Shifra Day is an active teacher, collaborative pianist, and violist in metro Vancouver. She is happy to be growing roots on the coast after graduate studies with André Laplante in Montreal and completing her Masters (UOttawa, 2011) and Bachelor of Music (UVic, 2009) in piano performance with secondary studies in viola. Achievements include 2 of her live performances being heard on Quebec radio, third prize in Knigge national piano competition, and being published in the Canadian Music Educator. Other than teaching and freelance orchestra work, one of her current favourite jobs is playing piano for the Vancouver Bach Youth Choir.
With over 12 years of teaching experience, and a member of BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association, Shifra is enthusiastic about teaching students of all ages and levels. She is an experienced classical musician and believes in developing both strong technical freedom with the instrument as well as a musical and theoretical understanding and appreciation. During her Masters she taught the Piano Proficiency course at the University of Ottawa. A positive, organized, patient and encouraging teacher, Shifra is always excited to guide students that next step forward.
Shifra has been teaching at the British Columbia Conservatory of Music since September 2016.