Carlisle Beresford, pianist, is a recording artist and piano teacher currently residing in Toronto. He has recently recorded all twenty-four Chopin etudes and is working on recording the complete works of Beethoven (including the symphonies and chamber works) with his chamber music partners. Carlisle holds an ARCT diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music as well as a Bachelor of Music degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
While in Scotland, he performed for such artists as Stephen Hough, Louis Lortie, Jerome Lowenthal, Anton Kuerti, Hamish Milne, and Martino Tirimo, who helped him develop his own artistic vision. Carlisle's passion for teaching began during his studies at the Conservatoire, where he helped other students in-between their weekly lessons.
After moving back to Toronto, he began teaching more extensively, always with an emphasis on musical literacy and musicianship. He is able to instill a love of music in young children and is a constant source of inspiration and guidance for his older students.
Pearl-Lynne Chen was born into a musical family in New York City in 1990. She began her studies in music with her mother at the age of three. When she was six, she began studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto as a pupil of Marina Geringas.
Her pianistic aptitude showed at an early age, and she made her debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra only three years later. She went on to study with Marc Durand, and later with Shoko Inoue, with whom she stayed until her acceptance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on a full scholarship.
During her time in the UK, Pearl won numerous awards including prizes for chamber music. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in 2012, and was the only student in her department to receive first class honours. Pearl continues to expand her repertoire, and encourages a life-long passion for music in her students.
I love to teach children because they have such a huge desire to learn new things! When children are put in a enjoyable and exciting environment, they learn something while having fun and they truly grasp so much more of what they're being taught. They have so much enthusiasm that it rubs off on everybody around them. That's why I love teaching the MYC® program.
My goal as a teacher is to inspire the children to love the wonder of music. I would like to give the students memorable experiences of not just playing the piano, but also of singing, of composing, and of developing rhythm in the body so that it comes naturally at the piano.
My philosophy is to use our time well, to remain organized and communicate effectively to parents, and to use rewards and incentives when we successfully meet our learning goals. Everyone receives positive energy and respect and many smiles!
I can’t believe how lucky and blessed I am to share my love of teaching music with the families in my community. We will create many more memories in Richmond Hill, Ontario at Music for Young Children!
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