Lynette Sawatsky was born in Langham, Saskatchewan, and began her musical training at the age of four, being part of the first group of students at Yamaha Music Studios in Saskatoon. She completed her A.R.C.T. (Performer’s) in piano during her grade twelve year while studying with Walter Thiessen. She holds a Bachelor of Education (elementary) degree with great distinction, earning the U of S President’s medal for graduating with the highest average of any student at her fall convocation.
Lynette has taught both group and private lessons, worked as a music specialist in the Saskatoon Public System, and participated as a guest piano clinician and adjudicator throughout Saskatchewan. Lynette currently directs a group of enthusiastic youngsters from core neighbourhoods during a lunch hour choir program in her community.
Lynette’s piano compositions have been selected as festival test pieces in Saskatchewan, Ontario, and New Brunswick and have recently been added to Conservatory Canada’s contemporary idioms list. Her elementary collection, Waddle & Quack, is on Music for Young Children’s supplemental list.
Lynette has an active piano studio in Saskatoon where she resides with her husband and children. In her leisure time, she enjoys drinking coffee with friends, playing Scrabble, and going for long walks along the beautiful South Saskatchewan River.