Signed in as:
Signed in as:
I was raised in a musical family, playing several instruments, with strong bluegrass and country influence. Eventually, I found my true passion for the violin and have been playing ever since. I have played in several prestigious competitions, including the 2019 Canadian Grand Masters fiddle contest and the Grand North American fiddle competition.
As a classical musician, I have played as a first violinist as well as occasional concertmaster with the Concordia Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, throughout the year I play solo and ensemble programs through the King's University and other private institutions. From my scholarship at King's and Concordia, I was awarded the Gerry Segger award for music performance excellence, as well as the CSO award for outstanding musicianship and music excellence. This is in addition to several awards from local competitions as the judges choice.
Much of my time is devoted to studying various aspects of violin and fiddle playing and pedagogy through lessons and masterclasses. Some of my teachers and influences include with Patti Kusturok, Frank Ho, Calvin Vollrath, and Mark Fewer. I believe as a violin teacher that the learning never stops! Through my own learning, I am able to adapt the thoughts and ideas of others into my student's violin lessons.
I have worked through the concerti of Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Sibelius, Glazunov and many more. I am constantly seeking new and exciting pieces to add to my repertoire. I have extensive experience in baroque, fiddle, and some rock music. My current focus is on classical and romantic era repertoire.
Before deciding to build my own studio, I spent years giving violin lessons for private music schools in Edmonton. While teaching, I devoted much of my time to developing my own curriculum, methodology, and pedagogy. My students frequently play solo in Festivals like the Edmonton Speech Arts and Music Festival, and get to play ensemble through the Music Enrichment Foundation as well as with other students within my studio. I am registered with the Alberta String Association and The Alberta Society of Fiddlers.