Hello ! My name is StephanieRiann, I`m originally from Nova Scotia, Canada but now make my home in Japan with my Japanese husband.
I have been teaching English lessons for 3 years now with a leading English school in Japan where I have recieved exstensive training in teaching English. Currently, I am also teaching English and music at my local community centre. In Canada I volunteered to help Japanese people in the city of Toronto learn English through daily conversation or help them study for TOEIC exam.
I have two undergraduate degrees from Acadia Univeristy in Nova Scotia and a Masters of Music degree from the Univeristy of Ottawa in Canada. I have multiple EP and LP albums avaliable on all digital music retailors sites worldwide (under my former performing name Stephanie Coldwell-Anderson, East n`West
Canadian band as lead singer) and My newest album Ultralife
was released August 2019 under my new performing name of Stephanie Riann. I`m currently taking a break from performing life, but I am continuing to prosue teaching and songwriting collaborations with musicians and bands in Canada. I have been the reciepient of a FACTOR/Government of Canada recording grant for my original childrens songs. I am also a member of SOCAN (the Society
of Composers, Authors
and Music Publishers)
I have been teaching music (voice, piano, theory and songwriting) for over 15 years (in Canada) were I had a thriving in home-studios in the proviences of Nova Scotia and Ontario as well as at the private school Merriam Music in Toronto, Ontario. In Canada, I was also a Registered Music Teacher with ORMTA (Ontario Registared Music Teachers Association). I have continued teaching music (English through singing) in Japan at my local community centre.
Teaching and performing are my passions and I wish to bring joy to people of all ages through learning music and English. When I`m not teaching my hobbies are trying to improve and continue learning Japanese, doing Japanese culture/music experiences, cooking, hiking, traveling and camping with my husband. ( see more pictures below)
I aim to make my lessons fun and energetic, with a relaxed atmosphere. I also believe if your laughing you`re learning so let`s have a good time. Lessons are avaliable right away or by trail lesson this is the students choice. Currently, my English and music lessons are geared towards teens, young adults and adults/elderly. English lessons are customized by level, Introductory, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced as well as free talk classes .
In the future I also hope to offer music and English classes for children in English.
Let`s work together as a team and have fun learning!
I look forward to meeting you soon!