Linnea Anstey (Salte)
Linnea is a John Lennon Songwriting Contest finalist, has been nominated for three Covenant Awards, and has songs play on the radio internationally. Being surrounded by a strong musical legacy was always an inspiration for her. Her father sold over a quarter million albums, owned an independent record label, and was the visionary of a creative arts conference in Edmonton called Break Forth. Linnea started to write songs and play piano at the age of three and went on to be trained through Suzuki and the Royal Conservatory of Canada in both piano and voice. Over the years, she has sung on over 20 albums including many projects with her brother, Jared Salte, who is a record producer, lead singer in The Royal Foundry, and songwriter in Nashville. Linnea has also started traveling extensively internationally as a musician and road manager. Her obsession to grow as a musician has lead her to pursue a Bachelor of Arts with Music Major at Vanguard College. Later, Linnea went on to teach and lead the music program at CLBI College in Camrose. This will be her second year teaching at Progressive Academy. Linnea is really looking forward to what is in store working with each of the students.
Dale is a 22 year old freelance musician that teaches and performs around Edmonton and surrounding areas. He has been emerged in art all his life and attended Victoria School for the Performing and Visual Arts throughout High School. Dale has been playing drums for 12 years and has studied multiple other instruments with several highly regarded teachers/players around the city. He has just recently graduated from MacEwan University’s degree program with a major in drum set performance. Dale plays a variety of music based around Jazz, Hip-Hop, Fusion, Rock, Pop, Folk, Funk, Country, and Classical. He also has a variety of teaching experience with varying ages that span from home lessons to contract work in private studios. This is Dale’s third year teaching at Progressive Academy and he is excited to continue to help students develop their creativity and love for music!
Marie has been on faculty at Alberta College Conservatory of Music since 1995 and enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels. Marie specializes in the teaching of preschool children and has great success with students as young as 2 years old. As well as running a full teaching studio, Marie performs as a freelance musician in the city and beyond with many orchestras and ensembles.
Marie encourages her students to find their passion by learning many different styles of music.