MusicThe Richmond Arts Centre is proud to offer classes taught by some of the best and brightest instructors from around Metro Vancouver. Following are brief introductions and qualifications of some of instructors.
Julia Walmsley – Singing and Music
Julia moved to Vancouver three years ago after completing her Bachelor of Music in Voice at Carleton University in Ottawa. She has since completed her Bachelor of Music Therapy and has recently also become part of the Registered Music Teachers Association of BC as a voice instructor. Julia loves to perform and can often be seen around Metro Vancouver as a solo act performing her original children's music repertoire or in a local musical or play. At the Richmond Arts Centre, Julia teaches group music lessons for children and youth. She enjoys bringing the love of music to so many students and always strives to have them leave with a tune in their head.
Aouda Yen – PianoPianist and flutist Aouda Yen holds a Bachelor degree in Performing Arts (Music) from Capilano University, a Diploma of Performing Arts (Music) from Douglas College and a Bachelor degree in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship Leadership) from Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Most recently, she composed original music for piano and performed piano and flute for the Shadow Play at the Push International Festival. In addition to her performing career, Aouda is an inspiring educator who enjoys teaching piano and flute to young children. Many of her students have been awarded Gold Medals in music festivals and First Class Honours with Distinction in piano exams. Recently, one of Aouda’s students was awarded the Gold Medal in Grade 7 Piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music for the highest exam mark achieved in British Columbia in 2012.
Stephanie Lui – Piano
Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music and has been teaching the piano for nine years. She is a creative and dynamic music teacher and believes that there are different kinds of musical talents hidden in every child. As a teacher, her role is to discover the talents in her students and nurture them. She also believes that building positive relationships with her students enhances the learning process and strengthens the confidence in her students’ playing.
Tyler Dumoulin – Piano, Guitar
Tyler Dumoulin is a music educator, composer, and multi-instrumentalist living in Richmond with his actor wife and drama queen cat. He has a passion for helping children discover a love for music through interactive lessons that focus on a combination of technique and song-based teaching with the goal of helping the student to create their own musical ideas for self-expression.