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 intend to learn 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 am planning to take my level 6 practical piano exam sometime next year.
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 am currently learning with my fourth voice teacher, Johanna Sillanpaa.
Updated November, 2022
Edel Larkin - President
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!