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At the Conservatory of Music at Taylor, private lessons are taught in Piano, Guitar, Violin, Viola, Flute, Recorder, Theory, Harmony, History, Choral Conducting, and Praise Music.

Most teachers follow the school year when scheduling private lessons. Exceptions may be made for students taking exams. Each teacher may have a slightly different yearly teaching schedule.

Fee Schedule: Each instructor will clarify their fee with students when booking lessons. This varies with each instructor.

Lesson Cancellation Policy: Each instructor will explain their cancellation policy for missed lessons. This policy varies with each instructor.

Other costs:

Fees for examinations and festival entry are in addition to the cost of private lessons. Also, it is expected that each student will be prepared to purchase their own music and necessary materials for the year as suggested by their instructor.

It is Conservatory policy that photocopied music
and/or or academic materials are not permitted
for students due to copyright legislation.



Instructors at Taylor's Conservatory of Music include:

Dorie Gold, Flute, Recorder, Flute Ensemble
Evelyn M. Grieger, Piano, Theory, Harmony, History, Choral Conducting
Yoana Kyurkchieva, Piano
Leslie Mahr, Violin, Viola (Conservatory Director)
Leanne Maitland, Violin, Viola
Carol Mellors, Piano, Theory
Tyson Oatway, Guitar
Andrew Sims, Piano, Musikgarten, Accompanying
Kate Svrcek, Violin
Amy Kao, Violin
Alena Sianko, Cello

The Conservatory of Music at Taylor is part of the E P Wahl Centre, and offers high-quality music instruction to students of all ages and abilities. We are located in Muller Hall on the grounds of Taylor College and Seminary, the tall brick building on the west side of the Taylor campus, beside the main parking lot; click here for a link to Google maps.

11525 - 23 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 4T3
Ph: 780-431-5200 (main switchboard) | Leslie Mahr (direct): 780-757-7540


Interested in Music Lessons?

We are now accepting applications for fall. To get started, call us using the phone numbers above, or send an email directly to Conservatory Director Leslie Mahr: We'd love to hear from you!


Leslie Mahr, Director | Direct Line: 780-757-7540

Upcoming Events

Flute Workshop and Masterclass

Flute14smallFlute Workshop and Masterclass with Dr. Suzanne Snizek,
University of Victoria
Saturday September 12th from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Classroom 2, Taylor Seminary Building
11525-23rd Ave.

Dr. Snizek is a lively and engaging teacher who has taught and performed throughout the world. We are thrilled to welcome her! This class is FREE to all students and parents of Dorie Gold's flute studio at the Conservatory of Music at Taylor. Contact Dorie at for more information.




Summer Flute Camp

Flute CampThis summer the first Experience Ensemble flute camp was held at the Conservatory of Music at Taylor. Six young flutists from as far away as Hinton came to experience three days of flute playing, making friends and having lots of fun along the way! Every day included small and large ensemble practice, as well as flute technique, music appreciation, and lots of games. Camp ended with performances and a popsicle party. We're already looking forward to next year's camp!







Taylor Flute Ensembles

doriegoldsmThe Taylor Flute Ensemble (adults) starts on Wednesday September 16th at 1:30 p.m. Note the NEW day and time. Also the Whirlwinds Flute Ensemble (children ages 10-15) begins Saturday September 19th at 10:30 a.m. Both groups rehearse in Studio A of the conservatory. For more detailed information on these 2 programs please look under the Programs & Classes menu and pull down to Performance Classes.







Recent Event: Doctoral Recital

YoanasmallUniversity of Alberta doctoral candidate Yoana Kyurkchieva performed her solo recital in partial fulfillment of her D.M.A. in piano performance. The concert was held in Convocation Hall on the University of Alberta campus, and featured the complete Carnival op.9 by Robert Schumann. Yoana is on faculty at the Conservatory of Music at Taylor where she teaches on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Currently Registering New Students!

We are currently accepting applications from new students. Contact us anytime for more information about our instructors and lessons, as well as what time slots are available.

Your contact person is Conservatory Director Leslie Mahr:

Phone: (780) 757-7540

Email: Leslie Mahr

Taylor is located at 11525-23rd Avenue, Edmonton. (Please use the west parking lot.)