nicole-wiltonNicole Wilton (Program Owner/Director)


Nicole Wilton is a second generation Suzuki piano teacher in Saskatoon where she has taught for the past 23 years. She maintains a private studio as well as being the Program Owner/Director of the Community Music Education Program, an early childhood music program and conservatory that she has managed for many years at the University of Saskatchewan. As of August, 2015, Nicole has now taken this program off campus to run privately in the community which it serves, as part of her own Wilton Academy Of Music.

Nicole holds a Master’s degree in Education, an ARCT in piano pedagogy and a Bachelor of Arts degree as well as various levels of Kodaly, Orff and Suzuki early childhood education designations. She is a frequent clinician, adjudicator and presenter at Suzuki workshops and institutes as well as early childhood conferences. Nicole is a proud mom to 3 girls – two in university and one in grade 7!


  • Nicole Wilton – early childhood classes & Suzuki piano
  • Ruth Phipps – early childhood classes
  • Jeannette Gross – early childhood classes
  • Skye Lennox – early childhood classes
  • Joy Nelson – early childhood classes
  • Tim Campbell – guitar (Traditional and Suzuki)
  • Kathryn Stephaniuk – violin
  • Brandon Redekop – piano (Traditional and Suzuki)
  • Joyce Hodge – piano (Traditional and Suzuki)
  • Dorothy Hamm – piano
  • Michelle Aalders

Dorothy Hamm (Piano)


Dorothy Hamm has been a private piano teacher for the past 30 years, maintaining a large class of 40 students for many of those years. She has enjoyed teaching students of all ages, including adults, from beginner level to RCM grade 10, and ARCT. For the past 3 years,she has served on the provincial board of the SRMTA. Dorothy has also been involved in singing in and leading choirs in church and the community, and has served as a church pianist and accompanist for many years. Her enjoyment of all genres of music allows her to tailor her piano lessons to suit the interests of each individual student, from classical to popular.