About Becky

Becky Reesor, Montreal-based classical and contemporary pianist, is pianist at the Ballet Divertimento and L’École supérieure de ballet du Québec institutions and a passionate online piano educator. Her students throughout Canada and the US include beginner to advanced classical players; guitarists, music producers & film directors learning piano by ear; and recreational players of diverse ages, levels & musical styles. Becky holds a master’s degree in classical piano performance from McGill University and years of experience as a music director, concert producer, performer and teacher in classical and contemporary music.

Music catches us when rhythm, sound and movement mesh perfectly.

"Daily life teaches us a lot about music from how it stirs our emotions to how it makes strangers move as one group. In formal training we learn to understand and speak it ourselves. By understanding how music works and which movements create the sounds we want to hear, we become fluent music-makers by ear and by sight. Beginner or advanced, classical or contemporary, each student can learn to create music that feels alive."

Performance background in brief:

In Canada and in the UK, Becky has joined with actors, artists, dancers, inventors and fellow musicians to create entertaining shows which also facilitate social dialogue. Project highlights include a 2015 Earth Day solo piano concert with timed slide projections; a 2014 dramatized performance with actor, painter and solo piano; a 2017 commission to compose and choreograph a piano duet for a burning grand piano; and a 2012 John Cage concert and lecture about music and peace-making. She was the director and producer of the 2012 experimental classical house concert series, The Lab, in Winnipeg, MB, and director and co-producer of a 2014 concert series for the North Perth Arts Council in Ontario. In the contemporary/pop scene, Becky has been part of the 2015 Toronto Jazz Festival, 2013 Altkrea Festival, and 2015 & 2016 Skylight Festivals. She has recorded with Juno-nominated and award-winning artists. She has received numerous awards, including the prestigious SSHRC research grant with which she researched age-related cognition at the piano, and has performed Mendelssohn’s Concerto in G minor with orchestra.