British Columbia Registered Music Teachers’ Association

You’ve recently moved to beautiful Richmond, British Columbia, and are looking for music lessons. Perhaps your child is ready for piano lessons, or violin lessons, voice lessons, or even flute lessons. You might want to contact the BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association for some guidance. An experienced and qualified teacher offers a solid grounding in basics, which can affect the future of a student. Many students choose to learn music, and set milestones by examinations, recitals and performances. It also helps to know that by Level 6, 7 and Level 8, music students can use their music studies for Fine Arts credit in high school for Grade 10, 11 and 12. How do you find a qualified teacher in your area? The Richmond Branch has many registered members, each one of them qualified to teach your child. Just contact the BC Registered Music Teachers Association – Richmond Branch, namely us, and we can put you well on your way with a fully qualified experienced teacher.In British Columbia, a Registered Music Teacher (RMT) has a music teachers’ diploma or music degree, as well as recognized teaching experience. That means that a BC Registered Music Teacher is fully qualified and experienced to give your child music lessons.

Past Events

Date Event
June 8, 2017 Congratulations to Chris Chu who won the Vancouver 2017 Kiwanis national group and also won the provincial second national piano competition among six areas.The pieces he played were Chopin Sonata No. 2 and Tchaikovsky b flat minor concerto, first movement. He will go to national final in August.
Feb 1, 2013 News regarding our 1st Class Honours Recital Published on Richmond Review: 
Aug 20, 2014 Fairchild TV Leisure talk – introducing BCRMTA:
Sept 27, 2014 Congratulations to our BC Piano Competition Winner – Linda Ruan She’ll represent BCRMTA & compete in the CFMTA/FCAPM National Piano Competition (July 8-11, 2015) in Richmond, B.C.
April 2015 Congratulations to William Lin who received First Place in the BCRMTA-CFMTA 2015 Student Composer Composition Division C. His piano piece titled “Pacific Rain”.
July 10, 2015 2015 National Piano Competition Final Round Results – 3rd Prize Winner: Linda Ruan – British Columbia. She also won the Marek Jablonski Prize for best performance of a Chopin Composition.
Nov 1, 2015 RCM 2015 Vancouver Convocation & Gold Medals Ceremony (Sunday 1pm at the Chan Shun Concert Hall at The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC)

CONGRATS to the following students on achieving the highest level of excellence in the musical studies: 
– NATIONAL GOLD MEDAL  – Xuan Wen Wang (Piano – Advanced Pedagogy). He received the highest marks in Canada.
– 2015 Regional Gold Medallists:
a)    Serena Ippel (Level 4 Flute) 
b)    Son Mi De (Level 8 Flute) 
c)    Owen Wang (Level 3 Guitar)
April & Sept 2016

Congratulations to Matthieu Foresi who received 1st & 2nd Place in the BCRMTA-CFMTA 2016 Student Composer Composition Division A (Provincial level). His pieces are “The Island of Doom” & “Suite for Flute and Piano”. He also received 2nd Place in his piece “The Island of Doom” in the CFMTA Student Composer Competition (National level).

May 4, 2016 Congratulations to our new member, Xuan Wen Wang, who received the BCRMTA Associate Teacher Award.
June 18 – 25, 2016 Member Matthew Chan recently was one of 8 participants in the Princeton (NJ) Festival Conducting Workshop under Dr. Jan Harrington.
Sept 23, 2016 Congratulations to Angeni Wang, Richmond Branch’s representative in the BC Piano Competition held September 23 in Vancouver.  Angeni was honoured to receive the Adjudicator’s Choice Award from competition adjudicator Dr. Peter Mack.
Nov 6, 2016 RCM 2016 Vancouver Convocation & Gold Medals Ceremony (Sunday 1pm at the Chan Shun Concert Hall at The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC)

CONGRATS to the following students on achieving the highest level of excellence in the musical studies: 
– 2016 Regional Gold Medallists:
a)    Raymond Tian (Level 1 Guitar)
b)    Maxwell Han-Fei Gao (Level 5 Piano)
c)    Ning Yuan (Jenny) Jia (Level 6 Piano)
Jan 18, 2017
The recipient of the RCM National Gold Medal for Piano, Advanced Pedagogy, WEN WANG, has recently received another prestigious award from RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music). He was awarded the Gordon Hallett Memorial Scholarship of $1500 for receiving the “highest aggregate mark” (for a 2 year period) in Canada in the written and practical ARCT Teacher’s examinations.
Wen has also received the Richmond Branch scholarship for the ARCT in Pedagogy, and also the Provincial BCRMTA award for the highest aggregate mark in BC for the same exam. Part of this award was a membership  in the RMT;  Wen now belongs to the Richmond Branch of the BCRMTA.
(The Advanced Pedagogy level consists of 3 exams: Viva Voce, written, and a “practical” exam with pieces, technique, sight and ear. Aggregate is the combined mark of these exams.)
May 5, 2017
July 18, 2017


Upcoming Events/Recitals

Date Event
Oct 4, 2017 9:30am – General Meeting, 10:15am – Guest Speaker & Members Welcome Back Reception: Bob Kohl & Russell Clarke (from Long & McQuade Vancouver): Christmas Books etc. for Sale at Salvation Army (Richmond Community Church), 8280 Gilbert Road, Richmond. (map)
Oct 15, 2017 First Class Honours (June 2017) & General Recitals at South Arm United Church, 11051 No. 3 Road, Richmond. (map)