- Ear Training
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
Music is the one of the most important extra curricular activities you can have on college application. Everyone who is applying for Ivy league schools, or the top schools in Canada will have above average GPA. What distinguishes a student from the others is extra curricular activities and achievements outside of school work. Musicians – RCM exams, performing in bands and orchestras – show the commitment, patience, team work, and hard work put in over the years.
Also, there are numerous studies on the relationship between music and the brain. Children who take music lessons concentrate better in school, do better on standardized tests. There are numerous articles that explain the benefit of taking music lessons.
My vast experience in teaching and degrees from prestigious schools such as Carnegie Mellon University and the Manhattan School of Music have provided me the qualification as the perfect teacher for you. My goal is to inspire students to work hard and learn to enjoy playing an instrument. I help them set up realistic goals that they are excited about, and make sure they follow the independent work schedule we set up together. For achieving goals such as getting into the honor band, or getting a good score on RCM exams- I use teaching technique that combines the traditional and unconventional methods to keep my students interested.
I compare learning to play an instruments to playing sports. Just like tennis or golf, proper form and having strong basic skills are important in music. You would not take golf lessons from your neighbor who plays leisurely once a week. If you are looking to improve, you’d take lessons from a golf pro whose job is to play for living, and who knows exactly how to teach people. I will help you build a strong foundation with proper form, avoiding bad habits. This is key for rapid improvement which will eventually help save time and frustration in the long run.
Carnegie Mellon University - Bachelor of Music
Manhattan School of Music - Master of Music
For over 10 years, I have taught flute and piano lessons for students of all ages and levels in Toronto, Pittsburgh, and New York City. I studied with the legendary flute teacher Jeanne Baxtresser, former principal flute of New York Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, and Toronto Symphony. It is my great joy to pass the legacy onto my students.
My former students have been accepted into prestigious music schools in North America such as Juilliard Pre College, University of Ottawa, Mcgill University, and York University. All of my students have scored over 85% on RCM exams. I also teach adults student who want to play for fun, and help them join local bands and community orchestras.
For Beginner students- I help them to learn to play the instrument; from helping them rent/buy their first flute, to assembling the instrument, to making sound on the flute, and learning scales. For Intermediate students- I work with them on strengthening the basics and musicality. I help them prepare for auditions to get into school bands and youth orchestras, and tests in music class. I also organize for the student to compete in local music festival competitions such as Kiwanis Music Festival. For people who are interested in Jazz flute- I have a minor degree in Jazz Performance. I teach jazz scales and how to improvise. For people interested in Theory and basic Piano lessons- I help student learn theory and basic piano skills. Being able to play Piano helps with quicker understanding of theory and music in general. I provide curriculum and lesson plans that combines both Piano and Flute lessons. RCM exam preparation- From performing, playing with a pianist to ear training, I provide thorough preparation for the student to feel 100% confident to walk in to the examination. Advanced student High school students who want to pursue music at the post secondary level and for university students- I can offer fresh perspective on audition and recital preparation. From sound and vibrato to technic, I have very strict teaching regime that will guarantee the huge leap on your skills and musicality. I help students learn and master pieces more efficiently. I also help them with auditions and competitions. What distinguishes me from other professionals and teachers is that I thoroughly prepare my students to perform at their best level in any circumstances.
30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00
There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable
NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher