- Ear Training
- Music Appreciation
Music is at the core of my being. From a young age I created, sang and played, and music has given me the opportunity to make many friends and travel to many different places around the world. Learning to play an instrument encourages discipline, independence, advanced motor skills, team work, listening skills and builds connections in the brain that are beneficial for all other subjects and learning activities.
My lessons include body warm-ups, technique exercises and musical games in addition to a wide range of repertoire and musical styles. It is important for students to explore and experience a wide variety of music and to play pieces that they love and connect with. I work hard to support my students to reach their full potential and to become well-rounded musicians.
However, the most fundamental parts of music making are fun and enjoyment! Mistakes are important (they help us to grow into better musicians!) and achievements should be celebrated. I treat my students as individuals and honour and respect their individual learning styles. Music is a universal language that should be enjoyed by all!
I have a Masters degree in Music and Related Studies from Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK. I studied flute from the age of 8 to 23 formally, however I consider myself a lifelong learner!
My teachers in London included Paul Edmund-Davies (Royal Academy of Music) and Anna Noakes (Trinity College of Music) and I have performed in many different styles with many different ensembles. From classical works with the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, to touring with the alternative rock/chamber pop group The Irrepressibles, and now currently performing with Vancouver based roots reggae band Rebel Republic, I enjoy exploring and performing in a multitude of different styles and genres.
I feel very grateful for the musical experiences and opportunities I have had which have helped me grow as a musician and a music teacher. I have had the joy of facilitating early childhood music sessions (including Orff and Kodaly syllabus'), whole classroom instrumental music lessons, classroom curriculum music lessons, small group and one-to-one instrumental lessons. I was selected to work with the London Early Years Music Network project and received mentoring and extended training working in Early Years settings and providing music sessions and workshops. I also have experience planning and facilitating interdisciplinary arts workshops. I obtained my DipABRSM in flute aged 17 and have attended and performed at various performance masterclasses in London. I have toured with bands in Europe and Canada and have worked with visual artists and singers. I also currently sing in two Vancouver bands in addition to recording my own EP, a process that has really expanded my creative horizons and allowed me to work collaboratively with other musicians in a different musical genre.
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