I started playing violin at the age of four in my hometown of Stratford. Shortly thereafter, I would make weekly trips into Kitchener-Waterloo where I would spend my formative years studying under Alec Catherwood at the Beckett School at Laurier. Other teachers I have since studied with include Martin Beaver, and later Thomas Williams and Richard Roberts at McGill.
After university, I spent five seasons up north in the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, primarily as principal 2nd violin – sitting my final two seasons as assistant concertmaster and concertmaster.
Currently I hold a violin position in the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and keep busy with freelancing, regularly performing with the Stratford Festival Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and London Symphonia.
I feel that music enriches every aspect of life and is something that everyone should have the opportunity to explore. Through it, we gain insight and not only learn about ourselves but are better able to express, relate and communicate with others. I look forward to helping students of all ages reach their musical goals and endeavour to share a passion and strong musical foundation that will benefit them throughout their lives.
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