Terry Kroetsch, ARCT, LTCL, LRSM, BMus, MA
is active locally as a piano teacher, accompanist, adjudicator/RCM examiner and workshop clinician. He is also a member of the American College of Music Judges. Terry pursues an interest in new music, world music, dance, and drama and has staged recitals of the music of John Cage at Laurier, York University and University of Waterloo (all places of employment as a theorist, historian and class/solo piano instructor) as part of NUMUS Concerts. As a soloist and founding member of the New Art Quartet, he has commissioned works by Canadians Peter Hatch, Linda Caitlin Smith, William Peltier and John Estacio.
Terry has adjudicated Contemporary Showcase in Toronto, North Bay, Cambridge, Waterloo and St.Catharines. For The Royal Conservatory and Kiwanis, Rotary and other festivals, he travels the entire country as well as the U.S. Terry has taught at Wilfrid Laurier and University of Waterloo [skills, theory and studio] for close to 30 years.
As a founding member of the Beckett School at Laurier Terry has maintained a studio and, since 1980, been teaching theory, piano pedagogy and beginner to senior piano. In his spare time (!) he travels around the world and has just returned from India.
"As a teacher, the idea of assimilation of the arts [literature, art, dance, film] is very important as well as independence - given the student to tools to constantly keep educating themselves."