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Lessons offered by Penny
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Violin
Levels
  • All Levels

Passionate, youthful, and approachable life science student with 17 years of violin playing experience and 8 years of teaching experience.

Methodology

I like to talk with my students before diving into learning to try and gauge their preferred learning style. This helps me to adapt my teaching to better fit their needs.
I am an excellent communicator, am very passionate about music, and am always patient with my students.

Background

My academic background has been focused in the Life Sciences. I aspire to pursue med school following my undergraduate degree.
Since the age of 3 years, I have been playing the violin. I have completed all the RCM violin exams and have performed in the Kiwanis and other music festivals, winning gold medals. I have taught the violin to over 5 students, some of which have had intellectual disabilities. I am a passionate musician and find my innate patience and loving personality helps me teach and guide others in their musical pursuits.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 40/h

Details

Cancellation policy: please cancel with 24 hours of notice minimum

Rate does not differ depending on level

Lessons offered by Penny
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Violin
Levels
  • All Levels

Penny's Resume

Violin: Teacher and Student Sept 2004 - Present
• Weekly group and private violin lessons at the Royal Conservatory of Music and Toronto School for Strings (2004-2018)
• Created individualized learning plans to teach violin to 6 children, one of whom had autism (2013-2018)
• Gold Medalist in Kiwanis Music Festival (2016-2019), performed Praeludium and Allegro by Fritz Kreisler in 2019
• Successfully completed Royal Conservatory Violin Grade 10 Exam (2014) and Advanced Rudiments Theory Exam (2016) earning First Class Honors with Distinction
• Selected as 1st Violin in Conference for Independent Schools Music Festival (CISMF), performing at Roy Thompson Hall (2018, 2019)

Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario
Bachelor of Science (BScH), Major in Life Sciences Expected Graduation: April 2023
• Current Cumulative GPA: 3.8
• Deans Honor List (2020, 2021)

Other Experience
Sick Kids Hospital (SSuRe) Toronto, Ontario
• Student Researcher for the SickKids Summer Research Program (2021)
• Breeding SCN5A mutated zebrafish to investigate different electrocardiac abnormalities, such as Brugada Syndrome

Cardiovascular Imaging Network at Queen’s (CINQ) Kingston, Ontario
• Student Researcher at Kingston General Hospital Sept 2020 - Present
• Patient recruitment for the WAMIDA study (Women with Acute Myocardial Infarction, Depression, and Anxiety)

Cardiac Surgical Innovation Lab (CARSIL) Kingston, Ontario
• Student Researcher – Kingston General Hospital Sept 2019 - Present
• Medtronic Cost Benefit Analysis comparing patient outcomes of Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Graft patients using Traditional
vs. Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting Approaches (Bisleri retractors)
• Content creation and management of social media lab platforms (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn)
• Quantitative Ultrasound as a Non-Invasive Tool for Intraoperatively Assessing Sternum Bone Density

American Academy of Medicine and Surgery Maui, Hawaii
• Advanced Cardiothoracic Summer Surgical Skills Intern June 2019
• Performed advanced mock surgeries on pigs’ hearts including aortic valve root sparing surgery, placement of ventricular assist
devices, left heart hypoplastic syndrome repair, and mitral valve repairs.
• Collaborated with a team to devise a new non-invasive method for repairing atrial septal defects. Final idea was inducing collagen
tissue formation using LIPUS and NKX2-5 injection at site of ASD.
• Co-authored a publication submitted into Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery journal titled ‘Utilizing multivariable regression and machine learning classifiers to analyze the impact of tobacco control on lung donor rates’

Stanford University Palo Alto, California
• Basic Cardiothoracic Surgical Skills Intern July 2018 – Aug 2018
• Acquired basic surgical techniques such as ligation, surgical knots, handling surgical instruments, scrubbing in/out
• Performed mock surgeries on pigs’ hearts including coronary artery bypass grafting and aortic valve transplant

Sanofi Biogenius Canada Toronto, Ontario
• Student Researcher at the University of Toronto Oct 2016 – April 2017
• Performed immunofluorescence microscopy to study the DNA Damage Response in Epstein-Barr Virus cells under supervision of Dr. Lori Frappier
• Created a scientific poster and presented findings at the Sanofi Biogenius Competition.

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