Private study can play such a vital role in the development of a musician. In working with students my goal is to provide a flexible learning environment, adapting to the needs and interests of my students while helping them to excel. Developing technique is essential, but is not an end in itself. The goal is to use technique as a foundation towards creating musical performances. With technique out of their thoughts, a performer can focus on achieving a deeper, more meaningful musical presentation without the distraction of the technical elements required to make the instrument work.
At the undergraduate level, students at the University of Lethbridge focus on achieving the high standards that will help them be successful in any musical situation. Students become familiar with the pedagogy of their instrument, perform in solo, chamber, and ensemble settings, work on a variety of orchestral excerpts commonly required in auditions, and become capable in the diagnosis of musical issues for improvement in their own playing, facilitating their development beyond the studio.
Through the Conservatory of Music at the U of L, younger students focus on the development of fundamental technical skills that they can then begin to apply in creating musical performances. Opportunities to perform in a solo setting, such as in a studio recital at CASA or at the yearly Kiwanis Music Festival, are vital to seeing the application of musical growth in the student and the growing confidence in their abilities. The Conservatory also offers larger ensemble settings for the student to continue to develop their skills.
For information on applying to the University of Lethbridge, or for private lessons through the Conservatory of Music, please follow the links to their respective sites.
University of Lethbridge
With a classical music orientation, we offer programs designed for the specific needs and interests of students, whether it is performance, composition, digital audio arts or music education.
At the University of Lethbridge, you have the opportunity to work closely with an internationally-recognized faculty of performers, composers, researchers and scholars who are dedicated to your success.
U of L Conservatory of Music
Our one-on-one music lessons are available to anyone in the community. No auditions are required and lessons are taught to students of all levels and ages from three years and up.
All of our lessons are customized based on students’ needs and objectives: Whether you want to study for your personal enjoyment or to prepare yourself for an audition or Royal Conservatory of Music exam, we are here to help you!