- Electric Bass
- Ear Training
- Music Appreciation
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
Music is an art and I believe that art is fundamental to all learning. Learning music teaches discipline, determination and creativity; traits that result in a well rounded approach to all other subjects. Music is a language that everyone understands, whether you are listening to singer-songwriter performing with just a guitar and their voice, a classical orchestra or a composer's new work for string quartet. I am Indigenous and I am researching Indigenous music for my doctorate. I often work with Indigenous people who play music but do not speak English through which I have found that speaking the language of music has opened my ears to a larger universally connected world.
I have a diploma in Classical Double Bass Music Performance from Cambrian College; a Bachelor of Music with Honours for Jazz Electric Bass, Music Performance and Composition from Carleton University; and a Masters in Composition from the University of Ottawa. I am currently a lecturer and Ph.D. Candidate pursuing my doctorate in Composition at the University of Calgary. I am trained in both Classical and Jazz styles and familiar with all styles of music and able to teach any style required.
My double bass teacher was a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and my electric bass teacher is the touring bassist for The Tenors (Formerly known as The Canadian Tenors). At the University of Calgary I have assisted and lectured a wide range of topics in music such as: composition, theory, performance, analysis, musicology and sound recording.
I have listed here my most recent awards for composition and my doctoral research on Indigenous Music.
SSHRC (Social Science Humanities Research Council) Doctoral Fellowship in 2019;
Richard Johnston Award in Chamber Composition in 2017 and 2018;
Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship in 2016, 2017 and 2018;
Metis Education Foundation Scholarship in 2018;
Indigenous Graduate Award in 2017 and 2018;
Beaudry-Somcynsky Prize in Music Composition in 2016;
I have over 30 years of experience as I began learning music at 8 years old from my older brother, a self taught guitarist who is now fluent in multiple instruments and styles. I began as a guitar but took more to bass after the first 2 months. From the age of 13 I have been performing professionally in various venues both as a performer in ensembles and behind the scenes as a sound technician. When I decided to attend post-secondary school I knew at my core I wanted to teach, and I strongly believe to teach you must be passionate about your subject. I enrolled in the subject I was most passionate about, music. My degrees and experience grant me expertise to teach many areas of music: instrumental training, performance, composition, theory, analysis, sound recording and live sound mixing.
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