I have performed in international masterclasses and recitals in Europe, Canada and the United States.
As recipient of numerous awards and honours, I am in demand as a pianist, teacher, adjudicator and clinician.
I joined the Faculty of Music in 2007 and have an ARCT certificate, a BMusEd from the University of Western Ontario, and MMus and DMA degrees from the University of Michigan.
A long-time student of the Alexander Technique, Van Weelden’s teaching style reflects this influence. She believes that increased whole body awareness can lead to a more natural approach to playing, 1 that is not hindered by unnecessary tension and injury. Free from these hindrances, the musician is better enabled to focus on and enjoy the interpretative demands of the repertoire. She hopes to inspire and challenge her students to explore their own individual interests and to equip them to find lifelong joy and fulfillment in their musical endeavors.
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