Emma Heath-Engel (B.A., M.A., A.R.C.T.)
Emma Heath-Engel has been playing piano since age 4, and began teaching at 18, and is now in the top tier of Royal Conservatory of Music teachers in North America. She holds the internationally recognized Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto Certificate in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music, and a Major in music from the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. She had the great privilege of studying under world renowned performer and music educator Andrew Markow, head designer of the Royal Conservatory of Music curriculum, and co-author of the Four Star Sightreading Books. Emma has also had the opportunity to learn a variety of instruments, and play and sing in a variety of musical ensembles in various musical traditions and styles, from around the world.
Though a passionate performer at a young age, Emma’s passion now lies in teaching piano, as well as in writing and recording her own work as well as Western Classical selection. She is a registered teacher with the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto, and has also played in, and won, various competitions such as The Davenport Music Festival, and The Kiwanis Music Festival, as both a solo and duo performer.
Emma emphasizes having fun and building confidence at the piano, and with music in general. She also makes it possible for each student to have as much control and choice in their piano learning journey as possible. Possible musical directions for Emma’s students include: learning how to play in different musical styles and idioms, building a strong foundation in Western Classical piano technique and repertoire, as well as learning how to compose and play by ear.