Piano Lessons in Mile End, Montreal, also available on Zoom.
Within the framework of the Royal Conservatory of Music I combine my extensive experience as a song-writer, music educator and performer to produce dynamic lessons designed specifically to your goals and interests. All ages and stages of learning are welcome. By deciding to study music, you are giving yourself the gift of creativity and expression while building confidence and character. More than piano lessons, this is music for life!
BFA film and painting studies,
Diploma Classical Piano RCM,
Professional recording artist and international performer for over 20 years
I was drawn to the piano at a young age and began learning songs by ear. I had the incredible opportunity to study for many years under Dan Morin in Calgary Alberta and was instilled with the value of practicing which helped me reach goals beyond my imagination. I went on to study at The Mount Royal Conservatory of Music but a repetitive strain injury kept me from graduating their program. I received a scholarship to attend the San Fransisco Art Institute where I practiced combining different media and after graduating with an honours degree in painting from Alberta College of Art and Design, I decided to dedicate my life to creating and learning music while teaching others.
I became a singer-songwriter and have written and produced ten albums and toured with various bands. After an artist residency at The Banff Centre, I worked with Grammy nominated engineer Howard Bilerman at the Hotel2Tango Recording Studio in Montreal. As a consequence I fell in love with the city and made Montreal my home where I have been teaching piano since 2010. My songs have been featured on MTV, Much Music, CBS’s Unforgettable, and Telefilm Canada. I have performed live on Musique Plus, ZED TV and CBC radio Live Sessions, as well as with drummer and sound artist Jen Reimer in our band UN at many international shows and music festivals.
During the lessons we work together to develop a consistent practice that will be fun and effective for you to reach your goals and will include*:
- technique; scales, chords and arpeggios
- ear training; playing by ear, interval identification, listening games
- note reading; beginner, intermediate, advanced (RCM grade I-X)
- repertoire from all genres; with a focus on classical piano, movie soundtracks and pop
- song writing; composition, lyrics and arrangement and creative play
- performance and piano exam preparation (for RCM candidates and all recital participants)
*note: lessons are offered both in person at my Mile End studio in Montreal and online through ZOOM
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Notes from my Students
I started piano lessons and within 5 weeks I was able to play 3 short pieces from memory. Kara is a great teacher and quickly understood the right method that worked for me
– Jennifer P. (32 yrs old)
Throughout my two years of lessons, Kara has pushed me to play and create music I never thought I could. I learn not only how to play music, but to feel and understand it. Also, Kara is very wise and funny
– Sashka (16 yrs old)
She opened my heart, my hands and my mind to the wonder of making music and effortlessly instilled the passion to practice–willingly and often. This is the unrivaled magic of learning the piano from Ms. Kara Keith. Fabulous fun–truly memorable–even as a mature student who always wanted to learn to play and finally got the chance through this lovely lady
– Elaine M (55 yrs old)
I like how she teaches, i really like how its done. I like the songs she picks they really flow. I feel very comfortable with Kara
– Iggy (8 1/2 yrs old)
- In-Person and Online
- All Ages & Skill Levels
- Classical Music / Song Writing / Improv
- Recital Opportunities & Master Classes
- Royal Conservatory Exam Preparations
- Music Theory and Ear Training
- Highly Customized and Thoughtfully Designed Lessons
For lesson fees and info please refer to updated policy