For the past twenty years I have enjoyed teaching students of all ages and levels. I strive for a gentle and encouraging environment so that students can develop their musicality to their fullest potential.
For beginner students I use the Faber & Faber method. I find this progressive method to be well thought out, inspiring, and fun for the student. As my students develop I take a more individual approach to meet their interests, goals, and abilities.
Performance Opportunities & Exams
Student concerts are held three times a year (November, March and June), and all students are invited to perform. Students are also encouraged to take exams through the Royal Conservatory of Music and local students can participate in the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival.
1. Adult Beginner Online Lessons
New! Weekly group class for Adult Beginners in combination with one-on-one support.
Starting on October 13, my group lessons will be every Tuesday at noon PST.
This course will cover the fundamental of piano playing using the book “Adult Piano Adventures, All In One Piano Course 1” by Faber and Faber.
2. Online Private Lessons
You will receive weekly lessons of 30, 45 or 60 minutes via the Zoom App (Zoom Client for Meetings). The Zoom App is free of charge.
3. In-Person Private Lessons
I am teaching In-Person Private lessons in Oak Bay (2189 Beaverbrooke Street) where I share a music studio with my husband, saxophone teacher Erik Abbink. Our studio is close to Monterey Middle School and St. Michaels Junior School, and to the Fernwood, Fairfield, Rockland, and Uplands neighbourhoods.
All private weekly lessons follow my seasonal calendar, which can be viewed or downloaded here (pdf; opens in new tab).
More info about the group lesson calendar is coming soon.
Registration & Rates
For new students please sign up for an initial meeting (10-15 minutes, phone or video call) by sending an email to email@example.com or by calling or texting me directly at 250.986.2772
At the initial meeting we will discuss goals, learning style, and payment options. There is no registration fee.
In-Person and Online Private Lessons
|30 minute weekly lesson||$135/month|
|45 minute weekly lesson||$190/month|
|60 minute weekly lesson||$245/month|
Adult Beginner Online Lessons
|45 minute weekly group class||$65/month|
I am a pianist living in Victoria BC, Canada. I have been classically trained at the University of Victoria as well as at The Amsterdam Conservatory in the Netherlands.
For my full biography please see my biography page.
2189 Beaverbrooke Street
Victoria BC V8S 2W1