Irene holds an ARCT Piano Teacher’s diploma and Advance Piano Pedagogy Certificate from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She has the Registered Music Teacher (RMT) designation. She is a RCM certified teacher as Elementary, Intermediate and Advance Specialist in piano and elementary, intermediate and advance Specialist in Theory. She also received the Certificate of Teacher of Gold Medal Student from RCM.
She is an active member of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association (ORMTA), the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers (CFMTA), National Music Teachers Association (MTNA) in USA and a member of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCE). She serves in the ORMTA Provincial Council as GTA Zone Rep, Pedagogy Award Convener and past Affiliate Members Liaison. She is currently the vice-president of the York Region Branch of ORMTA.
She studied piano pedagogy with the Chief Examiners of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. She has experience in classical piano, collaborative piano, improvisation and keyboard harmony. She has been teaching over 20 years, teaching private and group lessons in piano, rudiments, and music history. She prepares students for RCM exams with excellent results and competitions with first-prize winners.
RCM Silver & Gold Medalists:
2015 – Student received Preparatory RCM Gold Medal in Piano for the highest examination grades in Ontario.
Credentials: ARCT (Teacher), Advanced Piano Pedagogy Certificate, M.Sc., B.Ed., B.Sc., RMT, OCT.