Cole Tinney is a professional pianist based in Vancouver. His musical focus is in jazz and contemporary piano, ranging from music from the forties to funk and blues, powered by a background in classical music. Having a degree in Performance, Cole has traveled throughout Canada and the United States performing at various venues. A versatile performer he has worked as a solo artist as well as in groups ranging from accompanying soloists to performing in both classical and jazz full sized orchestras . Another passion of Cole’s is education – one of his core beliefs is bringing all the different aspects of music together every lesson so learning can be more intriguing and insightful. Theory, harmony, technique all can seem dry if not delivered with explanations as to their roles in creating and performing music, including what you hear on the radio! With this in mind, Cole likes to inspire students to learn through songs they feel a connection with and delivers unique lessons customized for each student.