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.
|1977-1978||Music Education Program, UBC, Vancouver, B.C.|
|1976-1977||Music Education Program, Calvin College, Michegan, USA|
|1973-1975||Bachelor of Music Program, Douglas College, New Westminster, B.C|
|1981||Kelly Kirby Teachers Certification, Vancouver, B.C.|
|2000||Associate 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-Present||Piano and theory instructor (Group and individual lessons)|
|2011-2014||Piano instructor Shadbolt Centre of the Arts (Group lessons)|
|2002-2013||President of the Royal Conservatory of Music Alumni Association|
|2002-1996, 1982||Piano and organ instructor, Carillon Music School (Group and individual lessons)|
|1988||Piano instructor Technics Music Academy (Group and individual lessons)|
|1981||Piano instructor Kirsten’s Keyboard Centre (Individual lessons)|
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.