Piano Courses – In-studio or online
10 weeks from Sept. 21 to Nov. 23., 2020
For children (5+), teens and adults – all levels
Emphasis is on the appreciation of music and introduction to the basic aspects of musical training. The course explores reading musical scores, counting to rhythm in scores, proper hand position and techniques, musical signs and terms, sight-reading and musical interpretation. Experienced students can be prepared for Conservatory exams.
Choose a teacher and a time!
Please indicate your three preferred times.
Jelani Corbie: Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (online only)
Karen Ho: Monday 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Sherrie Marginean: Tuesday to Wednesday 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sherrie Marginean – (in studio or online)
Sherrie Marginean is a singer, songwriter, voice, and piano teacher with over twenty-five years’ experience. Understanding the integral role that humour plays in the performance of her students, her philosophy is, “We laugh, we focus, we achieve!”
Sherrie started singing at the age of five. Her professional career began at eighteen, which included travelling across the country and abroad. While studying classical singing with Jocelyne Fleury-Coutu, one of two pop albums she co-wrote was released by an independent record label. Her voice has been featured in several radio commercials and on the recordings of other artists.
Karen Ho – (in-studio and online)
Karen Ho has an MA in Musicology from Université de Montréal and a Graduate Certificate in Music therapy from Concordia University. A teacher since 2003, she loves to share her experience of music with students of all ages and abilities. Never one to shy away from challenges, Karen is very resourceful and can adapt almost anything to a student’s interest. She can prepare her students to do Royal Conservatory exams. When she’s not teaching, she is most likely to be found travelling on epic cross-country road trips with her hairless and full of beans dog Juniper.
Jelani Corbie – (online only)
Jelani Corbie started playing piano at the age of 7 and has been involved with music for over 30 years. In high school, he studied with the Royal Conservatory of Music, achieving a grade 7 diploma in piano and a music award. He holds a DEC in Popular Music and an ACE in Audio Recording Technology from Vanier College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Music from Concordia University. Jelani has been teaching at the Dollard Centre for the Arts since 2012. He is also a DJ and has just recently completed vocational studies in Business.