Experience and Teaching Philosophy
I began teaching privately in Toronto, Ontario not long after graduating from university and have over ten years experience as an instructor of instrumental, also vocal music to children, youth and adults.
Alongside, my private teaching studio, I was a Music Itinerant Specialist with the Toronto District School Board for three years where I taught classroom music to children using Orff pedagogy methods.
Over the years, I have prepared students successfully for Royal Conservatory of Music exams and the Kiwanis Festival for solo and group competitive classes.
My teaching philosophy is based on guiding students to use music study to create order in their mind and body and well as connect to their innate musicality. Through this process I aim to expose the unique quality of their sound, in the case of the voice that is all their own from the beginning of life.
Students accepted in my studio will have a deep commitment to going on this journey of self-discovery through the tool of music. They will demand of themselves to come prepared for lessons and will be excited to be studying.
I do instruct in classical and/or contemporary genres and encourage in my students a love of learning music using a patient, yet structured approach.
I currently teach in my private studio (online only) and also at Long and McQuade in Halifax, Nova Scotia.