 per hour.
VPIA 03016 - 91410 - Private Piano Lessons (30minx16)
Amanda is a versatile musician who enjoys an interesting career as a music educator, choral conductor,
vocal clinician and performer. She is a graduate of both the University of Calgary and University of
Alberta, where in addition to her performance work she completed advanced studies and research in
the development of young singing voices. Amanda has been teaching students from babies to adults in
both group and private settings for over 15 years. She believes everyone can sing and is passionate
about sharing the joy of music with students of all ages.
VPIA 03016 - 91483 - Private Piano Lessons (30minx16)
Olesia Voloshchuk is a Ukrainian-born pianist and piano teacher. Growing up in a family of musicians, Olesia's life has always revolved around music. Her piano journey began at the tender age of six, and her passion for the instrument has only grown stronger over time. Olesia studied at the prestigious Lviv Music Collage and later graduated from the Lviv State Music Academy with Bachelor’s and a Master's degrees in Piano Performance, Piano Accompanying, Piano Teaching and Chamber Ensemble Playing.
With over 13 years of teaching experience, Olesia has nurtured the musical abilities of countless students. She has worked as a piano teacher and accompanist in specialized music schools and the State Academic Choir in Ukraine. Additionally, she has served as a pianist at the prestigious Shangri-la Hotel and a piano teacher at Shanghai Pudong Dulwich College.
Olesia’s teaching experience spans a wide range of ages and skill levels, from five-year-olds to adult learners, and from beginners to advanced players. Her ultimate goal as an educator is to enrich the lives of her students by providing them with a deep understanding of music, fostering their enjoyment of the arts, and igniting their musical imagination. With her patient and encouraging teaching style, Olesia inspires her students to reach their full potential and develop a lifelong love for music. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced player, she is committed to guiding you toward success and helping you discover the transformative power of music.
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