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Award Winning Concert Pianist - Piano lessons for all levels, adapted to your needs! (FR / Eng)

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Hello!

I'm an award-winning Canadian classical pianist and experienced teacher offering piano lessons for all levels, beginner to advanced. I have performed with orchestra and has a soloist in various festivals across Canada, Germany, Austria, Spain and Switzerland, in addition to being a prize winner in numerous competitions, as well as the recipient of numerous grants and awards.

I am currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Montreal (Canada) and also pursuing a second degree at the University of Music of Geneva.

Having over 15 years of experience as a teacher (including my own private studio and a teaching assistant at the University of Montreal), I am very dedicated to my students of each person.

My doctoral researches pertains to the neuropsychology of learning music (specifically, exploring the most efficient ways to learn a skill), thus I am thoroughly equipped to provide all sorts of tips and tricks from my research and personal experiences :)

This cornerstone of my teaching makes it easier to meet the needs of the highest caliber (utilizing interdisciplinary knowledge of psychology, physiology, biomechanics and physics), integrating all aspects of music making into a holistic, innovative and fun approach to learning!


Looking forward to hearing from you!

Location

At student's location: Around Rolle, Switzerland
At student's location: Around Coppet, Switzerland
At student's location: Around Gland, Switzerland
At student's location: Around Geneva, Switzerland
At student's location: Around Nyon, Switzerland
At student's location: Around Lausanne, Switzerland
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General info

Skills:

Age:

Preschool children (4-6 years old)
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)

Student level:

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Duration:

30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes

The class is taught in:

English, French, Chinese

About Me

Hello,

I'm a Canadian pianist, currently a doctoral candidate at l'Université de Montréal and simultaneously pursuing a second Masters degree at La Haute École de Musique de Genève.

I really enjoy sharing what I do with others – helping them overcoming obstacles in playing the piano and improving their pianistic skills is always a pleasure for me. I'm very patient and enthusiastic in my teaching; having been a student my whole life (and I hope to continue learning in this way!), I know how wonderful it can be when you meet someone who is open to helping you through your personal challenges based on your individual background so I really aim for that type of teaching. I'm there to help in any way I can.

As a bonus, my doctoral research pertains to the neuropsychology of learning and the most efficient way to develop a skill – my goal is to help you develop the skills necessary to become an independent learner. I have a lot of tricks from my research and own experiences which I'd be more than glad to share!

Very happy to help you work towards whatever goals you may have, whether it be starting to play the piano or preparing for competitions or exams.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Looking forward to hearing from you! :)

PS: I'm also available as an accompanist.

Education

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In progress:

Doctorat en musique - l'Université de Montréal

Master of Arts in Music Performance - La Haute École de Musique de Genève

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Completed Studies (l'Université de Montréal):

Diplôme d'études professionnelles approfondies (2015)

Maîtrise en musique - interprétation (2014)

Baccalauréat en musique - interprétation (2012)

ARCT Performance Diploma - Royal Conservatory of Music (2009)

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Primary Teachers: Dominique Weber, Jimmy Brière, Richard Raymond

Experience / Qualifications

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Teaching Experience:

• Conservatoire de l'Ouest Vaudois, Switzerland (remplacement 2018 –)
• Teaching Assistant (piano) at l'Université de Montréal, Canada
• Maison de la Musique Divonne, France (remplacement 2018 –)
• Teaching at various schools in Montréal (2009 - 2018)
• Private studio (2008 - present)

Performance Experience:

• Prizewinner in numerous competitions and performance experience throughout Canada, Spain, Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

• Performances at international festivals (i.e. Euro Music Festival, Domaine Forget International Dance and Music Festival) and academies (i.e. the Wiener Musikseminar, Banff Centre, Orford Arts Centre).

• Masterclasses with Robert McDonald, Jacques Rouvier, Dang Thai Son, Bernd Goetzke, Benedetto Lupo, Ronan O'Hora, Marc Durand, Alexander Kobrin, Stephen Kovacevich
and Dalton Baldwin, amongst others.

Reviews (3)

Excellent first lesson. Our girls really liked Cindy and enjoyed their lessons. Well done!
Cindy is an excellent piano teacher. The fact that my son (11) is fully engaged and practices without any prompting is a testament to Cindy's professional but relaxed and fun approach to teaching. I would recommend Cindy without reservation!
Cindy is a professional and nice teacher and my daughter liked her a lot.
Salut! Je suis une pianiste classique accomplie et professeur expérimenté qui vous offre des cours de piano, à tous les niveaux de débutant à avancé, pour le plaisir ou pour les plus sérieux (préparation pour des concours, des auditions, des examens, etc.). Je suis candidat au doctorat à l'Université de Montréal (Canada) et je poursuis, également, un deuxième Master à la HEM de Genève. J'ai aussi un autre maîtrise de la première institution ainsi qu'un diplôme de performance. Ma recherche de doctorat est à propos de la neuropsychologie de l'apprentissage de la musique et ses applications dans la performance. J'ai eu le plaisir de jouer avec des orchestres et comme soliste dans des festivals au Canada, en Allemagne, en Autriche, en Espagne et en Suisse en plus d'avoir été la lauréate de quelques concours ainsi que la récipiendaire de nombreux prix. J'ai plus que 15 ans d'experience comme interprète et pédagogue (même aux niveaux universitaire en tant q'un chargé de cours). Je suis très dédiée à mes étudiants et je vous offre des cours dynamique, personnalisés pour répondre aux besoin particuliers de chaque personne. ** Lessons are also available in English! ** N'hésitez-pas de me contacter si vous avez des questions. À bientôt, j'espère!
Hello! I'm an award-winning Canadian classical pianist and experienced teacher offering piano lessons for all levels, beginner to advanced. I have performed with orchestra and as a soloist in various festivals across Canada, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy and Switzerland, in addition to having been been a prize winner in numerous competitions, as well as the recipient of numerous grants and awards. I'm currently a doctoral candidate at l'Université de Montréal (Canada) and also pursuing a second Masters degree at La Haute École de Musique de Genève. Having over 15 years of experience as a performer and teacher (including my own private studio as well as being a teaching assistant at l'Université de Montréal), I am very dedicated to my students and offer dynamic, personalized lessons catered to the individuals needs of each person. My doctoral research pertains to the neuropsychology of learning music (specifically, exploring the most efficient ways to learn a skill), thus I am thoroughly equipped to provide all sorts of tips and tricks from my research and personal experiences :) This cornerstone of my teaching makes lessons uniquely adapted to meet the specific learning goals of my students to the highest caliber (utilizing interdisciplinary knowledge of psychology, physiology, biomechanics and physics), integrating all aspects of music making into a holistic, innovative and fun approach to learning! Looking forward to hearing from you!
Salut! Je suis une pianiste classique accomplie et professeur expérimenté qui vous offre des cours de piano, à tous les niveaux de débutant à avancé, pour le plaisir ou pour les plus sérieux (préparation pour des concours, des auditions, des examens, etc.). Je suis candidat au doctorat à l'Université de Montréal (Canada) et je poursuis, également, un deuxième Master à la HEM de Genève. J'ai aussi un autre maîtrise de la première institution ainsi qu'un diplôme de performance. Ma recherche de doctorat est à propos de la neuropsychologie de l'apprentissage de la musique et ses applications dans la performance. J'ai eu le plaisir de jouer avec des orchestres et comme soliste dans des festivals au Canada, en Allemagne, en Autriche, en Espagne et en Suisse en plus d'avoir été la lauréate de quelques concours ainsi que la récipiendaire de nombreux prix. J'ai plus que 15 ans d'experience comme interprète et pédagogue (même aux niveaux universitaire en tant q'un chargé de cours). Je suis très dédiée à mes étudiants et je vous offre des cours dynamique, personnalisés pour répondre aux besoin particuliers de chaque personne. Les cours sont disponibles à Genève, Lausanne, Gland, Nyon, Rolle, Coppet et des autres villes à proximité. Lessons are also available in English. N'hésitez-pas de me contacter si vous avez des questions. À bientôt, j'espère!

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