Bertha Elias

Bertha Elias

Piano, Theory

Bertha has taught students from Beginner level (both children and adults) through to the ARCT level. She has taught in a variety of school settings including Trinity College Boys School, Port Hope, Ontario, Trafalgar Castle Girls School, Whitby, Ontario, Balmoral Hall Girls School, Winnipeg, and Providence College, Otterburne, MB. She has taught at the MCMA since 1991. Education includes an ARCT Piano Performance, Orff Level 2, Bachelor of Sacred Music (CMBC, now Canadian Mennonite University), with additional studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, and at the University of Toronto. In addition to teaching she is active as an accompanist for student performances and exams.

What is your education and experience?

My studies began in Winnipeg where I earned an ARCT in Piano Performance and a Bachelor of Sacred Music. I then continued my piano studies at the University of Toronto.

What do you love about teaching?

I enjoy the range of students from young beginners to adults with busy professional lives. I also enjoy walking the hallway and hearing a variety of instruments practicing – melodious cacophony!

Tell us about one of your fondest musical moments.

Finding new music to read – I have always enjoyed exploring new music and discovering what it’s character or mood is.