Marnie Van Weelden

Beckett School Instructor Marnie Van Weelden.
DMA, MMus, BMusEd., ARCT
Courses Taught: 
8 weeks of 30 mins. ($259) 45 mins. ($389) 60 mins. ($518)

MARNIE VAN WEELDEN completed the Associate Diploma in Piano Performance (ARCT) from the Royal Conservatory of Music during her teen years.  She also started teaching at a young age and knew that teaching piano would be a lifelong passion.  She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Western Ontario studying with Gwen Beamish.  She was awarded a full scholarship at the University of Michigan where she completed both a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy.  Her former teachers there include Louis Nagel and Logan Skelton.  During her years there she was appointed as an adjunct lecturer in the Piano Pedagogy Laboratory Program where she had the opportunity to work with many students in both private and group piano settings.  During her studies she performed in various international masterclasses and recitals held in Prague, England, and the US.  She is in demand as an adjudicator and clinician due to her enthusiastic approach to inspiring young musicians.  Her interests include the application of the Alexander Technique to piano playing which was the subject of her doctoral dissertation.  She also enjoys singing in the Grand Philharmonic Choir, hot yoga, and most of all spending time with her little boys Theo and Arthur.  Dr. Van Weelden moved to the Kitchener-Waterloo area in 2006 and currently teaches piano at Wilfrid Laurier University and the Beckett School