Congratulations to Kathy Anderson,
winner of the 2015 ORMTA Pedagogy Award!
A self-described life-long learner, Kathy Anderson grew up in Keswick, Ontario, started piano lessons at the age of eight and studied with Mary Lou Stanton in Newmarket as a teenager. Kathy began a twenty-six year career as a medical secretary at the former York County Hospital (now Southlake), got married, had two beautiful children and it wasn’t long before her passion for music education led her to begin building a private music studio.
Kathy has always strongly believed in continuing professional development for teachers and would return to Mary Lou for lessons at every opportunity. She continued to build her pedagogy knowledge through available workshops and seminars, always sharing the new ideas and information with her students. Kathy had the opportunity to connect with Debra Wanless and began an exciting new phase of studies with her. She has recently completed the Primary/Elementary and Licentiate diplomas in Piano Pedagogy through the Northern Lights Canadian National Conservatory of Music and is continuing Junior Fellowship studies in piano pedagogy.