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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 continuing learning as an adult.

I have taught piano and theory since 1995 and have submitted almost 900 students for RCM Exams!  I particularly enjoy teaching the Advanced Theory Levels and working with the students of many accomplished colleagues is a privilege.

 

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 attending theatre productions at the Festival, we moved to Stratford in September 2021! I teach part-time from my home studio and 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 virtual lesson platforms 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.

Find my studio on:

RCM Teacher Directory

ORMTA Teacher Directory (the Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association)

Stratford Music Teachers

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

2024-2025

Piano and Music Theory lessons show us that the love of music is never canceled!

Contact me to meet for a trial lesson and talk about 2024-2025 enrolment.

Weekly lessons are scheduled from Monday to Thursday.

Lessons run from September to early June following the school calendar and students enroll for the full school year.

Summer lessons are available on a more casual basis.

Contact Me to learn about available lesson times or book a trial lesson.

The studio is FULL for piano lessons for Fall 2023 and Winter 2024.

Contact me to find out about Summer 2024 Group Theory - Level 9 History June to mid-August (zoom/hybrid in person)

Fall 2024 Group Theory - Level 9 Harmony Sept-May (tentative Tuesday tbd)

Fall 2024 Level 10 History Sept-Dec (tentative Monday 5-6:30) & Winter 2025 Level 10 Harmony Jan-May (Monday 5-6:30)

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

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PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

It is important to share our music!

 

Piano lessons can be a lonely solitary activity.  Students are encouraged to be creative, and 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.

https://www.kwkiwanismusicfestival.com/

https://youtu.be/3K5kBDItFXs?t=3368

Enjoy a playlist of some of my favourite Christmas pieces

Erin's Music

Recital 2022 teacher performances!

Duets by Johannes Brahms with colleague Roselynn Reed.

Hungarian Dance No5 in f minor & Hungarian Dance No 6 in Db Major

Duets with student 'B' Spanish Dance No 1 & 2 by Moszkowski

Recital 2023 special performances!

Duet with student 'B' Spanish Dance No 3 by Moszkowski

Quartet with students 'B & W' and W's Dad March Militaire by Schubert

Piano Concert Hall
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THE STUDIO

welcome!

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GET IN TOUCH

The 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

226.868.4086

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Erin ORMTA trio 2019

Erin ORMTA trio 2019

1920s restored Heintzman grand

1920s restored Heintzman grand

1980s Yamaha upright

1980s Yamaha upright

The studio

The studio

Welcome to ConBrio Music

Welcome! Can you spot Leo (Leopold Mozart) waiting for you? Leo is a Bichon Frise born Sept 2021.

Waiting room

Waiting room

Virtual recital gift bags 2021

Virtual recital gift bags 2021

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2016-01-22 Erin Recital Gareth

2016 Recital

2020 Zoom lessons

2020 Zoom lessons in the old studio

Chording for worship

Chording for worship

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 😊

June 2022 - 'E' had such a good first recital experience he wanted to play his song 100 more times before bed tonight. I'm guessing he enjoyed himself!! ;)

July 2022 - Thank you so much for spending extra time with 'I' to prepare for her harmony exam. Really appreciate it!

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