I have performed in Europe, Canada and the U.S.A. as soloist and collaborative artist. I perform frequently as a duo pianist with Elaine Lau and am active performing as a member of the award winning junctQín keyboard collective, which has been aired on CBC and Rondo Classic (Finland, Armenia, Hungary and Kyrgyzstan) and has worked with many thriving composers.
I have taught at Wilfrid Laurier University since 2003. I am in demand across Canada as a festival and competition adjudicator, and as a senior examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music. I have also presented workshops and lecture recitals for such institutions as The Glenn Gould School, Mt. Allison University and the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Associations National Convention.
I received my Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Colorado—Boulder and received my Masters and Doctoral degrees in Piano Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Since 2011, I have served as a senior teacher advisor in a multi-institutional project involving the creation of the Music Tool Suite (musictoolsuite.ca). This cooperative effort between Queen’s University, Concordia University and the Royal Conservatory of Music produced such online music learning resources as DREAM and iSCORE, modeled on the concept of self regulated learning. My involvement has included webinar and seminar presentations, co-authoring publications and creating a variety of other instructional resources, and consultation in a variety of capacities in both the development and implementation stages.
Students have won prizes in numerous competitions and festivals. Performances by students have included the ORMTA Young Artist Tour and as concerto soloists.
I aim to encourage and facilitate musical engagement on a deeply expressive and artistic level, 1 that is attainable through extensive knowledge of the music itself, and through tapping into the most important instrument: ourselves. My teaching is informed by grounding in classical tradition, performing experience and influence from study of the Alexander and Taubman techniques. The collegial and energetic spirit emanating from colleagues and students in Laurier’s Faculty of Music continually inspires me.
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