Dennis Nordlund is known for being an intuitive and sensitive music teacher who communicates his love of music by performing in many ensembles throughout the Okanagan. Dennis began his musical career in Vanderhoof, B.C. and continued studies in Penticton, Victoria and Vancouver. He acquired his A.R.C.T. through the University of Toronto, as well as a B.Sc. through U.B.C. in Vancouver. He is a member of the BC Registered Music Teachers Association.
Dennis is an active teacher, performer, collaborative pianist, vocal coach, and clinician working primarily in the Okanagan valley of British Columbia. He performs as a soloist, as an accompanist for vocalists, choirs, instrumentalists, and theatrical productions, and as part of both a jazz trio and a chamber ensemble group. Versed in repertoire from many genres and ages, Dennis’ versatility is highly sought after by soloists and ensembles alike. He has performed with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, Musaic Vocal ensemble, the OSO Symphony Chorus, the OSO Youth Symphony, Soundstage Productions, Okanagan Valley music festivals, BC Performing Arts Festivals, the Penticton Vineyard Community Church and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.
Dennis can be found unravelling the mysteries and wonders of music with his students at his private studio in the old CPR station building in Penticton. There he teaches piano, music theory, composition and collaborative piano to students ranging from young beginners to advanced adults.
When he is not listening to or interpreting a musical score, Dennis enjoys playing tennis, golf, fishing, a good Pinot Noir, and spending time with his wife and four wonderful kids.
Robin is an active teacher, performer and director. She has been teaching voice for over 25 years and has performed in or been the musical director of more than 50 different musical productions. She is an active member of the Prince George Arts community, often volunteering her performance and professional services.
Robin has served on several boards, including Performing Arts B.C., The Federation of Canadian Music Festivals, Theatre B.C. and the Prince George Music Festival, as well as adjudicated on many occasions throughout the province.
Her choir Nove Voce has been recognized provincially and nationally in festival competitions. They were honored to be named best overall choir in B.C. in 2016 and to have placed second in the National Festival in 2018. She is exceptionally proud of her students, many of whom have gone on to professional careers in music, performance and teaching.