“Teach the student first, the music second, and the piano third.”

– FE Clark

The Young Artists Piano Program at Morin Music augments individualized study with supplemental coaching and performance opportunities for students pursuing competitive and concert performance stream.

Guiding dedicated students to strive for musicality and artistry first, while supporting their goals and accomplishments.

Students develop their musicianship and artistry while also gaining invaluable experience in collaborative performance and competition preparation.

Celebrating our Students

Congratulations to all of the YAPP students and to Mr. Morin for their hard work and accomplishments in 2021!

What to expect

  • Students supplement their private lessons with regular performance coaching in masterclasses
  • Collaborative coaching and preparation for Conservatory examinations and formal competitions
  • Formal performance experience augmenting regular school year
  • Collaborative piano experience, performing in chamber ensemble

Dan Morin


Dan Morin has been teaching piano in Calgary for over 40 years. His students have excelled and reached recognition across Canada having won in competitions at the local, provincial and national levels.

As an instructor, he is highly experienced with young beginners and many of his students have proceeded to professional careers in music both as performers and teachers, and he believes it most rewarding to know that his students will enjoy a lifelong love of music.

Young Artists Piano Program Supporting Faculty

Jennifer Shukuda

Rachel Kreyner

Sophie Jang

Carlos Fernandez

Hear our Students

“The studio is a very comfortable environment for learning. Mr. Morin is a very knowledgeable and patient teacher. Our son truly enjoys Mr. Morin’s teaching approach and looks forward to the lesson each week. Highly recommend!~ Sandy Tsou

Mr. Morin is a great teacher who is sincerely devoted to the success of his students. His sense of humour, commitment to his students, and his love for teaching and children, all make him an excellent teacher. He is patient and supportive. He recognizes the diversity of learning styles and abilities of his students, and knows how to motivate his students to build confidence and to achieve better performance.” ~ Maggie Wang

Mr. Morin is incredibly patient and intelligent. He discovers the gem in every child. My daughters are very lucky to have him as their first piano teacher.~ Cindy Ma

“Mr. Morin is a great teacher. He is humorous, patient and inspiring helping young learners. My daughter has been with Mr. Morin for more than two years and enjoys his lessons very much” ~ Yaxuan Savage

Eight-year-old Emma, Gold Award winner, 2021 Steinway Piano Competition

Eight-year-old Aidan, Silver Award winner, 2021 Steinway Piano Competition

Eight-year-old Erwin, Silver Award winner, 2021 Steinway Piano Competition