Pianist Tabitha Payzant grew up in the small town of Baxters Harbour outside of Canning, NS and began studying piano at 8 years old in Wolfville. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Mount Allison University where she studied under the tutelage of both Stephen Runge and Lynn Johnson. She received gold for division four in the New Brunswick Registered Music Teachers Association Music Competition in 2015 and has received multiple academic awards, including the H.P. and L.G. Patterson Scholarship, the Mount Allison Outstanding Grade Point Average Scholarship, the Florence Webb Tate Prize, and the James Noel Brunton Memorial Award.
Tabitha also holds a Masters of Music with a specialty in piano performance from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, studying under Timothy Steeves. Between 2016-2019 Tabitha was employed by the Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival, and worked closely with young and guest artists before and during the duration of the festival. Following her second MMus, Payzant aims to complete Doctoral studies at the University of Montreal.