Amy started piano lessons at age 9, and at 16 continued formal studies at Vancouver Island University as a classical piano major. At VIU she was exposed to a number of world class jazz musicians that led her to a realization that she couldn’t play without a written score. This epiphany led her away from her classical studies at University to four years of study with Victoria’s best known jazz piano teacher, the late George Essihos. This private tutelage proved invaluable in helping bridge the gap between formal classical study and fluently being able to speak the musical language through composition and improvisation.
In her quest for more Amy began to sing at the age of 20 and this new talent afforded her the opportunity to perform as a soloist in a number of world class venues. Amy has continued her colourful career as a choral accompanist, church musician and entertainer while continuing to freelance as a pianist and vocalist. Musical growth and versatility have always been Amy’s goals and she brings this knowledge, diversity and passion to her teaching.
Amy teaches on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays.
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