Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, John Barteaux began studying piano and violin as a child in the United States, where he was a regular participant in the annual Piano Guild examinations of the American College of Musicians. He attended numerous summer music programs, and spent several summers in the Young Artist Piano Program at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. In high school, he spent a year in the Young Artist Program at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and graduated with Honours from Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan.
He returned to Halifax to attend the Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at Dalhousie University, where he also studied counterpoint, conducting, and piano pedagogy. He was a regular participant in the Scotia Festival of Music, and won the Piano Rose Bowl at the Nova Scotia Kiwanis Music Festival and First Prize at the Nova Scotia Provincial Music Festival. While studying at Dal, John was an Organ Scholar and Choir Leader at the University of King’s College Chapel, where he developed a keen interest in Renaissance and sacred choral music. He has been fortunate to participate in numerous seminars, workshops, and master-classes presented by internationally recognized artists and teachers.
Mr. John has over six years of experience as a Piano and Theory Teacher at the Canadian Conservatory of Music in Halifax, where he taught students across a wide range of ages and skill levels. He is thrilled to join the faculty of Harmony Music School, and continue educating and inspiring a new generation of musicians. In his spare time, Mr. John enjoys hiking, reading (especially history and biography), and spending time with his cats.