Piano and Theory Lessons in Dundas, Ontario
I accept students at all levels, and ages 4 to adult. (It's never too late!)
Everyone has the potential for creative expression.
I may be the teacher you have been looking for. I have very successfully taught piano and theory for a great many years, and I receive a lot of personal satisfaction from helping others learn to play the piano. It's a skill that can enrich your life enormously!
- Learn a wide variety of piano styles
- Read music fluently
- Play with correct technique
- Understand music theory
- Prepare for RCM examinations all levels to ARCT in piano and theory
Everyone has the potential for creative expression. My goal is to help all my students become creative and learn to express themselves through the refinement of playing traditional piano very well, both technically and musically. My students are also encouraged to explore and develop skills in a variety of newer styles.
My appoach as a piano and theory teacher is enthusiastic, friendly and encouraging, while serious. I help my students to understand, as well as to play, the music they are learning.
Beginning students of all ages will enjoy learning to play a wide variety of piano styles. They will be taught to read music fluently, play with correct technique, understand music theory, and develop their individual creativitiy and self-expression. They will have frequent recital opportunities.
If you want to continue learning just for pleasure, I'm very happy to assist you with that goal. For those interested in the Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music exam process, as a piano and theory teacher I have the expertise, experience and sheer love of music, to take you through all levels including the A.R.C.T. diploma in both piano and theoretical subjects.
My name is Janice Beninger. I hold a MMus from the University of Western Ontario, am a Registered Music Teacher (RMT), and am a Certified Piano and Theory Teacher for the Royal Conservatory of Music. For over thirty years I have very successfully taught piano and theory to a wide range of students ages four and up, including a good number of adults, and at all levels of study.
Other music teaching experiences include teaching music at a Waldorf School and Music for Young Children classes, and lecturing in Harmony at McMaster University, I am an active performer. Experiences include currently being the pianist in a concert organ/piano duo, Four Hands Two Feet. www.fourhandstwofeet.ca
I have worked as a university choral ensemble director, and as a community choir director for both adult and children's choirs, and currently direct the 60-voice Burlington Welsh Male Chorus and the Burlington Welsh Ladies Chorus. I served five years as pianist for Symphony Hamilton; held various positions in church music as organist/choir director; was pianist/music director for professional and community musical theatre productions; and played piano in a jazz band; I currently do choral, vocal and instrumental accompanying.
"Hi D. - just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you so much for recommending Janice as a possible piano teacher for our son. He thoroughly enjoys her and we appreciate her credentials, positive learning environment and teaching style. Thanks again." - M.M.
"I want to thank you for your excellent teaching and your patience with me. It was wonderful to start to learn the piano at my age from a teacher like you." - W.C.
"Thank you for all these years of patient teaching. It is through the piano that I have found music in my life. Not only have you taught me how to play, you have instilled in me a love of music and a deeper understanding and emotional connection to it. I know the piano will always be a part of my life." - T.R.
"Thank you for all you do for all your music students - you're not only enriching their lives but you are enriching all of our lives as well." - P.R.
"Thank you for teaching me more piano. It is always fun when you are teaching me." - C.R.
"Thanks for your kindness and patience this year being H's and my first foray into music and piano. E has shown remarkable progress and we all look forward to next year. Thanks!" - J.B.
"Thank you so much for offering a very lovely summer recital last Sunday - we all enjoyed it greatly! And we are truly grateful for your patience with C this year - keeping her connected with the piano in moments of severe wavering!" - S.H.
"Thank you for teaching C to actually enjoy Harmony in such a rushed time frame." - L.W.
"I've had so much fun since taking lessons again. Thank you for your gift of teaching." - T.B.
"We are all very grateful to you for encouraging the music that was in her and helping her take delight in all things musical. Your work with her will continue to enrich her life." - P.R.
I charge $60 per hour. Beginners start at 30 or 45 minute lessons weekly.