Donna Falconer teaches piano and voice from beginners to diploma level. She also offers lessons in Rudiments, Harmony, History, Counterpoint, and Analysis. Children’s Musical Theatre classes are also available. Donna has over 25 years experience and holds ARCT Diplomas both in piano and voice, LTCL, and M.MUS. More information can be found at her website http://www.longlakemusic.com
Mary teaches all levels of Piano and Voice (including Musical Theatre), and enjoys working with people of all ages and abilities. She also offers Speech Arts and Theory.
After completing her B. Mus. degree at UVic, Mary continued to study, and has added ARCT, AVCM and GTMLI diplomas. She is a former Victoria Conservatory of Music Department Head and a former Teacher Trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Mary has performed in volunteer and professional capacity with opera and musical theatre companies in Victoria, Kamloops and Kelowna, as a pianist, a singer/actor and a vocal coach.
Christine teaches voice privately at her Voice Alive Music Studio and also at the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music. She is a soprano soloist, the former director of the Island Bel Canto Singers, and a certified Kripalu Yoga instructor. Christine holds a B.A., B.Ed. (U. of T), L. Mus. (McGill U.), and an Artist’s Diploma, Nordwestdeutsche Musikhochschule (Germany). She has over 25 yrs. teaching experience and focuses on freeing one’s natural voice. For more information, please view Christine’s website at: http://www.voicealivenanaimo.com
Patricia has been on faculty at the Vancouver Community College School of Music since 1988 where she has taught piano, voice, class piano, piano pedagogy, keyboard literature as well as conducting the Willan Community Choir, co-conducting the VCC Concert Choir and coaching chamber collaborations.
Here on the island, Patricia enjoys teaching all levels of voice and piano at her home in Nanoose Bay, conducting the British Columbia Boys Choir in Nanaimo and working with the VIS directing the VIS Symphonic Choir and the Grade Five Honours Choir. Her bi-annual piano masterclass weekends on SSI and teaching at the WCAMS summer camp in Langley are also highlights each year!
Andrea is a registered voice teacher, and also teaches piano and theory. Since 2001 she has been teaching private music lessons to all ages, from 4 yr olds to seniors, and now is also offering Kindermusik classes for newborns to 7 year olds. She holds a B.Mus. from the University of Calgary, and after years of teaching in Calgary and Nanaimo studios, she has now opened her own studio, Joy of Music, in Duncan. Her students enjoy her positive, practical approach to teaching and are given the skills and technique to sing and play the music they enjoy and encouraged to pursue their own goals.
Andrea is also an active performer on the island, and has sung with Pacific Opera Victoria and Vancouver Island Choruses, and played the role of Maria in the Sound of Music, Flora in La Traviata, and Adele in the Champagne Ball, to name a few.
Sharon teaches both voice and piano, all ages from beginner to advanced. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Victoria where she majored in piano and specialized in choral music. For over 20 years, Sharon taught choral music and music education in the Nanaimo School District. She is the founder and director of the award winning youth and young adult choir, The Sinclair Singers, and is the Choral Conductor for the Island Bel Canto Singers. She also sings in the Island Consort Chamber Choir.
Sharon Wishart’s major love since she was 15 yrs. old has been in helping students of all ages to experience the joy and love of music in their lives. Sharon encourages a loving, supportive environment in her studio and will help to prepare students for RCM exams and festivals. Sharon studied performance and pedagogy in Vancouver, Banff, and Toronto with many fine teachers. Since receiving her ARCT Sharon has taught piano for over 50 years, and Voice since the late 1970’s. Many of Sharon’s former students are currently performers, teachers and accompanists. Sharon is also available as an accompanist.