LESSONS: I teach and examine for the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I prepare students for exams in all grade levels from Kelly Kirby Kindergarten Piano, to Royal Conservatory Performance and/or Teacher Diplomas. I also teach theory levels that accompany the various piano grades and prepare students for these written exams.
Kindergarten lessons can be taken privately, or in groups of four. Length and time of lessons will vary depending upon the student age, grade level of piano and theory requirements.
Not all students/parents wish to do examinations, so lessons are offered in whichever area they wish.
PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES: I offer a minimum of 3 personal recitals yearly, as well as performance opportunities offered by other music associations which I belong to. Students can participate in local and provincial music festivals yearly. Many students enjoy playing in ensembles, duets, trios or 4 piano quartettes. I have many of my students attend International Competitions as a group, such as the Esther Honens Piano Competition, held in Calgary, Alberta every three years. Students may also perform / compete in American festivals, as I am a member of the Music Teachers National Association, U.S.A.
*For more detailed information regarding lessons, schedules or fees, please Contact Me. I will discuss your goals and objectives, and tailor a lesson program that fits your needs. For general questions, please visit my FAQs section, where you will find answers to many common questions regarding the lessons I teach.