CON BRIO MUSIC
music 'with spirit'
The piano and music theory teaching studio of Erin Coffey since 1995.
B.A. Honours, Registered Music Teacher (ORMTA),
RCM Piano Pedagogy Certificate,
RCM Certified Teacher Piano & Music Theory
In-person and virtual lessons to anywhere in the world!
Hi! Music has always been an important part of my life, whether it was singing in children's choir, piano studies as a child, playing cello in string orchestra at school, teaching, or continued learning as an adult.
I have been teaching piano and theory since 1995 and have submitted more than 800 students for RCM Exams! I particularly enjoy teaching the Advanced Theory Levels and it is a privilege to work with the students of many accomplished colleagues.
My favourite part of teaching music is variety – from working with young beginners to coaching University students, every day is different.
Since moving to Stratford in September 2021, I teach from my home studio when possible and also work part-time for a faith-based non-profit organization. Making time for accompanying, playing the piano for worship at church, and being with family and friends is important to me.
The transition to Zoom and other platforms for virtual lessons has been an opportunity to create excellent systems for future lessons! I currently have distance students enrolled from other parts of Ontario and Asia - opening new doors for music lessons to cross borders and new ways to provide excellence in piano and music theory lessons.
Again, this coming year may look different than past years, as we adjust, adapt, and continue to be flexible with change due to Covid-19.
It was amazing to see the progress of the students through the early months of the pandemic. As other activities became impossible, my students all continued with the piano! Music is a gift in this season, lessons have not been canceled, making music and enjoying music has not been canceled, using music for stress relief is always an option & it is a pleasure to continue teaching during this crisis.
Piano and Music Theory are continuing and the love of music is not canceled!
Spots are open for in-person and distance students between 12-4 pm E.S.T.
Weekly lessons are scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (with increased health & safety measures/expectations for in-person). Local students who do not feel comfortable with in-person lessons may continue on Zoom.
After school and evening spots are full!
There are a limited number of daytime spots available.
Contact Me to find out more or join the waiting list.
The Ontario Ministry of Education allows students to miss up to one-half day of school per week for music instruction.
It is important to share our music!
Piano lessons can be a lonely solitary activity. Students are encouraged to be creative, to bring new music ideas to lessons.
Students are encouraged to participate in:
local Kiwanis Music Festival Competitions (April)
RCM Examinations and goal setting
Year-End Celebration Recital in June
other Recitals and community events
Congratulations to Brinley Schmale 2021 KW Kiwanis Music Festival Junior piano scholarship winner and Provincial delegate.
more pictures coming soon
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We moved!! As of September 2021, the home studio is centrally located in the town of Stratford.
Serving Stratford, St. Mary's, Mitchell and surrounding areas for in-person lessons.
My KW studio is located near Ottawa & Weber in Kitchener with limited teaching hours.
Serving the musical community worldwide for Advanced Theory virtual lessons
From Students & Parents
Dec 2020 - 'P' has enjoyed her harmony lessons quite a bit. Thank you for the lessons which she found positive and engaging. The time has flown by absolutely 😊