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
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 2016
Congratulations to Matthieu Foresi who received First & Second Place in the BCRMTA-CFMTA 2016 Student Composer Composition Division A. His pieces are “The Island of Doom” & “Suite for Flute and Piano”.
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 23-24, 2016 Pianist Angeni Wang represents Richmond Branch in the BC Piano Competition, semi-finals Friday September 23, 2016 (2pm – 5:30pm), finals Saturday September 24, 2016 (8pm – 10pm).  The Competition will be held at the Empire Landmark Hotel, 1400 Robson Street in Downtown Vancouver. Winner will compete for BC at the CFMTA Piano Competition in 2017.

Upcoming Events/Recitals

Date Event
October 5, 2016 General Meeting 9:30AM; Guest Speaker 10:15AM – Bob Kohl & Russell Clarke (from Long & McQuade Vancouver): Christmas Books etc. for Sale at Salvation Army (Richmond Community Church), 8280 Gilbert Road, Richmond map.
October 16, 2016 1st Class Honours (April, June 2016) & General Recitals at South Arm United Church, 11051 No. 3 Road, Richmond, B.C. map