About – Ultimate Music Theory and the UMT Team
Ultimate Music Theory started December 1, 2008. Ultimate Music Theory is about providing the best quality educational materials to music teachers and students throughout the world.
The Ultimate Music Theory Series and Ultimate Music Theory Courses bring music theory education to students, teachers and schools, by blending the pleasure of learning with sound music instruction.
Our Motto: “Enriching Lives Through Music Education”
The Ultimate Music Theory Series includes Prep 1 Rudiments, Prep 2 Rudiments, Basic Rudiments, Intermediate Rudiments, Advanced Rudiments and the Ultimate Complete Rudiments Workbooks along with the matching Answer Books. The Ultimate Music Theory Exam Series includes practice exams for Preparatory Rudiments, Basic Rudiments, Intermediate Rudiments and Advanced Rudiments Exams along with the matching Answer Books.
These Workbooks and Practice Exams help students prepare for nationally recognized theory examinations including The Royal Conservatory™ of Music and the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program™.
Ultimate Music Theory Workbooks are based on a proven approach to the study of music theory that follows these 4 Ultimate Music Theory Learning Principles:
- Simplicity of Learning – Easy to understand instructions, examples and exercises.
- Memory Joggers – Tips for all learning styles including auditory, visual and kinesthetic (tactile).
- Tie it All Together – Helping musicians understand the universal language of music.
- Make it Relevant – Applying theoretical concepts to pedagogical studies.
At Ultimate Music Theory we are all about NEPD – Never Ending Professional Development for teachers, through our Ultimate Music Theory Certification Course, Free Video Lessons and UMT Blog. Ultimate Music Theory is also about raising the awareness and understanding of the role that music plays in overall education and quality of life worldwide.
We are proud to share more about us.
About the UMT Team
- Glory St. Germain – Founder, Author, CEO.
- Shelagh McKibbon-U’Ren – UMT Examiner & Editor.
- David St. Germain – V.P. and Corporate Marketing Adviser.
- Anthony Tam – Director of International Studies.
- Kyle Sierens – Senior Web Developer & Product Designer.
- Julianne Warkentin-Dick – Composer of the Peculiar Piano Series.
- Joanne Barker – Creator of the Ultimate Music Theory Games.
- Heather Kolankowski – Creator of the Ultimate Music Yoga Program.
- Gina Wedel – Secretary.
- Deanna Walker – Ultimate Music Theory App Content Editor.
- Tiffany A. Wilson – Ultimate Music Theory App “Voice”.
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About - Glory St. Germain
Glory - ARCT RMT MYCC UMTC is the founder, CEO and author of the Ultimate Music Theory Series. Glory brings over 35 years of remarkably successful teaching experience to the development of the UMT Series and UMT Courses. Glory is a Registered Music Teacher, sought-after clinician and a Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner (NLP). She has served as President of the Manitoba Registered Music Teachers Association, Canadian Coordinator for the MusicLink Foundation and Manitoba Coordinator for Music for Young Children (and contributed to the MYC program as a composer). Glory's passion for teaching excellence sets a new standard of achievement in Music Theory Education.
About - Shelagh McKibbon-U’Ren
Shelagh - RMT UMTC is the Examiner and Editor for Ultimate Music Theory. Shelagh is also the author of the Ultimate Music Theory Exam Series and numerous UMT publications and blogs. 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.
About - David St. Germain
David is the Vice President and Corporate Marketing Adviser for Ultimate Music Theory. David has become one of the most sought after Marketing Experts in Canada. With his explosive talent for Lead Generation and lightening fast results, David has created a magnetic profile that is fun to be around. A ruthless pursuit of discovering the most effective marketing techniques and strategies has lead David to study with some of the most successful marketers on the planet. A constant student, there is no “know it all” here. David continues to research, study, apply, improve and refine his craft daily - always taking his experience and knowledge to the next level.
About - Anthony Tam
Anthony - FNCM, FVCM, Hon FMEB, LVCM, A Mus A, AVCM, MAGTR, D Mus M, is UMT's Director of International Studies. Anthony Tam is an international Award Winning pianist, teacher, examiner and clinician. He holds the Fellowship Diploma in Piano Performance from the National College of Music, London; Australian Music Examinations Board; London College of Music and the Fellowship Diploma in Piano Teaching from the Victoria College of Music. Anthony is the co-artistic director of the Canada International Piano Institute and the Hong Kong director of the Cambodia Support Group. Anthony Tam is a vital part of the International Ultimate Music Theory Team.
About - Kyle Sierens
Kyle is the Senior Web Developer & Product Designer for Ultimate Music Theory. Kyle is a web design, development & multimedia specialist. Working in the production world since 2002, Kyle's experiences in internet workflows, troubleshooting and audio production makes him a great addition to the Ultimate Music Theory Team. Driven by his attention to detail and desire to get the job done right, Kyle's expertise in communication, online learning and technical knowledge enhance the Ultimate Music Theory Customer Relations Support.
About - Julianne Warkentin-Dick
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.
About - Joanne Barker
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.
About - Heather Kolankowski
Heather - RYT200 UMTC is the creator of the Ultimate Music Yoga Program. Heather is an APTA Member and enjoys teaching and sharing her love of music. Heather's years of expertise include teaching Kindermusik, directing the Ecole Airdrie Middle School Choir and working with the early stages of Alzheimer’s patients at Bethany Care Centre in Airdrie, Alberta. Heather is a PADI certified Rescue Diver and RYT-200 specializing in Yoga Therapy and has attended the Faculty of Medicine’s “Injuries in the Performing Arts” Conference at the University of Calgary. Heather believes that balance in all aspects of our lives can nurture both health and creativity, and is essential to all musicians.
About - Gina Wedel
Gina- ARCT RMT MYCC UMTC is the UMT Secretary. Gina (having received the Medal of Excellence for the highest mark in Manitoba for Piano Pedagogy), brings her expertise in teaching piano, theory and Music for Young Children along with her organizational skills as the registrar of the Manitoba Registered Music Teachers Association to this prestigious position. She holds a Bachelor of Church Music (CMBC) and a Bachelor of Music & Education (U of M). Gina's dedication to her award winning students in both piano performance (Conservatory Canada Medals of Excellence) and composition on the national level, showcase her commitment to excellence.
About - Deanna Walker
Deanna is the Ultimate Music Theory App content editor for Ultimate Music Theory. Deanna is a graduate of Kingswood University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Ministry. A 3rd Generation Music Teacher, Deanna has training in Piano, Theory, Voice, Ear Training, Sight Reading, History and Harmony. Deanna’s creative training in computer programming, Finale and music make her a perfect fit for the “Dedicated to Music Education” Team at Ultimate Music Theory.
About - Tiffany A. Wilson
Tiffany - B.Mus., A.M.M., RMT is "the Voice" for the Ultimate Music Theory App. Tiffany is a successful singer, pianist, President of the Manitoba Registered Music Teachers Association, adjudicator, clinician and actress. Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and Drama from the University of Manitoba and acquired an A.M.M. in piano from the Western Board of Music. Vocal studies brought her to New York and Europe, where she also performed and became fluent in French and Italian. Tiffany never imagined that she would be "The Voice" of the Ultimate Music Theory App. She is thrilled and so are her enthusiastic students.