Meet the Teacher


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Hello, my name is Michelle Miller and I am a Pianist and Teacher residing in North Edmonton, Alberta, where I run an independent teaching studio. I LOVE teaching piano lessons and music classes and have been doing so since since 1993 when I started my first year of university. Teaching music is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done (other than parenting, of course!) and I plan to continue teaching (and learning) for the rest of my life! My music studio offers both MYC classes and private piano lessons that are comprehensive, engaging and incredibly fun with the goal of creating lifelong musicians.

My Qualifications:
*UMTC, Ultimate Music Theory Certification, 2013
*Music for Young Children, Level 1, 2 and 3 trained and qualified, 2007

*ARCT  Teacher's Written Piano Exam, Royal Conservatory of Music, 1998

*Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music (4 year program), Trinity Western University, 1997

*Grade 10 Certificate in Piano, Royal Conservatory of Music, 1995

*RMT, Registered Music Teacher with Alberta Registered Music Teacher's Assoc.

*Member of the Alberta Piano Teacher's Association

*Regular attendance at professional development sessions and conferences with MYC, APTA  and ARMTA

*I am a parent myself with my own two children in piano lessons, I know what it is like to be a "piano parent"!

My Studio:
*Teaching private piano lessons since 1993 and MYC since 2007

*Currently teaching more than 45 students each week

*Very high rate of student return each year

*Parent support through newsletters, emails and phone calls as well as my blog and     facebook page

*Offering MYC piano classes, private piano lessons, Rudiments theory classes and  preschool music classes

*Two "formal" recitals a year as well as special mini-recitals, Fun With Composers classes, and other special music enrichment group classes offered through the year for both MYC and private students

Teaching is my passion, but I have also enjoyed several performance opportunities including:

*Touring the US and Israel as principal keyboardist in The Continental Orchestra, 1996

*Performing Handel's Creation and Mendolssohn's Lobgesang at the Orpheum with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as a soprano in the Trinity Western University Concert Choir in 1995, 1996 and 1997

*Performing in a 2007 production of the musical Godspell as the character Sonia

For more information about me, check out my blog or facebook page:

www.mmmusicstudio.wordpress.com

www.facebook.com/mmmusicstudio

I look forward to welcoming you to my studio!
Michelle Miller, BA RMT UMTC

 

 Photo by JPan Photography