Oscar Liu started learning the piano at age 5 in China, and has been teaching since 2009. He is fervent about sharing the art, and introducing the practice and performance of music into students’ longterm lifestyle. Oscar received rigorous trainings in western classical music, and has worked as an accompanist for choirs ranging from classical chamber groups to modern vocal jazz. Oscar emphasizes on a balanced lesson format, weaving playing the instrument with music theory, sight reading, rhythm exercises and aural trainings at the very start of a student’s musical journey. Oscar is committed to introduce his students to a wide range of genres, from classical to jazz and contemporary pop. Oscar encourages students to sing and play at the same time, and collaborate with other instruments and musicians. Most importantly, Oscar wishes to share the greatest qualities of practicing music with all students: elevated selfesteem, perseverance, and tranquility in character. Oscar has an ARCT in Piano Performance, and has also received: 2008 Darren Paul Jacobson’s Memorial Scholarship and Plaque for music 2008 Dogwood Graduation Scholarship for music (School District of Vancouver)
Angel Bidinost is a piano and flute instructor from Nova Scotia, teaching since 2005. Inspired by her grandmother, a church organist on Prince Edward Island, Angel began piano at age 3 and attended the Canadian Conservatory of Music in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Angel earned numerous academic scholarships exceeding $30K in awards and completed a Bachelor of Arts with Concentration in Music degree at Dalhousie University in Halifax 2001-2005. At Dalhousie Angel studied with world-renowned flautist, Patricia Creighton, Principle Flautist for Symphony Nova Scotia, and studied composition and improvisation with Jazz heavy-weight Chris Mitchell, among other prominent musicians. Angel has shared the stage and recorded with many ensembles ranging from symphonies, orchestras, chamber ensembles, to folk, rock, jazz and contemporary groups.
Angel has honed her skills in music instruction, as well as an instructor of various sports and academics. Focused on playing skill, technique, and musical literacy, Angel is enthusiastic about helping others realize and enjoy their musical potential. Knowledgeable of classical, modern, and jazz repertoires, plus RCM materials.
Piano – Beginner to Advanced, RCM Levels 1- 8; age 6 minimum.
Flute – Beginner to Advanced, all levels RCM; age 10 minimum.