Jammy Smith began her music studies in Hong Kong. She is a very active member of the BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association, and she is a registered Royal Conservatory of Music piano teacher with over fifteen years of experience teaching private lessons and group music classes to students of all ages and levels.
Jammy received her Licentiate Diploma in Piano Performance, and an Associate Diploma in Piano Teaching from the London College of Music and Media (UK) under the tutelage of Joseph Bayer and Sharon West. She continued her piano studies with Alice Enns, and Jazz lessons with Peter Friesen. She is practicing Alexander Technique with Marta Hunter.
Jammy loves being creative, and using different gadgets in her teachings, to develop children’s musicality, creativity, and most importantly instill a life-long love of music. Jammy’s students have consistently received the first place awards and high honours for outstanding performances in music festivals, and the first class honours with distinction in RCM examinations. Understanding the significance of early music education, she studied different programs and methods for young children such as Kelly Kirby Method for Beginners from Eleanor Harkness, Music for Young Children from Wendy Guimont, and the Music Pups Program. She is particularly interested in teaching young children. For many years, she has taught these programs at her own studio in North Burnaby. In addition to offer private piano lessons, she is teaching weekly music classes at preschools and daycares.
Apart from teaching, Jammy appears as a piano accompanist at St. Helen’s Church in North Burnaby. She has performed in the Centennial Anniversary Concert of St.Helen’s Church, and Burnaby Christmas Craft Festival as an accompanist and a soloist. She is an active committee member of the BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association Vancouver Branch. In last ten years, she held different executive position for the branch including a position of co-president. Actively involved in local music festivals, she is currently an honour recital coordinator of Student Performers Guild Festival. She is also an executive member of Burnaby Clef Society. At the moment, she is a co-chair of the BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association Provincial Convention 2016 in Vancouver.