Tania Granata, piano, Music for Young Children™
- Music for Yong Children™
Tania began her musical studies at the age of 4 in Ottawa studying
with Sonia Pescatore. She excelled through the various young performing
arts clubs and participated in local, provincial and country wide
competitions winning top prizes, awards and scholarships. She continued
her studies at the University of Ottawa earning a Bachelor’s degree in
Music and Modern Languages. She also earned the Associateship of the
Royal Conservatory of Toronto in Piano Pedagogy and is passionate about
She has performed as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician for many organizations and as an invited guest at the Italian Embassy and the National Arts Centre. She has collaborated with many internationally renowned musicians and composers such as Nancy Telfer, Stephen Chatman and Christopher Norton who called her “a musically sensitive player that is a true artist.” After completing her studies, she was asked to come on as faculty at Camerata Music. She has been recorded for the Ottawa Citizen as well as several voice and chamber music CD’s.
Tania is heavily involved with Contemporary Showcase Ottawa Carleton for which she is the Centre Co-Coordinator, a position she has held for the past 15 years. She has a love of most genres but is passionate about the pursuit of Contemporary Canadian repertoire. She is Past President of the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Registered Teacher’s Association and also chairs the annual Canada Music Week auditions and recitals. She is also the past president of the Ottawa West Junior Music Club as well as Chair of the Audition and Programming Committee where she held that title for 10 years.
As well as teaching privately, Tania teaches the Music for Young Children program, which is a group based program for beginners ages 3-10. She is a Certified Music for Young Children Teacher Trainer and has travelled across North America training teachers on the MYC philosophy. She is also the Assistant Co-coordinator for the Eastern Ontario and Southern Ontario groups of teachers. She has given workshops at various Piano Pedagogy Conferences across North America as part of her passion for instilling a love of music in young children. Tania has also been a judge for the past 15 years in the world’s largest composition festival which is held in Kanata as part of the Music for Young Children program.
Tania has accompanied for various instruments and ballet studios throughout Ontario and Quebec but has focused on accompanying for voice students and professional singers. In 2012 she was the Musical Director for You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. In 2015, she was the pianist for the touring production of La Bohème through Ottawa’s Bytown Operantics, Toronto’s Opera by Request and Sudbury’s Theatre Cambrian series. Recently she has been studying with Thomas Muraco, Professor of Vocal Accompaniment with the Manhattan School of Music in NYC. In 2016, she co-founded the South Ottawa Performing Arts Collaborative with her business partner, Ottawa-born soprano Morgan Strickland, which is a multi-genre performing platform and they are currently in their second season of programming.