For the last 25 years, Nancy King has been a piano instructor. Teaching more than 1000 people of all ages and abilities to play the piano, and to love it! She began learning piano at six years old and played into her late teens. Then she took a ten-year break to travel the world.
When she came home and resumed her studies. She also returned to playing piano. Something she was greatly missing. Nancy earned a B.A. in World Music and Anthropology at York University. She also studied Tablas with a master drummer from South India.
After discovering a wonderful teacher at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Nancy’s passion for the piano was rekindled. She subsequently earned an A.R.C.T. (Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto teaching certificate) from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Nancy is a dedicated and caring piano instructor.
Nancy credits this teacher with changing her life and encouraging her to share her passion for playing piano with others and teaching piano lessons.
She moved to Guelph. Nancy opened a private studio in her home where introduced Music for Young Children and has taught over 1000 students. Nancy recently returned to teaching private piano lessons in her home studio. She can prepare students for theory and piano exams. What Nancy finds most rewarding is helping people love the piano and the music they play.
Nancy loves working in the music field. She continues to learn and grow in knowledge so she can become a better instructor and musician. She is currently researching ways to have a healthy brain and was thrilled to discover that playing piano is at the top of the list!
For more than 25 years, Heather Clayton has been combining her love for children and playing the piano, working as an Early Childhood Educator and piano instructor to children.
For the past decade she has run her own daytime business, Kids Come First Child Care Center, in the south end of Guelph.
Heather’s philosophy is that everyone learns in different ways. She teaches a variety of styles to meet the needs of individual students and works at a pace that best suits them. She believes music is a language and skill that takes time to cultivate but is part of everyone’s world!
Heather is a proud mom of three grown children.
At Let’s Play Piano, our primary objective is to teach students how to read music and develop confidence so they can express themselves through music. Piano instructors, Nancy King and Heather Clayton, each have over 25 years experience helping adults and children celebrate their musical creativity and put pizzazz in their lives.
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Heather has been combining her love for children and piano for over 25 years working as an Early Childhood Educator and teaching piano lessons to kids. She operates Kids Come First Child Care Center, in the south end of Guelph, for 10 years.
“It is exciting to watch a student take seemingly meaningless notes on the page and turn them into music, evoking emotions of joy, sorrow, grief, happiness, and laughter.”