Having grown up in a musical family, I have realized the importance of music in our lives. Music has been a long-time source of happiness and fun throughout my life. Although learning the technical skills is an essential part of playing an instrument, the most important part is to enjoy the music you are playing. I teach with a very flexible style, catering to the needs of each students mental and physical needs. I believe that nothing should be painful or tiring when playing any instrument and teach relaxing methods of warming up, cooling down, and taking breaks.
When teaching, I focus on the technical needs and musical needs of the student simultaneously, encouraging the most progress and enjoyment of the lessons.
I have a Bachelors in Music Performance on Trombone, with a second instrument studies on Viola from the University of Calgary.
I studied violin starting at the age of 5 and picked up the viola when I was 10 years old. I played violin and viola in strings programs around the city, enjoying weekly private lessons, technique classes, orchestra rehearsals, chamber groups, and masterclasses from many professionals from North America and Europe. When I was looking into universities, I was the recipient of the Presidents International Chamber scholarship from the University of Western Illinois.
I picked up the trombone in junior high band and shortly after started taking private lessons on the trombone as well. Throughout my high school and university career, I learned to play the euphonium and tuba as well and had the opportunity to play for multiple ensembles and masterclasses on all instruments. During my time at the University of Calgary I was the principal trombone for the U of C Wind Ensemble and U of C Orchestra.
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival - Outstanding Soloist Award
Having both parents as musicians, I grew up with a very special sense of what music means to me. When I was young I would quite frequently sit in when my parents were teaching lessons, creating a solid foundation for teaching music. All throughout my schooling I took pride in listening to my peers and giving helpful tips, musically and technically. Throughout my schooling, I had the opportunity to take part in many different masterclasses, learning tips and tricks from some of the best musicians. These experiences encourage me to keep learning and try new teaching methods. I am a believer in a sliding-scale teaching method, where each student gets a teaching plan based on their own needs and wants, as no two students are the same. Currently, I teach many clinics in schools on trombone, tuba, euphonium, violin, and viola. I am also a violin teacher with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra's PhilKids program, teaching violin to underserved youth.
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
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