The Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate School of Music has offered quality education in piano and vocal performance and music theory for over 60 years.

With preparation for Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations for pre-school to adult students as our primary focus, we also offer the option of recreational learning and semi-professional coaching.

Meet the Teacher

Mrs. Lana Lysogor, D.Mus.


In the course of a diverse 20-year career in all aspects of music performance and education, Dr. Lana Lysogor has proven to be a dynamic and energetic musician, dedicated to the highest musical standards through performance, teaching and research. She has worked with a number of ensembles in Europe and North America, producing groups of outstanding quality and performing in the world’s best concert halls including Carnegie Hall. Lana has performed in 10 countries on three continents, and developed her repertoire which included compositions by J.S. Bach, G.F. Handel, W.A. Mozart, J. Brahms, W. Byrd, F. Mendelssohn, F. Schubert, S. Rachmaninoff, I. Stravinsky, A. Pa¨art and many others.

Dr. L. Lysogor’s significant teaching experience includes positions in the role of a university professor, opera chorus master, church music minister, college professor and school teacher. She taught a varied selection of courses, including piano, voice, theory, conducting, music literature, musicianship and ear training.

Lana holds a D. Mus. Degree from the McGill University (Montreal, Canada) in performance and a Diploma (M. Mus. and B. Mus. Degree Equivalent) from Estonian Academy of Muisc and Theatre (Tallinn, Estonia) in music education and chamber ensemble piano performance.

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What we offer

Mrs. Lysogor offers one-on-one piano lessons of a half-hour or hour duration, to beginning and transfer students, primarily with preparations for Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations in mind.

Theory is offered formally, as co-requisites requirements approach with the graded exams. But it is offered throughout study, as we become familiar with the pieces with which we are working.

Students usually begin at about 7 years of age, though we have taken younger students, depending on their willingness, abilities and parent support. For children in particular, the RCM Exams system offers incremented goals to pursue, and third- party objective critique, with which to gauge the student's progress. Usually, a minimum of two years of pre-exam study is necessary, for a basic proficiency in the exam system. For advanced levels, this also offers the opportunity for provincial high school electives in music.

Adult students, beginners or with some experience, are also accepted, with the option of the RCM Exams.

Throughout the year of study, at least two studio recitals are scheduled. This gives the students an opportunity to test their skill in a friendly atmosphere of peer appreciation. Older students can inspire and encourage the newer ones, and in turn, be encouraged by them. The year-end recital offers an opportunity for a pre-exam 'dry-run', with enough time for final touches in practice times before the exams.

As well, for the really keen students, there is also the opportunity for
out-of-studio performances in the Kiwanis Music Festival, the Ukrainian Music Festival or other private performances or auditions the students wish to pursue, extra-curricularly. Do let your teacher know well in advance, so she can help you prepare to your best advantage!

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