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Lorna Paterson

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Canadian composer Lorna Paterson has a varied career as a piano teacher, artistic director, musical director, clinician, adjudicator, examiner, chamber musician and composer.

Lorna specializes in composing original music for students that is contemporary, engaging and grade appropriate. For over 25 years her compositions have been selected for the Royal Conservatory of Music Piano Syllabus, continuing in the 2022 syllabus.

Lorna’s works have been featured in The Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects Piano Syllabus, Contemporary Showcase, Victoria Conservatory of Music, Victoria Piano Summer School, Conservatory Canada and various Festival syllabi across Canada and the USA.

The Frederick Harris Music Company Ltd. published five of Lorna’s albums: Pianimals, Safari Suite, Just a Second! and duet albums, Too Cool and Nothing Up My Sleeve. Lorna’s composition, Mobilé, reviewed as “an exhilarating piece to listen to or to play,” was selected for publication in the CFMTA Diamond Jubilee Piano Collection.

As Featured Composer at Canada Music Week recitals, Lorna enjoys the opportunity to connect with teachers and students. She has participated in a number of these events with the South Fraser Registered Music Teachers, Victoria Registered Music Teachers, Edmonton Contemporary Showcase, Victoria Conservatory of Music, Victoria Piano Summer School, Alberta Showcase and more.

Lorna’s two new publications, Contemporary Piano Collection Volume 1 (32 pieces, levels 1-3) and Contemporary Piano Collection Volume 2 (18 pieces, levels 4-9) are available for purchase at Long & McQuade music stores across Canada.

Lorna Paterson

Intermediate

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Early Elementary

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Early Elementary

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Elementary

43 sec

Late Elementary

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Late Elementary

1 min 25 sec

Early Elementary

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Early Intermediate

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Elementary

30 sec

Intermediate

32 sec

Early Intermediate

1 min

Intermediate

1 min 26 sec

Early Intermediate

58 sec

Late Intermediate

37 sec

Intermediate

36 sec

Elementary

1 min

Early Intermediate

1 min 21 sec

Intermediate

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Intermediate

32 sec

Late Elementary

44 sec

Elementary

37 sec

Early Intermediate

2 min

Early Advanced

1 min 27 sec

Late Elementary

1 min 8 sec

Elementary

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Elementary

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Late Intermediate

40 sec

Intermediate

2 min

Early Elementary

30 sec

Intermediate

52 sec

Early Intermediate

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Early Elementary

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Early Intermediate

41 sec

Elementary

1 min

Early Elementary

30 sec

Late Elementary

52 sec

Early Intermediate

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Early Intermediate

44 sec

Early Elementary

39 sec

Late Elementary

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