Northern Lights: Canadian National Conservatory of Music
Lynette Sawatsky began her musical training at the age of four and completed her performer’s A.R.C.T. in piano while in high school. She holds a Bachelor of Education (elementary) from the University of Saskatchewan.
Lynette is a teacher, composer, adjudicator, and clinician. She teaches both group and private lessons, has worked as a music specialist in the public school system, and has adjudicated at festivals in Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. She has conducted teacher and student workshops across Canada. Lynette directs a group of enthusiastic youngsters from core neighbourhoods during a weekly lunch hour choir program in her community. She believes that music is a gift that brings joy and enriches lives.
Lynette’s piano compositions have been selected as festival test pieces in Ontario, New Brunswick, and Saskatchewan and have recently been added to Conservatory Canada’s syllabus. Her elementary collection, Waddle & Quack, is on Music for Young Children’s supplemental list. Lynette's music has been described as "charming", "lyrical", and "pedagogically sound." One of her greatest pleasures as a composer is to connect with teachers and students who are playing her compositions.
Lynette has an active piano studio in Saskatoon where she resides with her husband. In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with her family, drinking coffee with friends, and going for long walks along the beautiful South Saskatchewan River.