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Eden Oliver is a performer, Song writer, and educator located in Victoria, BC.

A song writer and multi-instrumentalist, Eden currently performs, records and tours nationally and internationally with her indie-prog-chamber-folk-roots group West My Friend while maintaining a busy schedule with teaching and other musical collaborations. Her work with West My Friend has garnered nominations for Vancouver Islands “Roots Album of the Year” and “Song of the Year” as well as a nomination in the Canadian Folk Music Award’s Oliver Schroer “Pushing the Boundaries” category. With “powerfully eclectic” vocals (Brad Edwards, Play in Victoria) and a song writing style deeply rooted in the west coast’s ramshackle collection of quirky folk, her musical narrative keeps your attention rapt.

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by Eden Oliver
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Video

Shape of a Home

West My Friend performs Shape of a Home, written by Eden Oliver, live at Oak Bay United Church with members of the Vox Humana Chamber Choir at the conclusion of the "Quiet Hum" album recording sessions.

Buy the track at https://westmyfriend.bandcamp.com/tra...

Arrangement: Eden Oliver & Adrian Dolan
Audio: David Travers-Smith
Video: Approach Media
Conductor: Brian Wismath

No Good Monster

West My Friend performs a live take of "No Good Monster" off the new album "Quiet Hum". Visit www.westmyfriend.com or www.facebook.com/westmyfriend to find out more about the band.

Video: Matt Miles
Audio: Tad Ruszel

Performed Feb 12, 2016 at Sleeping Dog Farm, Saanich, BC, Canada.

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West My Friend

Eden's main musical project, West My Friend is a cascadian-third-wave-indie-prog-folk-chamber-roots group with accordion, mandolin,  guitar, and three part vocals.  Formed in 2009, West My Friend is a staple of the West Coast's quirky indie-folk scene.  Their recent album "Quiet Hum" was described by the Georgia Straight as "...one of the sweetest and most elegant folk albums released this year..."  Visit westmyfriend.com to learn more.

 
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Teaching

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Eden is a BC certified teacher with nine years of teaching experience in public and independent school settings. She has a Bachelor of Music Education on flute from the University of Victoria and has taught private lessons, pre-primary music, recorder, choir, band, jazz band, and workshops to learners of all ages.

Private Lessons

Eden offers private lessons on voice, guitar, flute, theory, ear training, and songwriting at Pine and Anchor Studio.  She also teaches musical exploration private lessons specifically designed for students ages 4 - 6.  Send her a message to set up a lesson.

Early Childhood Music Classes

Eden offers group music classes for little ones at numerous childcare centres around Victoria.  With her playful and energetic approach, Eden mesmerizes 2-5 year olds into loving music.  Send her a message to set up classes for your centre.

Workshops

Eden offers workshops on a variety of topics and particularly loves teaching songwriting.  Send her a message to inquire about setting up a workshop for your group/classroom.

"...when she urged us to share our creative work, it instantly showed how effective she was at captivating the class in a workshop like this, and made even the shiest of us want to share our work." ~Rhoan MacDonald, Stelly's student

"The highlight of this project was being able to work with an experienced artist, it was eye opening to see the different methods of thinking outside the box and bringing new ideas to the table." ~PSII student
 

To learn more about music lessons offered in Victoria, BC visit DoReMi World
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