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Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons is a Piano Studio in Parksville, offering weekly lessons to students of all ages and abilities.  Theory is offered for Basic, Intermediate, Advanced Rudiments, and Intro / Basic Harmony & History.

 Group Lessons for Adults.



Piano Lessons follow the school year from the first week of Sept to the last week of June, 38 wks in total.  Payment is made by 9 post-dated cheques of equal payments for the year. and one payment in June,  As a guideline beginners up to Gr 2 RCM have a half hour lesson once a week.  Gr 3-5 piano 45 minute lesson. Gr 6-8 piano one hour lesson.  

We have a two week Christmas Break and two week break for Spring Break. 

July August lessons are optional.

All students will have an opportunity to perform in two Recitals, Dec/June.  Some  students will participate in RCM exams or Canada Conservatory exams and/or The Upper Island Music Festival.


About the Teacher

Dolores Antonsen grew up in Burnaby, B.C.  She started teaching about 35 yrs ago in North Delta while raising her family.  She also was studying to complete her ARCT Diploma with the Royal Conservatory of Music. She attended Kwantlen Polytechnic University for her Diploma of Music in Piano. Her former teachers include Christine Eschman and Jane Hayes for Piano,

James Olson for Theory, the late Edward Parker for Piano Pedagogy.  Master Classes with the late Winifred Scott Wood, Patricia Miller, Maureen Hollins, Cynthia Goddard to name a few..


 Along with teaching at her home studio, Dolores taught group music lessons for children at Carillon Music in Surrey.  She taught private piano and theory with the Western Conservatory in Langley.  In-home music lessons for Nuvo Music School in South Surrey and private piano and theory lessons at Long & McQuade in North Delta.   

Currently, Dolores is  an active volunteer with the new Community Centre in Parksville on Mills Street .  Dolores is teaching in her home studio, as well as in home lessons and on-line lessons .

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30 minute lessons $104 per month
45 minute lessons $156 per month
60 minute lessons  $208 per month
60 min In-Home lessons  $215 pr mo

60 min On-Line Lessons  $220 pr mo

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Lesson Fees are paid by  nine post-dated cheques at the beginning of each month Sept 2022 to May 2023. June fees will be adjusted.

Cancellation of Lessons:  Two weeks notice in writing and  your cheques will be returned.

Make up Lessons: A maximum of three make-up lessons per student per school year for illness.  One of the three make up lessons can be used for vacation.

All other missed lessons are non-refundable as your time has been reserved for you.  If lessons are cancelled by your teacher, lessons will be made-up or fees refunded.

Dolores looks forward to teaching with enthusiasm.  She teaches each student  in a way that is best for them.  While a solid foundation is needed to advance to the higher levels of music, Dolores desires that each student feel a sense of accomplishment and enjoyment at the piano. Her goal is that each student has a life long appreciation for the gift music.   Any questions or comments please contact Dolores 250.228.1823,

Love to hear from you.

 Contact Piano Lessons today.

Dolores Antonsen ARCT, RMT

Diploma of Music, KPU

Pym St and Nanoose Ave
Parksville, B.C.


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