Maryanne Rumancik (1960 –) ARCT (piano pedagogy), BA (4 year) in music composition, Bachelor of Music Therapy, as well as private in studies composition and orchestration with Dr. David Scott of Winnipeg for two years. Ms. Rumancik lives in Lorette, MB where she has had an active piano teaching studio since 1989; teaching all ages and styles of music. She has prepared students for Royal Conservatory and Conservatory Canada exams, as well as festivals and university auditions. In addition she has been active as an accompanist, adjudicator, clinician and part – time church choir director, as well as past editor of Take Note, the journal for the Manitoba Registered Music Teachers' Association.
As a music therapist, Ms. Rumancik utilizes a variety of musical styles in her work with people living with developmental disabilities across the life span. She also enjoys working with elderly living in long-term care. In her music therapy work, Ms. Rumancik uses piano, guitar, voice and a variety of percussion instruments. Composition as well as musical improvisation are often a part of therapy sessions. She is part of the editorial team for the clinical magazine, Ensemble, for the Canadian Association for Music Therapy.
Ms. Rumancik has written music for piano teaching, along with choral, vocal and chamber music. Her music has received performances across Canada and internationally. Several of her junior piano pieces (Fun for Two, Butterfly, Wish Upon a Star, Prairie Steeples, Creaky Chorale, Friendship and Will Someone Please Play) have been published by the Canadian National Conservatory's Northern Lights series through Mayfair/Montgomery Music. A variety of her works are available from Prairie Sky Music Publishing.
In her spare time, she enjoys relaxing with family and cat, reading, gardening, iconography and biking.