About Marian

Marian Van Hove


In my studies, I specialized in both piano and education. My formal training gave me knowledge and experience in various music teaching methods including Orff and Kodaly, classroom management, music theory and history and other instruments.

1977-1978Music Education Program, UBC, Vancouver, B.C.
1976-1977Music Education Program, Calvin College, Michegan, USA
1973-1975Bachelor of Music Program, Douglas College, New Westminster, B.C
1981Kelly Kirby Teachers Certification, Vancouver, B.C.
2000Associate of Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, Ontario


Registered music teacher in BC with the BCRMTA
Member of Canada’s Royal Conservatory of Music
Member of Royal Conservatory of Music Alumni Association
Member of the Art of Piano Pedagogy with Facebook
Member of Teaching Piano With Technology with Facebook

I keep my skills current through conferences and workshops through the Registered Music Teachers Association of B.C. and current teacher pedagogy webinars.


1977-PresentPiano and theory instructor (Group and individual lessons)
2011-2014Piano instructor Shadbolt Centre of the Arts (Group lessons)
2002-2013President of the Royal Conservatory of Music Alumni Association
2002-1996, 1982Piano and organ instructor, Carillon Music School (Group and individual lessons)
1988Piano instructor Technics Music Academy (Group and individual lessons)
1981Piano instructor Kirsten’s Keyboard Centre (Individual lessons)

Personal Profile

I am a church pianist and singer. I organize and lead worship for the Sunday services. My hobbies and interests include physical activities such as swimming, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing as well as art, drama,cooking, reading, photography and attending concerts. I enjoy learning new things and embrace new challenges.

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