Kimberly Lapatha, originally from Kentucky, has lived in Canada since 2001. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in piano from the University of Kentucky and her Master of Church Music degree in piano from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky where she met her Canadian husband, Philip. She teaches piano out of her home and also teaches music for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. She accompanies various other choirs in the city and is the worship coordinator at her church. When she is not teaching or playing piano, she enjoys knitting and word games. She and her husband, Philip, live in downtown Winnipeg.
Amanda Hahn-Tomchuk received her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Manitoba and her A.R.C.T. in Piano Performance through the Royal Conservatory of Music. Amanda was introduced to the art of collaborative music during her high school years accompanying the St. James Assiniboia Divisional Musicals, as well as the musical productions in her school. As a student, she also spent many hours practicing and performing in collaboration with her sister, a flautist, and is appreciative of the experience she gained during that time. Amanda has continued to accompany many other soloists and choirs in festivals, recitals and exams. In addition to accompanying the Choraliers, she is also the accompanist for the St. James Assiniboia Children's Choir and the Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute's Choral Program. When she is not playing the piano, Amanda enjoys juggling a busy family life with her husband and two young children.
Leanne Regehr Lee
PTV Boys, Cantemus, Singers
Leanne Regehr Lee has loved playing the piano for as long as she can remember and particularly enjoys collaborating with other musicians. Leanne earned Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Manitoba, specializing in piano and choral music. Graduating with distinction, she has taught junior and senior high music, developing highly successful choral programs in Winnipeg and Nottingham, England.
She currently maintains an active piano teaching studio, where her emphasis on a holistic and creative approach to musical education results in a successful and fulfilling environment for both her and her students. Her students have received top honours with both the Royal Conservatory of Music and Conservatory Canada examination boards. As well, Leanne is in high demand as a collaborative pianist for both professional and amateur musicians. She is on faculty at the Rosamunde Summer Music Academy, the Brandon Summer Suzuki Institute and Cadenza music camp. When she is not teaching or playing piano, Leanne enjoys gardening and exploring new places with her husband Garth, a luthier, and their 6 year old twins, Matthew and Nadia.
PTV Boys TCs, PTV Men
Leanne Hiebert is a piano teacher and collaborative pianist in Winnipeg. Lucky to have been trained under Lydia Wiebe and then Dr. Ken Nichols in Brandon, Leanne completed her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. The joy of collaborating in music was started with piano duets, trios and quartets, and continued as Leanne worked with choirs, individual singers, ballet classes and other instrumentalists. She continues to play for numerous young musicians and choirs and conducts a busy teaching studio at home, as well as at Westgate Collegiate and St. John’s Ravenscourt School. The joy of making music with others is a strong part of Leanne’s teaching and she herself is very pleased to be playing with a newly formed trio (piano, flute, viola).
Leanne also enjoys playing tennis and biking when not sitting at the piano (though her family may say she is always sitting at the piano!) She and her husband Reg reside in Winnipeg with three teenage boys.