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Years taking lessons: 2 years
What is your favorite part about taking music lessons? Learning how to use my instrument (piano)
What is the coolest thing you’ve learned in your lessons recently? Playing the songs
What songs/pieces are you working on right now? Tiy
Who are your favourite music artists or groups? The Cartoon Band, Katy Perry, Jessy J
What are some of your favorite foods? guacamole, spaghetti, chicken noodle soup, chicken wings, pizza
What are your hobbies? skating, singing
Do you have any pets? Niko is my dog and I have two budgies, green and blue. They are hand tamed and they are so cute.
Tell us anything else you'd like us to know about you. I’m 9 years old and I’m in 4 grade at school. I would like to continue learning about how to play my piano and becoming an excellent pianist and singer.
Thank you Salome!
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Our 15-year-old daughter had been asking to learn to play the piano for a few years. She is in other activities, so we didn’t want a big driving or time commitment etc. We were very happy to find Key Mobile Music! The piano teacher (Ayla) comes to our home, and has customized the lessons somewhat
to how/what our daughter would like to learn. She enjoys her time learning to play with the teacher, we enjoy the convenience of the lessons being at our home - we are all happy!
Teresa Melton ★★★★★
I have used 2 different piano teachers through Key Mobile Music, and they have all been great. The process is seamless and easy. It’s a great company!!
Jeffery Burns ★★★★★
A few years ago my wife and I decided to try Key Mobile Music for my daughter’s musical development. We could not be happier. My daughter is thriving in this program and has learned and enjoyed her piano instruction very much. Her development has been amazing. I am not instrumentally inclined at
all so it is with amazement and great awe to watch my daughter develop her musical talents underneath the instruction of Key Mobile's fantastic educators. I would not hesitate to recommend the great work of the team at Key Mobile Music. It’s been a tremendous experience.
Anna Marshall ★★★★★
So easy to work with! In a busy life, I love that the teacher comes to my home!
Teaches voice & piano (online)
Tatiana recently performed an aria in Graz, Austria. She sang "No word from Tom/I go to him" from Igor Stravinsky‘s opera “The Rake’s Progress.” Tatiana is currently a Master of Music in Voice student at Kunstuniversität Graz (University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz) in Austria. Thank you for sharing your beautiful performance with us! Here is the link:
Marlouie has been selected as the winner of the Edmonton Winds solo competition and the recipient of the 2022-23 David Erdmann Scholarship. He will be featured as soloist with the Edmonton Winds band in their last concert of the year on April 30, 2023. Congratulations Marlouie!
Join us in welcoming our new & returning students and teachers who joined the Key Mobile Music family!
Returning Students (after a break):
Happy Birthday to our students and teachers who celebrate Winter birthdays.
Siaw Kin Lee
Master of Music in Music Therapy
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music
What is your favourite type of music? My favourite type of music is R&B and Pop. I love to relax when I listen to music most of the time so artists like Adele, Sam Smith and Alicia Keys are my favourites.
What was studying music like when you were learning how to play the piano? I started learning the piano at age 15 and knew that I wanted to pursue music beyond high school. It was a late start but I’m glad my parents gave me the opportunity to choose if and when I wanted to learn because I felt more motivated when I knew it was my choice and direction I wanted to take. I had a great teacher who I learned from and continued my education in piano during University where I was introduced to Improvisation and Jazz. I had different teachers with different styles of teaching and seemed to learn a lot from the teachers who had the most patience and were the most supportive.
If you could give a quick tip for playing an instrument, what would it be? A quick tip for anyone playing an instrument is to keep the “old” songs that you’ve already learned and you really love in your practice repertoire and to try and challenge yourself to add your own style to the song. For example, you can insert a few bars of soloing in the song that is something that you composed. Or take the chord progression from the song and create your own song from that. It’s great to learn new songs too, but keep those old songs in rotation for yourown enjoyment and to play for others!
What do you like most about teaching? I like being able to “de-mystify” the properties of popular music for students, so that I can help them appreciate music more deeply. It’s great when students are able to play a piece and also explain why they enjoy playing it and how it relates to them.
Hobbies outside of music? I love to go for walks and be in the outdoors.
What part do you feel that the recital experience plays in a students' development?Playing in a recital provides students with the opportunity to share with others all of their hard work! If a student knows that a recital is coming up, they will feel the “good” kind of pressure or motivation to practice more. I think that by also listening to other students during the recital who are at many different levels,they see how they are just one part of a whole evening full of great musical acts.
Thank you Laura!