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Peter Jancewicz, classical piano with guest Susan Hlasny in duet

01 Nov Posted by in Schedule | Comments
Peter Jancewicz, classical piano with guest Susan Hlasny in duet

Peter Jancewicz is a composer, pianist, and teacher. He holds a Master of Music degree in piano from McGill University and a Doctor of Music degree from
the University of Alberta. Teachers include Helmut Brauss, Charles Reiner and Charles Foreman. A resident of Alberta since 1986, he has taught at Medicine Hat College, Alberta College, the University of Alberta and has been a member
of the piano faculty at The Conservatory at Mount Royal University in Calgary since 1994. A composer since 1996, his compositions are available through Alfred  and Palliser Music as well as through his website He continues to compose, and often performs his own works in concert. As a writer, his articles have appeared in Clavier Magazine and Clavier Companion, The Canadian Music Teacher, and The Calgary Herald, as well as numerous piano pedagogy periodicals across Canada.
Currently, Peter teaches at Mount Royal University Conservatory.

SUSAN HLASNY has been teaching piano for Mount Royal Conservatory since 1994. Previously Susan taught in Montreal, Medicine Hat College (1988-1992) and Alberta College in Edmonton (1992 – 1994). Susan holds a Master’s degree in Piano Performance from the University of Calgary (1990) as well as a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance (Distinction) from McGill University (1982). Susan holds a special interest in the study of and prevention of Repetitive Strain injuries in pianists and has successfully helped a handful of pianists overcome their injuries and return to pain-free playing. Susan herself sustained a debilitating injury to her left hand and pursued medical help from Dr. Emil Pascarelli, a leading expert in this field. With a proper diagnosis followed by physiotherapy, a study of the Alexander technique, and retraining at the piano, Susan returned to pain-free playing. She believes that healthy technique begins in the mind with holistic healthy daily habits of the mind and body.