|Address||52 Princess St E, St. Jacobs, ON N0B 2N0, Canada
Firstly, thanks for visiting this ad. My name's Keenan Reimer-Watts! I am a pianist and composer who recently moved back home from a teaching/performing career in Ottawa. I miss teaching already and hope to build a studio in the area!
As a teacher, I have many years of teaching experience, to students of all ages, and all levels. My approach is to have fun, to learn, and to encourage the personal growth of the student by helping them pursue their interests. I am comfortable teaching any songs, popular music, classical music, jazz, theory, composition (for any orchestra instrument), improvisation, harmony, counterpoint,folk improvisation, piano technique...you name it. I have often prepared students for RCM examinations and recitals.
As a student, I have an undergraduate degree in music (composition/performance) from Wilfrid Laurier University, and am currently completing a diploma in chamber music at WLU.
As a performer, I have performed as a soloist with orchestras, played in bands, jazz groups, performed classical chamber music, but most often I often play concerts of my own music for solo piano. In Ottawa I was an accompanist for many of the students studying music at the University of Ottawa.
As a composer, I have written for each instrument that you can find in an orchestra. Often my students (some as young as 5!) end up writing music/performing their own music as well, which is always really fun! I've professionally recorded many pieces, and currently am putting together 3 different albums, 2 of my solo piano music, and another of music for different instruments (cello, clarinet, flute, violin). I've often written for my students as a teaching tool, have put together albums of my students playing before as well, something I'd love to do again! To date I have put out 4 different self-produced albums. I also have sold much of my sheet music online.
The fee is 40 dollars/hr.
I teach out of my house in Uptown Waterloo.
Hope to hear from you soon!