Education (flute)

-private study with Toshio Takahashi, founder of the Suzuki Flute School, in Matsumoto, Japan
-graduated with a MMus degree in Performance from l'Université de Montréal, studying with Denis Bluteau
-graduated with a BMus degree with Distinction in Performance from McGill University, studying with Timothy Hutchins and Heather Howes; master classes and private lessons with Peter Lloyd, Michel Debost, and others
-student of the Academy of Music for Gifted Youth at Mount Royal Conservatory, Calgary; master classes and private lessons with Geoffrey Gilbert, James Campbell and others

 with Unit 1 Suzuki pedagogy course participants in Mexico City (2016)

with Unit 1 Suzuki pedagogy course participants in Mexico City (2016)


Teaching

Students as young as four years old are welcome, and I have enjoyed working with students into their eighties as well.  I have taken students through volumes 1-12 of the Suzuki Flute School repertoire series; these students enjoy a wide variety of supplementary repertoire in addition to the classical repertoire in the Suzuki volumes.  Students who have participated in RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto) exams have received an average mark of 87.5% and several have been awarded silver medals for the highest mark in the province.  Students have also participated in Kiwanis festivals, with a number receiving scholarships, and in youth orchestras.  Students who have won youth orchestra concerto competitions have performed Hue Fantaisie, Griffes Poem, and Cimarosa Concerto for two flutes.

I have taught workshops including the following:
-Suzuki Summer School in Cornwall (2010) and Malvern, England (2012)
-Winter Workshop at Music Institute of Chicago (2013)
-Festival Internacional de Musica Suzuki in Lima, Peru (2007-2017)
-Suzuki Autumn Festival in Melbourne, Australia (2010, 2011)
-European Suzuki Convention in Davos, Switzerland (2015)
-1er Encuentro de Profesores Suzuki de Mexico in Guanajuato, Mexico (2010)

as well as Suzuki summer institutes in Canada and abroad... please see Upcoming Events for workshops and concerts

 with master class student at the Suzuki Festival in Lima, Peru (2013)

with master class student at the Suzuki Festival in Lima, Peru (2013)


Performance (excerpts)

-performs with area orchestras including Guelph Symphony Orchestra, Stratford Symphony Orchestra, Symphony on the Bay, Cathedral Bluffs Orchestra, Etobicoke Symphony Orchestra
-performs as a member of Duo Calixa (flute and guitar) and outreach ensemble Trio Tete-a-Tete (2fl/cello)
-solo and chamber music performer at Cambridge Arts Festival and Cambridge's Mayor's Celebration of the Arts (2011, 2012, 2013, 2016)
-regular member of Trio Ambiance (Montreal)
-regular member of Orchestre Philharmonique de Grand Montreal and Orchestre Sinfonia, as well as Lakeshore Light Opera and Montreal West Operatic Society; recorded CDs with Chroma Musika and MWOS
-after winning the East York Symphony's Young Artist Competition (1994) performed Mozart's Concerto in G major with the orchestra
-performed as flute soloist for Bach's Suite in b minor and Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 with Ensemble Serenade de Montreal (1992 and 1993)


 Kinder Concert with members of Guelph Symphony Orchestra (2016)

Kinder Concert with members of Guelph Symphony Orchestra (2016)