Estelle has certifications in Elementary Piano Pedagogy from The Royal Conservatory of Music. She is also a certified Elementary Piano Pedagogy Specialist. In early year young beginner piano teaching, Estelle specializes in Colour Keys for piano.
Inspiration to her musicianship and teaching came from her piano teacher, Helen Hall, at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music. Estelle studied piano pedagogy with the well-known North Shore music teacher and RCM examiner Ms. Aline Banno. She studied Colour Keys pedagogy under Heidi Saario, an International Colour Keys Trainer from Finland, and a RCM examiner in Canada and the United States. She studied pre-instrumental Colourstrings Music Kindergarten Education with international Colourstrings trainer Yvonne Wyroslawska. Estelle teaches group and private piano lessons, Colour Keys piano and Colourstrings music classes at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music. She is the pianist for the Children Vocal Ensemble classes at the VSO School of Music. She has also taught piano at the French school L’Ecole Rose-des-Vents and L’Ecole Anne Herbert in Vancouver. She is a member of the BC Registered Music Teacher’s Association Student Teacher Auxiliary (BCRMTA STA).
She provides piano lessons in English and French.
Estelle has a Master’s Degree in Arts Administration from Boston University and a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Northeastern University. Her piano classes reflect the creative, artistic and original side of herself thanks to her Find Arts background. She has worked in the Museums of Fine Arts, Boston, and local galleries; with teaching experience at a college level. She has also been working as a volunteer for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra since 2011 and as a Volunteer Planning Committee member from 2011-2013.
Estelle provide private and group piano lessons for adults and children. Children group piano lessons are based on music, singing and movement inspired by Color Keys, Piano Adventrues, Colorstrings and Kodaly methods.
From a cultural perspective, Estelle has traveled to more than twenty countries and has resided in Taipei, Boston, Paris, and Brasilia. Music was an important part of her childhood with her brother also being a musician (plays violin, viola, and piano).
Estelle excels in her friendly personality, patient and intention of providing a fun and creative learning environment for her students. She truly hopes her students will benefit from the many splendid things music has to offer and cultivate appreciation for art and music throughout their lives