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Piano

Dominique Caplier, B.A. (France), A.R.C.T., RMT and ORMTA member

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Dominique is a graduate of Université Charles de Gaulle in Lille (in foreign languages), the Schola Cantorum in Paris and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto (both in piano performance). She studied piano from the age of five and has been teaching since her teenage years in France and in Canada, traditionally as well as according to the Suzuki principles. Dominique has also helped many eager students successfully prepare for the Royal Conservatory of Music examinations. Recently, one of her acclaimed students received a Gold Medal in Grade 9 Piano for the highest achievement in Ontario.
“It is my utmost pleasure, as a music teacher, to gently assist and to witness children tune into their unique inner guidance system and awaken their infinite potential, through their musical journey, in all aspects of their lives. Igniting their musical creativity and expressiveness is such a joyful privilege.”
Dominique has been teaching piano at the Hamilton Suzuki School of Music since 2002.

Tanya Gernburd, B.Mus., M.F.A. (USSR)

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Originally from Tashkent, USSR, Tanya studied music at a special school for gifted children.   Later, she continued her education at a State College for Music Education and and completed State Conservatory with a Master of Fine Arts degree.

In 1989 Tanya and her family immigrated to Canada and settled in Dundas. She has taught at both the Caskey School of Music and McMaster University in addition to being on the faculty of the Hamilton Suzuki School of Music.  Tanya is a member of the SAA  as well as being an affiliate teacher at the RCM.   In her teaching, Tanya uses Suzuki and traditional methods, rudiments, all levels of harmony and history, counterpoint and analysis.  She offers preparation for RCM examinations and competitions and over the last sixteen years, has prepared more than 300 students for Royal Conservatory exams.

Tanya has conducted numerous workshops in Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton and the surrounding area.

Larisa Gulenco B. Mus., M. Mus.

Larisa Gulenco is a graduate of the Moldavian Academy of Music, the North Netherlands Conservatoryand the  Royal Conservatory The Hague (Netherlands) where she obtained her Master of Music. She has taught both privately and at a number of music schools for over 15 years. Larisa has performed extensively internationally and has won many prizes in international piano and chamber music competitions. Larisa received her Suzuki training from Gail Lange in Guelph, Ontario.

Caitlin Muller, ARCT Piano Pedagogy, ARCT Piano Performance

Caitlin began studying piano at the age of five. She has studied with June Caskey and Tanya Gernburd. Caitlin has been trained as a Suzuki Teacher by Gail Lange in Guelph. She combines Suzuki and traditional methods in her teaching, and regularly prepares students for both practical and theory RCM examinations.

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