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Sandra Low - Founder

I am an adult student who started classical piano studies in September of 2013 at the age of 52.   I have since completed my Conservatory Canada(CC) levels 1, 2 and 4 piano exams and my CC Music Theory Level 1 and Level 2 exams.  I have been studying classical piano and and music theory with my fifth piano teacher, Andrea Kazmaier, since September 2019.  I have been learning CC level 6 classical piano repertoire since mid-February of 2022.  I am currently learning Level 4 CC music theory (for grade 8) as I will need this foundational base to learn jazz piano as that is my end game.  And I have registered to take my level 6 practical piano exam in June 2024 and the grade 8 music theory will probably be a few months after that


I love singing! I sang in a community choir for 8 years (2004 - 2011) but started concentrating on solo jazz voice in April 2017.  I was learning jazz vocals with my fourth teacher, Johanna Sillanpaa from September 2022 - May 2023.  Then we both got very busy as I had to focus on piano more so I could prepare myself for my 2024 exam so I have paused vocal lessons for now.

In March 2023, the story of how I came to learn piano was published as a CBC First Person story.  You can find it 


Updated March 31, 2024

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Edel Larkin - President

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Kaylene Duttchen - Vice-President


I am a mother of two, wife of more than 26 years and a busy physician by trade.  However, my personal passion lies in music.  I grew up playing violin but I never played at a high level.  I went off to university and essentially stopped playing for about 25 years.  When my children started music lessons, I was inspired to start playing again.  In 2018 I started lessons with Rachel Hersey.  I have entered in music festivals to try to improve my playing. I have taken a course on teaching violin but I have no plans to start teaching soon. I attended an adult music camp this summer and I have recently joined the Ambrose University Chamber Orchestra.


I enjoy watching others learn music and I find our group a wonderful support.  Adult learners do not have the same family support to keep them practicing and moving forward.  I am happy to be part this group that values music learning in adults!

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