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Diana English · Diana English – Peninsula Academy Online

Diana English

Piano | Recorder | Theory

Diana began studying piano and voice at the age of four. Her mother was a professional opera singer and was a member of the Vancouver Chamber choir, so she grew up in a family immersed in musical study and performance.  Diana studied with some of the best-known piano teachers in the Vancouver region and went on to win many awards and scholarships as well as honours distinction from the Royal Conservatory.  She then moved across the country to continue her private studies with the renowned and late Darwin Aitken in Toronto.

Diana has worked professionally as an accompanist for Dance Studios, Choirs, Churches and Soloists and is currently the accompanist for Viva Chorale! and Bach on the Rock on Salt Spring Island where she lives.   She has played everything from pipe organ in liturgical services to Carmina Burana on grand piano to keyboards in a pop band.  She is passionate in her pursuit of musical challenges.

Diana also studied recorder at the Toronto Music Conservatory and has played and performed with several ensembles.   It can be said without exaggeration that Diana was born to play music, she has all the required gifts including sensitivity and creativity as well as an amazing ear combined with a reverent curiosity for and understanding of that most mysterious and perplexing and rewarding language of music.

Teaching Philosophy

Diana imparts her love of music with patience and warmth.   She is the quintessence of what a music teacher should be never having lost her love and passion over a lifetime.   She has a depth of ability that only comes from a lifetime of dedication and work and a strength of character and resolve that is a gift to every one of her students.

Royal Conservatory of Music Certified Teacher

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Thank you very much Diana for teaching my daughter and continuing to inspire, instruct, celebrate and challenge her musically. We are so grateful that you are such a positive and important part of her life. Her love of piano and of you is beautiful to behold and I’m certain you have helped her to establish a lifelong love of music. Her favourite day is “piano lesson day” and she has asked me several times if she could skip school to play piano all day 😉 From the bottom of my heart – thank you.


Diana teaches on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays

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