Janel Morphy, BMT, MT-BC, MTA, NMT
Janel owns and operates Axon Music Therapy which provides music therapy services to the City of Cambridge and private clients in the KW area. Janel graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) in 2016 with a Bachelors of Music Therapy. She received Honours with Distinction and also attained a Minor in Psychology. Janel is a Board-Certified Music Therapist with the Canadian Association of Music Therapy (CAMT).
While at WLU, Janel played trombone, piano and guitar. She completed her 1000 hour internship at Sunnyside Senior Services in Kitchener, working on long-term care and rehabilitation teams. In May 2016, Janel completed the Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) training in Toronto and now focuses on evidence-based, goal-oriented work in her sessions. She often incorporates musical and non-musical activities into sessions to achieve motor, speech and cognitive goals. Janel's approach is often educational and is influenced by medical and neurological models of music therapy.
Currently, Janel teaches private piano lessons at Morphy Music in Cambridge. Janel incorporates classical and popular music into her lessons and often uses humour, composing, improvising and performing to inspire her students. In her spare time Janel enjoys singing in the choir “Age of Majority.”
Esther has been playing piano since the age of 5 and studied using the RCM for 15 years. She was instructed by Carla Adams, an ARCT graduate, and is currently studying at Morphy Music. She recently completed her ARCT Performer’s practical exam and holds her Elementary Teaching Certificate.
Esther’s passion is to help others experience the joy music can bring. She has been teaching piano privately for 5 years, and at Morphy Music for the last 2 years. She believes in nurturing each student’s personal talent, aiding them in reaching their musical goals and tailoring different methods to maximize each student’s progress.
Esther has 3 years of accompaniment experience with the Cambridge Christian School choir participating in festivals and recording music. She enjoys performing in the Idea Exchange Unplugged program, retirement homes, festivals and private recitals.
Amber Morphy, B.Mus., M.Mus.
Amber Morphy, is the owner of Morphy Music; a music studio established in Hespeler Cambridge.
Amber is a recognized pedagogue in the community having taught all levels of piano and voice.
She is a vocalist, pianist, a versatile performer, accompanist, teacher, examiner and adjudicator.
Amber has been a piano, voice and theory pedagogue for over 30 years. Her teaching has been recognized by the Royal Conservatory of Music by obtaining a Senior Specialist status.
Amber has been affiliated with many musical organizations such as Kindermusik, Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association, Royal Conservatory of Music and many more. She has travelled extensively throughout Canada and the US working as an examiner, adjudicator and clinician.
Amber is passionate about teaching as is evident in the many successful students that have completed all levels of exams and many who have gone on to university to pursue a musical career. She was also an accompanist and coach for singers at an integrated arts high school in Kitchener for over a decade.
Amber began her musical training in Ontario completing a Bachelor of Music in voice and piano at Wilfrid Laurier University. She then graduated with a Masters in Music from the University of Western Ontario. She has has been a member of the College of Examiners for the Royal Conservatory of Music for 25 years. She examines all levels of piano and voice. She is also an active adjudicator for music festivals and competitions throughout Canada.
Amber has performed extensively in Ontario with Elora Festival, Gallery Concert Series, Kokoro, K-W Opera, Hamilton Opera, Summer Lyric Opera Theatre, Cambridge Symphony Orchestra and many more. She is an active recitalist and accompanist throughout the Waterloo Region. Amber had the honour of being the first Artist-in-Residence for the City of Cambridge in 2003. This exciting position allowed for monthly concerts, workshops, performances at community events and the creation of her first self titled CD.
In her spare time, Amber also enjoys teaching yoga, spending time with her daughters and granddaughters.
Sara has been playing piano since the age of 5. She has studied in the Royal Conservatory Music program for 18 years, and she holds her grade 10 RCM.Sara studied performance and composition as well as worship music at Heritage College and Seminary, and graduated in April of 2016. She completed her Elementary Piano Pedagogy Certificate in August of 2016, and is continuing to work towards her ARCT in piano pedagogy.
Sara seeks to help others develop a love for music and has been teaching piano, theory, and chording for 6 years.
Sara loves working with students to develop their gifts and abilities, to enjoy music, and to share the enjoyment of music with the people around them.
"People don't sing because they're happy, they're happy because they sing" ~Goethe