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.
Lynette teaches both group and private lessons and has worked as a music specialist in the public school system. She has conducted student and teacher workshops across Canada and has adjudicated at music festivals in B.C., Alberta, and Saskatchewan. Lynette currently directs a group of enthusiastic youngsters from core neighbourhoods during a weekly lunch hour choir program in her community. She believes that music is a gift that brings joy and enriches lives.
Lynette’s piano compositions have been selected as festival test pieces in Ontario, New Brunswick, and Saskatchewan and are included in Conservatory Canada’s syllabus. Her elementary collection, Waddle & Quack, is on Music for Young Children’s supplemental list. Lynette’s music has been described as “charming”, “lyrical”, and “pedagogically sound.” One of her greatest pleasures as a composer is to connect with teachers and students who are playing her compositions.
Lynette has an active piano studio in Saskatoon where she resides with her husband. She has four grown children and two beautiful granddaughters. In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with her family, drinking coffee with friends, and going for long walks along the beautiful South Saskatchewan River.