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Lynette Sawatsky began her musical training at the age of four and completed her performer’s A.R.C.T. in piano while in high school. She holds a Bachelor of Education (elementary) from the University of Saskatchewan.
The world is also filled with heartache and sadness. Our students experience this in many ways, too, and it is Lynette’s wish that her music can also be used to process feelings and emotions in a way that provides healing and comfort to those who play her pieces and to those who listen.
Lynette often writes lyrics for her pieces to engage young learners in the musical narrative and to assist with rhythms. Her elementary books include captivating ready-to-colour illustrations by Deborah Alexander and Thérèse Cilia that spark student imaginations.
Lynette’s piano compositions have been selected as festival test pieces in Ontario, New Brunswick, and Saskatchewan and are in Conservatory Canada’s syllabus. Her elementary collection, Waddle & Quack, is on Music for Young Children’s supplemental list. One of her greatest pleasures as a composer is to connect with teachers and students who are playing her compositions.