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About Me

My name is Esther and I live with my spouse and two children in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. I am passionate in coaching elementary and intermediate pianists of all ages.


My teaching approach promotes diversity and balance, and is heavily influenced under the guidance of leading music Canadian pedagogues, Mr. Derek Chiu, Dr. Sabrina Chang, and Dr. Merlin Thompson. I am known for successfully personalizing goals and lessons for each student's learning styles while following a core curriculum. I focus on building a strong foundation in technique and core concepts (literacy and aural) with opportunities to explore music of all genres and creativity, be it interpretation, composing, or improvising.


I am a firm believer that success in music education takes hard work, discipline and teamwork from all three roles: student, parents and teacher. I am a certified elementary RCM Teacher, and prepare committed students for performance opportunities at local and national music festivals, as well as exams with the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM).

It's been 30 years of piano for me ... and still counting! Besides classical music, I am a huge fan of Disney, Studio Ghibli, Anime/Video Game/Movie Theme Music, jazz ballads, and improvising contemporary pop tunes by ear. Collaboration is my passion, and I accompany in ensembles for vocalists, violins, flute, and band. I believe in the importance of growth as an educator, and am always developing my teaching and performance skills. 

Now, you've heard all about me, it's your turn! What are your goals and aspirations? Tell me your story and I would love to be a part of your musical journey. 

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Music Education History:

  • Royal Conservatory Music (RCM)  Certified Teacher (Elementary) (2021)

  • ABRSM (UK) Certified Grade 8 Piano & Theory (1999)

 

“Esther is very, very calm and patient with my daughter. She loves her lessons. Lessons are played with current and upbeat music that my daughter all knows and loves. She is accommodating and personal for each student.”

Karolina