Peggy L’Hoir is an experienced and innovative teacher, clinician, adjudicator, examiner, collaborative artist and composer. Peggy has been sharing her enthusiasm for music with her expansive music community for over four decades. Her network of friends and colleagues reaches far and wide, allowing her to generously share mentorship, friendship and encouragement with many. While at home in Biggar, Saskatchewan, a culturally active community of 2500 people, Peggy guides a diverse class of students through piano, theory, accompanying and composition, from beginner to Associate level. Her goals as a teacher and mentor are to enthuse, educate and empower – enriching lives of students, families and communities, with and through music. Peggy’s present musical activities include volunteering with the Heart of the City program in her area, composing music for students and friends, presenting workshops for colleagues and as well as embracing every opportunity to investigate and try out new learning ideas. Peggy is a Past President of the Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers’ Association (SRMTA), and the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Association (CFMTA), having had the opportunity to serve on many committees within these associations. As well, she was an integral catalyst in the SRMTA’s Centennial Publication, “From Prairie to Pine -Piano Solos by Saskatchewan Composers” (2005) and “From Prairie to Pine – Piano Solos by Saskatchewan Composers – Volume 2” (2011). Peggy has served on the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects as well as many other local boards. In the Fall of 2019, she was honoured and humbled to be a recipient of the Saskatchewan Music Festival’s Outstanding Adjudicator Award. Collaborative music making has seen Peggy in the Jazz Duo – Strawberry Jam, in an easy listening ensemble – The Group, Musical Director of local musicals – from Fiddler on the Roof (2001) to Mamma Mia (2019), accompanying local choirs and soloists, and playing duets with students and friends. Peggy loves creating local music events featuring local/professional musicians, co-chairing the hosting of CNCM’s Summer Sizzle 2018, as well as bringing this amazing event back to Biggar this July! Favourite pastimes include spending time and enjoying music with her family and friends, as well as cooking, reading, crafting and fishing.
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