Anita has graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in 2007 and Bachelor of Education in 2009. She has been playing piano since the age of five and has had opportunity to participate in the Alberta Music Festival on several occasions. Originally from Fort McMurray, she studied with Anna Domanska of Keyano College. She has been teaching piano to young students for five years and has her ARCT in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Anita enjoys teaching both young students as well as adults.
At the lesson:
- Students are to bring any completed assignments and demonstrate the results of their practise.
- Students will be required to purchase the required theory/music books.
- Students must bring a coiled 8.5” x 11” lined notebook and all music/theory books to each lesson. Students without music books at a lesson are subject to lesson cancellation.
- Absolutely no food or drink in the studio or chewing gum during the lessons.
- Students are to maintain short fingernails for effective practice.
- Lessons will begin and end promptly at the specified times. There is a ten minute grace period, after which the student will be considered a “no-show” and the lesson will be cancelled. This type of absence is not valid for a make-up lesson.
- As per studio policy, 24 hours is required for a make-up lesson. A maximum of two makeup lessons will be offered for the current academic year. Make-up lessons are to be scheduled by the teacher according to studio space availability.
- Lessons are transferable between students from the same family with 24 hours notice only.
- There is to be only one student present at his/her private lesson. Parents are able to sit-in on the first few lessons.
- Students are strongly encouraged to practice on an acoustic piano.
- Students are expected to practice daily. The duration of practice will vary with each student and will be determined at the lesson.
- Students are to have a metronome available for practicing.
- Part of learning an instrument is the ability to perform in front of an audience. Students are strongly encouraged to perform at the studio’s recitals and/or The Edmonton Kiwanis Music Festival.