Lecturer - Piano
Office: TC 406
In 2011, Diana Dumlavwalla became the first pianist to receive the Doctor of Musical Arts Performance degree at the University of Toronto. She studied piano with James Parker and completed pedagogical research under the direction of Midori Koga. Diana serves as assistant professor at Western University where she teaches the doctoral and undergraduate pedagogy courses as well as piano. Previously, Diana was on faculty at the University of Windsor. She is also Director of the Children’s Piano Pedagogy Program at the University of Toronto, a member of the Royal Conservatory of Music’s College of Examiners and a sought-after private teacher in Brantford.
Diana has performed in North America and Europe. Along with violinist, Emma Banfield, she is the pianist of the San Agustin Duo. Her numerous awards include prizes at the Royal College of Music Contemporary Piano Music Competition and the NUMUS Pan-Am Chamber Music Competition. She was nationally recognized when she received the Marusia Yaworska Scholarship and the Elizabeth Massey Award from the Canadian Federation of University Women.
Diana received her Master of Music degree from the Royal College of Music in London, England, a Bachelor of Music in piano performance and voice from Wilfrid Laurier University and Associate diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She has also studied with many fine pedagogues including Agnes Olsheski, Virginia Blaha, Heather Taves, Yonty Solomon and Logan Skelton.