Tessa began her piano studies as a young girl in Vancouver, B.C., in the Royal Conservatory of Music, under Canadian pedagogue, Edward Parker. She began her teaching career in Vancouver in 1987. She has taught both private and group lessons, directed choirs, and been a Church Musician for 31 years. She is an active member of the Music Teacher’s National Association, and teacher with the Royal Conservatory of Music which adheres to an international standard for music education. She is nationally recognized for her innovative approach to teaching piano and using technology in private, group and online lessons – all in a positive learning environment.
Tessa’s greatest accomplishment – raising four musical children: her oldest son plays guitar, mandolin and flute, her daughter is training as an opera singer, and her twin boys play French horn – and all of them also play the piano!