I am delighted to bring my keen interest in piano performance and pedagogy to the Beckett School at Laurier, and to the Kitchener-Waterloo community at large. I am an accomplished pianist, clarinet player and music therapist, and I enjoy teaching over 60 students each week.
My formal accreditation includes an Honours Bachelor of Music (BMus) and an Honours Bachelor of Music Therapy (BMT) from Laurier. I have also completed my Associate of the Royal Conservatory (ARCT) in piano performance and advanced piano pedagogy with Canada’s Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM). In 2009 I was awarded the gold medal for attaining the highest examination mark in Ontario in an RCM Intermediate Pedagogy examination.
I strive to be a creative teacher, and my goal is to inspire each student to love playing the piano and exploring music in general. My students win awards each year in the Kitchener-Waterloo Kiwanis Music Festival, and distinguish themselves annually in the Canadian RCM examinations. I take great pride in my work, and I look forward to many more years of teaching with the Beckett School at Laurier.