Music is a vital outlet for my creativity, allowing me to express myself and connect with others. I firmly believe that music has the power to unite people, fostering bonds and deepening our self-awareness and understanding of the world. It's a wonderful avenue for growth and exploring new perspectives.
In everything related to music, be it performance or lessons, the core should always be the joy and profound emotional impact that music brings. We create music for our own well-being and enjoyment, enriching the lives of others in the process. To do this effectively, we must respect our own authenticity when making music, a process that encompasses practice, reflection, and personal growth.
Respect, both for the music and for each other, is at the heart of musical education. The sheer joy of making music and the freedom to express oneself are fundamental. My teaching philosophy revolves around respecting students, maintaining a safe and inclusive environment where they can freely express themselves. I never impose unnecessary pressure or anxiety, recognizing each student as a unique individual who deserves to find their own voice in a nurturing setting.
I have a Master's in Vocal Performance and Literature and an Artist Diploma from Western University and a BFA in Honours Vocal Performance from York University.
I have studied voice classically from the age of 11, for 17 years. I studied with a classical Russian teacher for seven years at the Contemporary Conservatory of Music and Arts before continuing post-secondary studies in music at university. Some of my teachers during my university studies have included Brian McIntosh, Stephanie Bogle and Catherine Robbin. I currently sing professionally with the Juno award-winning Ottawa Bach Choir and perform actively as a soloist with various groups in the GTA including Chorus York and the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra.
I recently won second prize at the Clifford Poole Vocal Competition in December 2019 and got the opportunity to perform with the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. I was also a finalist at the Toronto Mozart Competition in January 2020. In December of 2015, I won the York University Concerto Competition and performed with the York University Symphony Orchestra in February of 2016.
I began singing classically at age 11 and have continued my studies for 17 years, through post-secondary education, to the present day. I have had many wonderful teachers throughout my university education and I am also a practitioner of the Alexander Technique. I have studied several languages including French, German and Italian and I am able to coach diction on any of these languages. I have experience teaching English and French to children in other capacities and have a great rapport with kids; always eager to hear their perspectives and what they have to teach me!
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