Elena received her Bachelor of Music degree from Ottawa University and has over 30 years of experience teaching piano, percussion, and theory in private and group lessons. Continuing education included receiving her Yamaha certification to teach Yamaha group classes.

Her extensive experience includes self-publishing, writing award-winning arrangements, composing, accompanying choirs and instrumentalists, and playing in orchestra.

Her step-by-step approach and ability to break down goals into smaller, achievable steps, has helped her students to consistently achieve high marks in their RCM studies in piano and theory.

Her philosophy of teaching is based on teaching students to find joy in playing and learning. She makes use of many different approaches to foster an enjoyment of learning and curiosity. Elena aims to provide positive and constructive feedback that will help the student to progress in a stress-free environment. Her extensive library and knowledge of repertoire is instrumental in engaging students and helping them to achieve their musical goals.

You can watch Elena’s performances on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFOzbMUgcFWlmG-nfHOT_Zg/featured or see her published sheet music here: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/publishers/elena-fortin/10717?aff_id=507765

Elena: You are a phenomenal teacher! I have been so impressed with your kind interactions with the kids, your sense of humour, your patience, and, of course, your excellent teaching skills. You are always trying to make things interesting for the kids (and their parents!). You are easy going and very friendly. I am so glad that you taught my daughter music.

Rania / Parent

You were by far one of my best piano teachers and definitely the most dedicated.

Emma / Former Student
Thanks so much for teaching Keerthi for all these years. Keerthi just loves you. You are so kind and polite. The best ever teacher to deal with the little ones.
Sathya / Parent

Send Message to Elena