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BIOGRAPHY

Amy Boyes is a piano and theory teacher in Warman, Saskatchewan. Her students regularly participate in festivals, recitals and examinations. 


She holds Associate Diplomas (ARCT) in Piano Performance and Teaching from the Royal Conservatory of Music and a Licentiate Diploma from Trinity College (UK) in Piano Recital. She studied at Brandon University with Alexander Tselyakov (B Mus) and at the University of Alberta with Janet Scott Hoyt (M Mus).

She is an RCM Examiner (piano and music history) and is a Certified Teacher in Piano, History and Harmony.  She also serves as a Presiding Examiner for RCM’s Adjudicator Certification Program, and mentors new examiners. 

A council member of the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators' Association, Amy has adjudicated music festivals from PEI to AB.


As a speaker, Amy has presented in Canada and the US on topics as such studio management, strong interpersonal relationships with students and diversifying students’ repertoire -- Music Teachers' National Association (MTNA) Conference, the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Associations (CFMTA) Conference and Connecting Canada Professional Development Events, and the National Conference for Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP). 

Amy's music-related articles have been published in the American Music Teacher Magazine, Canadian Music Teacher Magazine, Piano Magazine (formerly Clavier Companion, and Piano Professional, and as guest blog posts on Melanie SpanswickNo Dead Guys, Cross-Eyed Pianist and Piano Dao. Other writing has been featured by CBC, The Globe and Mail, Post Media, Humber Literary Review, In Parentheses, Now or Never Publishing and Signature Editions. 

 

Amy was awarded the Contribution to Teaching Award (ORMTA 2022) and the Teacher of Distinction Award (RCM 2023). Her writing was shortlisted by the Sask Book Awards (2024).
 

Currently, Amy is the Public Relations Committee Chair for CFMTA and is Secretary for the Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers' Association (SRMTA). Amy was Finance Chair and Vice President of the Ontario RMTA (2019-2021), president of the Ottawa Region Branch (2016 to 2018), and Chair of the 2018 Convention Planning Committee.

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