B i o g r a p h y
Dara Fensky is an accomplished accompanist and teacher. She began teaching in her home based Crossfield studio in 2008. She worked in Calgary and area teaching at several different music schools and accompanying a variety of choirs including the Calgary Girls Choir and Airdrie Women's Choir, mentoring instrumental and vocal students, as well as ballet classes at Fun 'n' Dance studio.
Since 2018, Dara has been teaching and accompanying in Red Deer. She has worked with LTCHS choirs and Choirs Red Deer and taught private piano and music history and theory lessons.
She is also active in the music ministry of her church.
She has as deep passion for all aspects of music, although she finds particular job in collaborating and performing with other artists.
Dara is also interested in injury prevention and efficient use of movement through body mapping. She is an AB-ME (Association for Body Mapping Education) Affiliate under the mentorship of AB-ME educator Michele Wheatly-Brown.
In 2017, Dara completed her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Calgary's School of Creative and Performing Arts, where she studied her instrument under Charles Foreman. In addition, she also holds her RCM certificates in Grade 10 Practical Piano, Advanced Theory and History, and Basic and Intermediate Piano Pedagogy. She is registered music teacher, member of the Red Deer branch of ARMTA and a member of APTA (Alberta Piano Teachers Association) and strongly believes in the importance of life long learning.
Dara feels it is important to be a well rounded musician. In addition to piano, she has studied both flute and voice and has sung in choirs and played in the University Symphonic Band.