Welcome to S.T.E. (Saskatoon Talent Education)

When it comes to your child's musical education, choosing the best teacher and program for your needs is a major decision. I offer alternative musical options for those not certain if Traditional Musial Education is the route for them. My teaching is based on a deep educational philosophy, developed by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, proven to work in the study of classical music. My focus is to apply these principles towards the nurturing of versatile Contemporary Pianists. My curriculum includes: Performance, ranging from the works of the Masters to contemporary composers; The study of notation and interpretation of the score; Advanced development of the ear; Improvisation; The elements of contemporary music; Encouraging creativity in each student; Experience in ensemble performance.    

New Studio Ready for the 2020/2021 Term - Student Safety a Top Priority

I am accepting registrations for the 2020/2021 term. Slots have been filling up quickly, but I do still have openings for some new students. Students will have the option of attending lessons in my teaching studio, studying with me online, or choosing a combination of both.  

Student Safety a Number One Priority

In the interest of creating the safest environment possible for my students, this summer, I undertook a complete re-design and renovation of my teaching studio. The plan was based around Saskatchewan Government Covid-19 Guidelines. A lengthy conversation with the Saskatchewan Government Small Business Covid-19 Guidelines after the renovation was completed, confirmed that I have met every safety consideration currently in place, thus giving me the go-ahead to once again be able to work with students in my studio. 

New Teaching Studio Features

Saskatoon Talent Education

My Teaching Studio features a private entrance, accessible through a courtyard with two different points of entry from the street. This entrance is reserved exclusively for students.

Saskatoon Talent Education

The outside doorway opens up to a private hallway, isolated from the main house, with immediate access to the teaching studio entrance. This hallway has been optimized for to promote cleaning and sanitization. 

The teaching studio proper has been divided into two areas, one for students, the other for myself. Each area is equipped its own piano. These are separated by a table, with a plexiglass barrier mounted on the table. This allows for optimal social distancing. 

Saskatoon Talent Education

Student piano controls and student area piano bench are protected with easily sanitized and replaced plastic covers.  

Saskatoon Talent Education

Contents of the student area have been minimized. At no time during the lesson will there be close contact between myself and students. Video of my hands on my piano will be broadcast on the large television screen during the lesson for the student's benefit. 

Lesson Options
Teaching Studio Protocol
A Curriculum Designed to Produce Both In-Studio and Online Results
Information for Beginners (Toddlers, Pre-School, Early Elementary)
Information for Students from other Disciplines
A Curriculum Designed to Produce Both In-Studio and Online Results
A Strong Support System for Parents of Young Children
Are Online Piano Lessons Feasible?
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