About Rosemarie

Over a decade of experience as an teacher and administrator within private schools in Canada and Mexico has led to who I am as a teacher today.  My Bachelor of Education gave me the foundation for sound teaching practices, while focusing on special needs education taught me how important individualized programming is for ALL students.

We don’t all learn the same, so a cookie cutter approach to learning won’t work.

Rosemarie Penner (Must Love Music)When I am not teaching or working on the administrative side of the business, I can be found spending time with my family.  Movie afternoons, playing video games, and many heated debates about comic books & superheroes are some of our favourite things.  It’s not always easy living with only guys, but our very talkative twins make life interesting for me and my (not so talkative) husband.  And when this mommy needs some “me” time?  Reading copious novels, going to yoga and making vegan baked goods are some of my favourite things.

5 Things You Don’t Know About Me

  1. At one point I took an Argentinian Tango and Hip Hop class.  I LOVED dancing tango.  The hip hop class?  Well, it turns out I am more suited to listening to hip hop than dancing it.
  2. I love to experiment with new recipes.  I eat primarily vegan food and consider myself a foodie.  Once I discovered how to modify desert recipes, I was hooked.
  3. My clients already know this one.  I enjoy making preserves: jams, jellies, salsas, you name it.  Remember the foodie part from #2?  This leads to as many great combos as I can find  Trying to eat it all just is not an option, so they often become gifts.
  4. My favourite drink is tea.  And, because I like variety there is a whole shelf at home.  It is rare to see me teach without tea beside me.  On the rare occasions it does happen, my students tend to comment.
  5. I get really excited about new ideas, especially in education.  Things have changed a lot in the past decade.  My idea of fun is to research new trends and include the ones that benefit my students.

I have said to several family members & friends how piano has hugely benefited Liam.  He can recognize his fingers which has a big effect on fine motor skills.  He loves to play duets & show daddy his skills. ~ Zuzana G, parent

Zuzana G, parent

Learn more about the programming, the role of a piano parent, & weekly practice expectations below.

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