Exploring the beauty and excitement of piano music as teacher, collaborator, and performer
They say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be truer for Marianne van der Sloot Bleile. An inspirational artist, she has earned her reputation as a talented musician and skillful pedagogue. From live gigs to piano lessons, accompaniment and more, Marianne continues to touch individuals with her distinct and enjoyable style.
Music has the power to transport us to another time and place. Marianne loves to harness that power to inspire young people. Through music, she helps them develop skills that will benefit them throughout their life, at the piano and beyond the piano. Students become aware of their own strengths and develop a sense of accomplishment. They grow as individuals who know how to achieve long term goals and the satisfaction of reaching those goals.
Marianne is equipped with both a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, with honours and a Bachelor of Education, with distinction. Her students have won many awards and much recognition through RCM, the Canada Music Competition, festivals, showcases and various other venues. She teaches all ages and levels. She is the founder and artistic director of the long standing Calgary Piano Institute. For more information on this exceptional summer program visit: calgarypianoinstitute.com
As a collaborative artist, Marianne has had extensive experience working with strings, voice, and choirs. As a long time accompanist for Calgary's Mount Royal University Program for the Gifted, and esteemed organizations such as the Cantare Children's Choirs, she has played with students across the province as well as in British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec.
As a freelance performer, Marianne enjoys playing for weddings, special events, chamber concerts, and more. As a well rounded musician, Marianne will meet your musical needs and tastes.