Private Music Lessons Offered to LPSD Students in School
Friends of Performing Arts (FOPA) in Lloydminster and Lloydminster Public School Division have partnered to offer private music lessons during the school day. The partnership will allow private music instructors registered with FOPA to use LPSD school facilities to teach students before, during and after the school day. Times and space will be made available within the limitations of each school. Instructors, parents and students will work within these parameters to access music lessons. The goal of the program is to enrich offering of music lessons to include piano, voice, guitar, woodwinds, brass, percussion and stringed instruments.
Please contact the following LPSD approved music instructors directly to arrange lessons for your child.
LPSD Approved Music Instructors
BIO: Myck Strueby has been playing guitar ever since receiving his first instrument at the age of 8. He grew up learning songs from his favourite bands as well as playing trumpet throughout high school, and participating in Jazz Band for a number of years. Myck most recently spent a year in California studying guitar at the Los Angeles Music Academy, studying with great musicians such as Tariqh Akoni, Bill Fowler and Art Renshaw to name a few. There he received a Diploma in Guitar Performance. Along with continuing to learn and grow musically himself, Myck enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels, ranging from reading music to learning favourite songs, to just jamming on a few good chords.
BIO: Heather Onofrychuk has 20 years of experience teaching private piano lessons to students of all ages. She is a certified Royal Conservatory of Music Elementary Specialist and has completed the RCM Intermediate level Teachers Course. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with Distinction from Athabasca University.
She serves as the Friends of the Performing Arts music lesson program school liaison for the Lloydminster Public school division.
Heather and her husband, Brad, have four children and have been living in Lloydminster for 15 years.
She loves working with children and helping them make music an integral part of their lives!
BIO: Crystal Penny was born and raised in Spiritwood, Saskatchewan. She has been living in Lloydminster for over 20 years with her husband and three children.
Since 2013 she has been teaching piano in her home, online, and has previously taught lessons out at Marshall school. Her piano instruction followed the Royal Conservatory of Music program. She completed the RCM elementary level teaching course in 2018 and the intermediate level teaching course in 2019.
She played the keyboard in the school band through both middle and high school. She is an active member of the Kiwanis Lloydminster and district music festival committee. She is also on the FOPA executive committee and manages the FOPA waitlist as well.
Crystal loves working with children and is very excited to expand sharing her love of music within the Lloydminster Public School Division. Her mission is for the students to have fun, gain confidence, and be able to share their talents with others!
BIO: Kathryn Edwards (BMusic) was born and raised in Lloydminster. A former student of the Lakeland College Music Department, she has been the recipient of many awards and scholarships and has competed in the Saskatchewan and Alberta Provincial Music Festivals. After completing her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Regina, Kathryn decided to return to her hometown where she has maintained an active teaching and performing career.
Many of Kathryn’s students have received awards, scholarships and provincial recommendations through the Kiwanis Lloydminster and District Music Festival, and have gone on to pursue music at post-secondary institutions. She also has extensive drama training, has taught drama and musical theatre classes and has directed full-length musical productions. She is extremely excited to have the opportunity to help enhance musical education within the school system.
BIO: Elnora Pittman has been teaching piano for over 30 years. Her formal training is with the Royal Conservatory. She also plays by ear, reads guitar chord charts and teaches some of her students the same. In addition, she is a singer/songwriter who has recorded 5 albums—two of which have been nominated for awards.
Alongside teaching piano, Elnora spent 12 years working the school system as an Educational Assistant working with students with various special needs when she lived in the Calgary area. She also runs a Musikgarten program for young children out of her home.
Elnora enjoys children of all ages, working with their individual needs, inspiring creativity and nurturing musicality. She has two grown children and has been living in Lloydminster with her husband, Pierre, since the Summer of 2016.
BIO: Jeremy Holm has been playing guitar for more than 20 years and teaching for 15. He took piano lessons when he was young and transitioned into playing trumpet in band through his school years. He has an expansive musical interest and attends many concerts from a wide variety of bands, oftentimes excitedly teaching students songs from recent concerts. Having received his musical education on instruments other than guitar, Jeremy is an adaptable teacher who will help new guitarists avoid the early pitfalls when learning. In recent years, Jeremy has learned some of the finer points of the instrument from Jack Kosto (Berklee College of Music graduate and lead guitar player for several big bands) and looks forward to sharing what he’s learned.
He looks forward to helping budding guitarists develop their taste in and talent for music!