Welcome to Harmony Violin Studio, my private teaching practice. Currently, I teach online only. In-person outdoor lessons may be possible during warmer weather. Going forward, we'll know more about what is safe.
I've been teaching privately for 25 years. I'm a patient, detail-oriented teacher who can help you build and refine your technical and interpretative skills. I will help you establish and refine your foundational skills based on your body's natural design. Ease of movement will be a priority; it will lead to a beautiful tone and greater command of the instrument. We'll focus on helping you become more self-aware, which will enable you to teach yourself and be more independent in the practice room. I won't always give you the answer...often I will ask lots of questions to lead you towards a solution.
I'm a Body Mapping Educator in training (i.e. not yet Licensed) and this work has been informing my playing and teaching for 5 years.
My days consist of performing and teaching, as well as preparing for both of the above. I'm a tenured member of two professional orchestras, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and the Windsor Symphony, and I'm one half of the Tadioli Duo along with cellist Sybil Shanahan.
I enjoy coaching the aspiring musicians of the Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and the Regional Strings Program at Port Credit Secondary School, and I have also been invited to coach violin sectionals for the Mississauga Youth Orchestra, Durham Youth Orchestra, and Orkidstra. Twice, I have been on the peer review panel for the Ontario Arts Council, and I have adjudicated the Haliburton Music Festival.