Amelia Yates

DMA Candidate
Performance - Solo Piano
Office: TC 425

Amelia Grace Yates is a pianist and music educator from Southern Ontario. In addition to performing as a soloist, Amelia also enjoys collaborating with others in chamber groups and working with large ensembles and choirs. Amelia teaches from her travelling piano studio in the Oakville, Brantford and London areas. Her teaching approach is built from a foundation of mindfulness. She strives to help her students perform, understand, and enjoy music thoughtfully, healthily, and artfully.

Amelia has earned an ARCT diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music, a Bachelor of Music Honours Music Education and a Master of Music in Performance and Literature from Western University in London, Ontario. She has studied with notable teachers including John-Paul Bracey and Dr. Brett Kingsbury. Amelia is also the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships including the Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate in the Doctor of Musical Arts Program at Western studying with Dr. Leslie Kinton. Amelia’s current focus is performing and researching the piano music of Canadian composer Ann Southam. She is also passionate about improving teaching policies and approaches to include elements of mindfulness to help care for the mental health of students and performers.

Amelia lives in Oakville with her husband Daniel, who works as a lawyer in Hamilton. In her free time she enjoys practicing yoga and streaming shows on Netflix.