Joanne – ORMTA affiliate member, UMTC is the creator of the UMT Games. Joanne has been teaching piano for over 35 years, teaching group lessons from beginner through to Grade 8 Conservatory. An experienced teacher, Joanne is a detail-oriented creative designer who brings excellence to the creation of the UMT Games. Joanne’s superlative work, from concept to final output, combines her expertise with deep and detailed knowledge of teaching music theory with creative, inventive and out-of-the-box ideas. Joanne is excited to be a part of the UMT team and looks forward to creating more games in the future.
Julianne – ARCT RMT UMTC is the composer for Ultimate Music Theory’s: ICE – Imagine Compose Explore Series and the Peculiar Piano Solos Series. Along with her ARCT in Piano Performance from the University of Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music, she is a member of the Manitoba Registered Music Teachers’ Association and an adjudicator for the Associated Manitoba Art’s Festivals. She has received many awards for her compositions and is published in the Canadian National Conservatory’s beginner to grade 8 Northern Lights series. Julianne has a professional private music studio and specializes in piano, composition & theory. She is inspired by children, animals, nature, family and her own spiritual journey.
Shelagh McKibbon-U’Ren, RMT UMTC is the Executive Director and Editor for Ultimate Music Theory. Shelagh is also the author of the Ultimate Music Theory Exam Series and numerous UMT publications. Shelagh is a member of ORMTA and has a successful teaching studio, where she has taught piano, theory, voice, harmony and history for over 35 years. Shelagh’s creative approach and special training in working with Educational, Emotional and Behavioral needs students empowers her to show students the Way to Score Success! Her mentoring, support and workshops for teachers are always in demand. Shelagh’s love of music and teaching shines through in her many recognized accomplishments.