Lessons

I offer a variety of options when it comes to piano lessons. Be it in person or online, individually or in a group, daytime or evening, let's make piano lessons work for you. See below for current offerings.

In Person / At Home Lessons

I do the driving. I offer piano lessons in the comfort and convenience of your own home. Your piano-learning child gets their piano lessons at home while siblings do their homework or chill in their own space at home. You are Queen or King of your own castle!

 

No need to put your day on hold and drive - I pick up the tab!

Piano Lesson

Homeschool Piano Lessons

If you are home-schooling your child and you are not a trained piano teacher, this is where I fit in. I have spent my life in music, writing and performing. I also have experience homeschooling my own children. Enhance your child’s homeschooling experience of music class via in person or online piano lessons.

Student playing piano
Tablet with online piano lessons next to a black piano and sheet music.

Online Lessons

Zoom has proved to be a very effective alternative to live/in person lessons. As a teaching platform it has so much to offer.

If you have a piano, a device – such as a tablet, laptop, desktop or phone – and a reliable internet connection, you have everything you need for your child to begin piano lessons.

 

In addition to continuing private lessons, I will be using Zoom for monthly group classes where students can study the theory of music together and also come together to perform to each other. Piano students do not have the ensemble opportunities that students of other instruments do. With monthly Sunday afternoon workshops, piano students will get the opportunity not only to deepen and enrich their knowledge of music, but also to listen to their peers and become part of a wider music-making world.

 

Note: Monthly group online lessons are for students with at least one year’s playing experience behind them.

To inquire about piano lessons or to register, please fill out the information box at the bottom of this page and I will reach out to you as soon as possible.

We found Richard through the Aspen Gardens News Letter. With three little kids I needed someone who would come to our house, ignore the chaos, and provide my cautious eldest child with sensitive, child-centered, low-pressure music instruction.

 

Richard delivered: He was friendly from the get-go and won our daughter over with her very own pink binder full of music sheets. Her first homework had nothing to do with piano but was to draw a picture for the cover of her book, highlighting Richard’s understanding of children and recognition that good teaching is built on good relationships.

 

Although the first lesson was like pulling teeth, as soon as Richard was out of the door our daughter lit up with excitement about what she had learned in her 30-minute session and couldn't wait for the next week. Since then she stands at the door every week waiting for “Mr. Richard” and her two younger siblings are on her heels.

 

In a short 5 month period our daughter went from randomly plunking keys to knowing her notes, doing finger exercises, starting some theory sheets, and playing upwards of 10 pieces ranging from Twinkle-Twinkle Little Star to a first stage Royal Conservatory piece. Most importantly she says that playing piano “makes her heart smile with happiness” and that is exactly what we had hoped for.

 

Thank you Richard.

Lia

Two years later

Rebecca still waits near the door for "Mr. Richard" to arrive for her lesson. We are so pleased with how our daughter’s skills and love for the piano have continued to flourish under Richard’s kind instruction.

 

This year she successfully passed Grade 1 Royal Conservatory and is diving into the Level 2 book. We’re pretty sure she’s hooked on piano and are thankful for Richard’s role in that.

 

(Teacher's note: this year Rebecca completed Level 2 with honours).