A Dream Come True

Piano Expressions with Corey has expanded through a unique business model: "The Mentorship Model”. We work very closely with all of our hired teachers to ensure they understand and enjoy teaching our core curriculum. We "team teach" our students, assisting each student with their individual goals, while also participating in the larger curriculum.
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Each teaching space has a beautiful acoustic piano, our teachers have excellent qualifications, and we meet regularly as teachers to share resources, ideas and knowledge to get your child(ren) motivated with fun games, studio challenges and many recital opportunities - so you get the benefit of our teachers working together!

Our Teacher Meetings Include:

  • working through fantastic method book options
  • providing dozens of music theory games and activities
  • guiding our teachers to help you install helpful music apps
  • offering five recitals/performance opportunities each year
  • preparing insanely fun studio challenges with amazing prizes
  • brainstorming together to help each child succeed
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Meet Our Teachers

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Corey Francis

B. Mus. Owner

Corey began playing piano at the age of 9, studying with Gloria Matthies and Loren Hiebert. From 2010-2014, Corey studied at Brandon University under Megumi Maskai, graduating with a Bachelor of Music and the Level 10 RCM.

During university, Corey suffered a repetitive-stress injury, systematically re-learning healthier approaches to playing piano. He shares these techniques with his students, watching them diligently for signs of stress or tension.

From 2013-2017, Corey volunteered with the charitable organization “Artists in Healthcare, MB” raising over $32,000, bringing 1,000+ live music concerts to residents in personal care homes.

In 2019, Corey became a Registered Music Teacher and started “Piano Expressions with Corey” in Winnipeg. When Covid-19 hit, our students recorded over 300 videos, sending a monthly recital to care homes across Manitoba! 

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Annette Hay


Annette began teaching for Piano Expressions with Corey in September 2021, opening her home to our piano students in the North Kildonan area of Winnipeg.

With a music education career spanning decades, Annette enjoys teaching students of all ages in private violin, piano, organ and theory lessons. Her students have won provincial gold and silver medals in RCM exams and many scholarships through the MRMTA.

She graduated from Brandon University with the Gold Medal in the 5 year Bachelor of Music Education Degree. At university she studied violin (with Francis Chaplin), piano, organ, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion techniques as well as choral and instrumental conducting.

Annette has enjoyed teaching music, band, orchestra and choir in various schools in Winnipeg and also adjudicates at AMAF Music Festivals throughout Manitoba.

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Cheryl Jackson

A.R.C.T., B.A., B. Ed., PBDE

Cheryl Jackson has joined our team of teachers for September 2022, and will be offering private piano lessons and small group Mini Musicians Classes.

Under the tutelage of Sara Jane Schmidt, Cheryl completed her Associateship with the Royal Conservatory of Toronto for piano pedagogy and piano performance in 1999. Cheryl also holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Education, a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Education and Orff levels 1 and 2 from the University of Manitoba.

Cheryl has been teaching piano and voice lessons to students in the River East / Transcona area since 1989. She also teaches K to grade 8 general music in the Louis Riel School Division.

Cheryl continues used to be an active musician as a vocalist in a blues duo, a church worship leader, weddings funerals and other solo performances.

Now Accepting Student Registrations:

We now have teaching locations in Elmwood/East Kildonan, North Kildonan and Transcona areas of Winnipeg, MB.

REGISTER NOW to reserve your lesson slot for September 2022!

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Listen to playlists of Corey performing on YouTube.

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About Us

Learn about our students, our journey, and Corey himself!

Now Accepting Students

Our Piano Expressions with Corey studio is accepting students for our Wait List, to begin lessons as soon as there is room. Sign up today!