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A Natural Music Teacher

About Me

“I love teaching piano and music theory.

When you love what you are doing so much, you feel as if you
have never worked a day in your life”. Lorna Wanzel

Dr. Lorna Wanzel grew up in England. She now lives in Halifax Nova Scotia, where she maintains a very successful private piano teaching studio. She has over 40 years of experience teaching piano skills, rudiments, history of music, harmony, counterpoint, analysis, composition and piano pedagogy to students of all ages. She is also an experienced examiner, clinician, adjudicator and researcher.
Dr. Wanzel is a former President of the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations and of the Nova Scotia Registered Music Teachers’ Association. She started the NSRMTA Research Group, the first of its kind in the world and has presented research papers on various topics, including motivation and retention of students in the private music studio. She has presented at music education conferences in Australia, Portugal, Italy, Latvia, China., Greece, UK, USA and Canada. She is a recipient of the CFMTA Distinguished Teachers Award and has been made a Life Member of the NSRMTA.


Strengthening Existing Skills

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Music Theory

Customized to Fit Your Needs

I provide both private lessons and classes for all levels of music theory including Royal Conservatory of Music levels 1 to ARCT (Associate – Royal Conservatory of Music).  Please contact me to find out about availability.


Piano Lessons

Personalized Attention

I provide one hour private lessons for beginners up to ARCT (Associate - Royal Conservatory of Music). Please contact me to find out about availability. 

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