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Amy Boyes holds Associate Diplomas (ARCT) in Piano Performance and Teaching from the Royal Conservatory of Music and a Licentiate Diploma from Trinity College (UK) in Piano Recital. She studied at Brandon University with Alexander Tselyakov (B Mus) and at the University of Alberta with Janet Scott Hoyt (M Mus).
Amy has adjudicated music festivals throughout Eastern Canada, from Prince Edward Island to Manitoba. She enjoys workshopping with students at the instrument and tries to bring out the best in every performer, regardless of age or experience.
Amy maintains a busy teaching schedule and her students are regularly featured in events throughout Ottawa such as the Kiwanis Music Festival, Kanata Music Club, ORMTA student events, and studio recitals.
Amy is also a Member at Large for the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators' Association Executive Council.
Amy is Second-Vice President of ORMTA and is Past-President of the Ottawa Region Branch. Amy also chaired the Planning Committee for the ORMTA Convention 2018 and is a Zone Representative to Provincial Council 2017-2020.
Amy is a member of the Royal Conservatory of Music's College of Examiners and is a Certified Teacher in Elementary/Intermediate/Advanced Piano, History and Harmony.
As a writer, Amy has music-related work published in MTNA’s Music Teachers’ Magazine, CFMTA’s Canadian Music Teachers’ Magazine, and upcoming in the Frances Clark Center's Piano Magazine (formerly Clavier Companion).
As a speaker, Amy presented "Ten Tips for Healthy Relationships with Students," in Winnipeg, MB, July 2019, during A Century of Sound Connections, the CFMTA/FCAPM National Conference 2019. She co-presented with Dr. Janet Lopinski, "Well-Rounded Musicianship: The Pathway to a Lifetime of Music Making, in Ottawa, September 2018.
2019 – Haliburton Highlands Music Festival, Haliburton, Ontario
2019 – Rotary Club Music Festival, Renfrew, Ontario
2018 – Kinsmen Music Festival, Cornwall, Ontario
2018 – Haliburton Highlands Music Festival, Haliburton, Ontario
2017 – Rotary Club Music Festival, Renfrew, Ontario
2017 – Pembina Valley Music Festival, Manitou, Manitoba
2016 – Kiwanis Music Festival, Brockville, Ontario
2016 – HOREM Music Festival, Hearst, Ontario
2015 – Kiwanis Music Festival, Kingston, Ontario
2015 – Festival of Sacred Praise, Stirling, Ontario
2012 – Kinsmen Music Festival, Cornwall, Ontario
2012 – Contemporary Showcase, Ottawa, Ontario
2012 – Kiwanis Music Festival, London, Ontario
2012 – Queens County Music Festival, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island