I'm Western Classical violinist, an active performer and teacher based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I'm a member of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and Windsor Symphony Orchestra, also playing regularly with many other orchestras and small ensembles in Southern Ontario such as the Esprit Orchestra, Soundstreams, Thin Edge New Music Collective, Array Ensemble, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra and London Symphonia. As the violinist of the Tadioli Duo, cellist Sybil Shanahan and I perform regularly on the concert stage, as well as bringing intimate concert experiences to countless retirement and long term care homes in the GTA. I'm also a violinist in Solidaridad, the only all female-identifying Tango Orquesta in North America.
From my home studio, I teach adult learners from beginner to advanced levels, as well as young students aged 10 and up. I also teach at the Royal Conservatory of Music, in the 100% tuition-free Oscar Peterson Program. I strive to create a safe space for every student to experiment and develop, while emphasizing fundamentals and attention to detail. My teaching reflects over 25 years of working with students, while continually evolving, and refining my teaching methods. In addition to ongoing reading and research, I have attended numerous trainings and workshops on performance and pedagogy-related topics, such as a 25 hour course on Mental Skills for Performers. I've attended webinars on Dounis exercises, Kreutzer Studies, and topics such as vibrato and bow handling deep dives with clinicians such as Pavlo Beznosiuk, Peter Sheppard Skaerved, and Amy Beth Horman. having experienced a performance-related injury as a teenager in a competitive musical environment, My teaching synthesizes instrumental pedagogy with conscious training of tactile and kinesthetic senses, based on accurate anatomical information. I'm currently a Licensure Trainee of the Association for Body Mapping Education (ABME), studying primarily with Jennifer Johnson, author of What Every Violinist Needs to Know About The Body, and Musician, Heal Thyself.
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M.A, Music Performance
CUNY Queens College
Principal Teacher, Prof. Burton Kaplan
Chamber Music, Danny Philips and Marcy Rosen
4-year Performance Diploma
Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music
Principal Teachers, Erika Raum and Annalee Patipatanakoon