The Piano Studio Teachers

   

  Katherine Ramseyer M.Mus. is the founder and director of The Piano Studio in Etobicoke. She teaches senior piano, rudiments, harmony, and music history. In addition to teaching at The Piano Studio, Katherine teaches group piano and theory classes at the Mimico Adult Centre for the Toronto District School Board, Continuing Education.

Katherine completed her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Literature at the University of Western Ontario. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance (with distinction) from Wilfrid Laurier University, a Licentiate Degree in Piano Performance from Trinity College, London (England), and an Associate of Music Degree from the Western Ontario Conservatory of Music.

Katherine has been a winner in a number of piano competitions including the Guelph Spring Festival Music Competition, the CNE Music Competition, and the Wilfrid Laurier University Concerto Competition. She has received scholarships to study at Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Western Ontario, and the Banff Centre. She has performed in masterclasses with noted artists Anton Kuerti, Georgy Sebňk, Jean-Paul Sevilla, André LaPlante, and Kendall Taylor.

As well as being an accomplished classical musician, Katherine plays keyboards on the worship team at Catch the Fire in Toronto. She is a recorded songwriter and SOCAN member, and can be heard on several CDs.

She has served as pianist and choir director at Martin Grove Baptist Church in Etobicoke since 2010, and remains active as an accompanist and soloist.

Katherine is passionate about the piano and music, and loves teaching her students.

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Josephine Vu received honors for her RCM grade ten piano exam, and plays at the ARCT level. Josephine received an ORMTA scholarship for her grade three harmony exam results. She has performed in a number of piano competitions, placing first in the Academy of Music’s Summer Festival. Josephine is a longtime keyboardist for the St. Paul Choir of the Vietnamese parish of St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church. She has been on staff at The Piano Studio for the past five years.

 

 

  Nicole Augustino began studying the piano at age nine and is currently preparing for her RCM grade ten piano exam. She received honors on her grade nine RCM piano exam and first class honors on her grade six, seven, and eight RCM piano exams. Most recently, Nicole received first class honors for her history 1 exam, honors for her basic harmony exam, and first class honors with distinction on her advanced rudiments exam. She has performed in many competitions and recitals, including the ORMTA Competition and the Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto, where she placed second in a junior concerto class. Nicole performs regularly in TPS (The Piano Studio) class recitals and was awarded the 2009-2010 award for Outstanding Performance and Academic Achievement. She has played both the clarinet and the saxophone in her school concert band, jazz band, and in the pit orchestra for school musicals. Nicole was the school piano accompanist for concerts, tests, and graduation ceremonies. She goal is to study piano pedagogy in university.

 

 

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