I graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a double degree in Music Education and Music Theory. As a pianist, I regularly collaborate with singers and instrumentalists performing a wide range of repertoire from Renaissance to pop covers. I am also an active piano examiner with Canadian National Conservatory of Music (CNCM) and have had the opportunity to adjudicate at several music festivals across Ontario.
As a vocalist, I perform as a soloist, in small ensembles, and choirs. I have sung with some of KWs finest groups, including Da Capo chamber choir and Laurier Singers. I am founder and director of Village Voices Community Choir in Milverton, Ontario and director of the Trinity Youth Singers.
Music has been a monumental part of my life and is an activity I am passionate about passing on to others. As an instructor, I strive to present topics in a clear manner, using a variety of pedagogical tools to ensure student success. My students regularly earn top marks in piano exams and some have gone on to study music at the postsecondary level. It is my goal as an instructor to ensure my students receive education in a wide range of skills including improvisation, aural skills, sight-reading, keyboard harmonization and more.
My journey as a musician began in high school because of an inspiring music teacher who was not only a mentor, but a friend. My goal as a teacher is to inspire the same level of joy for music in my students and to provide a broad musical education experience.