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Róisín Adams is a classically trained jazz/contemporary piano player and teacher based out of Vancouver. She strongly believes in the benefits of early exposure to music and the positive benefits music has on health and cognitive/social functioning.
Adams is inspired by the proven holistic and healing properties of music. She strongly believes in the positive benefits of early and lifelong exposure to music, for physical health, cognitive development and social functioning.
Her teaching approach emphasizes the development of a foundation of knowledge and intuition. She adapts her teaching methodology to suit each individual’s interests, experiences and abilities. Being a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer, she embraces and offers diverse and innovative perspectives in music.
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Róisín being a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer, she has great diversity and perspectives in music.
Adams is a classically and contemporary trained musician and composer, with an extensive teaching experience background. She was introduced to the piano at age six, and soon completed all Royal Conservatory of Music examinations. Throughout high school, she studied composition, trumpet, french horn and choir, and worked as an accompanist for local private vocal instructors during their lessons.
During her studies in psychology, literature and arts at the University of British Columbia, Adams worked as an Applied Behavioural Analyst, providing therapy to teens with Autism. She also worked as a vocal instructor and rehearsal accompanist for Stagecraft Theatre School in Metro Vancouver, and worked as an Educational Instructor at a private school for autism-spectrum children, where she led daily group music classes and provided individual tutoring.
During her music studies at Vancouver Community College, Adams developed and delivered two 10-week introduction-to-piano courses for 4-5 year olds and 6-7 year olds. She also taught these popular introductory classes, as well as private lessons, at the West Vancouver Community Centre (2013 – 2014).
At the age of 6, Róisín was introduced to the piano, and consequently, a life long musical journey!
Adams holds Royal Conservatory of Music Certificates (Piano, Grade 10; Harmony and History, Grade 4)
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Religion, Literature, and the Arts from the University of British Columbia (2003 – 2008)
Degree in Jazz/Contemporary Piano at Vancouver Community College (2011 – 2014).