Piano Lessons, Lessons in Piano Improvisation, Music Theory and Composition
Martin Christian Anderle
Piano lessons are available for students of all levels and ages. Students learn to play the piano in a happy way. I consider what students want to play, what are their strengths and what are their particular needs for making good progress.
Many of my students achieved high marks in festivals and in the exams of the Royal Conservatory of Music. I prepare students for all the exams of the Royal Conservatory of Music including the ARCT (Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto) exam.
One of my talents is piano improvisation. Many of my students learn to improvise, thereby creating their own music. Often students show remarkable talents in performing their own piano improvisations. Students discover their creative ability and bring forth music in various styles - beautiful, interesting, capturing the ears of those who listen. Several students enjoy writing compositions and show great success in composing new music.
Theory lessons include harmony, counterpoint, analysis and history. Organ lessons are available at Knox Presbyterian Church's marvellous pipe organ.
Piano lessons are offered at the Conservatory of Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 Hincks Street, St. Thomas.
I also give online video lessons. In home lessons can be made available, whenever it is possible. Lesson instrument at Knox Presbyterian Church is a Yamaha C7 grand piano. The Yamaha C7 is a large high quality grand piano. With this excellent lesson instrument students learn a refined piano touch. Thus they can progress very well in shaping piano music beautifully.
I am on the faculty of the Guelph School of Music. There I teach once a week. Sometimes students come to my home at 219 Woodworth Crescent, St. Thomas having the opportunity to play on my exquisite Bösendorfer grand piano.
I received my musical education at the University of Music in Vienna, with degrees in piano, piano pedagogy, choral conducting and the degree of Master of Music (“Magister der Künste”) in organ. I further studied at the University of Music “Mozarteum” in Salzburg, where I received a degree in orchestral conducting. With further specialization in piano and composition, I performed in various countries. Currently I am music director at Knox Presbyterian Church in St. Thomas. Before moving to Ontario, I taught piano at the Music Schools in Diessen and Marktoberdorf, Germany and at the Langley Community Music School, British Columbia. I am member of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association (ORMTA).
Please find here some of my students' testimonials:
"Martin is an inspiring and passionate teacher who has extensive knowledge surrounding a wide variety of music. His dedication and expertise have motivated me to play at my very best, and through working with him, I have experienced great improvement in a short period of time. He is a great pianist, composer, and teacher, and is always a pleasure to learn from."
- Calder Morton-Ferguson, High School Student Grade 12
"Martin is a wonderful theory teacher! With his help, I achieved all of the required theory examinations for the ARCT in piano"
-Katherine Zhang, High School Student Grade 11
We want to say thank you for all the work you do with Alexia every lesson. Thank you so much for your constant inspiration and patience! Her progress would not be possible without your dedication, skill, knowledge, and passion.
She got a very high mark for her Royal Conservatory Piano Grade 9 practical exam and great success in her piano festivals and concerts.
Thank you for encouraging Alexia to go out for events. It is wonderful studying with you and she feels very lucky to have you as her musical guide.
She is looking forward to improving as a pianist with you as her teacher. We appreciate everything you have taught her!
Thank you for being Alexia’s teacher!"
-Lilana Gal, mother of Alexia, student age 14
We could not be more impressed with our 9 year old daughter, Szofi's progress in piano under Martin's guidance. Szofi loves going to piano classes, and enjoys the challenges he sets for her. Martin brought the most out of her, while he always stayed gentle and kind. We highly respect Martin as a music teacher and as a musician.
Dalma and Michael Cooper, parents of Szofi, student age 9
Ever since I began taking lessons with Martin in August 2018, I have accelerated dramatically in my piano skill. The first piece I learned with him, he suggested I play at the St. Thomas Rotary Festival, and I did that and received a mark of 92. He has also helped me improve my theory knowledge. We work through theory books and he explains everything clearly. You can tell he is passionate about his studies. Over all I am very happy with how my piano lessons have been going. I am excited to continue my lessons with him until I go to university to study music.
Thomas Bee, High School Student Grade 12
Thank you for the crucial note you have played in our son's education. Liam learned great improvisation and composition skills under your kind and generous teaching approach. We give you our deepest thanks and appreciation for all you have done to set Liam on his lifelong musical journey.
Justine Richardson and Brady Deaton, parents of Liam, High School Student Grade 11