- Ear Training
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
There are three main elements that I focus on as a teacher; constructive and positive environments, respecting and understanding students’ unique self, and to encourage creativity and enjoyment in music performance.
As a growing musician, I found that I blossomed in environments that provided challenges and positivity. I think it is important for students to feel safe in studio as this can help them build their confidence in what they do. Equally, I also understand the importance of constructive criticism and making mistakes. Due to my own learning experiences, I encourage students to be unafraid of making mistakes as this is the best way that they can learn to improve themselves. I think it is important to understand and respect students for who they are. Whether a student is pursuing music as a future career or looking for a new hobby, I think they should be respected whichever path they choose to take. In the case of younger students, I make sure to understand their personality to shape lessons in a way that is engaging and that can highlight positive learning processes. Finally, I am also driven to help students to enjoy the process of creating music. I am receptive to exploring different styles of music to help a student find their confidence and spark their further appreciation of the harp.
My formal music training began on the violin at the age of five and by the age of seven, I had incorporated playing the harp. In addition to receiving private training on the harp, I also performed within a harp and orchestral ensemble with the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy until the age of 18. Selected to receive an entrance scholarship, I began studying at McGill University in the 2016 and have completed three years of a four-year bachelor’s degree program in harp performance.
I currently study under Jennifer Swartz, the harp professor at McGill University. Previous harp teachers include, Lucile Brais-Hildesheim, Michelle Gott, and Caroline Leonardelli. I also attended Canterbury High School, a specialized arts institution, where I participated in a four-year intensive vocal program. I received private vocal lessons during this time and for the past five years have incorporated my vocal repertoire with the harp.
• Performed the Swan Lake ballet by Tchaikovsky with the Westmount youth orchestra in the summer of 2018
• Performed for a Relay for Life event in the summer of 2018
• Entrance scholarship for McGill
• Raised 8000$ in a crowd funding campaign to raise money for purchasing an orchestral pedal harp
• Kiwanis Music Festival Awards for performance in harp and solo voice
During the summer of 2017, I participated in the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy in Powell River, British Columbia. I also successfully auditioned for the Young Artist’s Harp Seminar in Atlanta in the summer of 2015. I have received private lessons from Caroline Leonardelli, Lucile Brais Hildesheim, Michelle Gott, Jennifer Swartz, and private voice lessons from Megan McPhee. I performed in several choirs and orchestral ensembles including the Ottawa Children’s Choir and the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy. During the summer of 2016 I volunteered for MASC for a literary workshop for children. I shadowed under children’s book writer Marie-Louise Gay for a day and helped children with activities. Other experiences include working for the Nepean summer arts camps as a counselor where I was responsible for children from ages five to fourteen. I have also worked as a harp counselor for a summer camp with the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy where I taught both privately and in large ensembles. To spread word of the harp program at OYOA, I participated in outreach performances for children with Michelle Gott.
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
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