Kama has a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of British Columbia, and an ARCT diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She began teaching piano at music schools in the Greater Vancouver area in 1997, and later spent several years teaching in BC’s Okanagan Valley. Having also worked as a piano accompanist for choirs and a musical theatre company, she has performed piano accompaniment for rehearsals, concerts, and some large musical theatre productions.
She has experience teaching beginner students, preparing students for RCM exams, and teaching a variety of styles including pop, jazz, classical, and anything her students want to bring in to lessons. Her belief is that music lessons not only foster a love of music, but encourage good study skills, persistence, and demonstrate an easily understood pay off for hard work. Students who practise regularly will see improvement in their ability to play well and tackle more difficult pieces of music.
Generally, students can expect to work at levelled repertoire, such as Piano Adventures or RCM graded pieces, along with extra “fun” pieces, usually chosen by the student. Lessons will also include sight reading, ear training, and some study of music theory.
- Please bring your notebook and all music books to each lesson.
- Students must have a piano or keyboard to practise on.
- It is important to practise at least 5 times each week, and practise each item written in the notebook.
- Please try to be on time. Lessons end at the scheduled time.
- Make up lessons will only be given if at least 24 hours notice of absence is provided, with a maximum of two make up lessons for the year.