I believe that all students require a unique approach based on their goals and learning styles. Whether you are a serious young performer hoping to pursue a career in music, an adult looking to incorporate music into their life, or a young student starting music lessons for the first time, I would be thrilled to work with you!
Building up technical proficiency and confidence (AKA anxiety-free fun!) on the instrument are key elements of my teaching with any student. I work with my students to set appropriate and obtainable goals so that students can always be successful and see their improvement, without being frustrated or overwhelmed. I also work with students to develop practice techniques and foster a happy relationship with practicing. By studying and practicing an instrument, students will gain self confidence and discipline that will help them in all aspects of their life.
I completed my Bachelor of Music at McGill University, where I studied oboe performance under the instruction of Ted Baskin, principal oboist of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal. I stayed at McGill to complete my Master of Music in early music performance, where I specialized in baroque repertoire and historical performance under the instruction of Matt Jennejohn.
I have also participated in festivals and young artist programs throughout North America, including the American Bach Soloists Academy, the Tafelmusik Summer Baroque Institute, and Early Music America's Young Performer's festival. I have had the privilege to work with renowned oboists and baroque oboists from around the world including Bert Lucarelli, Alex Klein, Jacqueline Leclair, Debra Nagy, John Abberger, and Alfredo Bernardi.
I have previously taught a music history survey course to first year music students starting school at McGill University. In this course, we gave an overview of all music history from the very beginnings through to today. I have also completed coursework in counterpoint, music theory, and ear training and am pleased to offer tutoring in any of these topics.
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