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!

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ABOUT ME

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 nearly 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 local colleagues.

 

My favourite part of teaching music is variety – from working with young beginners to coaching University students, every day is different.

 

After many years of teaching a full daytime studio at a private school & group theory at The Beckett School, in 2014 I made the change to having a small studio at home and working part-time for a faith-based non-profit organization; while still making time for accompanying, playing at church and family. January of 2020 I will return to one day of studio piano lessons at Laurentian Hills Christian School in Kitchener in addition to my home studio and ministry roles.

The transition to Zoom and other platforms for virtual lessons has been a learning curve, but 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.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

2020-2021

This year looks 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.

Laurentian Hill Christian School piano studio for students currently enrolled in SK-Grade 8 at LHCS.

Monday daytime spots are full!

The Ontario Ministry of Education allows students to miss up to one-half day of school per week for music instruction.

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PIANO LESSONS

Beginner to Level 10

Composing Music

PRIVATE THEORY LESSONS

Rudiments, Harmony, History, Analysis
Beginner to ARCT Diploma Level

Students in Music Room

GROUP THEORY CLASSES

Gather your friends & learn together
Summer theory intensives

 

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

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

Piano Concert Hall
 

THE STUDIO

more pictures coming soon

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Recital
 

GET IN TOUCH

Home studio located in Lakeshore Village Waterloo
Serving Kitchener, Waterloo, Elmira & Surrounding areas for in-person lessons

Serving the musical community worldwide for Advanced Theory virtual lessons

226.868.4086

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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 😊

 
 
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