Benefits of Studying Music

  • Creativity
  • Self Expression
  • Self Discipline
  • Concentration
  • Patience
  • Perseverance
  • Determination
  • Responsibility
  • Coordination
  • Intellectual Stimulation
  • Listening Skills
  • Expanded Education
  • Poise
  • Confidence
  • Important Hobby

 

Expectations of a Music Student

  • Regular attendance
  • Adequate daily practice
  • Punctuality
  • Respect
  • Attentiveness
  • Prompt payment
Lovett Music Studio - Biography of Donna Lovett

Biography

Donna Elaine Lovett (nee Bayley, nee Clark) holds an ARCT from the Royal Conservatory of Music as a Piano Teacher. Donna was born in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, and became interested in learning to play piano when she was three. It was at this age she demonstrated her perfect pitch ability by playing the "piano game" with her mother: Her mom would play a note on the piano while Donna's back was turned, and Donna could correctly go and play the right note every single time. It took two years of asking for piano lessons before she started at the age of five. Her father, Robert Edward Bayley (Bob) also played the piano, and was an accomplished pianist. He played for the singing group, "The Ambassador Singers", who performed all over BC and Alberta.

Violin too?

After hearing a violin soloist perform one Sunday at church, Donna became entranced and asked for violin lessons as well. It took years of begging, but she finally started violin at age nine and continued training on both instruments as well as taking theory lessons. Donna took RCM examinations for all disciplines during her school years. She also started composing at a very early age, and often wrote songs for her friends.

Professional preparation

Upon graduating from high school, Donna continued her musical studies at Douglas College in New Westminster, British Columbia Canada, and finished a two year Bachelor of Music Program, studying piano with Ellen Silverman and violin with Angela Cavadis. Donna also played her violin with the UBC Orchestra, and the New Westminster Symphony Orchestra during this time.

The Studio

Donna started her own private music studio, and has been teaching piano and violin lessons for over twenty years. She recently started writing piano compositions at the request of students who wanted nicer sounding harmonies. Donna also hopes to publish violin solos and duets in the near future as well.

Passion!

Donna loves working with children, and also has her Early Childhood Education Diploma. She has worked with children for years, and her passion is to introduce children and adults to the joys of music!