Where Mind and Music Meet.
Our mandate is to nurture and educate the “whole
individual”, utilizing a variety of age appropriate
teaching methods that enable students to achieve
success and have fun making music!
Southland Classics Piano
Celebrating 30 Years of
Southland Classics Piano Studio was founded in 1983
in south Calgary by Miss Heather. Since that time,
the Studio has grown to serve Calgary, Airdrie and
surrounding areas and now employs 4 teachers.
Southland is a teaching academy focusing on
developing musicianship in children and adults
All classes continue to be given in Miss Heather’s
home in order to provide students with a warm, fun
learning environment. Pupils learn on two grand
pianos, an upright grand and a digital for variety
and experience. Master Classes and Recitals are held
regularly to supplement the private lesson
As part of our mandate to nurture and educate the
“whole individual” we are offering private tutoring
in several subjects.
Southland utilizes a variety of age appropriate
teaching methods enabling students to achieve
success, making the learning process easier.
Southland also offers its “Note
Reward System” for painless practice. All of our
teachers are qualified, upbeat, enthusiastic and
excited about music!
Enrich Your Life With Music!
- Owner, Senior Teacher Piano, Theory,
- Miss Heather is celebrating her 29th
year teaching music. Having taught
students ages 4 months to 93 years of
age, she brings a wealth of knowledge
and experience to the Studio.
- Studies in include instructors Kay
Thomas, Eileen Keown (Mount Royal
University), Marilyn Engle (University
of Calgary), Mike Sakatch ( Westwinds
Jazz Ensemble), Ian Ferrie (French
- Heather enjoys workshops in Jazz,
Theory, Improvisation, Teaching
Techniques, Kindermusik and also plays
in an R&B band. She travels extensively
in her spare time and is currently
working towards a degree in Anthropology
where she hopes to gain some
understanding in the evolution of music
in humans. Heather lives on an acreage
with her husband, son and four dogs.
- Teacher Piano
- Nikki is 26 years old and has
enjoyed playing piano for 20 years.
Along with her passion for piano she
attained her second degree black belt in
Taekwondo in June 2008. She graduated
with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree
majoring in Marketing at Haskayne School
of Business, University of Calgary in
2008. After finishing University she
decided to embark on a five month solo
backpacking trip across Europe. Upon her
return to Canada Miss Nikki embarked
again to teach English in Thailand.
Having discovered that teaching is her
passion, she then completed her
Education Degree at the University of
Lethbridge. Once again we are thrilled
to have our talented Nikki back in the
Studio teaching piano for her 9th year.
Miss Nikki is looking forward to another
great year of teaching at Southland
Classics Piano Studio where the students
are encouraged, challenged and
continuously kept motivated.
- Teacher Piano
- Grade 2 Rudiments
- Grade 10 RCM Piano in progress
- ARCT in Elementary Piano
Pedagogy in progress
- Senior High School Band Award
- Jessica is celebrating her 5th
year at the Studio achieving First Class
Honors with Distinction in High School.
She is a first year Engineering student
at the University of Calgary. Miss
Jessica is a valued member of our team
at Southland and we are delighted that
she will continue to bring her
enthusiasm and talent to her students.
- Teacher Piano
- Grade 2 Rudiments, Grade 10
- Kiwanis Music Festival
- Accompanist Middle School
Choir, Soloist Graduation Ceremonies
- Graduated from University of
Calgary with a degree in Mathematics
Major & Visual Arts/Education Minor in
- Tutoring Mathematics to the
Grade 12 Level
- Travelled extensively
throughout Eastern Europe, Greece,
United States, Cuba
- Fluent in Hungarian
- Piano Teacher 7 Years
- Alto sax in Junior High and
- Bass Guitar
- Accompanied Vocalists both
Classically & Musical Theatre
- Gold Medal Winner in Kiwanis
- Advanced placement program in
- Attending University of
Calgary: Chemistry Major & Music Minor
- Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
- Piano Teacher
- First Class Honors Student
- Grade 8 Piano
- Advanced Theory Rudiments
- Alexa will continue to bring
her amazing talent, love of music, fun
and out-going nature to the Studio!