Gloria Chu

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Gloria Chu is a dedicated musician currently pursuing her Master of Arts from the University of Ottawa.  She has been recognized by Steinway & Sons with a Top Teacher Award (2016) for her outstanding instruction and leadership in piano education.  She holds a Graduate Diploma in Piano Pedagogy Research from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Calgary.  Through the Royal Conservatory of Music she has achieved an ARCT Performance Diploma and ARCT Teacher’s Diploma. Ms. Chu has received Certification through the Boston Conservatory at Berklee in Vocal Pedagogy and has completed Graduate studies through Shenandoah University in Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy.  She is accredited through the Royal Conservatory of Music with Teacher Certification in Advanced Piano, Advanced Theory, Advanced History and Harmony.  Through Yamaha Music Canada and the Suzuki Association of the Americas, Ms. Chu has traveled throughout Canada and the United States to receive certification and pedagogy training in violin, voice, and piano. 

For over 17 years Ms. Chu has had a successful independent studio inspiring students of all ages in violin, voice and piano. Her innovative teaching methods motivate students to explore ensemble chamber music and composition. Through examinations, many successful students receive distinctions and are recipients of the Royal Conservatory of Music Gold Medal Award, having achieved the highest grades in the province of Alberta, while others receive gold medals with scholarships in competitions, all with the spirit of nurturing enjoyment in music.

Ms. Chu is currently a mentor to several developing teachers and artists.  She values the art of sharing her passion for music through her teaching and performances.

Summary of music education:

  • The Juilliard School, New York
    • 2017 Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies
  • University of Ottawa, Ottawa
    • 2018 Master of Arts final semester
    • 2016 Graduate Diploma of Piano Pedagogy
  • Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Boston
    • 2017 Vocal Pedagogy Professional Certification
  • Shenandoah University, Virginia
    • 2017 Vocal Pedagogy Certification in Commerical Contemporary Music
  • University of Calgary, Calgary
    • 2008 Bachelor of Music, Performance with Distinction
    • 2008 Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting
  • University of British Colombia, Vancouver
    • 2018 UBC School of Music Summer Institution
  • Steinway & Sons
    • 2016 Top Teacher Award for Outstanding Instruction & Leadership in Piano Education
  • Royal Conservatory of Music
    • 2016 Accredited Advanced Specialist in Piano
    • 2016 Accredited Advanced Specialist in Theory, Harmony & History
    • 2013 Gold Medal Recipient in Voice
    • 2004 The Associate of the Royal Conservatory Piano Teacher
    • 2002 The Associate of the Royal Conservatory Piano Performer
  • Suzuki Association of the Americas
    • Violin Teacher Pedagogy Training
      • 2016 Unit 3 - New York
      • 2016 Unit 2 - New York
      • 2015 Unit 1 - Waterloo
    • Voice Teacher Pedagogy Training
      • 2016 Unit 1 - University of Hartford
      • 2015 Every Child Can - Waterloo
    • Piano Teacher Pedagogy Training
      • 2018 Unit 5 - Mount Royal, Calgary
      • 2017 Unit 3 -  Calgary
      • 2016 Unit 2 - Mount Royal, Calgary
      • 2016 Unit 1 - Calgary
  • Yamaha Music Canada
    • 2011 Yamaha Grade Examiner
    • 2009 Yamaha Violin Course Instructor Diploma
    • 2003 Piano Club / Keyboard Club Course Instructor Diploma
    • 2002 Junior Music Course Teacher Diploma
    • 2002 Young Musicians Course Instructor Diploma