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Music is an enriching experience that can positively influence the lives of everyone, whether they're a child or an adult.

Studies have shown that the study of music can improve a student's academic performance in school, better their attention span and focus, and increase discipline and creativity.

About Bernice

I have been teaching piano and theory lessons to students of all ages in my west Maple Ridge home for almost twenty years. I have a Diploma of Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music (A.R.C.T.) Piano Teacher, am a member of the British Columbia Registered Music Teachers Association and am also a Certified Teacher with The Royal Conservatory of Music. I teach the Faber and Faber series for beginning lessons, and the Royal Conservatory curriculum and the Canada Conservatory for advanced students. I also teach the theory rudiments levels and harmony.

I strive to bring the love of music to my students by making each lesson an enjoyable and positive experience. I help my students develop an appreciation and understanding of music, as well as the physical skills to keep playing when they are finished with lessons. I also help them attain an understanding of musical genre so that they can appreciate concerts such as symphonies, operas, and other musical performances.

My studio is a large, warm and comfortable room with a grand piano. Parents are welcome to attend lessons if they so wish. I will prepare students for examinations with the Royal Conservatory of Music and Canada Conservatory but exams are not mandatory in my studio. I also give students the opportunity to play in festivals and area recitals as well as student-only playing classes here in the studio and my yearly recital in May or June.

Bernice has been teaching piano to my daughters for seven years. She always made it fun for them when they were younger, and they still enjoy coming to lessons as teenagers.

She has a kind, patient and encouraging way of teaching that has helped them stay interested, and to grow in their musical knowledge and skills.

- Christopher Stanwood

Mrs. Cullen is a dedicated and inspirational piano instructor who developed not only my technique, but my passion as well. Her infectious enthusiasm gave me the desire to constantly challenge my abilities and set new goals, and her tailored instruction gave me the skills I needed to achieve them.

Thanks to her, I have continued playing and performing long after the conclusion of our lessons, and I love it as much now as I ever did.

- Shannon Warner

Please note that I am not taking any more students at this time.

Contact Me

If you have any questions about piano lessons for your child or for yourself and you live in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Langley, or further afield don’t hesitate to contact me. I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Telephone: 604-467-2582

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I have been taking piano lessons from Bernice for over 10 years. She is a passionate and caring teacher who has encouraged me to play and pursue my studies over many years.

Her range in teaching has always amazed me. From when I was learning how to play basic two line songs to now playing full three paged pieces, her teachings have always been enjoyable, inspirational and kept me interested.

- Ilse Rafter

My kids have been Mrs Cullen’s students for the last 11 years.

Mrs Cullen's teaching style is great for my three kids. She teaches in a stress free and fun environment that encourages my kids to play and me as a parent to continue to have Mrs Cullen as a piano teacher.

- Harinder KhunKhun