Originally from northern Ontario, Diane Briscoe moved to France where she studied piano and accompanied ballet at the “Conservatoire régional de Lorient” for several years. Upon returning to Canada she completed an Associate of The Royal Conservatory (ARCT) in piano pedagogy, as well as a Master of Music at the University of Ottawa, receiving several bursaries and awards.
Diane has trained with and observed classes of numerous Suzuki pedagogues including Bruce Anderson, Carole Bigler, Mary Craig Powell, Doris Leland Harrel, Merlin Thompson, and Valery Watts. Her articles on piano pedagogy have been published in several journals, including the Music Educators Journal and was invited to present this paper in Dalian, China, for World Education Day in 2017.
Diane was a founding faculty member and Treasurer of the Piano Association Ottawa/Gatineau, established in 2003. In 2020 she relocated to Deux-Montagnes.