JUNE EMILENE BENDER
Pianist, Vocalist, Music Director & Accompanist
BA in Music
Associate in Piano, University of Western Ontario
Music Therapy courses, Capilano College
Professional Development Program, Simon Fraser University
Advanced studies with renowned jazz pianists George Essihos and Karel Roessingh.
Based in Victoria, B.C., June emanates warmth and innate musicianship. With 30 years’ experience, she is a consummate performer and a devoted, inspiring teacher. Comfortable teaching many musical genres, all ages welcome.
June is the Music Director at Victoria Truth Centre and a piano instructor at Victoria Conservatory of Music. She is also a singer/songwriter, a versatile pianist and vocalist.
June has performed for children ~ Dancing Bear Story Theatre and Kidco in Vancouver. At Seafest in Powell River last summer, she wooed her audience with a family program and upbeat children’s concert in which she performed several of her own cabaret and torch songs including Over the Sea, I Don’t Want to be a Professional, and We’re All One.
June has also directed and accompanied musical theatre such as Jacques Brel is Live and Well and Living in Paris (Victoria), and Phantom of the Opera (Vancouver).
She has played in piano lounges across Canada, most recently at Bear Mountain Resort, Oak Bay Golf Club, and Café Ceylon in Victoria. She frequently plays for weddings and HealthArts ElderMusik concerts on Vancouver Island.
June Bender Piano Stylings
5 minutes Live with June Bender
Versatile pianist available for weddings, parties or special occasion.
Accompanist for musicals, solo artists and ballet classes.
Voice coach for Broadway tunes, jazz standards, folk and blues.
VoicePower singing workshops. Free the Voice ~ Touch the Soul!
June imparts warmth and enthusiasm with her Freedom Technique ─ a process of proven techniques including finger yoga, ' tai chi' piano, park n fly, oriental express, gypsy dance. Freedom Technique exercises are practical and fun, enabling students to improvise on various modes and exotic scales, leading to fluency in playing the tunes you love! June creates personalized scores - all your favorite tunes, whether blues, folk, classical, popular, Broadway, pop or jazz.
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