Piano Lessons You'll Love

Vancouver Piano Lessons for Kids & Adults


Piano Lessons

Vancouver Piano Lessons for Kids and Adults

 

At Torey Zachary Music Studio, our students: 

  • Begin learning the foundations of music (steady beat, rhythm, note reading) from day one so they are prepared to learn any genre or song they love
  • Are able to perform in recitals and events to show off their piano skills, increase their confidence and gain experience
  • Are regularly celebrated for their progress and commitment to their instrument in the lesson and outside the lesson
  • Achieve high marks on Royal Conservatory of Music exams
  • Reap the benefits that music lessons provide as proven by science (increases focus and attention, promotes a sense of balance and relaxation, increases self-esteem, to name a few!)
  • Are prepared in their lesson to be able to practice effectively at home
  • LOVE learning through kid-friendly games & off-bench activities!
  • Learn music in a comfortable environment, geared towards their specific interests and goals

 

Apply Now to Join the Studio

Lessons offered:

  • Kids, Adults and Seniors Piano Lessons: Beginner to Advanced Level
  • RCM exam preparation- Pathway to Artistry Lesson stream
  • Theory instruction included with most beginner and intermediate piano lessons
  • Lessons may take place in person or online 

 

 

Pathway to Artistry Lesson Stream

Students who show exceptional commitment may be invited to join the achievement program.

Students in this lesson stream participate regularly in music festivals and complete Royal Conservatory of Music exams. Students must study with Torey for a minimum of 3-6 months before being considered for this lesson stream. Please indicate your interest in the Pathway to Artistry lesson stream here:  Get Started

Advantages of the RCM Certificate program: 

  • RCM’s national standard provides a meaningful structure and awareness of accomplishment that recognizes individual achievement and rewards excellence.
  • The RCM Certificate Program is a comprehensive system with built-in flexibility. Students, families, and teachers can set appropriate goals that reflect an individual student’s needs while meeting the rigor and discipline of a national standard.
  • Musical creativity, artistry, personal expression, and a love of music are fostered in the program.
  • The comprehensive nature of the RCM Certificate Program also supports life and learning skills needed for innovation in a global world: creative process, problem-solving, discipline, self-regulated learning, and focus.
  • High school arts credits can be claimed for completed piano exams starting at Level 6.

 

Apply Now to Join the Studio

 

Online Piano Lessons

 

What clients are saying about online piano lessons: 

"[student] is enjoying the piano lessons and adapted well to online instruction through the Covid pandemic."

"Having regular lessons through all the disruptions in our routine was really helpful"  

"The lessons were smoothly transitioned to online sessions with the best possible set-up"

"I think Torey did a great job making the online lessons both very useful and most enjoyable"

 - comments from summer 2020 Studio Survey

Piano students can now enjoy learning in a virtual lesson environment!

All you need to get started is your piano (digital or acoustic) and a laptop, tablet or smartphone.  

 

  Get Online Lessons 

 

Vancouver Piano Lessons for Seniors

 

Did you know there are many health benefits to learning piano as an older adult?

Learning piano can:

♪ slow the onset of dementia

♪ improve hand-eye coordination

♪ increase levels of HGH which is linked to reduced aches and pains & increased energy

♪ lessen depression and loneliness

♪ Increase memory

♪ Reduce stress

  Get Started 

                                    


Meet Torey

Vancouver piano teacher Torey Zachary (B.Mus., A.R.C.T., L.L.C.M., RMT) loved music from the start, and began her music education at age four with piano lessons.

As a pianist she has performed at concerts, music festivals and community events in the Okanagan and Vancouver, B.C., achieving many awards. A graduate of UBC’s School of Music, she also holds an A.R.C.T. in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory, an L.L.C.M. from London College of Music and Media, and a Diploma in Music from Capilano College. Additional studies include voice (classical and jazz), guitar and Orff methodology.

Torey began teaching piano in 1998 and since then has enjoyed working in a variety of settings in the Okanagan and Vancouver. She taught group and private piano lessons for 10 years at Capilano University’s Community Music School, and currently offers private piano lessons in Kitsilano, North Vancouver and online virtual piano lessons worldwide. 

Torey loves the diversity of teaching in Vancouver, and enjoys working with students of all ages, from toddlers to adults! She is focused on nurturing students to achieve their potential and pursue excellence by adapting to individual interests, goals, and learning styles.  

                                                 Apply Now to Join the Studio                                                                 


Reviews

Torey is an excellent teacher for me, an adult returning to the piano after many years of absence. I feel very lucky to have found her. Lessons are always meaningful and productive, she is thoughtful about my abilities and interests, and is very good at exploring different ways to approach a piece or a problem to find one that works for me. She is always positive and encouraging, and gives me constructive suggestions for improving my playing as well as musical interpretation. She shows the desire and the ability to stay engaged and inspiring, and she is professional while remaining friendly and warm. I am happy that she has been so dedicated and innovative in continuing lessons during the pandemic. I think that Torey is naturally an excellent teacher, but she also puts a lot of thought into my lessons and it is always a pleasure to have a session with her.     

 Lindsay Dunn, adult student
 
If it was not for Torey, my daughter Ashley would have dropped piano after Grade 2. With Torey's teaching style Ashley was the one reminding me to make sure I had her signed up for the next session. It's been a delight over the years to see how much Ashley has improved to the point where now she will have piano skills for life and for that we want to say to Torey one big thank you!!
 

Len Klassen, parent
 
I've been a student of Torey's for nearly 8 years. Torey has shown me such amazing patience, kindness, and guidance throughout every single lesson we've had together. With every year of lessons that passes, there is such a great improvement within my technique, practice, performance, and all around playing. Throughout my lessons with Torey, she has always shown my best interest in pieces and genres that I wanted to learn. Torey has made learning the piano such an amazing and beautiful experience, and even after 8 years - I still look forward to our lessons every single week.
 
Ashley Klassen, student

Apply Now to Join the Studio

 

 My son worked with Torey for 6 years. He had a great experience learning skills while having fun and being challenged. Torey’s structured approach to playing and theory gave him confidence and skills he could transfer to band classes when he was ready. The recitals were always a pleasure to hear his growth over the years.
 
Shirley Lempriere, parent
 
Torey is an exceptional piano teacher who found the way to be at once a friend and mentor for my daughter. I am really grateful for Torey's special attitude to inspire my daughter and help her nurture her love for playing piano.
 

Nataliia Laptieva, parent
 
I love having piano lessons with Torey. She is an amazing teacher! Torey pays attention to my pieces and my theory, and always corrects me if I'm doing something wrong. She always has a technique I could use for improving something. I find Torey very encouraging, and I feel that my playing and theory has improved a thousand times since I started lessons with her. I look forward to every lesson with my awesome teacher!
 

Dasha Laptieva, student

Apply Now to Join the Studio

 

Torey is an excellent piano instructor. During my classes she was always so patient and taught piano so that I could learn at the same pace as the pieces progressed in difficulty. I enjoyed my years of piano playing very much!
 
Michael Partridge, student
 
We were extremely pleased to have Torey as Michael's piano instructor; she was nurturing and kind, she cared about his learning and respected him as a person. She also challenged him when she felt he could push himself further. And when we had the chance to hear her play, she did so with an easy grace, truly lovely!
 
Michelle & Robert Partridge, parents  

 

Apply Now to Join the Studio

 

 I can honestly say that I cannot imagine having a better teacher. Torey is very knowledgeable, creative, and, most importantly, she genuinely cares about her students. Teaching an adult student can pose many challenges, but whether it was sight reading, playing technique, learning new tunes, advanced music theory, or even composition, Torey has always been ready to meet the challenge with great results. I would highly recommend Torey to any student looking for a talented, innovative and personable teacher.
 

 Piotr Kozlowski, adult student
 


Get Started!

Join the Studio

Students interested in joining the studio are invited to apply below to be considered for available openings. An interview may be required. This is an opportunity for us to meet each other, a chance to assess the student's current level of playing, and to discover your goals for piano lessons and how I can help you achieve them. Beginners welcome! Please note there is currently a wait list for September - June lessons. Complete the form below to be notified when space becomes available. 


Student Portal


Contact

Email: torey.zachary@gmail.com

Kitsilano Piano Lessons

2668 W Broadway, Vancouver  V6K 2G3

North Vancouver Piano Lessons

2641 Chesterfield Ave, V7N 3M3