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Studied with Patricia Blomfield Holt, where she achieved an ARCT from the RCM, (Royal Conservatory of Toronto.) She also pursued post diploma studies with Gordon Hallett. Virginia is an RCM Examiner, a Board member of The Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects, and on the Board of Contemporary Showcase, Mississauga. She is also a Board member, and the piano consultant of Davenport Music Festival; the longest running music Festival in the city of Toronto. Virginia adjudicates music festivals across the province. She is a member of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association, where she serves as President of the Etobicoke Mississauga Branch, and has been on the Provincial Executive in the past. She teaches privately from her home studio in Etobicoke; piano, Rudiments, Harmony, History and Counterpoint . She approaches life and the teaching of music with love, joy, and much laughter, with the hope that her students will maintain an enduring love and appreciation of music their entire lives.

Phone Number: 416 742-6429
Email: virginiataylor@sympatico.ca
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“Monika is a pianist of the highest calibre who has been pursuing excellence in pianism most of her life”
– very qualified professional instructor with knowledge of serious classical repertoire as well as many other genres
– 25 years experience teaching private piano and class piano
– 1st place laureate in Canada in Canadian Music Competition at the age of 19 as part of a piano duo
– trained by top teachers of the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto, including Tanya Tkachenko and Margaret Parsons-Poole
– chamber music studies at Banff School of Performing Arts with coaching by Ruth Laredo
– modern piano improvisation studies with Casey Sokol and York University
– from a direct lineage of teachers leading back to Chopin and Beethoven
– trained with specially designed teaching techniques researched and developed for 40 years from Japan by internationally recognized Yamaha Music Education System with class piano experience
– 5 years of big band playing 4 of which were at Etobicoke Collegiate Institute with a 3rd place in Canada win
– a practicing professional with 25 years experience and over 2,800 performances
– teacher in Yamaha Corporate Music School in North York for 17 years
– organist at Honey Grove Presbyterian Church for 2 years 1993-4
– choir accompanist
“Being a perfectionist my whole life I strive for excellence in
anything I do including bringing out the best possible talent in my students.”
“I have a very highly attuned sensitivity to a student’s inherent challenges and work to facilitating a successful path to their learning process.”

Website Address: www.professionalpianostudio.com
Phone Number: 416 389-7983
Email: professionalpianostudio@hotmail.com
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Offering enjoyable in-studio beginner lessons that focuses on what you what to learn, whether it’s jazz, classical, pop, improvisation, music theory, voice, or ear training. Kids and grownup are welcome to try out a lesson for free! Regular rates are $45/hour or $40/hour when you prepay for 10 hours.

Website Address: lilyshang.com
Phone Number: (416)554-6589
Email: lily@lilyshang.com