Oliver Westall

Joined Resonate: Summer 2015

Hi! I’m Oliver Westall, and I’ve been teaching piano at Resonate Music School & Studio since May 2015. I offer a refreshing positive, energetic, and different approach towards piano education.

I love to share my passion for piano, and encourage students to learn modern contemporary songs and fun styles such as jazz, boogie-woogie, and blues. I also teach ear training in addition to offering my students the opportunity to try improvisation and challenge themselves by learning new styles. My students master important skills at their own pace with patient, supportive guidance.

An interesting fact about me: Following the completion of my Bachelor of Music degree with distinction at Edmonton’s Grant MacEwan University in June 2015, I was invited to internship in Santa Monica, California at the film score studios of Oscar winning composer Hans Zimmer (you may have heard of Pirates of the Caribbean, Inception, The Dark Knight, and Interstellar, to name a few). During this six-week internship I attended a Masterclass with Hans and had many opportunities to meet with composers, sound engineers and mixers, where I gained a greater understanding of the entire film scoring and production process!

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