TCS MUSIC ACADEMY
The TCS Music Academy offers weekly private lessons, with professional music teachers offering their expertise in PIANO, VOICE, GUITAR, UKULELE and BASS. Music students receive private instruction for a 30 minute lesson during their specified time. They are expected to keep a regimen of daily home practice, and are encouraged to participate in performance opportunities throughout the year including recitals, in-school events, talent shows, etc.
DRUM lessons are NOT available in school at this time, but we can offer contact info for drum teachers in the neighbourhood.
LESSONS AND FEES
UPDATE FOR COVID-19 LOCKDOWN - During the lockdown while the school building is closed, online lessons are available with our regular music teachers. Flexible rates are available. For more information, contact us at TCSMusicAcademy@gmail.com
During regular school operation, lessons are scheduled by the school calendar during daytime hours. All lesson times should be approved by the home room teacher to ensure students are able to keep up with academic work. Lessons missed due to student absence are non-refundable. Some school events may interfere with lesson times, so a make-up lesson can be arranged with the music teacher to catch up on any times missed.
TO REGISTER FOR LESSONS AT TCS, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO TCSMusicAcademy@gmail.com WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
- Student's name / grade / home room teacher
- Parent email and phone numbers
- Instrument desired - PIANO, GUITAR, BASS, UKULELE, VOICE
- Previous music lesson info and levels achieved
A REGISTRATION FEE of $20 per student is due at startup time to secure their spot in the weekly schedule. This fee is payable by cash to Charlotte Loeppky at the TCS office or e-transfer to TCSMusicAcademy@gmail.com
Our teaching studios are located on the main floor of the school to the left (west) of the reception office.
Due to the high demand for lesson times, only one weekly lesson will be assigned per student.
Lessons are tailored to suit each individual student and their unique learning needs. We offer RCM exam prep and theory along with opportunities to learn a wide range of musical styles as students advance in skill and technique. Contact your child's music teacher or the studio for more information on your child's individual needs and specific lesson details.
MUSIC ACADEMY TEACHERS ~ 2019 - 2020
Music Academy Teachers
Music Academy Director
Instructor in PIANO & GUITAR
Charlotte grew up in a household of music, where the whole family sang and played the piano. She studied RCM piano for ten years, then ventured into voice and guitar studies, performing in choirs, a director and accompanist for church worship, touring groups and bands. She has worked with various theatre companies as accompanist, performer, music director and arranger for numerous productions. She also composes, records and performs with local artists. She has been teaching music to students of all ages for over 25 years and enjoys tailoring lessons to fit the uniqueness of every individual.
TIM BARTSCH - PIANO
Tim loves music. He started taking piano lessons at age 7 and started teaching at age 15. Along the way he picked up the trumpet and guitar and sang in choirs. He completed his Performer's ARCT in Piano in 1999. Tim has been a youth pastor, worship pastor and loves to work with children and youth. Presently, Tim is a Yamaha Music Instructor and Examiner. He lives in Canyon Meadows with his wife and 3 children.
"As a music teacher my first goal is to pass on a deep love of music to every one of my students. It is far more enjoyable to work hard at something you love. And if you learn to make music for yourself, you have a gift that will stay with you for the rest of your life. And that's amazing."
DOUG CROWE - GUITAR
Doug Crowe joined the TCS Music Academy teaching staff in 2016. He is an actively performing guitarist in Calgary, playing regularly for worship services at his home church, as well as in Calgary's "The AdHoc Band," a group of talented musicians who play fundraisers to help out local charities. He has raised two very talented sons and offers wonderful expertise in guitar and bass technique for all levels and styles. Doug is married and lives in the Sundance/Midnapore neighborhood.
KRISTEN DUDAR - PIANO
Music has always been one of Kristen Dudar's great loves. She has participated as a church pianist, an accompanist for many choirs, and has been involved in several worship bands. After high school, she studied at the Kings University College further receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. Following graduation, she became a certified Yamaha instructor teaching group and private lessons at the Sonata School of Music in Calgary for 7 years. As an alumni of Trinity, Kristen loves being in her old stomping grounds and being a part of the community. She is enjoying raising two kids as well as baking, camping, volleyball, and water sports.
MAURY MICHIE - VIOLIN
Maury loves seeing students develop in their abilities and enjoyment on the violin. Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, he holds a Violin Performance degree from the University of Regina and a Bachelor of Music Education from McGill University. With 20 years of experience teaching violin lessons, he has also taught in a variety of settings including preschool classes and high school orchestras. Maury strives to continually improve as a teacher and musician by remaining active in performance and continuing education. Maury enjoys coaching his students to help them reach their goals including preparing for RCM exams, learning to fiddle, playing on a worship team or learning just for fun. When Maury is not involved in teaching, performing or composing he loves spending time with his family.
SARAH SCHENK - PIANO
Sarah grew up in a musical family, with her parents facilitating in school programs and owning a music studio. She fell in love with music at the age of 4 when she started playing piano. Teaching piano brings her much joy, and she has been teaching for over 10 years. Her teaching experiences have influenced her career decision to study Elementary Education at Mount Royal University. Sarah loves guiding students through their RCM exam preparations, but also just encourages them to find joy in playing for fun, whether it’s classical, pop, worship or Disney! Outside of teaching music, Sarah loves playing soccer and spending time with her family (new daughter, Saffron) and dogs!