Testimonials

“My son started taking music lessons from Michelle when he was 3 and when he was in grade one he started piano. Matt is in first year university now and still taking lessons as an adult student. I have always found Michelle to be an engaging and knowledgeable teacher. She really involves the students in choosing the music they like to play as well as introducing them to new music. She teaches her students an appreciation for classical music and composers. Michelle has great skills as a piano teacher and is able to adapt from small 3 year olds all the way up to adults. She challenges Matt to always do his best. None of what I have written here does Michelle justice, she isn’t just “the piano teacher” but a family friend.” ~Kathy Danzinger

Michelle and the MYC program are both home runs! Michelle has a wonderful “way” with elementary kids – it takes real talent to keep small kids engaged when they have just finished school, are hungry (of course) and simply want to go outside and play. But she does it with ease… and the results are impressive. The learning techniques are simple yet effective and we really appreciate Michelle’s extra efforts in planning recital activities. It is great to see young children perform with such confidence and excitement for music! ~Patti Stewart

“We love MYC and Michelle! Caleb is in the MYC classes and Brianna takes private lessons from Michelle. Check it out.” ~Catherine R.

“Thank you, Michelle, for your always inspiring teaching!” ~Rosemary Wang

“I am thankful that Michelle managed to put together a new MYC My Choice class when my son was 10 years old. He loves to learn the piano from her. He is now in private piano lessons and continues to enjoy it very much. Michelle is so knowledgeable, so energetic, and so enthusiastic. Looking at her smiling face, you would never guess that she teaches as many as 45 students per week. Thank you, Michelle!” ~Dawna Shopland

“My 9 year old daughter is loving music and piano lessons again. She had decided to quit piano altogether, but agreed to switch teachers as a last attempt. We started with Michelle in late September 2013 and she now looks forward to lessons and motivates herself to practice. I am so pleased with the result changing teachers has had. I highly recommend Michelle as a piano teacher.” ~Carol P.

 

 

Noteworthy

Some of my students participate in Conservatory exams with excellent results.  It’s not the focus of my studio or something that they do every year, but the door is always open to those who enjoy that challenge.

MAY  2016

Basic Rudiments RCM Theory

Brayden 100%  First Class Honors with Distinction

Jessica 100 % First Class Honors with Distinction

JUNE 2016

GRADE 1 RCM Piano (MYC grads of 2016)

Harris 90% First Class Honors with Distinction

Katie 84% First Class Honors

Aliyah 84% First Class Honors

Hope 83% First Class Honors

GRADE 5 RCM Piano

Jessica  Honors

Brayden Honors

JUNE 2015

GRADE 3 RCM Piano

Annaliese 83% First Class Honors

GRADE 1 RCM Piano (MYC Grads of 2015)

Patience 88% First Class Honors

Ayveree 87% First Class Honors

JUNE 2014

GRADE 1 RCM Piano (MYC Grads of 2014)

Kaiden 80% First Class Honors

Malcolm 78% Honors

Kiara 71 % Honors

AUGUST 2013

RCM Advanced Rudiments Theory

Matt 83% First Class Honors

JUNE 2013

GRADE 1 RCM Piano (MYC Grads 2013)

Brayden 81% First Class Honors

Annaliese 80% First Class Honors

Kira 78% Honors

GRADE 2 CC Piano (former MYC grads)

Jessica 90% First Class Honors with Distinction NOTE: This was the highest mark in all of Alberta and Jessica has been awarded the Conservatory Canada Gold Medal of Excellence! She was invited to London, Ontario to receive this award on November 9, 2013 at their annual Convocation Ceremony.

Dexter 87% First Class Honors

GRADE 5 RCM Piano

Ryan 81% First Class Honors

Mary 70% Honors

INTERMEDIATE Conservatory Canada Piano Recital Assessment (grade 6 level)

Delaney GOLD standing

GRADE 8 RCM Piano

Matthew 75% Honors

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JUNE 2012
GRADE 1 RCM Piano (MYC grads 2012)

Jessica 82% First Class Honors

Dexter 81 % First Class Honors

MAY 2012
RCM BASIC RUDIMENTS THEORY

Ryan 98% First Class Honors with DISTINCTION

Delaney 83% First Class Honors

Mary 80% First Class Honors

Gabriel 78% Honors

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2 thoughts on “Testimonials

  1. Michelle and the MYC program are both home runs! Michelle has a wonderful “way” with elementary kids – it takes real talent to keep small kids engaged when they have just finished school, are hungry (of course) and simply want to go outside and play. But she does it with ease… and the results are impressive. The learning techniques are simple yet effective and we really appreciate Michelle’s extra efforts in planning recital activities. It is great to see young children perform with such confidence and excitement for music!

    • Patti, thank you so much for your kind words! They just made my day! I am copying and pasting it above! Thank you again! Wonderful parents like you and amazing little students like Hope are what make my job THE most rewarding one I could ever imagine! ❤

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