IN-PERSON & ONLINE LESSONS
Helen Hall has over 25 years’ experience as a teacher of music history, music theory, piano and aural skills. She has been an instructor at the VSO School of Music since its inception and now focusses her teaching on music history and music theory. Helen enjoys seeing students gain new insight into their repertoire through their study of history and theory.
After earning a BMus in Piano Performance from Acadia University, Helen attended the University of Victoria where she studied piano with Bruce Vogt and graduated with an MA in Musicology. Further credentials include private studies in London, England, with Paul Hamburger (Guildhall School of Music), Isobel Flinn (National Opera Studio) and Louis Kentner (Menuhin School of Music). She has also worked with Dr. Teresa Dybvig and Susan Nowicki (Taubman technique), Marta Hunter (Alexander technique) and Dr. Joaquin Farias (movement therapy). Previously, she taught at the Vancouver Community College, was a collaborative pianist at the University of Victoria and the Vancouver Academy of Music, and was Piano Department Head at the Chilliwack Academy of Music.
Helen especially enjoys the “brainteaser” aspect of Harmony and is an enthusiastic Sudoku player and reader of English mysteries. She is also a founding member of Opera West, a new arts organization promoting opera performance and artistic collaboration between established artists and emerging talent in the operatic world.