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2023 Adjudicator

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Aimi Howden

Based in Victoria BC, Aimi Howden is a concert pianist, collaborator and teacher with students across Canada as well as in the United States.


Aimi obtained a Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Toronto, where she studied with Dr. Midori Koga and developed a keen interest for unconventional practice methods, researching what she called “co-operative practicing” for children. She also graduated with distinction from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Music under the tutelage of renowned pedagogue Professor May Ling Kwok.


Aimi is a passionate educator with many years of experience, teaching piano, theory, and history to students of all levels and ages. While living in Toronto, she studied various teaching methods and taught for music schools including the Classical Music Conservatory in Roncesvalles, and the University of Toronto Piano Pedagogy Program, where she meticulously developed private and group lesson plans and adjudicated for the UTPPP’s annual festival. Aimi is an active performer of solo, chamber, and orchestral works, recently performing with the Victoria Symphony.


Aimi is thrilled to be a member of the keyboard faculty with the Victoria Conservatory of Music and the Classical Music Conservatory. She continues to create a positive learning environment where students can have fun making music and developing physical facility in their piano playing.

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