I hold a MMus in Oboe Performance from the University of British Columbia, where I studied with Beth Orson of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. I also studied with Roger Cole, Normand Forget, Richard Killmer, and Cheryl Bishkoff.
As an oboist, I perform regularly as the Principal Oboist of the Stratford Symphony Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Woodwind Quintet, Spiritus Ensemble, and many other groups within Southwestern Ontario.
I was a member of the National Youth Orchestra and have participated in summer festivals at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Domaine Forget, Bowdoin International Music Festival and the Chautauqua Institute.
Solo performances have included Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, Applebaum's Five Snapshots, Marcello’s Oboe Concerto, Copland’s Quiet City, Vaughan Williams' Oboe Concerto, and Morricone’s Gabriel’s Oboe.
Committed to music education, I enjoy teaching all of my students at Laurier Academy of Music and Arts.
The oboe is a very beautiful but challenging instrument. I provide a supportive and encouraging approach to learning the oboe. Oboe lessons will focus on developing musicianship, a good embouchure, breath control, proper fingering, posture, tone and reed-making skills. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to discover the joys of playing the oboe!