Nancy Tye holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy with top honours from the University of Oklahoma, one of the prestigious full-fledged pedagogy institutions in the United States. She studied under the tutelage of internationally-renowned pedagogues including Dr. E. L. Lancaster, Dr. Jane Magrath & Dr. Andrew Cooperstock. Dr.Tye has a diverse background as a performer, teacher, accompanist, adjudicator and workshop clinician in Canada, United States and Asia.
As a prominent pedagogue, Dr. Tye’s vast teaching experience spans over 25 years, having taught students of all ages and levels privately and at various colleges and institutions. Her students have frequently won scholarships and awards in music festivals and competitions and have been invited to perform in the Winners Gala Concerts. They have coveted exceptional results including First Class Honours with Distinction and Silver Medals in the RCM piano and theory examinations.
Dr. Tye is a member of the College of Examiners at the Royal Conservatory of Music and Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Specialist in Piano, Music Theory and History. She was awarded the 2016 Steinway & Sons Top Music Teacher Award and Steinway Piano Gallery of Toronto Certificate of Appreciation.
Dr. Tye teaches in various genres comprising Classical, light classical, popular, contemporary, jazz, religious and improvisational styles. She is also a versatile performer in improvisation. She teaches comprehensive RCM theoretical subjects as well as general musicianship, music appreciation and piano literature.
Credentials: D.Mus.A., M.Mus., B.Mus., L.R.S.M