About Beverley McKiver

Beverley McKiver September 2018

I am a pianist, composer and music educator just east of Ottawa, Ontario. I teach piano to students of all ages and am available as a collaborator and soloist.

Formerly, I was a business analyst for many years, until I made the decision to pursue my love of music, which has always been an important part of my life.

I spent my formative years preparing for Royal Conservatory exams and music festivals. I earned my college tuition by accompanying for ballet classes. I have been an pianist and organist for congregations in Kingston, Scarborough and Ottawa. Currently, I am the music and choir director at Knox United Church in Edwards, just outside of Ottawa.

Music has been a life-long learning process for me. I am continuing with private studies in classical and jazz piano and composition and regularly attend teaching seminars and masterclasses. In 2019, I completed the Undergraduate Piano Pedagogy Certificate program at the University of Ottawa, including teaching practicums with OrKidstra and Lotus Centre for Special Music Education. Also in 2019, I attended the Indigenous Classical Musicians and Banff Musicians in Residence programs at Banff Centre for the Arts.

My compositions have been been performed at Native Earth Performing Arts and in collaboration with Jumblies Theatre and Soundstreams in Toronto. In 2020, I was awarded a Digital Originals grant from the Canada Council to compose piano solos for each provincial and territorial emblem.

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