Focusing and practicing is keen to a person's success not only in music, but in every field. I believe that whoever learns music will learn how to become more focused on every single activity they are doing. After my masterclass with Juilliard professor Richard Aaron, I have come to a realization that scales are so important. I believe that scales is the most basis of all music and if we cannot even perfect a scale, we can never perfect a piece. Scales are like the foundation of life, it is like adding and subtracting for math. Without the basic fundamentals on how to calculate, there is no way one is able to solve an algebraic equation. Although practicing is very important, I believe that loving the thing you do is the most important. Therefore, I will make lessons very interesting by incorporating laughter and inspirational stories to the lesson. All of my lessons begin with scales in order to maintain our hand shape and our basic techniques then later on to the most enjoyable part, making music.
I am currently a student at the University of Toronto -Bachelor of Music in Performance. I have completed my ARCT practical with a mark of 92 but I have not received the diploma yet as I have not finished my theory. I started piano when I was 6 years old and finished Grade 10 piano at the age of 12 and started studying cello right after I finished piano. Thus, I have learned the cello for 6 years now and I am currently studying with renowned cellist, Shauna Rolston. I have attended many masterclasses and festivals studying under Richard Aaron, Laurence Lesser, Phillipe Muller, Johannes Moser and many more.
-Highest mark in Grade 9 Cello for RCM in Ontario and Quebec
-graduated with the Bob and Lorna Richardson Music Scholarship from Unionville High School
-recipient of two four-year scholarships, the Peter A. Goulding and Frank (Barry) White String Scholarship and the Mamie May Scholarship
-recipient of an in-course scholarship, Laura Kinton Muir Prize
-placed first in two different quartets, the Arts Unionville Quartet and the Canadian Sinfonietta Youth Orchestra Quartet, in the Kiwanis Music Festival
-in the Kiwanis Music Festival, placed 1st and 3rd place in two Grade 10 Cello classes
-obtained First Class Honour in Distinction for ARCT Cello
-former principal cellist of the Canadian Sinfonietta Youth Orcestra
-current principal cellist of the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra
My mom is an opera singer, vocal and piano teacher; thus, I was born into a musical family and I grew up with music. I was luckily born with perfect pitch; thus, pitch became very natural for me. I started off with the piano and later on switched to the cello because I fell in love with the deep-loving sound of the cello. Although I started cello when I was 12, I finished ARCT Cello in 5 years time. I trained primarily at home, I did not join many competitions and festivals because I did not have enough time to as I had to get ready for university auditions. Then, I started teaching and I fell in love with teaching because it made me realize that teaching can not only help others, but it can help yourself as well.
30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00
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