"Rowsell Piano Studio is the single best place to receive a music education. Nowhere else will you find a teacher with such an incredible combination of experience, talent, qualification, and motivation towards the success of every single student she encounters. " Shruti Raheja (NL)
Sally Rowsell, M. Mus, piano performance and literature, Kanata, Ontario
Come join my studio to discover unique and engaging piano lessons for beginner through advanced students.
What Can I Do For You?
Located in Kanata, I will give your child a love for music! I am a piano teacher, and I love to pass on the joy of expression through music making, the thrill of moving one's fingers over the keys with that 'is this really me' sensation, and the unspoken language that only music can convey.
My studio is fun, positive, and encouraging. I foster confidence and creativity, and since every student is unique, my lessons suit your child's individual needs.
Hire the Best teacher you can find for your beginning child, since beginning lessons set the framework for future development.
What are you waiting for? Come join my studio to create your own success story!
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Who Am I?
I am a pianist and teacher from St John's, Newfoundland who has drawn from study in Europe, the United States and Canada to become a pianist. I studied at Memorial University of Newfoundland ( B. Mus, B. Mus Ed), and followed this with graduate school at Brandon University. Here, I obtained a M Mus in piano performance and literature. In Brandon, the late Lorne Watson was a strong pedagogy and literature mentor for me. I later completed an examiner's training course at the Royal Conservatory of Music, for whom I now work as a senior examiner. Further study in Southern Massachusetts to acquaint myself with the Taubman Technique and time in South Carolina studying pedagogy at the DMA, level rounded things out. As a Memorial University student, I studied privately with Norman Beedie and completed course work in London, England at the City University, and at The Guildhall School of Music.
All this led to my success as a private piano teacher. I have accompanied extensively throughout Canada and the US, and have recorded for CBC. I have adjudicated and examined my way through Canada and the US.
I work as a music critic,
and I've completed some volunteer work to include Past President of the Newfoundland Registered Music Teacher's Association (NLRMTA).
My students have won awards at National, Provincial and local levels to include winners in the National Round of the Canadian Music Competition, regular gold/silver Medalists (Royal Conservatory of Music) in Atlantic Canada, Medalists and National Scholarship Winners and workshop participants (Conservatory Canada), and Rose Bowl wins (the top honor of the city) in St John's, Carbonear, and Clarenville. They have progressed to music festival Provincial Finals, and have been first place winners in CFMTA National Music Writing Competitions. Many former students have progressed to music schools throughout Canada, and many are professional musicians, performers, teachers, organizers, and entertainers.
HERE'S WHAT THE CRITICS SAY..................................................
"Hi Sally! Hope everything is well. I just thought I would let you know that if all goes according to plans next year I will be doing a major in math and a minor in music, and hopefully specialize in composition within the following years. You were an integral part of discovering that music was something I wanted to pursue and I just wanted to thank you for all the fantastic years of lessons." Isabelle Riche
"Rowsell Piano Studio is the single best place to receive a music education. Nowhere else will you find a teacher with such an incredible combination of experience, talent, qualification, and motivation towards the success of every single student she encounters" . Shruti Raheja, med student
" There is just no substitute for Sally!" Joshua Veber (student)................ " Make sure Sally knows I second that ! " Sarah Veber (pianist, harpist U of Ottawa)
"How nice was it today to call Chancellor Park (senior citizen's complex) and they asked who I played there before with; Sally Rowsell. Many thanks for instilling that on me (bringing music to senior's) at such an impressionable age! I've taken my students the past four years and now with no students, I'll be brave to organize 12! (12 concerts at 12 senior citizen venues for Christmas) Laura Madonna Murray, former student, pianist,singer/ songwriter, unique entrepreneur, St. John's NL
Sally is an energetic,inspiring teacher. I feel so lucky to have had her for a teacher as she not only made me a better piano player, but also a more critical listener." Julia Bowdring (former student, professional pianist and fiddler, St John's, NL)
"You definitely have a way with your students, I can see they are all becoming excellent and sound musicians." Frances Knickle (parent,St. John's NL)
" Sally is an exceptionally dedicated and inspiring teacher who is also a lot of fun" Sue Stylianides (parent)
" In his time with Sally, Jack has grown as a musician. Her high standards and commitment to her students brings out the best in them, and allows them to reach their potential" Victoria Etchegary (parent,St. John's, NL)
I am a collaborative artist with a strong background in accompanying and coaching instrumentalists as well as vocalists, choirs and other mediums.
I have recorded extensively for CBC and have traveled across Canada and back in my collaborative efforts with other musicians.
CAN MY CHILD MISS SCHOOL FOR PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTION?
The Education Act of the Government of Ontario provides the opportunity for students in Ontario to be excused from attendance at school to receive music instruction with a private music teacher. In Chapter E2, Part 11, Statute 21.2(e) of the Education Act Revised Statutes of Ontario, it states: "School attendance may be excused when the child is absent from school for the purpose of receiving instruction in music and the period of absence does not exceed one-half day in any week." (Government of Ontario, 1990, p. 36)
DO I NEED A PIANO OR A KEYBOARD?
Having a good instrument for practicing on is paramount Purchasing a piano as opposed to a keyboard will allow your child to be a more successful pianist. If you do have a keyboard for your beginning child, be sure the keyboard is touch sensitive (the volume of sound is controlled by how much weight is used in the keys), has a minimum of 76 keys (88 is better), has a white key width of 2.3cm, and, is weighted (to simulate the action of keys on an acoustic piano). The keyboard should also have a pedal. Once a student is playing from RCM books, an acoustic piano is the best option.
I offer private piano and theory lessons,group theory classes, coaching for soloists, art song, chamber groups, and ensembles.
I love to expand the musical artistry and ability of advanced players, and am skilled at working with young beginners to develop new talent.
I am for hire as a professional accompanist, contact me at the email or phone number listed above.
Lessons and coaching can be arranged via the internet for out of town players. Contact me for details regarding any of the above.
I offer a Piano Pedagogy course leading to an RCM examination for the same, which can be taken online.
As well as music, I love to cook, garden, create, design, and I love to work out.
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