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Patricia Haisell,
 ARCT, B. Mus., AA, AVCM
 
 
Patricia is a versatile and personable teacher who is able to bring out the enjoyment of music in students of all ages and levels. Her student's needs are of the utmost importance and the studio is committed to meeting those needs.  As a result, a high percentage of her business is from repeat customers and referrals.
 
Patricia began studying the piano at the age of five in North Vancouver, BC.  Progressing through the Royal Conservatory Program, she obtained her Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music at the age of 18 in Piano Performance.  Concurrently she received the Weight Trophy for her ARCT performance.  Patricia then attended the University of Victoria studying under internationally-known teacher Dr. Robin Wood.  She graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. She then started a performance and music pedagogy program in association with the Victoria Conservatory of Music where she studied piano and voice.  Upon completion of this program, she was awarded a teacher training scholarship and offered a position teaching at the Victoria Conservatory of Music where she taught for ten years.  Patricia has performed as a professional pianist in many concerts and solo recitals across Canada and has often volunteered her music to retirement facilities.  Patricia moved to Alberta in 1999 where she taught at the Cochrane School of Music and then opened her own private studio in Ontario where she taught for two years.  Upon settling in Sooke in 2004 Patricia has since established a teaching studio and has become a Licensed Kindermusik Educator for preschool children.  She has also recently expanded her studio to include a girl's choir.  The choir has been a great success and the enthusiasm of the girls involved is contagious!
 
Patricia's students participate in community events such as the Sooke Christmas Parade.  The studio built a float that carried enthusiastic and joyful children ringing bells and donning Santa hats.  Patricia believes that the students should feel they are part of a group through concerts and community events.
 
 
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