A native of Toronto, I earned a BMus degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters and Doctor of Music from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
I have studied with David Zafer, Joyce Robbins, Metro Kozak and with members of the Juilliard and Orion string quartets.
I have been a member of the Penderecki String Quartet since 1999 and have toured along with its other members to China, Brazil, Mexico, France, Italy, Spain and Russia, and we have recorded over 25 discs together.
My teaching is Galamian-based, and I emphasize slow scale practise as a chance to undo the tensions that get built up from the desire to succeed. I also teach a number of dexterity and muscle building exercises largely attributed to D.C. Dounis. I aim to get right to the heart of the matter in lessons and help students find 'deliberate practise' in their work.
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