Private Vancouver Piano Lessons

David Vandereyk, M.Mus., B.Mus., RMT

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David Vandereyk's Vancouver Piano Studio

Vancouver piano teacher David Vandereyk offers private piano lessons to students of all ages and levels of advancement and with diverse goals. David Vandereyk Piano Studio is located on Vancouver's Westside in the heart of Kitsilano and his students represent a large breadth of abilities and interests.

For over twenty-five years David Vandereyk's students have gained recognition locally, provincially and nationally including numerous awards at music festivals, RCM gold medals, Canadian Music Competitions prize-winners, university entrance scholarships and performances at Carnegie Hall. Several of his top students have continued their studies in post-secondary institutions throughout North America and Europe and have gone on to rewarding careers in music and other creative and professional fields.

Mr. Vandereyk believes that music education is an enriching experience and a key component in a child's well-rounded education. He maintains the positive effects learning a musical instrument has on a student's physical, social, emotional and intellectual development are invaluable. His teaching promotes independent learning and musical self-reliance and provides students with usable skills to build on for the rest of their lives.

Courses of Instruction


Unique and specialized method for beginners (age 4 and up) which utilizes various approaches to meet your child's innate musical aptitude and learning style. Contact David for a personalized evaluation of your child's musical aptitude, learning preferences and developmental readiness.

The Royal Conservatory

All grade levels including the ARCT in Piano Performance, ARCT in Piano Pedagogy (The Piano Pedagogy Certificate Program: Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Piano Pedagogy) and the LRCM.

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Performing Diplomas


London College of Music Performance Diplomas


Trinity College London Performance Diplomas


University Entrance/Auditions Preparation


David has been the most wonderful teacher in my musical journey. His teaching is detailed, technical, and polished, but also amazingly fun and enjoyable. Through my many years with David, I received several regional, provincial and national awards, including my LRCM diploma and ARCT gold medal, which never would have been possible without his intricate guidance and sophisticated expertise. David teaches with immense care, humour and kindness, making every lesson one to look forward to. Whether I need subtle tone changes or dramatic grand shifts in producing sounds, he has always found a way to instill that information to me. Not only has he taught me countless skills in music, he has also guided me to be a better person and grow as an individual, something I am eternally grateful for. He has been incredibly inspirational for me, and words cannot describe how thankful I am to have had him as my music teacher.
-A. Hsu (ARCT, LRCM)

Mr. Vandereyk has played a vital role in helping me grow and develop as a pianist. By supporting and guiding me throughout my musical journey, he has taught me the importance of healthy technique and having a strong understanding of harmony, which has deepened my knowledge of music. Additionally, through my lessons with him, I have learned how to improve my production of tone quality. Thank you for inspiring me and being a great teacher.
-N. Wang (ARCT)

David is an exceptional teacher who never hesitates to share his knowledge with his students. He is not only caring and kind, but also witty and passionate. His gentle and compassionate approach to teaching has helped me grow in many ways. Throughout the five years I've studied with David, I have learned that he willingly provides advice and support; he always answers my numerous questions with patience and insight. He has pushed me to think about and play music in a way I've never done before. I will forever be grateful for all of the guidance he has given me.
-C. Hung (ARCT)

My passion for music grew after I started lessons with Mr. David. From winning regional, provincial and international festivals, to completing my LRCM exam and obtaining the national gold medal, then receiving acceptance letters to all the music schools I applied to, I've gained so much experience and made great memories throughout the past four years with him. He was one of my biggest influencers in my life, sanding me into a needle, when I started off as an iron rod. He's fixed my flaws, sharpened my strengths, and polished me as a whole. The amount of dedication, precision, patience, and time Mr. David spent on me makes it impossible for me to properly express my appreciation towards his hard work and efforts.
-I. Lin (ARCT, LRCM)

Mr. Vandereyk's teaching is absolutely inspirational. I learned immensely from him; he taught me how to be a performer. Mr. Vandereyk is always meticulous towards music. He points out all of the magical places which brings the whole performance to another level. Under Mr. Vandereyk's tutelage, I was able to obtain numerous prizes in provincial, national, and international competitions. He also prepared my audition for the University of Toronto. Mr. Vandereyk demonstrated every quality of an excellent piano teacher. Without him, I would not have been able to reach my achievements.
-A. Cao (ARCT)

David is an impeccably gifted and passionate teacher. Throughout 13 years under his tutorship, he has influenced my life in unimaginable ways. His lessons are constructed in such a way that it allows me to enhance my technicality, but also broaden my mind to different interpretations and forms of expression. David teaches in effective ways that encourages a person to not only play brilliantly and to surpass their technical limits, but also in a way which motivates them to play each note with intent and desire. Through the variety of methods David implements in his lessons, he makes clear the purpose of music - to convey a message with soul, drive, poise, and grace. These lessons have taught me how to be a better person outside of piano as well. If you are already a performer who wishes to further enhance their understanding in music, or are curious and desire an authentic and genuine musical experience, David is most definitely one of the finest teachers one could ever ask for.
-M. Villarica (ARCT)

Mr. Vandereyk is an incredibly knowledgeable teacher who caters his teaching methods to the needs of his students. He is extremely kind, understanding, and patient, demonstrating his care for his students' development. He points out subtle details in the music that help me greatly improve my playing, and provides invaluable feedback regarding musical interpretation and technical performance. Mr. Vandereyk's guidance was instrumental to my success in obtaining the LRCM National Gold Medal and performing at Carnegie Hall. He has helped me develop as a performer and pianist, and I am grateful to have been his student.
-V. Mok (ARCT, LRCM)

David has a very special ability to refine his students' performances and nurture their musicianship, with his extensive knowledge of posture and muscular efficiency, remarkably effective practice and performance techniques, and fine details of musical theory and history. David is a passionate and insightful performer, and I feel very privileged to have had his guidance to help me grow as a musician and to prepare me for many performances, including my audition for the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. He showed me so many hidden facets of the music I was learning and countless subtle changes that drastically improved my playing of it that I would never have discovered on my own. Thank you so much David for being so understanding and for giving me the tools to become a mature pianist.
-R. Thiessen

David is exceptionally blessed with incredible teaching skills. His methods are well structured and easy to follow and his teaching approach is very encouraging and positive. In my five years with him, he pushed me above and beyond what I thought was possible. I would not have accomplished as much as I did nor realized my potential in music without David's sound guidance. Thank you for being an inspirational force in my life.
-S. Yang, ARCT


Contact David

In the Vancouver area and interested in piano lessons? Tell David about your interest and experience and ask any questions you may have.

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