with Teresa M. Borek (M. Mus., RMT)

hh Born and raised in Poland, Teresa began her piano studies at the age of six in the elementary music school, continued in the music high school and later on obtained a Master of Music degree in Piano and Theory from the K. Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. Following graduation, Teresa enjoyed a varied and successful carrier in Poland, first as a piano coach and accompanist at the Silesian Opera House. After two years with the Opera, she joined the Silesian Philharmonic and as a member of the orchestra she performed and toured across Europe. Later she held the position of a Programme Coordinator for the orchestra. During her eight years with the orchestra she also participated in school concerts as an accompanist and lecturer.

After moving to Canada in 1985, Teresa obtained a Teaching Diploma at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and in 1989 opened her private piano studio in Nanaimo. Few years later she joined the faculty of Nanaimo Conservatory of Music as a piano and theory teacher. She has been also a piano instructor and accompanist for Cantabile Chamber Choir at Vancouver Island University since 1998. For many years Teresa has been organizing master classes with renowned Canadian pianists for local advanced piano students.

Teresa is an active member of B.C. Registered Music Teachers. Throughout her teaching career, she has been attending numerous seminars for teachers as well as provincial and national conferences in order to stay informed about current piano pedagogy trends and perspectives.

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