"She was a poet at age of 8, but once she discovered her love for music, she never looked back."
Tamami Maitland is a Japanese Canadian composer/Jazz pianist/Music Instructor based in Vancouver BC. Canada. Born in Japan, she started playing piano when she was little and studied Jazz and Composition at Berklee College of Music, MA, USA and Capilano University, BC, Canada.
Tamami performs her original songs along with Jazz standards with her Jazz Vocal Trio "Slinki". Many of these original tunes are related to nature and the seasons, influenced by her Japanese cultural background and poetry.
In May 2018, her original composition "Our Footsteps" for the dance piece "Way up on the Mountain" by a dancer and choreographer Bryony Ollier with Continuum Dance Company was performed in Burnaby, BC.
As an instructor, Tamami shares her love for music to many young children and adults using her own and unique methods of teaching, giving them positive influence in playing, composing and improvising even from their young age.
Tamami is currently working on putting together an album and preparing for touring in Japan in 2019 -2020.
Tamami is also very interested in helping seniors by using her knowledge of music education and experiences of performing. She has done voluntary work at the Nikeii Senior Centre and taught several classes combining music and movement for those with dementia.
Lessons and Workshops
Piano Lessons (Jazz, Pop, Classical for all ages all levels)
Music Composition/Arranging/Theory Lessons (for all ages all levels)
Music and Movement classesfor seniors
Music and Dance Improvisation Workshop
Photo by Laura-Lee