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VPIA 06012 - 90949 - Private Piano Lessons (60minx12)
Private Lessons (Conservatory)
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 06012 - 91067 - Private Piano Lessons (60minx12)
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
VPIA 06012 - 91080 - Private Piano Lessons (60minx12)
Juliana Briense Jorge
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