Kelly Kirby Method offered for beginners. This method is best suited to younger beginners (aged 4-5) and encourages the learning of sound before symbol. Michelle received her certification studying with Linda Low in Victoria, BC.
Theory lessons also offered as an extension to a regular piano lesson.
Michelle (Barsalou) Bumpus offers private piano and theory lessons to all ages and levels with emphasis on goal setting and performance. She is a friendly, cheerful, well organized teacher who encourages all her students to participate in the South Fraser Music Festival held annually in February. Students are expected to work towards completing RCM examinations when appropriate. Exceptions are made for very early beginners. Recitals are held twice a year (Feb. and June) and are preceded by performance and dress rehearsal classes where attendance is mandatory.
Michelle began teaching piano part-time in 1994 in South Surrey while studying piano with Kevin Thompson and theory with Darlene Brigidear in White Rock, BC. She became an Auxiliary member of the South Fraser Branch that same year. Michelle continued to take lessons and teach while completing a Science degree in Conservation Biology at UBC. She then worked in her field for a short time and received her ARCT Performers Diploma in 2001 when she began teaching full-time. She joined the South Fraser Branch and has been active on the Festival Committee for a number of years. She took Teacher Training courses at the Victoria Conservatory from 2004 – 2006 and received her AVCM Teaching Diploma. Here, Michelle studied with Winifred Scott Wood, Dr. Robin Wood, Robert Holliston, David Clenman, and Susan De Burgh to name a few.
Michelle is also a certified Kelly Kirby teacher, a method best suited to younger beginners (aged 4-5). The Kelly Kirby Method encourages the learning of sound before symbol. Michelle received her certification studying with Linda Low in Victoria, BC.
She has a home studio in the Panorama area of Surrey and a small studio at her parent’s house in Ocean Park where she teaches a limited number of students. She and her husband, Scott, have two daughters aged 4 and 6.
Please contact Michelle via email if you are interested in more information or to be put on her wait list for either studio location.
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