Jennifer West - Certified Royal Conservatory of Music Piano Teacher

Testimonials

Jennifer willingly accepted my son as her theory student and this musical relationship has lasted for about five years. She began teaching my son in Grade 9 - Harmony and History, and now with her guidance, and highly informed musical knowledge, my son is fast approaching completion of his ARCT musical journey. Jennifer has been instrumental in providing expert opinions to enrich her teaching.This outreach created a very dynamic exploration and exposure to the vast musical network for my son.For example, by setting up MasterClasses and arranging input from PhD Professionals for mock exams, Jennifer provided a learning environment always seeking to research and fulfill any musical queries. She is a very serious committed teacher who expects the very best from her students. We arevery grateful to have been one of her’s. It has been filled with motivation, historical insight and accomplishment!
Lisa
Jennifer taught our daughter piano harmony and theory for three years. She is a very knowledgeable, patient and diligent teacher. My daughter didn’t always find the history or theory part very interesting, but Jennifer taught it in a way which made it easier for her to understand and interesting. My daughter always felt comfortable speaking up if she didn’t understand something with Jennifer. For this we are very grateful. We highly recommend Jennifer! -
Kevin So
Jennifer is one of my favorite teachers I've had in my music career! She taught me everything I needed to know to pass my theory and history exams. She always encouraged me to try my best and made all the material super easy to understand.
Kailey So

Biography

Ms. West began studying the piano at the age of 9 in Red Deer with Ruth Neufeld. She continued her studies in Edmonton at the Alberta College Conservatory of Music with well-respected teacher Glenda Murphy. Through the University of Alberta and the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto, Ms. West completed all theory examinations (including Harmony, Analysis, and Counterpoint), receiving First Class Honours with Distinction in History. Ms. West has her Advanced Theory Certification from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

Upon moving to Vancouver, Ms. West began studying piano pedagogy with John Dupuis at the West Point Grey School of Music. She completed both Elementary and Intermediate Piano Pedagogy Certificates, receiving First Class Honours in 2009 and 2014, respectively. In 2016, Ms. West received her Diploma in Instrumental Instruction (Piano) from the ABRSM (Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music) in London, UK. Since then, Ms. West has maintained a busy schedule teaching Elementary French Immersion full time in BC public schools and teaching piano privately.

Ms. West is fortunate to have studied with Irina Faletski, Rita Attrot, Michelle Mares, Matthew Ming Li, Wayne Weng, and Mark Anderson. Her recent performances have been in Pyatt Hall in Vancouver with award-winning violinist Ewald Cheung and at the Vancouver Academy of Music in a benefit concert for Shine on Music. She has also done collaborative piano performances with her mentor Dr. Sergei Saratovsky.

Ms. West is co-founder and artistic director of a recital series in Vancouver, BC – Müzewest Concerts

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