My teaching methods are based on the writings of George Kochevitsky, and Sophia Rosoff, emphasizing ear training and efficiency in technique. My motto is "the simplest method is usually the best method."
I am a professional pianist with a degree in music. I gig on the regular in the city playing pop, jazz, and classical music!
Lessons are scheduled and paid for in blocks of 4 lessons at the beginning of every month. Lessons cannot be cancelled, but with more than 24 hours notice they can be rescheduled.
- Bachelor of music in Jazz and Pop piano.
- TD Jazz festival award.
- Frequently gig at the Yardbird suite, Cafe Blackbird, and other Edmonton venues.
- Choir director at Moravian church of Edmonton.
Brendan is a piano teacher who encourages our sons interests, and challenges him. This year my son has more initiative to practice and truely seems to enjoy piano. Brendan is a great piano teacher and a talented piano player.
Brendan is amazing!!!! Brendan was my first piano teacher and truly helped me gain key concepts about playing the piano, but also about music in general. He taught me about scales, chords, technique, repertoire, improvisation, interpretation, harmony, and analysis. He pushed me to develop my own practice and helped me understand myself as a learner. He also encouraged me to gain my own understand of music through the venues that most interested me. Learning with him was fun! He is a super accommodating, kind person who listens to your specific needs as a learner and takes them seriously.
Brendan and I met just over five years ago and even then he was an outstanding musician, pianist and individual. We quickly became colleagues. I've always admired Brendan's dedication, work ethic, enthusiasm and acute attention to detail with everything he does musically and in life. I know Brendan McGrath to be an amazing teacher; he's extremely great at explaining things, has an extensive knowledge of the piano, and notices small things a lot of others normally wouldn't. I've learned a lot from Brendan.
Brendan and I have worked together for over five years, as a duo and in various quartet ensembles. He is a brilliant pianist and educator who is dedicated to his craft.
Having taken several lessons from Brendan myself, his lessons are clear, concise, and gives his students the material they need to succeed. I would recommend Brendan to anyone from any musical background and skill level that is interested in learning and having fun along the way!
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