Libby Donald was born and raised is Australia where she began her musical training at a young age. She holds a Diploma of Music Performance from the Canberra Institute of Technology and a Degree in Music Performance (Voice) from The Australian National University. On completing her degree she moved to Vancouver Canada.
She has a passion for teaching music for young people. Whether you are seeking for your child to join the choral ensemble or embark on private lessons, Libby believes in a well-rounded music education. This includes solid technique, theory, ear training, sight reading and well balanced repertoire.
Libby is also trained in the Colourstrings Kindergarten methodology. This philosophy uses Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze concepts to educate children during their early years about music appreciation, social and language skills and basic music concepts to prepare them for private music instruction after age 5. She accepts students of all ages, hoping to help each find a love and appreciation for music and their own voice. Ensemble and private students are encouraged to perform locally in concerts, festivals and school opportunities.
When Libby isn’t teaching you’ll find her performing in opera, musical theatre and film. Some of her more recent performances include:
Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera”, Strauss’s “ Elektra” , “Cosi Fan tutte” , as Rowan in “The Little Sweep” , The First Witch in Verdi’s “Macbeth” , Nella in “Gianni Schicchi and as a soloist in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s “A Traditional Christmas” concert series.