- Ear Training
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Advanced Rudiments
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments
I believe that music has the fundamental power to change how we think, and the ability to expand our understanding of the world. Music is as much an art form as it is history, and I attempt to work both in to all lessons. Music lessons should be fun and enjoyable for the student, but should also encourage them to learn more on their own, and continuously aspire to develop their own creative skills. The theory behind music is also important to keep in mind, and should be considered in depth; much like any language, developing an understanding of the basics allows for a better and far deeper ability to extend this knowledge to other instruments. Nonetheless, music lessons should be interactive, and both educational and entertaining, ultimately being fun for the student. After all, to enjoy music, you must understand the emotion behind, and the most potent emotion in art is joy.
I have officially completed 10 grades of violin violin with the Royal Conservatory of Music, working with a teacher from the Mount Royal Conservatory in Calgary, AB. During this time, I gained experience with classical, baroque, romantic, and contemporary music. My teacher had been previously trained in a number of methods in the European Conservatory in Switzerland. During my time with this teacher, I learned that maintaining high standards for performance and practice are vital to be able to grow. In addition to my classical training with my Swiss teacher, I also gained experience as an ensemble musician working with the Chamber and Conservatory Orchestras at the Mount Royal University and, most notably, the nationally acclaimed Calgary Youth Orchestra under the tutelage of a Juilliard graduate.
RCM Grade 9 First Class Honours certification (2018)
Alberta Registered Music Teacher's Association (ARMTA) Scholarship (2017)
RCM Gold medal, grade 8 violin (2016)
ARMTA Medal (2016)
RCM Gr. 8 First Class Honours Certificate (2015)
Honourable Mention, International Protege Competition, Carnegie Hall (2014)
RCM Gr. 6 First Class Honours Certificate (2014)
My mother and grandmother before me were both music teachers, and have both taught me the value of both learning and teaching music. Through the time I spent attending lessons with my grandmother, I learned that patience, perseverance, and dedication are the most defining qualities in a good teacher. Having the legacy of two generations of music teachers consistently inspiring me has encouraged me to always work hard to help my students to the best of my ability, and to never turn a blind eye to the power of education. I believe that this legacy has also enriched me as a teacher, as well as a performer.
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