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Townsend, Dr. Alexandra

Piano professor - Montreal Piano Studio

Dr. ALEXANDRA TOWNSEND is a gifted and motivating piano teacher. Balancing solid technical ability with individual musical expression, her students often achieve the highest rankings in RCM and McGill Conservatory examinations. Ranging in age from 4 to 84, her students include beginners, advanced-level amateur players (frequently with advanced degrees in other fields such as engineering, medicine, law, science, etc.), and piano teachers looking to improve their own playing and teaching.

An accomplished musician, Dr. Townsend studied piano performance at McGill University (B.Mus), the New England Conservatory of Music (M.Mus) and the University of British Columbia (DMA), with post-doctoral studies in London, England. Her principal teachers were Dorothy Morton, Patricia Zander, Robert Silverman, Jane Coop and Christopher Elton. 

For 15 years, Dr. Townsend was an instructor at McGill University where she gave lessons to conservatory piano students, and developed and taught a course in piano pedagogy for undergraduates. She has also served as a clinician and festival adjudicator. She is currently a member of the Royal Conservatory of Music's College of Examiners, and continues to teach privately at her Montreal piano studio.


  • Piano
  • Matières | Subjects

  • Ear Training RCM
  • Harmonie | Harmony
  • Histoire de la musique | Music History
  • Pédagogie du piano | Piano Pedagogy
  • Théorie | Rudiments
  • Langues | Languages

  • Anglais | English
  • Affiliations

  • McGill Schulich
  • Royal Conservatory of Music
  • Contact

    • Code postal: H4A 3L2
    • Ville: Côte-des-Neiges - NDG
    • Telephone: 514 487-1839
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