Eileen Kosasih is a pianist, violinist, visual artist, conductor, and a general presenter of content that she is interested in. She is a M. A. Fine and Decorative Arts and Design candidate (Sotheby's Institute of Art NYC 2021) and holds a piano diploma, B. A. Music, and M. Music. Eileen is principle 2nd violin of the Symphony of the Kootenays and freelances all over Western Canada. As conductor and director, she ran Calgary Arts Orchestra for one season. Accompaniment residencies have included Calgary Multicultural Choir, Suzuki Talent Education Society, UUphonia, and Calgary Girls Choir. Eileen has workshopped for the Youth Orchestra Symposium at the Banff Centre, Clinic Line, and Calgary Instrumental Society. She is a teaching artist for Calgary Philharmonic's Phil Kids. Her favourite things include paintings by the Abstract Expressionists, her animals, and works by Bartok.

Tim Plait is a familiar face on the East Kootenay music scene. He leads an active professional life as an accompanist and collaborative player for music festivals and classical music examinations, pianist in the jazz ensemble Take 4, principal pianist for the Symphony of the Kootenays, and as a community and church musician. He also enjoys arranging and composing music. Tim is a graduate of the Victoria Conservatory of Music's Diploma program (Piano Performance, Piano Teaching, and Accompanying) and currently teaches piano and theory in Kimberley and Cranbrook.

Eileen's Recent Courses:

Principles in Practice (High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development refresher course) 2016
ASTA National String Teacher's Association Conference (Tampa, FL) 2016
Physical Literacy in Children 2016
Ambrose Jazz Workshop 2015
Martin Bonham Baroque String Playing workshop (Calgary) 2015
City of Calgary's Architecture of the Mind  (Early Childhood Brain Development) 2014

Linda Gould Teaching Piano Chords to Adults workshop 2014
Queens College Conductors workshop (New York City) 2014
Mimi Zweig Violin Pedagogy (focus on set up/rehabilitation/resources) workshop 2014
Curtis Summerfest Chamber Music (Philadelphia) 2013
Rebecca Henry (focus on vibrato) Violin Pedagogy workshop 2013

Joan Barrett (focus on intermediate students) Violin Pedagogy workshop 2013
Lawrie Hill (focus on set up/student-teacher relations) Violin Pedagogy workshop 2012
Suzuki Young Beginner Violin Pedagogy workshop, lead by Michelle Higa George 2011

TESOL Teaching Adults 2010
High Five Principles for Healthy Children 2010