Welcome, my name is Olivia Adams and I am a pianist, teacher, and researcher in Ottawa, ON.

I am invested in creating inclusive music spaces for students and promoting the music of women

through education, performance, and research.

Hello, my name is Olivia Adams and I run OA Music Studios as a pianist, educator, and researcher. I am so glad you stopped by. Consider booking with me for workshops, music festivals, or guest lectures.

Book Olivia for piano workshops, festivals, masterclasses, and more!

Music Festival Adjudicator

Olivia has five years of music festival adjudicating experience. She has adjudicated for the ACNMP Contemporary Showcase Festivals, Canadian Federated Music Teachers festivals, Ottawa Piano Festival, and festivals across Saskatchewan. Olivia adjudicates at multiple festivals each year for all levels of piano and sits on the board of the Ottawa Piano Festival. Consider booking Olivia for your next music festival! Contact her for more details.

Music Workshops and Lectures

Olivia is in high demand as a speaker and lecture recitalist, giving workshops for the Music Teacher’s National Association, The Frances Clark Centre, Canadian Federation of Music Teachers, Ontario Registered Music Teachers, the Westfield Keyboard Society, as well as local music groups in the community. Her most popular workshop topics are gender in piano literature, the piano music of BIPOC female composers, cultural appropriation in piano music, and teaching contemporary music techniques to young students. In addition, Olivia guest lectures and gives workshops at universities in Canada and the United States on piano pedagogy and piano literature. Contact Olivia at oamusicstudios[at]gmail.com to book her for your next teacher meeting, guest lecture, or workshop.

Loud and Clear Book Review

 “Olivia has created an invaluable reference syllabus of music by women composers. 

Any of the music listed in this book can be used by students for Conservatory Canada 

examinations, without obtaining special approval.” 

~ Derek Oger, Executive Director, Conservatory Canada. 

Book Olivia today!

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