Ms. Ina-Marian Øygard
Vocal, piano, music theory, music therapy, choir, ABRSM coordinator
Venues: BISS Gausel, Stavanger (Vaulen)
Languages: Norwegian (native), English
Manager of Aurora Vocalis and classical trained Fine Art educationalist and pedagogue, also employed and running the music program at BISS Gausel.
Ms. Øygard has been teaching various music subjects since 2011 and conducted and accompanied different choirs for more than 20 years. She is also the local ABRSM Coordinator and Host for Stavanger. She started her musical career at an early age with choir, singing and piano. From the age of 14 she has worked as an accompanist and conductor for a number of different choirs in all age groups.
Her strength is finding the student's hidden qualities and build up their self-confidence.
Mrs. Manqing Jiang
Piano, music theory, ABRSM exams
Venues: BISS Gausel, Stavanger Centre
Languages: Mandarin (native), English
Ms. Jiang started playing the piano at the age of four. She has a masters degree in classical piano performance and have been performing and teaching piano for many years.
The focus in her classes are posture, technique, musical receptivity and music theory, adjusted to each students abilities and needs. She is patient, joyful, enthusiastic and encouraging in her teaching. Ms Jiang builds on her students strengths, which is a very strong motivator for progress. She loves to discover the students true potential and let them enjoy their musical journey. With diligent and thorough practice as well, the results can be phenomenal.
"I believe that with the right teaching methods the students will be motivated and confident in learning to play the piano."
Mrs. Jill Waldejer
Piano, music theory, ABRSM & Trinity exams
Venues: BISS Gausel, Stavanger (Våland)
Languages: English (native), Norwegian
Mrs Waldejer is an experienced piano pedagogue and accompanist with over 30 years of experience.
Her individual approach to teaching builds upon each students starting point, abilities and aspirations. Lessons also include a variety of rhythm, theory, aural and piano based games that enhances the learning experience as well as making it fun.
Mrs. Xiaoxu Yang
Piano, music theory & ABRSM
Venues: BISS Gausel, Gausel Centre
Languages: Mandarin (native), English, Norwegian
Mrs. Yang is a professional pianist, accompanist and cembalist with a master and PDM (Diploma of Music). She is a talented piano teacher with more than 10 years of teaching experience in different ages and skill levels from beginners to advanced, both in China and Norway.
She has an energetic teaching style and can teach a variety of music styles, including classical, pop & improvisation, as well as coaching students on how to perform on the stage.