- Ear Training
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
With students of all ages, my goal is to get them engaged with the joy of making music right away, while learning the fundamentals, exploring the skills, and cultivating creativity to help them be well-rounded musicians.
Successful learning starts with curiosity that develops into a passion, so my number one goal as a teacher is to help students cultivate their passion for music, beginning with the music that moves them most. Song based lessons help accelerate their learning, all while developing their skills and understanding to broaden their horizons and achieve a greater deeper engagement with music that they will carry with them throughout their lives.
I have an honours BA in Music from the University of Guelph, which included courses in drum set, percussion, and improvisation with Jesse Stewart. In the MA Ethnomusicology program at York University I took courses in South Indian Carnatic percussion and rhythmic theory with master Trichy Sankaran. After years of working as an active performer, I furthered my studies, working with renowned master drum set educator Jim Blackley, exploring the essence of the rhythmic language of jazz and musicality on the drum set. I continue to be a life-long student of music.
Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation Award in Performing Arts
University of Guelph Essay Prize in Music
Friends of Music Book Prize
Ralph and Edith Kidd Scholarship in Music
As a long-time member of the rich and diverse scene of jazz and improvised music in Toronto, I have been grateful to be involved with so many incredible peers, and to have worked with many internationally renowned composers and improvisors who's unique work and concepts have provided me with a deep understanding of music and creativity. Through my work in audio engineering and sound design for dance and theatre, I also enjoy assisting students to learn about the tools they can use to create and produce their own music.
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