I highly recommend 88Keys. My daughter has been attending piano classes there for the past four years and she has learned so much! They offer exceptional group classes and the children learn to play both solo pieces and as part of a group. My daughter has learned amazing hand coordination and her confidence in playing has also improved as the children are encouraged to be creative with their music. Her teacher, Ms. Alondra, takes time to encourage each child and give immediate feedback as they play. My daughter's confidence in playing has been boosted tremendously because of her. As a school, I am also impressed at how fast classes went online during this very challenging time during the pandemic. They have always been implementing safety for the in-person classes and have always had the online option available for the live classes. Thank you to 88Keys!
Ms. Pippa has been an educator for fifteen years, specializing in arts education and the early years. In addition to being a Kindermusik instructor for 88 Keys, she is a supply teacher for YRDSB, teaches Zumba Fitness for Goodlife and runs a variety of music and movement workshops at events and camps. Pippa studied Early Childhood Education at Seneca College, has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Bachelor of Education Primary/Junior from York University, completing all her programs with Honour.
Pippa has been a certified Kindermusik Instructor since 2012 and has taught at 88 Keys for over five years. She has facilitated the Kindermusik ‘Village’, ‘Our Time’ and ‘Young Child’ programs in studio as well as off site. She also loves hosting Kindermusik Birthday parties for children ages 1-12.
Growing up Pippa practiced various dance styles, gymnastics, piano (RCM) and hand drums, all of which informs her daily work delivering music and movement programming for young children. Pippa connects to the engaging, developmentally appropriate and holistic approach that kindermusik curriculum offers as it aligns with her personal teaching style and philosophy. She loves to excite and challenge her students always focusing on cultivating a fun experience and inclusive environment.