Demanding the best from herself and her students

“I don’t know what’s so interesting about me,” Tina Yanchus said.  “My job here is to help each individual achieve their own goals.  I love teaching.”

Yanchus is a professor in the master’s program in piano at the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the university.  A teacher at Western since 1999, Yanchus said teaching wasn’t always what she wanted to do.

“I wanted to perform,” she said.  “I wanted to become a very good pianist.  I only started teaching to pay the bills.”

Yanchus, a Guelph-native, teaches alongside her husband and performance partner, James Hibbard. The two, known as the Yanchus-Hibbard duo, collaborate to offer their students a wider range of feedback.  Read more of this post

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