Michael has been our piano teacher since 2007 when he was a mature nineteen year old and since our sons were 13 and 10. He is a caring, respectful, and dedicated teacher who is enthusiastic about teaching and passionate about music. I can easily say that if it wasn't for Michael, our sons would not have continued their piano lessons throughout high school. Our younger son even decided to continue his music lessons with Michael while attending university. Thanks, Michael, for your continued encouragement and for keeping them interested and engaged in playing and appreciating music.

Leila Zein

June 17, 2015

Michael Sommerville has been my daughter’s piano teacher for 2 years.  We drive from Whonnock each week to Port Coquitlam as we feel the quality of instruction is very worth the commute.
My daughter always looks forward to her lessons and has developed her technique and playing skills at a rate I am surprised of. I think it is because not only does she work hard, but Michael’s attention to musical detail and proper progression has been consistent and very supportive.
Michael encourages student involvement with self-choice of music to perform and learn, studio classes that allow for extra performance and critique practice, and by asking them questions that keep them engaged and focused on learning.
I feel very fortunate to have found such a qualified and wonderful teacher in Michael.  Not only are the festival opportunities and weekly lessons fantastic, but the year-end recital is a delight for family and performers.


July 11, 2015