Jen Smith Lanthier is a private music educator and composer. She was born in Owen Sound, Ontario and began playing the piano at age four. Jen completed her ARCT in piano performance under the tutelage of Arlene MacNay (Wiarton, Ontario).
At the University of Western Ontario she continued to study piano with Gwen Beamish, as well as early keyboards with Dr. Sandra Mangsen. Jen received an Honors Bachelor of Music degree in Theory and Composition in the year 2000.
Following university she continued to teach privately and at music schools in the Greater Toronto and London areas. She completed an ARCT in piano pedagogy, and in 2012 received the Licentiate of the Royal Conservatory of Music (LRCM) in piano performance. She most recently completed a Licentiate in piano performance from the Northern Lights Canadian National Conservatory of Music (CNCM) in the year 2014.
Jen is presently teaching music lessons from her home studio in Owen Sound, Ontario and is an active member and secretary of the local Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association Owen Sound branch.
Jen loves composing and arranging music for piano; she really enjoys hearing her pieces performed at local festivals, examinations and recitals. Please explore this website to learn more about the studio and upcoming events, hear new compositions and purchase Jen’s music!