A native of British Columbia, Canada, Abigail Takenaka is currently completing a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance with the University of Ottawa’s David Jalbert. She recently enjoyed two years in Victoria, BC, studying with pianist Michelle Mares.Abigail believes in the importance of establishing a rich musical background and developing versatility as a piano soloist, collaborator, and teacher. She has performed in masterclasses with distinguished pianists, including André Laplante, and has benefitted from the additional mentorship of tenor Benjamin Butterfield and members of The Lafayette String Quartet. As a teacher, Abigail endeavours to support each student based on their individual learning styles and aspirations. She seeks to help musicians of all ages to discover how much music has to offer.