Denice Grant

DMA in piano performance


2014 - Present

Vancouver International School of Music

Piano and voice teacher

2014 - 2021

Peninsula United Church

Music Director


Houston Ballet

Company Pianist


Pacific Northwest Ballet

Company Pianist

About Me

I was born in Brazil, and I began my musical studies at the age of four. In 1973 my family moved to Portugal, and I had the opportunity to study at the Lisbon National Conservatory. In 1976 my family moved to Toronto, and there, I completed all theory and piano requirements at the Toronto Conservatory of Music.

I went on to pursue a Bachelor of Music in Voice and Piano performance at Walla Walla College, where I studied piano with acclaimed teacher Leonard Richter and voice with Dr. Marianne Scriven. I received a Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Northern Illinois University under pianist Donald Walker, and recently received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Washington, where I studied with world-renowned pianist, Craig Shepard.

I have worked with Pacific Northwest Ballet and Houston Ballet as accompanist and performer. I have appeared as solo pianist with the Rainier Symphony, the Port Angeles Symphony, the Seattle Philharmonic, and the Skagit Symphony. I have worked with the Bellevue Chamber Chorus, The Northwest Girl Choir, The Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra, The Seattle Suzuki Institute, and The Seattle Choral Company, with whom I recorded Carmina Burana in 1999. I am also active in Chamber Music, and my latest appearance was at the Bellingham Music Festival with the extremely talented violinist Roman Yearian. I have also worked with the Seattle Opera, the Seattle Symphony Chorus, and the Intiman Theater. Besides these professional pursuits, I have over 25 years of experience in teaching piano and voice.



Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance, University of Washington


Masters of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, Northern Illinois University


Bachelor of Music in Piano and Voice Performance, Walla Walla University

Music Skills

Piano 100%
Singing 100%
Sight-reading 100%
Music Theory 100%

Language Fluency

English 100%
Portuguese 100%
French 90%
Spanish 85%
Italian 85%


FCPX 92%
Logic Pro X 86%
Photoshop 70%



Upon Request