- Ear Training
- Music Appreciation
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Advanced Rudiments
- RCM - Basic Harmony
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - Intermediate Harmony
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments
Music is able to transcend every aspect of our life, and private violin lessons are about more than learning music. Being a part of your child's growth and development is a gift. I endeavour to create a collaborative environment where the student moves at the pace they set. Every lesson is tailored to their individual needs and goals we set.
As a teacher, I was the director and curriculum developer of the violin program at Arts 4 All Kids, the senior and intermediate instructor at El Sistema South London, and the Twinkle and Suzuki Book 1 teacher at the Forest City School for Talent Education.
My pedagogy is based on the methods of Suzuki, RCM, Kato Havas, Paul Kantor, and Mimi Zweig. I have completed pedagogy courses and advanced studies in all the aforementioned at Wilfrid Laurier University and the Suzuki Institute. I have personally completed RCM examinations in theory and performance.
Throughout my life, I have loved music and the brain. I have been able to study with some amazing teachers and musicians that have shaped who I am today. I am a hard worker and I have had the privilege to pursue my love of knowledge through higher education.
The longer, more professional version is below!
I hold a Bachelors Degree in Violin Performance with a minor in Psychology and a diploma in Chamber Music Performance from Wilfrid Laurier University, studying with the Penderecki String Quartet. I also began a Masters of Violin Performance and Literature at Western University. Currently, I am completing a Masters in Science studying the Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental health.
I have studied with members of the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, and Montreal Symphony Orchestra, as well as members of the Penderecki, New Orford, Chiara, and Lafayette string quartets and Duo Concertante.
I began playing the violin at the age of 3, and yes, I still have my tiny violin! I have had the pleasure of playing in ensembles and orchestras across Canada, from BC to Newfoundland, as well as in Bulgaria, Italy, and Germany. I have been a section leader of many orchestras, most notably as the Principal Second violin of the German-Scandinavian Youth Orchestra in Berlin, Germany, and Concertmaster of Mediterranean Opera Orchestra in Sicily, Italy. I was the Principal Second violin of the Stratford Symphony Orchestra for four seasons, and recently joined the first violin section of the International Symphony. I also regularly play with London Symphonia.
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