- Ear Training
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Advanced Harmony
- RCM - Advanced Rudiments
- RCM - Analysis
- RCM - Basic Harmony
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - Counterpoint
- RCM - History
- RCM - Intermediate Harmony
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments
The study of music goes far beyond just musical learning; it is made up of several elements and has its influence on, among other things, mathematical understanding and spatial reasoning. Music is the element that has had the most profound influence on my life ever since I was a young child. It is a great joy, and it is this joy that I want to share with students of all ages and levels of learning. In general, I focus on musicality, such as phrasing and the goals of musical lines. I combine this with technical elements, basic theory (if it is helpful in certain situations) and the introduction of the five basic motion patterns that make up piano technique. I pace myself along with the student and introduce these elements only when the student is ready. I also always work in the element of fun, to avoid stress or nervousness. Not only is this a more enjoyable way to learn, but it is also a quicker path through the learning process.
I have my ARCT (Royal Conservatory of Toronto) and LTCL (Licentiate of Trinity College of London), both in piano performance, finishing these while I was in high school. I earned my Bachelor of Music (performance, history, theory) from McMaster University, where my piano professor was the British concert pianist Valerie Tryon. I earned my Master of Music (theory) at the University of Western Ontario. After several years of private piano teaching I returned to university, this time in England, to do postgraduate research. I earned my MPhil degree there from the University of Surrey.
-Kiwanis music festival silver medal for piano performance
-RCT Grade 8 "Summa Cum Laude"
-Scholarship for McMaster University
-Scholarship for University of Western Ontario
-Teaching Assistant, University of Western Ontario
-Teaching Assistant, University of Surrey, UK
I have had many opportunities to work in different areas of music; most recently, I have been the accompanist (and occasional soprano!) for the Halton Regional Police Chorus since 2017, which is in southern Ontario. We perform two main concerts per season, and we are also involved in two memorial ceremonies, the provincial memorial in Toronto, and the national memorial in Ottawa. We honour the officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. I have been an accompanist for soloists (students and professionals) and chamber ensembles for many years. I continue to study theory and have written articles for music societies' newsletters. I have greatly enjoyed university-level teaching as a theory instructor, having been awarded two teaching assistantships, one at Western and the other at Surrey. I taught first-year harmony, counterpoint and analysis. This has been a great help to me as a piano instructor, since understanding theory has far-reaching effects on mastering music, whether it's musical understanding, or methods to improve memorization, for example.
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