Conservatory Faculty

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Karen Gerelus

ARCT, LTCL, MA
PhD Candidate - Werklund School of Education

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Private Lesson Rate: $79.00 per hour, $39.50 per half-hour.

Karen Gerelus is a third generation piano teacher, musician, author, and scholar. She has completed an Associate diploma in Piano Pedagogy from the Royal Conservatory of Music (ARCT), an Associate diploma in Piano Performance from Trinity College of London (ATCL), and a Licentiate diploma in Piano Performance from Trinity College of London (LTCL). In 2010, she convocated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Arts, 2016 with a Master of Arts in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Ottawa, and is currently a doctoral student at the University of Calgary where her research focuses on motivation and identity in piano students.

Past teachers and examiners have commented on Karen’s “passion for teaching” and “warm and engaging manner.” Her lessons involve a variety of music – from minuets to mambos to Mission Impossible – to keep students motivated and teach sensitivity and compassion for all cultures and musical styles. Although she teaches students ages 4 & up, her specialty is early adolescent aged students. Bring on the pre-teen angst and she will channel that messiness into expressive music. Overall, Karen’s students play with beautiful technique, singing melodies, and high levels of personal satisfaction.