Eric Nyland

Eric is a pianist (ARCT, LRCM), actor (BFA, CAEA), and respected teacher. For twenty years, Eric has worked professionally in theatre, film, voiceover, music, and music pedagogy throughout Canada, as well as having performed student recitals in Cremona, Italy. Eric runs a private teaching studio in Calgary, and is a member of the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators’ Association. He has studied with Dr. Lillian Upright, Dr. Irena Kofman, and Linda Kundert, and has taken masterclasses from Dr. Jennifer Snow, Dr. Jacques Despres, and Dr. Ludmilla Lazar. Eric has developed and taught two courses for the Conservatory at Mount Royal University, has served as the musical director for the theatre improvisation company The Kinkonauts and for the long-form theatre improvisation duo One Lions (winner, Best Show at Vancouver International Improv Festival, 2016). In 2015, Eric appeared as soloist in Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto for the inaugural concert of the Calgary Arts Orchestra, and in 2016 he served as composer, music director, and lead actor in Armin Wiebe’s The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz for the Station Arts Centre. He is the winner of the 2013 Jack Friedenberg Memorial Scholarship for pianists and was nominated for the 2015 Outstanding Actor in a Play by the Calgary Theatre Critics’ Awards for his work in the world premiere of Nicholas Billon’s Butcher.

Language(s): English
Grade levels that programming is provided for: Primary (K - 3), Junior (4 - 6), Intermediate (7 - 8), Secondary

Facilitates Group Lessons

Offers private lessons

Offers services to schools

  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Artist-Educator Partnership
  • In-School Performances
  • In-School Workshops

Profile last updated: Apr 3 2020