Off-Campus Instructor, Piano (Sunnyside)
Dale Jackson graduated from Mount Allison University with an A.M.A. (Associate Mount Allison) in Piano Performance and continued his studies in London, England and New York. He studied with Dr. Edwina Behre (a student of Leschetisky), Eric Gritton (a student of Teresa Carreno) and P. Szeliga (a student of Mark Hamburg).
Mr. Jackson has given solo recitals across Canada, the United States and England. He has accompanied many international singers in recital. Mr. Jackson is now on faculty as a Branch Teacher at Mount Royal Conservatory in Calgary, Alberta.
Many of his students, such as Dr, Heather Schmidt, Dr. Vincent Ho, Dr. Greg Caisely, Roanna Tay and Anita Wilson, are now pursuing national and international music careers.
Mr. Jackson is in great demand as a teacher and clinician and has adjudicated from coast to coast at local and provincial festivals. He has given many workshops on the Baroque period, performance and ornamentation. He was a screening juror for the Esther Honens Calgary International Piano Competition.
He has been a faculty member of the international Morningside Music Bridge summer program at Mount Royal College, teaching piano and chamber music.
His students are consistent winners in the Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival and C.M.C. competitions. Several of his students have won the coveted Rose Bowl, indicative of the most artistic performance in the Kiwanis Festival. Several students have performed concerti with both the Calgary Philharmonic and Civic Orchestras. Cynthia Widder and Irene Wong won Gold Medals from the Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music for receiving the highest mark given in Canada on the A.R.C.T. exam in piano performance.
In 2010 Mr. Jackson was presented with a Recognition Award for Excellence in Music Education for the Province of Alberta by the Alberta Music Education Foundation.
His big hobby is riding and showing his horse in dressage competitions.
Mr. Jackson loves teaching and his motto is "above all, enjoy and make music."