Meet Debbie Ross,
owner and principal music instructor
Debbie Ross is a highly qualified, caring music teacher with more than 27 years of experience in musical instruction. Her extensive background includes music theory, private-study piano and pedagogy, and she has studied with some of the most highly accomplished pianists and composers in Canada.
Since 2010, Debbie has proudly been the Royal Conservatory of Music’s official representative in the Comox Valley, and she’s happy to answer any and all of your questions about RCM Examinations.
Debbie is a proud mother and grandmother to five grandchildren. Committed to continuing her own education, she is currently working on a Business Administration degree at North Island College.
Meet Michel Rivero, All Keyed Up Music Instructor
Arriving in Canada from Cuba in June 2016, Michel Rivero has an extensive and diverse musical pedigree. He studied at the Eduardo García Delgado Art Instructor School in Havana, where he acquired a diverse knowledge of guitar, piano, double bass, percussion, vocal technique and music theory. He also holds a 7-year degree in Social Communication from the prestigious University of Havana.
Michel teaches both classical and Spanish guitar privately and conducts various workshops on Cuban percussion. As a member of the duo “Sweet SantaFe,” which blends Cuban rhythms with traditional Canadian folk music, he continues to develop his talents as guitarist, composer/arranger and interpreter.
Some of his past students can be found studying and performing at Havana’s most prestigious auditioned music schools.
Invested the Comox Valley
We’re proud to be involved in our local Comox Valley community, and we participate in various fundraising activities throughout the Valley.
All Keyed Up is an active member of both the Comox Valley Home-Based Business Association and Comox Valley Piano Society, and you can find us performing at local charity events or volunteering at Vancouver Island MusicFest.