Hayunga Carman

(Bertram) Hayunga Carman. Pianist, teacher, b Morrisburg, near Cornwall, Ont, 22 Feb 1875, d Toronto 6 Jun 1965. His teachers were J.D.A.

Carman, Hayunga

(Bertram) Hayunga Carman. Pianist, teacher, b Morrisburg, near Cornwall, Ont, 22 Feb 1875, d Toronto 6 Jun 1965. His teachers were J.D.A. Tripp in Toronto, Tobias Matthay in London (where Carman was the dedicatee of the English composer York Bowen's Second Suite), and Isabelle Vengerova and Xaver Scharwenka in Europe. Deciding against a concert career, Carman joined the faculty of the TCM on his return to Canada in 1910. In the next 45 years he developed a reputation as one of Canada's leading piano teachers. His pupils included Edna (Victoria) Baggs, who continued to teach in his tradition at the RCMT after his retirement in 1957, George Haddad, Bruce Harding, Patricia Blomfield Holt, Margaret Ann Ireland, Muriel Kilby, Patricia Perrin Krueger, Percival Price, Mary Syme, and Gordon Wallis.