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Marya Ricker

Piano

Marya attended Kwantlen from 1998-2000 in the piano performance major.  She studied piano with Jane Hayes and played Oboe and English Horn in the KUC Wind ensemble under the tutelage of Dr. Wayne Jeffrey. She travelled to Italy during the summer of 1999, performing in the northern towns with her classmates.  

After entering 3rd year at McGill University as a piano performance major, Marya decided to put her music studies on hold to pursue film.  After returning to the West Coast, she freelanced as a videographer and continued to teach piano privately and through local music schools. 

In 2012, when Kwantlen began offering the Bachelor of Music program, Marya decided to return to her  music studies once and for all.  In 2013,  Marya began running Tri-City School of Music.  After renovating a commercial space in Port Coquitlam, she moved her private students to the location while bringing aboard one voice and one guitar teacher.  As of 2016, the school has expanded to 15 faculty members, with over 190 music students registered. Currently, TCSM offers instruction in piano, voice, violin, cello, guitar and choir programs. Group piano and ukulele will become available in the near future.   

Tri-City School of Music, Inc. donates the Elizabeth Lamberton memorial scholarship award through Kwantlen. With Dr. Lamberton’s love for music and her support for the students in performance, it seemed fitting to base her scholarship fund award to a deserving student who shows excellence in performance on their instrument.

Marya’s vision for TCSM is to customize a unique curriculum that trains music students all aspects of music training to young or wise, within a private and collaborative setting. 

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