- Music History
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Basic Harmony
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments
I firmly believe that education is about empowering students to reach their personal best in all aspects of their lives. Whether it's intellectual, creative, emotional, or social growth, students should be encouraged and supported to achieve success through four key elements: an inclusive community, a safe and comfortable environment, the teacher as an inspirer and facilitator, and student-centered learning.
In an inclusive community, all students have an equal right to education and the opportunity to learn and grow. Respecting and understanding each other's diversity creates a sense of belonging, leading to a willingness to take risks and explore new ideas. Collaborating with parents, faculty, administration, and community leaders fosters students' potential and smooth transitions through important stages of education and life.
Creating a purposeful learning environment that reflects the community further supports students in their educational journey and enhances their sense of belonging. It is essential to provide a positive and engaging classroom atmosphere.
As a teacher, my role is to inspire students to become lifelong learners. By being a role model and showing enthusiasm for the curriculum, I can spark students' curiosity and authentic appreciation for the subject matter. As a facilitator, I create a framework of engaging materials, diverse activities, and creative assessments to support students' success and passion for the content.
Student-centered learning puts the focus on the student. Designing meaningful curricula and assessments that connect emotionally with students promotes intrinsic motivation and encourages them to become lifelong learners. For example, in the music classroom, choosing music that students enjoy or providing opportunities to perform in festivals or band tours to exciting destinations can create emotional connections to the learning process.
Incorporating these four elements in education enables students to thrive, discover their potential, and develop a genuine love for learning. Together, we can build a fulfilling and enriching educational journey for every student.
I hold a classical trumpet degree from Trinity Western University (TWU) and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC).
I actively perform trumpet and piano in various ensembles, ranging from big band and jazz to classical, across the vibrant music scene in Vancouver.
With over 16 years of experience in teaching brass instruments and piano, I find joy in being a middle school music teacher and private instructor. My passion for music allows me to cater to students of all ages and abilities, from kindergarten to adult learners.
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