Larry & Jane Stephenson - Offering private lessons in guitar, banjo, ukulele,
and mandolin on Wednesdays.
Returning to the studio this year is Larry Stephenson, a favourite with the
FACES students. Larry and his wife Jane are recording artists and live music
performers who have warmed audiences in Canada and the U.S. with their
acoustics and harmony. The Stephenson's love to share their talent and
belief in lifelong learning with others. They regularly teach acoustic music
workshops and hold weekly jam sessions for beginning students. We are
very fortunate to have them call the Shuswap their home!
Jane is available to teach guitar, ukulele and mandolin to beginner students, welcome Jane! Larry is able to teach guitar, banjo, ukulele and mandolin to beginner, intermediate and advanced students.
Kelly Coubrough - Offering voice and piano lessons on Tuesdays.
Ms. Kelly Coubrough has experience in many genres of music including
opera, new music, and musical theatre. She holds an HBMus in vocal
performance from Wilfrid Laurier University (2002). Since then, she has
performed professionally across Canada with a variety of companies
including Tapestry New Opera Works (Toronto, ON), Queen of Puddings
Music Theatre (Toronto, ON), Vancouver Opera Company Chorus (Vancouver,
BC) and Opera Nuova (Edmonton, AB) and is a member of the Canadian
Actors Equity Association (CAEA). In addition to professional singing engagements, Kelly enjoys sharing
her knowledge and experience through teaching private singing lessons, master classes, choral conducting, and vocal workshops.
Ms. Coubrough has worked extensively with children and youth throughout her career in the arts and is eager and excited to shape this year’s lessons into something that will engage children in a variety of ways. Welcome Ms. Kelly.
Emily Wark - Offering piano lessons on Fridays.
The studio welcomes Ms. Emily Wark to its teaching family this year. Ms. Emily started lessons in piano at the age of 8. She is currently working on her ARCT Piano Degree from the Royal Conservatory of Canada. Emily's passion is to introduce kids to music and through their new discovery to develop a passion for it. Emily also plays the classic violin and the Celtic fiddle. Her other hobbies include figure skating and tennis.