Music EducationWebinar in Online Teaching – Tues. March 24, 2020

March 21, 2020by Natalia Pardalis

College of Examiners (RCM) and RCM Alberta Regional Representative

Müzewest Concerts and Pardalis Studio of Music and Performing Arts are thrilled to present a webinar by Derek Chiu on the topic of online music education. In these uncertain times, our incomes will depend on our flexibility and ability to adapt to the changing environment.  One way that music instruction can continue is through distance learning.

Topics Include:
-Why we should teach online
-How distance learning in music can be rich
-How we should communicate to parents about online learning
-How to utilize Zoom in our private studio (including necessary equipment)
-How to think like a business person during these times

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

Time: 12 noon (PST)

ZOOM meeting ID: 432 251 4212

Canadian pianist
 Derek Zhi Guang Chiu began formal music training with Brian Cross in Calgary, Alberta.  Mr. Chiu continued his studies with Dr. E. Gregory Butler and Joel Hastings at the University of Windsor, where he graduated with Bachelor of Music Therapy.  He attended the Manhattan School of Music, graduating with a Master of Music degree in May 2003 under the guidance of Solomon Mikowsky (featured in Benjamin Saver’s book The Most Wanted Piano Teachers in the USA) and Donn-Alexander Feder.  Mr. Chiu has also worked with notable chamber musician Daniel Epstein of the Raphael Trio and has performed in master classes with Janina Fialkowska, Robin Harrison, James Howsmon, Lorrin Hollander, Ramzi Yassa, Cecilio Tieles and Jesus Angel Rodriquez.


Notable recitals have taken place in New York City, Toronto, Calgary, Windsor, and Connecticut.  He has performed with the Windsor Community Orchestra on three occasions, the Rockland Symphony Orchestra and most recently with the Briercrest College Orchestra.  In the summer of 2002, Mr. Chiu was invited to perform at Solomon Mikowsky’s International Piano Festivals with performances in Tenerife (Canary Islands), Vila Seca (Spain), and Paris (France).  He continues to perform actively throughout the United States and Canada.  Mr. Chiu has presented lectures on topics such as the Piano Sonatas and Piano Concertos of W.A. Mozart.  Performances of Mr. Chiu have been heard on Fairchild Radio in Canada.


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Meeting ID: 432 251 4212
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