Rebecca Sunshine Featherstone
Applied Arts Diploma, B.A.
Rebecca Featherstone, the owner of Featherstone Music, has been studying piano since the age of four in the small town of Port Dover, Ontario. As a teen she participated in the Nofolk Musical Arts Festivals yearly winning many awards of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as well as a scholarship. Rebecca graduated with Honors and First Class Honors with the Royal Conservatory of music exams grades 1 through 9 throughout her high school musical career. She then furthered her education, graduating from Mohawk College with an Applied Arts Diploma in Classical Piano Performance (2000) and a B.A. as a music major at McMaster University in Hamilton (2002).
Rebecca taught piano in Toronto from 2002 - 2013, building a strong reputation and fully booked teaching schedule of students ranging in age from four years to an adult. Many have been students of hers for the entire length of her career in Toronto and have participated in musical events at their schools, gone on to special schools for the arts, and won numerous awards including the Student Life Award which two of her students were awarded! She is very proud of her students and all that they have accomplished and couldn't ask for a better job.
Due to an increasingly high demand for in-home piano lessons and great referrals from her students, Rebecca then furthered her passion for teaching in 2008 by registering her business and hiring other teachers that are just as passionate about teaching piano as she is! Featherstone Music now consists of 10 amazing teachers and growing!
In the Summer of 2013, Rebecca moved her entire life and business to live in the small town of Dundas where she now resides with her partner Andrew, two dogs and their son Clarkson. She has taken on new students in the area and Featherstone Music will continue to grow! Having a lot of opportunities for musical growth with her own son is a plus too! Clarkson has been in Kindermuzik since he was 5 weeks old and loves to explore sounds on his piano at home!
Rebecca specializes in the Royal Conservatory of Music method (grades 1 - 8 and rudiments) and the Piano Adventures, Bastian and Alfred methods for pre-grade, however she also gears the lessons to each students individual needs and loves to teach pop songs too! Her lessons are fun and exciting and always keep the kids wanting to learn more......plus it helps that she has lots of stickers and prizes! Adults and Seniors are highly encouraged to register for lessons too. You're never to old to learn!