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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 currently participates on Council for the ORMTA Ottawa Region Branch as President 2017-2019. Amy also chaired the Planning Committee for the ORMTA Convention 2018 and is a Zone Representative to Provincial Council 2017-2020. Amy is also a Member at Large for CMFAA's Executive Council.
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 the American Music Teacher Magazine ("Ten Tips for Healthy Relationships with Students" February/March 2019, and a book review in April 2019).
As a speaker, Amy co-presented with Dr. Janet Lopinski, "Well-Rounded Musicianship: The Pathway to a Lifetime of Music Making, in Ottawa, September 2018, and looks forward to presenting "Ten Tips for Healthy Relationships with Students," in Winnipeg, MB, July 2019, during A Century of Sound Connections, the CFMTA/FCAPM National Conference 2019.
While a graduate student at the University of Alberta, Amy was the principal instructor for the class "Fundamental Keyboard Skills" for two years. Amy's graduate research topics included identifying student personality types and learning styles. Amy presented the resulting paper "Strong Connections" to the Edmonton Branch of the Alberta Registered Music Teachers (ARMTA), the Ottawa Region Branch of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers (ORMTA), and at the Music Teachers' National Association (MTNA) Conference in New York City in 2012. The paper was published in February 2013 in the MTNA E-Journal.
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.
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