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Welcome to the Conservatory of Music at Taylor

Leslie MahrLeslie Mahr
Conservatory Director


Welcome to season four at the Conservatory of Music at Taylor. 

Our conservatory continues to expand and grow with the addition of four new teachers and several new programs. Join me in welcoming pianists Clarijane Belliones and Yoana Kyurkchieva, along with violinist Kate Svrcek and guitarist Tyson Oatway. At the Conservatory of Music we are committed to hiring teachers with a university eduction. This is evident as you scroll through the bios of our teachers and see the many advanced degrees they hold. In addition to private lessons in piano, violin, flute, conducting, theory, history and harmony, we have now added all styles of guitar (classical, rock 'n roll, jazz) and a Children's Flute Ensemble. 

Join us for a superb year of music making at the Conservatory of Music at Taylor and make sure to attend the many free concerts presented by our exceptional faculty of teacher/performers.

Alexandra Campbell (B.Mus.) – Violin

Alexandra is originally from Grande Prairie, Alberta and began studying violin at the age of six. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree (with distinction) from the University of Alberta where she studied with Guillaune Tardif and Aaron Au. Alexandra started teaching at age 16 and enjoyed experimenting with different teaching methods and ideas. She is a qualified Suzuki teacher and has taught with the Society for Talent Education since 2010. Alexandra also teaches violin and viola classes with Edmonton Public School’s Music Enrichment program.

Alexandra is interested in art-making as a whole – whether it’s music, writing, or visual art. She has been studying in Switzerland this summer where she is pursuing graduate studies in Expressive Arts Therapy.

Alexandra is teaching on Fridays.

Dorie Gold (A. Dip., Dip. Music Therapy) –

Flute, Recorder, Flute Ensemble

Dori Gold

Dorie is a graduate of Capilano University, North Vancouver where she earned a diploma in music therapy while studying flute with Kathryn Cernauskas. She also holds an Associate Diploma from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, U.K. Dorie attended master classes and summer school with such flute greats as Jeanne Baxtresser, Emily Beynon and Wissam Boustany. For 9 years Dorie lived and worked in Seoul, Korea where she performed with the Seoulmates Trio. Here in Edmonton Dorie’s students have continually won auditions for seats in the Edmonton Youth Orchestra. Many of her students have demonstrated excellence in RCM exams and other competitive situations. Dorie recently performed in a summer flute retreat with renowned teacher and performer William Bennett. She is a member of Trio Aria which performs regularly at Taylor and other locations in Edmonton.

Dorie’s overall teaching philosophy is to develop a life-long love of music in her students while giving them the tools to be better flute players. Dorie teaches all levels of flute and beginner recorder as well as directing the Taylor Flute Ensemble (adults) and the newly formed Children's Flute Ensemble. For more on Dorie visit her website

Evelyn M. Grieger (B.Mus., M.Mus., DMA) –
Piano, Theory, Harmony, History, Choral Conducting

Evelyn GriegerDr. Evelyn Grieger holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano from the University of Lethbridge and a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Alberta. Evelyn attended the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana campus) where she received her DMA in Choral Conducting. She has taught and conducted at a number of post-secondary institutions in and around Edmonton, and has conducted many community choirs and church choirs in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Illinois.

In addition to leading choral workshops, guest conducting and adjudicating, Evelyn teaches undergraduate conducting at both the University of Alberta and The King’s University College. She has taught private piano and theory lessons for many years, and will also be accepting students interested in private conducting lessons. Evelyn teaches beginner piano to RCM grade 6. Dr. Grieger has just accepted the position of Music Minister at First Baptist Church, Edmonton where she will conduct the choir and oversee all musical decisions.

Evelyn Grieger is accepting new piano, theory and history students on Tuesdays.