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Renée Coghill

Conservatory Head of Guitar, Harp and Voice
Guitar Instructor

In Her Studio:

Renée Coghill teaches guitar with the Conservatory, as well as group classes and camps. Lessons with Renée will cost $60 per hour. She is accepting students at this time. Renée will teach students ages 8 and up, and will teach any level of student. In Renée’s studio, students are not required to work towards exams or music festival, although these options are available, and are encouraged to participate in recitals. She teaches classical, and acoustic music, not jazz or anything that plugs in. Renée requires students to supply their own guitar by the first lesson (students can consult with Renée beforehand), their own books, picks, and a foot stand for classical music students. Renée’s practice policy is dependant on the student’s level and age, but she recommends practicing “only on the days you eat!”

Biography:

Renée grew up in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and began studying the classical guitar at the age of 9 under the instruction of Jean-Laurent Fournier. She began teaching in her high school years and decided to pursue post-secondary guitar studies in Saskatoon with Ben Schenstead.  She obtained a Bachelor Music in Music Education with Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 1997, teaching at the Schenstead School of Music for several years, and then working as a guitar teacher in Calgary before settling in Regina in 1999.

Renée also has an extensive background in choral music as a member of the Concordia University of Edmonton choir under the direction of Professor Gordon Hafso and the Greystone Singers at the U of S under the direction of Professor Robert Solem. With 30 years of teaching experience, Renée is currently the Head of Voice, Guitar and Harp at the Conservatory of Performing Arts, as well as a guitar teacher teaching private lessons, adult Campfire Guitar classes, and Conservatory Creative Camps.  Her passion is teaching and she delights in working with students of all ages and skill levels. Beginning in the Fall of 2021, Renée will be the Applied Music Instructor for Guitar at the University of Regina.


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