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 04520 - 91003 - Private Piano Lessons (45minx20)
Private Lessons (Conservatory)
VPIA 04520 - 91077 - Private Piano Lessons (45minx20)
VPIA 04520 - 91095 - Private Piano Lessons (45minx20)
Marianne is a well-recognized figure in the Calgary music scene. She has been motivating students in a wide variety of settings for over 35 years. Having earned a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance as well as a Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary, she is well equipped to teach, inspire, nurture and support your child. She has collected several awards and recognition as a teacher. Using a wide array of creative techniques and activities within a proven structural platform, Marianne has established and maintained a large, successful, confident, and satisfied class of students. Inspired by the uniqueness of each child, she motivates, directs, and provides the skills necessary for success in music as well as life, in general. Her students have performed exceptionally well at both the local and national levels. Marianne knows children. Her wealth of knowledge and experience, as well as her passion for music and children, keep most students returning until adulthood, at which point they bring their own children to her studio.
In addition to maintaining a busy studio, Marianne continues to work as a collaborative artist, as she has done for most of her life. All the skills that apply to her teaching also apply to her accompanying as she works with young string players in the Academy Program at the MRU Conservatory. In addition to strings, she has extensive experience playing for choirs, vocal soloists, wind players, musical theatre groups and ballet classes.
Private Lesson Rate: $89.00 per hour.
VPIA 04520 - 91241 - Private Piano Lessons (45minx20)
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.
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