Dr. Lorna Wanzel
D.Ed. (Doctor of Education) Doctorial Thesis “Independent Music Teachers Conducting Collaborative Action Research – Motivation and Retention of Students in the Private Music Studio”. M.A. Master of Arts in Education. Masters Thesis “Education Theory and the Private Music Teaching Studio”.
Dr. Lorna Wanzel is originally from England. She now lives in Halifax Nova Scotia, where she maintains a very successful private piano/theory teaching studio. She has over 40 years of experience, teaching both piano, piano pedagogy and theory skills to students of all ages. She is an experienced examiner, clinician, adjudicator and researcher.
Dr. Wanzel is a former President of the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations and former President of the Nova Scotia Registered Music Teachers’ Association. She was recently awarded the prestigious national CFMTA Hugheen Ferguson Distinguished Teacher Award and NSRMTA Life Time Member award. She started the NSRMTA Research Group, the first of its kind in the world and has presented research papers at many music education conferences in Australia, Portugal, Italy, Latvia, China., Greece, USA, UK and Canada.