Margaret Schroeder has been teaching music for 4 years, and loves to help her students discover their individual learning styles. Whether she is teaching musical theatre or classical voice, both her degrees from Trinity Western University (BA in music performance and BFA in acting) get to work together through song and story to make learning fun. She currently holds RCM grade 9 in both piano and voice, and plans to further her own training in the coming years.
Since both of her parents work teaching music, Margaret has been involved in music from a young age, starting in Orff and recorder before sitting down to piano lessons at age 5. During her middle school years she started violin and trombone which allowed for amazing ensemble playing with fiddle, concert band, and jazz band. She has sung in Westcoast Harmony chorus in Surrey as well as several choirs over the years. At times she has joked that music is her first language.
Margaret's experiences with musical theatre started in high school where she had the opportunity to play Chip in Beauty and the Beast, Precious in Steel Pier, and Mama in Bye Bye Birdie. Her favourite role was Penny in Summerstock Calgary's production of Hairspray. While in university she also sang FrumaSarah in Fiddler on the Roof and filled out the chorus sound in Drowsy Chaperone. Although she has yet to perform a full production of Gilbert and Sullivan, she looks forward to bringing one of their soprano roles to life sometime soon.
Ages: All ages
A progressive blueprint for study and performance will be developed in conjunction with the student based upon their current goals, passions, and skills. Throughout the process of working together aspects of music literacy, history, and ensemble/accompanied work will be introduced to help students become balanced musicians.
RCM, Musical Theatre, Classical, Barbershop
Lessons are one on one only at this time.
Students are encouraged to participate in at least one recital or other public performance each year. Students pursuing RCM exams are encouraged to perform a portion of their repertoire publicly before examination.