Annelise Riches Williams
Ripple Effect Music Mentors - offering private and group music therapy sessions supporting individuals with exceptional needs
For information or to register for lessons at TCBTMJ or Ripple Effect Music Mentors, call us at 306-681-7051 or e-mail and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Our motto is "Start well,
and the finish
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Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
TCBTMJ is affiliated with Talent CAN Be Taught, a new and innovative system of private music education. For additional information on TCBT, visit the home page.
In Moose Jaw, we offer private lessons for all ages in violin, viola, voice, theory, beginner cello, beginner trumpet, and the signature TCBT beginner piano keyboard program, which provides a solid foundation for all music studies.
Lessons may be arranged by the month or by the term.
Fall Term: October 1 - December 31
Winter Term: January 1 - March 31
Spring Term: April 1 - June 30
Summer Term: July 1 - September 30
About Annelise Riches Williams
Annelise began music studies on violin at age 3, followed by piano training. In elementary school, she added brass instruments, learning trumpet and french horn, playing in her school band, and eventually being selected to play in the elite York Board of Education Regional Band in her Grade 8 year.
At the same time, Annelise was studying violin & viola with Wendy Saravalle-Smith at the Thornhill School of Suzuki Strings. In 1996, she auditioned and was accepted into the Arts York program at Unionville High School, the York Region centre for intensive arts training. During this time, she also became violin section leader in the Royal Conservatory of Music Orchestras in Toronto, and achieved outstanding results in RCM exams in both Grade 10 violin and Grade 6 viola. Now her students are enjoying the same kind of success as she has had multiple students receive the RCM Gold Medal Award for their level of achievements for all of Saskatchewan.
She also performed in concerts with the Festival Players Philharmonic Society and was featured as a soloist with the orchestra. After graduating from high school, Annelise took a couple of years to pursue her interest in the culinary arts, studying in the Chef Training and Pastry Chef courses at George Brown College in Toronto, where she graduated in 2004. Then, moving to Saskatchewan to go to the Briercrest College in Caronport, she studied both voice and violin in the Associates degree program.
After college, she settled in Moose Jaw, where she was appointed Conductor of the Moose Jaw Youth String Orchestra in 2006. In 2011, she started her own music studio, and now, joining forces with the Talent CAN Be Taught system, Annelise continues her commitment to providing excellence in private music education for all of her students.