Esther Bing, Instructor/Supervisor, Piano
M.Mus, B.Mus, ARCT, RMT
Esther Bing is a Branch Piano Instructor for the Conservatory at Mount Royal University (Calgary), and has been teaching piano since she was 14yrs old. She received a Bachelor Degree in Piano Performance from the University of British Columbia (Henri-Paul Sicsic & Jane Coop), and a Master Degree in Piano Performance from The Boston Conservatory (Michael Lewin).
Major accomplishments include: a full scholarship to The Boston Conservatory (TBC) from winning their Open Scholarship Competition; Winner, TBC’s Piano Honours Competition; Runner-up and Finalist at the UBC Concerto Competition, and Richmond Gateway Competition, respectfully; Silver medal at the Regina Conservatory of Music, and First Prize in the Regina Kiwanis Festival’s Open Scholarship Competition.
In Calgary, Ms. Bing has performed with Soprano, Stephania Romaniuk, most notably in a pre-concert program at the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. She has recorded with Chris Sales (Principal Bassoon, CPO), and performed with CPO musicians at the Columbia Valley Chamber Music Festival. She was also the Orchestra Pianist for both The Boston Conservatory, and UBC orchestras.
Jazz music has always been a passion. Ms. Bing recently completed a Gary Burton on-line course in Jazz Improvisation, through Berklee College of Music. Her jazz piano teacher in Calgary has been Dereck Stoll. She’s performed her own compositions, Bad Cat and Crazy Cat, for the Alberta Registered Music Teacher’s Calgary Arts Summer School’s 20th Anniversary celebration, and for a CASS fundraiser.
Ms. Bing is currently in her 2nd year as President of the Piano Diploma Association (Calgary), after serving six years as Vice President. She has become a regular adjudicator for music festivals in Alberta over the past few years, and is currently an Apprentice with RCM College of Examiners. When studying in Boston, she was the Assistant Coordinator for The Boston Conservatory Summer Piano Workshop, and served on the Student Government Association.
Ms. Bing is fluent in French, likes reading books, enjoys running, and cooking Vegetarian foods. She and her husband, Matt, live with a large, white, dog-like cat, named Ziggy.