Executive Members

Our local BCRMTA executive will be pleased to provide any further information on our organization or events posted on our website.
Our mission is to develop human potential and enrich lives through quality music education.


Miriam Duckworth

Phone: 250-756-6124
Email: miriamjduckworth@gmail.com
Miriam has over 40 years experience teaching piano with both the Suzuki method to children from age 3 and traditional approaches to all ages. Her training includes the Victoria Conservatory of Music teacher training course (AVCM), Royal Conservatory of Music (ARCT Teacher’s Diploma) and Suzuki Method Levels 1-4. She moved to Nanaimo in 2016 and joined the Mid-Island branch of the BCRMTA. She enjoys being a team member working to provide programs and events to stimulate and encourage students in their musical pursuits.

Sue Wood

Phone: 250-619-9965
Email: suelynwood@telus.net
Sue has been active in music for over 30 years as both a piano and music theory teacher, as well as an accompanist. She enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities. She studied both at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, attaining an Associateship in Piano Pedagogy in 1988, and at the Vancouver Community College, attaining her Music Diploma in 2003. Her in-home music business, Dreamtree Studios Nanaimo, is centrally located in the Brechin Hill neighbourhood. She joined the Mid-Island Chapter of the BCRMTA in 2013, and the branch executive in 2016 as an active community supporter.

Erika Wilson

Phone: 250-713-2668
Email: erika@nanaimomusicschool.ca
Erika teaches piano, voice, theory and composition to students of all ages in the Nanaimo area. She holds a Bachelor’s of Music degree in Jazz Voice Performance, an ARCT Diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music, and recently completed Level 1 training in Somatic Voicework: The Lovetri Method, a vocal pedagogy method aimed at contemporary music styles. Erika loves helping people express themselves through music and is really enjoying being a part of the vibrant local branch of the BCRMTA.


Susan Schleppe

Phone: 250-619-5471
Email: schleppesmusicstudio@shaw.ca
Susan has over 30 years of teaching experience and offers lessons in Classical and Contemporary Idioms and Theoretical Studies. Provincial delegate for a past decade, Susan coordinated the bi-annual B.C. Piano Competition and the Young Artist Tour. Being a part of the executive of the Mid-Island Branch provides a great opportunity to serve the members and students within the branch. Music continues to inspire and open up new and exciting avenues for development.