Evelyn M. Grieger (B.Mus., M.Mus., DMA) –
Piano, Theory, Harmony, History, Choral Conducting

Evelyn GriegerDr. Evelyn Grieger holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano from the University of Lethbridge and a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Alberta. Evelyn attended the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana campus) where she received her DMA in Choral Conducting. She has taught and conducted at a number of post-secondary institutions in and around Edmonton, and has conducted many community choirs and church choirs in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Illinois.

In addition to leading choral workshops, guest conducting and adjudicating, Evelyn teaches undergraduate conducting at both the University of Alberta and The King’s University College. She has taught private piano and theory lessons for many years, and will also be accepting students interested in private conducting lessons. Evelyn teaches beginner piano to RCM grade 6; and theory from beginning Rudiments to higher levels of History and Harmony.

Currently, Dr. Grieger is the Music Minister at First Baptist Church, Edmonton where she organizes and plans all music for their services, conducts the 30+ member Adult Choir, and guides the newly re-formed Handbell Choir. She is accepting new students on Mondays.

Dorie Gold (A. Dip., Dip. Music Therapy) –

Flute, Recorder, Flute Ensemble

Dori Gold

Dorie is a graduate of Capilano University, North Vancouver where she earned a diploma in music therapy while studying flute with Kathryn Cernauskas. She also holds an Associate Diploma from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, U.K. Dorie attended master classes and summer school with such flute greats as Jeanne Baxtresser, Emily Beynon and Wissam Boustany. For 9 years Dorie lived and worked in Seoul, Korea where she performed with the Seoulmates Trio. Here in Edmonton Dorie’s students have continually won auditions for seats in the Edmonton Youth Orchestra. Many of her students have demonstrated excellence in RCM exams and other competitive situations. Dorie recently performed in a summer flute retreat with renowned teacher and performer William Bennett. She is a member of Trio Aria which performs regularly at Taylor and other locations in Edmonton.

Dorie’s overall teaching philosophy is to develop a life-long love of music in her students while giving them the tools to be better flute players. Dorie teaches all levels of flute and beginner recorder as well as directing the Taylor Flute Ensemble (adults) and the newly formed Whirlwinds ensemble for children. For more on Dorie visit her website doriegoldflute.com.

Dorie is accepting new students on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Welcome to the Conservatory of Music at Taylor

Leslie MahrLeslie Mahr
Conservatory Director


Over the past 3 years of my tenure as Director, I've witnessed an amazing standard of young musicians coming out of the Conservatory of Music at Taylor. Our students excel in music festivals and Royal Conservatory examininations year after year! We have several students in the Edmonton Youth Orchestra and in Bachelor of Music performance programs at major universities.

I believe that our commitment to hiring teachers with a university education as well as teaching experience, is the reason for our success. Currently we have two instructors with doctorate degrees, in addition to several with Master of Music degrees. Your child will get the best musical education here. We believe in setting the standard high. Our students get at least 2 performance opportunities a year at recitals held in December and June. Exceptional students are showcased at our Student Scholarship Concert each June.

Here at the Conservatory of Music at Taylor we believe in nurturing our students while teaching them the important discipline of daily practice. We want our parents to be onboard and to take an active role in making that practice schedule an important part of each day. You've all heard that joke "How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice".