Sandra has been a certified teacher of the Royal Conservatory of Music program, teaching both piano and theory since 1984. She is an early childhood music education specialist teaching piano, flute and ukulele.
Along with RCM formal training, Sandra attended Douglas College taking courses towards her Education Degree and also taking many Early Childhood Education courses. While searching for a music program for her own children, Sandra discovered Music For Young Children and fell in love with the program. Seeing the learning potential and the fun the children had lead her to become a Certified MYC teacher in 1996, attending yearly professional development seminars and courses to date. She has since had great success incorporating these techniques into her private lessons as well as her MYC classes. Sandra also utilizes various music print series, such as Faber and Faber, as structural options for private lessons. She is a member of the Alberta Piano Teacher's Association (APTA).
Group and private lessons range from age 2 to Adult, and Sandra has extensive experience working with students of all abilities and diverse needs including children in the autism spectrum, tailoring classes to each student specifically. She has prepared countless students for their RCM practical as well as theory exams, and also for festivals and recitals. She is one of the founding members of the Westside Music Festival’s Celebrating Canadian Composers.
"My teaching goal is to inspire and nurture your child’s love of music."
My daughter has been taking piano lessons with Sandra for 3 years, and absolutely loves her! Sandra has a very special way of making her students passionate about music and have fun in class. She has learned so much and now feels confident to play at recitals and read music. She looks forward to her lesson every week and excitedly talks about the fun music games they are playing.
My daughter has taken piano lessons with Teacher Sandra for over 8 years. She has shown unending kindness and patience and Olivia has blossomed under her instruction.
Teacher Sandra is truly a rare and special music educator who knows how to inspire children and spread joy through music!
Joshua,Sarah, Ava & Levi
Sandra has been teaching our children piano for a few years now, starting when our youngest was three, and from day one she has been absolutely phenomenal. Even when he was a toddler, Sandra had our son engaged and excited to go to piano lessons; her ability to connect with her students and make class fun – creative games, fun exercises, and familiar songs – has resulted in a continued progression in our children’s confidence and musical abilities, to a level beyond what we would have expected in such a short time. Sandra is so lovely, personable, and beyond amazing at what she does - our kids absolutely love her! We never hesitate to recommend Sandra to anyone looking to enroll in music lessons and cannot rave enough about the friendly, inspiring, and upbeat environment she creates for her students.